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  • Location:


  • Sector:

    Highways, Transport & Infrastructure

  • Job type:

    Permanent - Full Time

  • Salary:

    £45k - 48k per year

  • Contact:

    Matthew Ulysses

  • Contact email:

  • Contact phone:

    02393 876013

  • Job ref:


  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Startdate:


What we need
We have an exciting opportunity for a SUB AGENT to join a Highways team delivering work in the South East UK with based out of Winchester.
Role Purpose:
·To lead and control a section of the works on a motorway corridor. Management of a team of Section Engineers & Site Engineers.
What you will be doing
You will have the following accountabilities:
·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 (eg 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
·Coachesless 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
What you will need to succeed 
You will have the following qualities and experience:
·Able to clearly communicate the requirements of a safe system of work to ensure that these are followed accurately. Suggests and implements improvements to systems
·Capable of taking ownership of tasks and communicating outcomes with clarity; experienced at   encouraging direct reports to do the same and managing a team to ensure tasks are carried out effectively and key messages cascaded
·Strong work ethic with flexibility to work unsociable hours/nights 
·Able to work on own initiative and seek out opportunities in line with level of responsibility
·Holds a current driving license and CSCS Card. SSSTS or SMSTS qualified
·Excellent team player, able to work competently and independently without continuous supervision 
·Strong communication skills with good interpersonal and influencing skills 
·Solution orientated approach to issue resolution
·Excellent role model for development of team members and demonstrates required behaviours to align to project and team objectives
·Understands method statements and risk assessments, able to develop new and improved safe systems of work
·Understands the principles of Accident / Incident Investigation and has good working knowledge of the process
·Good working knowledge of current H&S Legislation
·A full understanding of technical requirements and techniques of setting out and coaching of team members 
·Allocates correct resource levels and identifies additional requirements

What to do now
If you are interested in this job and match the criteria described, please send us your application today.

If you feel that you are right for this job technically, but the rate, location or seniority does not suit you specifically then please still feel free to send us your CV. We constantly recruit for jobs very similar to this one at all levels UK Wide. We are always keen to chat with you discreetly about your employment situation.
Even if you are happy in your current job for now, we always welcome calls from Highways, Traffic & Parking professionals keen to make their introductions for future months or years. Our specialist team has a combined 100+ years' experience in this market. Please call Matt Ulysses at Carrington West on 02393 876013 for more information.
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