Sub Agent

£450 per day Inside IR35

Carmichaels are seeking a Sub Agent with structures experience to work on a major highways project in Cambridgeshire

As Sub Agent you will be managing the construction of a section of works. 

You will be supported by an Agent (among others) but are expected to take ownership of the detailed planning, delivery, and handover of the section


  • Create an effective working environment for your team.
  • Undertake temporary works inspections
  • Review designs and raise technical queries to the design teams.
  • Produce a 3 month lookahead for your section of works, ensuring alignment with the contract programme.
  • Ensure your team keeps an accurate and detailed site record for all works. Communicate any change.
  • Ensure you and your engineers raise requisitions for plant and materials in a timely and accurate manor.
  • Ensure quality records are captured and stored correctly.
  • Generate Non-Conformance Records and ensure these are promptly closed out.
  • Set and maintain clear expectations for health and safety with your team and suppliers working on your section.
  • Set and maintain clear expectations for environmental management with your team and suppliers working on your section.
  • Identify and implement opportunities to reduce carbon associated with your section.

We're looking for:

  • Highways construction experience.
  • Degree level qualification in a Civil Engineering allied subject or HND in Civil Engineering and/or vocational training in Engineering
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills to diverse audiences.
  • Knowledge and understanding of engineering principles and common construction methodologies.
  • Knowledge and understanding of construction contracts (through experience and formal training).
  • Digital competence (MS Office, document control systems, site digital tools).
  • Formal training in Health & Safety and Environmental management (SMSTS)
  • Relevant CSCS Card

The following areas of experience would be beneficial to you performing this role:

  • Excavation works (HSG47, managing permits to dig)
  • Lifting Operations (CPCS A61 Lifting Appointed Person)
  • Temporary Works (Supervisor, designer, or coordinator. Formal training).
  • Concrete works (prior experience as a site-based engineer).
  • Structural steelwork (prior experience as a site-based engineer).