Sub Agent Highways

West Yorkshire
£440 to £460 PAYE Umbrella

An excellent long term inside IR35 opportunity exist for a Sub Agent to lead and control a section of the works in according to a specific discipline while managing a team of Section Engineers and Site Engineers on highway maintenance and refurbishment projects.

Duties include:

  • Motivate team and manage performance; monitor the competency of team members and undertake training/ coaching as appropriate
  • Reviews Method Statements and Risk Assessments and makes improvements as appropriate
  • Able to lead an Accident / Incident Investigation (HFACS and ‘Four Page Report’)
  • Carries out trend analysis and identifies improvement areas from audits and near misses
  • Carries out field audits and confirms the sufficiency of control documentation
  • Production and implementation of Permits to Work, specifically Confined Space Permits and Hot Works Permits
  • Strong understanding of temporary works and timescales for implementation into the works
  • Guides & coaches subordinates in technical requirements and techniques of setting out
  • Guides and coaches subordinates in resolution of construction issues, drawing on experience and accepted industry best practice
  • Ownership of whole process of production, checking and submission of Handover Documentation (Green Files or equivalent)
  • Implements systems and processes to support construction of the works in accordance with the specification (e.g. Materials Approval, NCR, Handover Documentation)
  • Carries out trend analysis of the above and identifies improvement areas for non-conformance and business improvement
  • Carries out Independent Inspections of their own section and of others
  • Carries out Site Audits to check works and documentation compliance
  • Coaches less experienced staff
  • Liaise with designer to resolve technical issues
  • Produces a fully resourced stage programme in the accepted format / software
  • Tracks and monitors KPI compliance and recommends improvements to systems to maintain team production
  • Establishes monitors of production, translated to graphical form from the Programme to aid understanding of current status and identification of requirements for intervention
  • Cross references section programme to three weekly programme and ensures compatibility
  • Maintains accurate diary, including dialogue with external organisations (subcontractors)
  • Produces a budget from the resourced programme and monitors / reviews weekly costs
  • Involved in the procurement of subcontractors
  • Manages sub-contractors
  • Understands cost and value
  • Drafts correspondence to sub-contractors, suppliers and Client


Requirements for this project include the following –

  • Extensive highway maintenance experience in a similar role
  • Proven ability to manage a delivery team
  • Proven delivery, quality, safety and commercial experience with a Tier one contractor
  • CSCS, First Aid and highway safety medical
  • Excellent written, verbal and communications skills
  • Preferable a civil engineering qualification


If you are interested in this long term opportunity, then please lodge your CV here now.