Senior Site Agent

January 29, 2020
Job Type
Ref No
DOE + Package (Competitive)


About this Role:

We are looking to recruit an experienced Senior Engineer to join a principle contractor in civil engineering, whom specialise in highways, aviation, rail and water. Due to increased work load and recent successful tenders in new regions, they are looking to expand the team; in particular to work on a large highways project in the south west in collaboration with Highways England. They have secured a large amount of work over the next few years, which will push them to capitalise on future works.

They are seeking a Senior Engineer who will take full responsibility for setting out, engineering control and quality in addition to coordinating and mentoring the site engineering team. 

Reporting to the Site Agent, you will manage the site engineering team, delegate tasks, train & mentor junior engineers and lead by example.

The project includes upgrading and expanding of the existing single carriageway to a dual carriageway, three new junctions, two new structures and significant earthworks. The original site comprises a mix of dual and single lane carriageway, which leads to localised congestion, impacting adversely on journey times and reliability. This section also has a poor accident record as a result of poor junction alignment and visibility, and changes in road type.

The scheme will reduce congestion, improve journey times and make our network safer for customers.

Duties, not limited to:

Write, review and implement Risk Assessments and Method Statements (RAMS)

Write, review and implement Inspection Test Plans (ITP’s)

Ensure works are carried out as per ITP’s including correct engineering checks, hold points, inspections and tests.

Manage the site engineering team, delegate tasks, train & mentor junior engineers and lead by example.

Control and update programmes/attend coordination meetings and daily/2week/monthly and 3 monthly look aheads as required.

Ensure works are in accordance with the Specification Highways Works (SHW), Project Works Information and drawings.

Participate in creating a knowingly safe working environment.

Assist the Site Agent in planning and coordinating the project and resources.

Raising design related Request for Information (RFI’s) and Technical Queries (TQ’s).

You will have:

Ability to work safely.

Read & Interpret data and drawings.

Advanced setting out techniques and able to use Level and EDM with knowledge of GPS preferred.

Relevant Civil Engineering experience (Earthworks and Structures).

Proven leadership and delegation skills.

Flexible attitude to work.

Problem solving skills

About the Company/Client/Project:

With a turnover of £2.8 billion and employee number over 5500 across three very successful businesses. This Tier 1 contractor is one of the UK’s most formidable construction businesses with an enviable track record of delivering schemes that strive to provide positive and lasting change. As a top principal contractor you’ll have the opportunity to work on some of the UK’s most exciting projects offering you stability as well as the chance to stretch your capabilities and realise long held career goals.

Requirements including certificates and qualifications:

Ideally you will hold minimum of HNC/HND Civil Engineering qualification with experience of self-delivering civil engineering projects.

You will also hold valid SMSTS, CSCS, First Aid and further related construction certificates.

Candidates must be able to prove their eligibility to work in the UK

alltek specialise in civil engineering vacancies and is a leading Recruitment Consultancy in Southampton.

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