• Sub Agent

    Job Locations UK-Cambridgeshire-GodManchester
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(28/05/2018 12:35)
    Job ID
    2018-2210
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Engineering
  • About Costain and your project.

    Costain helps to improve people’s lives by deploying technology-based engineering solutions to meet urgent national needs across the UK’s energy, water and transportation infrastructures.

     

    Costain were appointed by Highways England to deliver two of the three sections of the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon Improvement Scheme as part of a Joint Venture (JV). The JV will complete two packages totalling circa £600 million of work. The A14 Improvement Scheme is required to enhance the capacity and reliability of the UK strategic road network in order to ensure better journeys for road users.

     

    Stretching over 25 miles, the works will improve this highly congested stretch of road. Initial design work will commence immediately with the development of detailed plans for the delivery phase, which commenced late 2016. The road will be open to traffic in 2020, with the works in Huntingdon town being completed after.

     

    As the Sub Agent, you will iaise with the Site Agent and control the resources on a smaller site or within an area of a site. Lead and drive the area of works under your control, in accordance with the Contract Programme, to best commercial advantage, without prejudice to the health and safety of employees, sub-contractors or the public at large and taking into full account environmental considerations. You will also support the training and development of the Site Engineering team.

    What will I be doing?

    • Manage supervise and mentor section, site and assistant engineers to ensure high levels of engineering control and appropriate records.
    • Review contractual agreements and develop design, working methods, programme and forecast costs with the Agent, General Foreman and Subcontractors / Suppliers identifying any inaccuracies or inconsistencies, and feedback any changes made to the QA and QS teams.
    • Develop section programmes and forecast budgets with Agent, derive simple indices to assess actual programme and productivity achieved and prepare reports for weekly and monthly reviews and measures for the QS department.
    • Be fully conversant with subcontractor’s contract conditions and responsibilities and manage their works and day to day accounts with the commercial team.
    • Requisitioning resources in a timely manner to ensure that they are correctly specified and readily available so as not to impede the construction programme.
    • Reconciliation of planned versus actual resources for compilation of weekly reports and the control and ordering of resources.
    • Complete inspection and test plans, risk assessments and method statements for the control of the works ensuring that all necessary documentation as required by these statements and plans is produced in a timely manner.
    • Communicate to the QA and QS engineer non-conformances and any instructions received from the client / designer / RE’s staff. Ensure that comprehensive records of resources employed on additional works are maintained.
    • Ensure all delivery tickets are cost coded and passed to accounts dept. for processing within 3 days of arrival on site.
    • Keep a full and accurate daily site diary, including any changes / variations, subcontractors’ attendance, and records of work related discussions with client / designer / RE / project team.
    • Regularly review with the agent the performance, training and development needs of the subordinate staff.

    About you

    • Degree level qualification in a Civil Engineering allied subject or HNC in Civil Engineering and vocational training in Engineering
    • Understanding of Engineering Principles
    • Knowledge of construction contract law and forms of contract through formal training.
    • Extensive Technical knowledge of construction techniques and best practices.
    • Computer competence (MS Word, Excel, Document control system, Primavera software).
    • Relevant CSCS Card
    • Training in Health & Safety and Environmental management

    Final Statement

    We listened to our employees so our Core Benefits are funded by us and include a Group Pension Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, Life Assurance, Income Protection and funded membership to a Professional Institute. In addition to this we also offer a Private Healthcare Scheme, Private Dental Scheme, Childcare Vouchers, Cycle to Work, Volunteering Days and Save as You Earn Scheme.  

     

    At Costain we aim to be an accessible, diverse and inclusive organisation to continue to meet our customers’ needs. We will be industry leading in our approach and people from all backgrounds will be proud to work for Costain. Our goal is to have a workforce that is representative of society.

     

    We actively encourage applications from candidates who have a relationship with the armed forces community whether as a currently serving member or reservist, ex-military or wounded personnel or as a member of a service family.

     

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