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Sub Agent

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JOB TITLE: Sub Agent - Highways
LOCATION: Birmingham
SALARY: £(Apply online only) Per Day (Umbrella)

My client is a multinational infrastructure group who are currently recruiting for a Sub Agent to join them on a Rail project on an initial 6 month contract basis. This role will fall within IR35 so we are unable to recruit any candidates who wish to be paid via a Ltd company

* To lead and control a section of the works, according to a specific discipline. Management of a team of Section Engineers & Site Engineers within same discipline.
* Ensure a relentless focus on Zero Harm
* Support the delivery of Sustainability activities
* Motivate team and manage performance; monitor the competency of team members and undertake training/ coaching as appropriate
* Reviews Method Statements and Risk Assessments and makes improvements as appropriate
* Able to lead an Accident / Incident Investigation (HFACS and 'Four Page Report')
* Carries out trend analysis and identifies improvement areas from audits and near misses
* Carries out field audits and confirms the sufficiency of control documentation
* Production and implementation of Permits to Work, specifically Confined Space Permits and Hot Works Permits
* Strong understanding of temporary works and timescales for implementation into the works
* Guides & coaches subordinates in technical requirements and techniques of setting out
* Guides and coaches subordinates in resolution of construction issues, drawing on experience and accepted industry best practice
* Ownership of whole process of production, checking and submission of Handover Documentation (Green Files or equivalent)
* Implements systems and processes to support construction of the works in accordance with the specification (eg Materials Approval, NCR, Handover Documentation)
* Carries out trend analysis of the above and identifies improvement areas for non conformance and business improvement
* Carries out Independent Inspections of their own section and of others
* Carries out Site Audits to check works and documentation compliance
* Coachesless experienced staff
* Liaise with designer to resolve technical issues
* Produces a fully resourced stage programme in the accepted format / software
* Tracks and monitors KPI compliance and recommends improvements to systems to maintain team production
* Establishes monitors of production, translated to graphical form from the Programme to aid understanding of current status and identification of requirements for intervention
* Cross references section programme to three weekly programme and ensures compatibility
* Maintains accurate diary, including dialogue with external organisations (subcontractors)
* Produces a budget from the resourced programme and monitors / reviews weekly costs
* Involved in the procurement of subcontractors
* Manages sub contractors
* Understands cost and value
* Drafts correspondence to sub contractors, suppliers and Client

The following qualities/experience are essential:
* Able to clearly communicate the requirements of a safe system of work to ensure that these are followed accurately. Suggests and implements improvements to systems
* Capable of taking ownership of tasks and communicating outcomes with clarity; experienced at encouraging direct reports to do the same and managing a team to ensure tasks are carried out effectively and key messages cascaded
* Strong work ethic with flexibility to work unsociable hours/nights
* Able to work on own initiative and seek out opportunities in line with level of responsibility
* Holds a current driving license and CSCS Card. SSSTS or SMSTS qualified
* Excellent team player, able to work competently and independently without continuous supervision
* Strong communication skills with good interpersonal and influencing skills
* Solution orientated approach to issue resolution
* Excellent role model for development of team members and demonstrates required behaviours to align to project and team objectives
* Understands method statements and risk assessments, able to develop new and improved safe systems of work
* Understands the principles of Accident / Incident Investigation and has good working knowledge of the process
* Good working knowledge of current H&S Legislation
* A full understanding of technical requirements and techniques of setting out and coaching of team members
* Allocates correct resource levels and identifies additional requirements
* Track record of solution orientated approach to issue resolution
* Understands the Organisational Business Management Systems and processes
* Strong understanding of requirements for handover, including certification
* Able to produce a fully resourced stage programme in the accepted format / software
* Able to measure and track KPIs for enhanced productivity
* Strong knowledge and management of construction process in one or more of the following areas: Earthworks/Drainage, Pavement, Comms, Structures, Roadworks
* Awareness of procurement practice
* Experienced at producing detailed records and correspondence for commercial recovery

The following qualities/experience are desirable:
* Good leadership skills
* Wide ranging independent judgement evident
* Has achieved professional accreditation (eg ICE, IHT)

* Must have highways experience
* Need to be able to use CAD
* Ideally surveying experience

"VGC Personnel Ltd are acting as an employment business in relation to this vacancy
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