Site Agent

Lead Planner

Environmental Manager

Site Agent



Sphere Solutions is working with a regional Civil Engineering contractor to recruit an experienced Site Agent, sites will be in various locations across South and Mid Devon.

Projects will include major and minor highways schemes, kerbing, retaining walls and bridges. Suitable candidates will have UK civil engineering experience and be familiar with the local supply chain.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Overseeing civils projects, managing site operations and teams
  • Coordinating with subcontractors and suppliers
  • Ensuring compliance with health and safety regulations, and delivering toolbox talks
  • Monitoring project progress
  • Budget management, quality control, and client communication
  • prepare reports, schedules, and documentation

Key Requirements

  • Must have valid SMSTS, First Aid, and CSCS, (Street Works advantageous)
  • Previous UK experience working on Civil projects is essential.
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Excellent communication abilities
  • A thorough understanding of civil engineering principles.

On Offer

  • Salary paying up to £46k + car allowance
  • Generous Pension scheme with employer contribution
  • Employee discount scheme and wellbeing events
  • Holiday starting at 23 days and increasing to 28 with service plus bank holidays
  • Investment and support in your continuous training and development

To Apply:

For an informal discussion please call Kalina on 01752 421888 or click the inviting red button in the upper right-hand corner to apply and embark on this journey with us!


Sphere Solutions is a market leader in the Southwest & Wales construction recruitment sector. With offices in St. Austell, Plymouth, Bristol, Cardiff, Swansea and Southampton.


We pride ourselves on building long-term relationships with local, regional and national contractors, developers and consultancies and offer a bespoke, discreet and professional service delivered by highly experienced consultants.




Lead Planner

South Wales

Competitive Salary + benefits package


The post holder will be responsible for all aspects of planning, programming and progress monitoring of a section of works on the Duelling of the A465 Areas 5 & 6 project.

Accountabilities include the planning and preparation of programmes on the project and the full integration with other project controls functions.

The Planner will work closely with planners from multiple organisations within the Joint Venture, including supply chain.


Key Duties and Responsibilities


  • For a section of the works; detailed works planning, preparation of delivery programme that reflects the detailed requirements of the works and is consistent with the Project delivery strategy and master strategic delivery programme, progress updates & assisting in the project progress reporting.
  • Integrates the planning function across each stage of the project to ensure there is a single accepted programme with a clearly identifiable critical path, which is fully coordinated in line with best practice and with an agreed Work Breakdown Structure
  • Ensures all pre-construction activities are identified and planned with the same attention to detail as physical work activities, paying particular attention to design and assurance requirements and the involvement of third parties, consents and interface with utilities
  • Liaises where appropriate with Designer, supply chain, statutory consultees and undertakers to ensure all requirements and consents are identified and planned
  • Establishes effective project control systems and processes onsite and ensures that the planning and delivery team fully understands them
  • Works collaboratively and openly with the project team in the production and reporting of programme and maintains a good working relationship with all parties.


The Candidate:


  • Degree (desirable) in Civil Engineering
  • CSCS card required
  • Minimum 10-years industry experience of general civil engineering with evidence of major highway schemes delivery and a general level of understanding & experience in the multiple disciplines associated with highway construction.
  • Experience in planning multi-disciplinary works in essential
  • Proficiency in Primavera P6 preferred
  • Experience of programme submissions and updating to NEC requirements is preferred
  • Ability to communicate the planning strategy for complex projects to the wider team
  • Experience of working within a collaborative environment and Client reporting


If you’re interested, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Environmental & Sustainability Manager

South Wales

Very competitive salary + package


Sphere solutions are currently working with a leading civil engineering sector on the heads of the valleys highways scheme in South Wales, and they have approached us with the urgent requirement of recruiting an Environmental Manager on a permanent basis.


The Client:
Our client are a world leader in its sector, with extensive experience accumulated over its 120 years of history. Its activities cover all areas of engineering and construction and it is a benchmark for civil works (roads, railways, airports, hydraulic and marine works, tunnels and bridges).


Purpose of Job:


The jobholder will lead the environmental management team to mitigate and minimise all environmental impacts across the scheme, reporting directly to the Project Director. They will also engage proactively with the Environmental Liaison Group (ELG) to ensure that the best use is made of the detailed design phase and address all relevant stakeholder concerns while supporting a sustainable construction phase in the project.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Ensure that all design work incorporates all Authority requirements, the 12 Environmental Design Principles, the REAC and the CEMP and associated plans to produce a minimal impact on the environment during construction.
  • Oversee a team of specialists including Ecologists, Archaeologists, Community Liaison, Arborists and Agronomists who will provide specialist advice and carry out audits to make sure that adequate controls are in place across the scheme.
  • Provide proactive, specialist guidance and advice regarding environmental controls, constraints, and legislation specific to the contracted works, ensuring that construction works are planned and constructed to the highest standards of environmental compliance.
  • Responsibility for the delivery, implementation and maintenance of the CEMP, environmental risk and constraints, completion of standard inspection and reporting as well as delivery of site briefings and Toolbox talks.
  • Coordinate the Environmental Liaison Group meetings and attendees including NRW, the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority, the relevant Local Authorities, CADW, Glamorgan Gwent
  • Archaeological Trust (GGAT) and SWTRA.
  • Organise, coordinate, and manage all pre-commencement ecological/environmental surveys, ensuring the construction programme is not compromised In partnership with Ecological Clerk of Works (ECoW), ensure that the required ecological and environmental licences are applied for and obtained from NRW, that associated mitigation and protection applicable to all protected species are in place and maintained.
  • Liaise with the ECoW and report on any subsequent actions or decisions.
  • Update the Emergency Response Plan with environmental risks and review at least every six

months, or dynamically should environmental issues arise.



Environmental Responsibilities:


  • Consider the environment in decision making, including material procurement, energy efficiency, pollution and ecology on site.
  • Be environmentally aware of the consequences of actions; be familiar with relevant project
  • documentation, standards and contractual requirements regarding environmental performance.


Specific Safety Responsibilities:


  • To take reasonable care for the safety of themselves and of any other person who may be affected by what they do or fail to do at work.
  • To co-operate with their employers or any other persons in the performance of their statutory duties.
  • Not to misuse or interfere with anything provided in the interests of health, safety or welfare.
  • Have the ability to evaluate safety practices and procedures to recommend methods of improvement.




  • BSc (or equivalent) in Environmental Science, Geology, Environmental Management or related subjects.
  • Chartered membership of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (ACIEEM) or the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (PIEMA).
  • Experience as an Environmental Advisor on a Construction or Civil Engineering project.
  • Relevant CSCS Card.


Skills and Experience:


  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to discuss complex technical issues.
  • Ability to influence and persuade others to build working relationships with both internal and external customers at all levels.
  • Flexible approach with an ability to adapt to tight and often changing deadlines.
  • Ability to prioritise and organise own workload with a collaborative approach to work.
  • Strong IT knowledge and skills including MS Office.
  • Proven understanding of project management methodologies and procedures.
  • Good understanding of UK legislation and practical control of water pollution, waste management, ecology, soils and air quality.
  • Good understanding of chemistry as you may be involved in sampling and analysing lab samples.
  • Experience of monitoring and management for issues such as air quality, noise and water would be beneficial.

On offer, is the opportunity to work for a Large Civil Engineering Contractor on a multimillion project that can offer job security and long term benefits.

Needless to say, if you are open to new opportunities and would like to discuss in greater detail please don’t hesitate to get in touch.