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Sub Agent

Job Description

Sub Agent

South Wales

Competitive Salary plus package

Sphere solutions are currently working with a regional multi-disciplined civil engineering contractor that operates across the UK. They have approached with the urgent requirement of recruiting a Sub Agent on a permanent basis.

The Client

Our client is a privately owned civil engineering contractor, forming part of a group of companies that utilises their knowledge and experience to deliver diverse projects that include utility companies, private sector, local authorities, MOD and renewable energy sector. Their vision is to be a company where people and community are at the heart of achieving success for their customers. Our client is an equal opportunity employer, and they actively promote inclusiveness across the workplace. They aim to create an environment where everyone has the equal opportunity to achieve his or her full potential and where employees feel respected and valued.

The Role:

Reporting to the Contracts Manager / Operations Director, you will be responsible a variety of tasks including:

  • Providing health and safety leadership to the operational delivery site team

  • Promote and lead the site safety culture within the site teams. Ensure that all works are carried out in a planned, controlled, and safe manner, in accordance with statutory regulations, current standards, and the Company SHEQ standards.

  • Ensuring the teams are organised and well-motivated to safely meet the required programme.

  • Providing regular updates to line management on work delivery and progress.

  • Setting site teams to work safely in accordance with assessed construction risks and adherence with the defined control measures

  • Review and plan site operations with project team to ensure that any works are planned Accordingly.

  • Monitor delivery of the project, identifying risk and opportunities to optimise project delivery, reporting key risks/opportunities to the project team.

  • Ensure contemporary record keeping through the maintenance of a site diary and allocation sheets.

  • Ensure all works are undertaken in accordance with the necessary RAMS and that Hold Points are adhered to and actioned accordingly.

  • Ensure all Permits to Work (Excavation, Hot Works, Confined Spaces, permit to life) are raised on relevant forms, issued, and filed with a copy of Permit issued to appropriate Ganger and briefed accordingly.

  • Ensure all works are undertaken in accordance with the necessary quality requirements with the project team and that Hold Points are adhered to and actioned accordingly.

  • Promoting and maintaining effective client and stakeholder relationships to protect and enhance the company’s reputation to enable repeat business

  • Upholding the core company values, inspire and encouraging the same throughout the team

  • Ensuring the timely ordering and delivery of all plant and equipment appropriate for safe delivery of the works and is secured and maintained effectively

  • Good understanding and knowledge of environmental controls required on site and environmental constraints.

  • Provide strong leadership that empowers and encourage your team members to develop and progress and gain new skills where applicable.

The Candidate:

To be successful in this role, the ideal candidate will have a Civil Engineering background and be an experienced sub-agent or a senior engineer looking to take the next step in their career. They will ideally have experience of earthworks/drainage and experience in concrete works would be beneficial. Project will range from the water industry, infrastructure/highways and renewable sector.

  • Strong personal and organisational skills

  • Competent civil engineering knowledge of standards and good practices.

  • Passion for keeping people safe and improving themselves, cultures and individuals

  • An understanding of site policies and procedures

  • An understanding of on-site Health and Safety policies and procedures

  • To be self-motivated and be able to prioritise and manage workload

  • To be responsive to the needs of internal and external customers and colleagues


  • Further education qualification e.g. Degree or HND/HNC (ideally relatable to Civil Engineering)

  • CSCS qualification & SMSTS

  • First Aid at Work & Streetworks operative

  • Temporary Works Supervisor (desirable)

  • Confined space (desirable)

  • EUSR Water Hygiene (desirable)