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Sub Agent

Posted 333 days ago Apply by 18 September 2019

Job Description

The Role:
As a Sub Agent you will be responsible for the management of small value construction sites, or assist the Site Agent/Project Manager on larger value schemes, in order to achieve required project delivery to the customers’ objectives, while maintaining standards of health and safety, quality, environmental impact and cost control.

Key Responsibilities:

Site Management

  • Maintain commercial performance of the contract
  • Be responsible for the successful delivery of projects
  • Produce and manage the project programme and supervise the delivery of it
  • Understand and interpret drawings and specifications
  • Provide engineering expertise and support to the project team
  • Ensure all staff, subcontractors and visitors are properly inducted, meet the competencies required of them and hold relevant qualifications and tickets
  • Undertake an ambassadorial role, representing the Business to customers, the public and official bodies
  • Deliver end product to customer satisfaction
  • Produce good quality, accurate monthly reports for the Client and internally
  • Chair weekly site meetings in line with Company procedures
  • Obtain all ‘as built’ information ensuring that it is accurate and relevant

Health, Safety, Environment and Quality

  • Comply with Company procedures and legal obligations at all times, promoting best practice
  • Promote the Barhale cardinal rules and establish safe working cultures and practices and
    environmental compliance
  • Maintain and manage construction sites and subcontractors, developing positive working relationships
  • Oversee and ensure that all HSEQ-related documentation is kept up to date and briefed as necessary
  • Ensure that daily, weekly and monthly inspections are carried out and all audits and reports are produced
  • Liaise with relevant third parties and government agencies
  • Ensure that the QA file is produced and maintained
  • Ensure the work is delivered snag/defect free and on time

Cost control

  • Populate and manage the Barhale cost plan for the project
  • Maximise project value and maintain commercial tension to drive out cost and challenge the status quo
  • Ensure detailed site diaries/records are completed
  • Managing resources
  • Deal with any actual or potential problems with resources promptly
  • Ensure that records of resources are complete and accurate

Key measures & targets:

  • Monthly and weekly reporting timescales are met
  • Adherence to Business Unit Objectives
  • Ensure 3 Pillar KPI measures are met

Key relationships:

  • Customers and stakeholders
  • Subcontractors and suppliers
  • Site teams and support departments

Person Specification:
The successful candidate is likely to meet all of the following criteria:


  • Considerable experience in Civil Engineering
  • Working knowledge of NEC contract conditions, CDM regulations, design management, programme and risk management and cost control including forecasting, actual cost and value reporting
  • Good knowledge of specifications and testing regimes relevant to general civil engineering
  • Degree/HNC in Civil Engineering, or equivalent
  • CSCS card
  • SMSTS card
  • Excellent communication, people and team management skills with the ability to motivate others to achieve high standards of compliance
  • Ability to challenge designs and resolve problems to conclusion
  • Demonstrate the right behaviours to ensure the culture is in line with our Company values


  • Working towards IEng AMICE, or equivalent
  • Temporary Works Co-ordinator
  • Leadership experience
  • Service avoidance training
  • Confined space training
  • Appointed person CPCS card


As well as offering a competitive salary, remuneration for this role includes flexible benefits, which provides a range of guaranteed benefits including but not limited to:

  • Company car/car allowance
  • 5% Company pension contribution
  • Life Assurance at 2 x notional salary
  • Single persons private medical cover
  • Permanent Health Cover

About Barhale:
Barhale is one of the largest privately owned infrastructure specialists in the UK and was originally formed in 1980 as a specialist tunnelling contractor diversifying over the years into various civil engineering areas. Barhale works UK-wide across the water, transport, energy and developer services sectors providing design, construction and maintenance services under long-term contracts, with blue-chip public, regulated and private clients. The company employs over 600 people in the UK, has an annual turnover of £120m and a distinctive set of values that are fundamental to our approach to business sustainability

Our business activity is carried out for the following principal sectors:

Water: Civil Engineering, Tunnelling, Pipelines and Utilities

Transport: Rail, Aviation, Waterways, Highways and Bridges

Energy: Power Generation, Power Transmission and Distribution, Waste

Developer Services: Civil Engineering across private sector developers UK wide

Specialist Businesses: Tunnelling, Mechanical and Electrical and Barhale Construction Services (BCS Group)

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Sector Civil, Construction
Location South East
Hours Full time
Contract Type Permanent
Minimum Degree Grade Required NA
Applicant needs to be eligible to work in the UKYes

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