Site Agent (Rail / Civils) Permanent

South East
£50000 - £52000/annum Guide £50-52K Flexible dependent on
18 Oct 2016
17 Nov 2016
Contract Type

Berkshire and Oxfordshire

About this Role:

My client is a World Leading Building & Civil Engineering Contractor.

They are looking to appoint, on a permanent basis a Site Agent to work on Rail projects throughout Berkshire and Oxfordshire on a variety of Design and Build projects which total circa £25M.

Network Rail has negotiated a £25m contract with my client to deliver platform extensions in the Thames Valley from Paddington to Newbury, Oxford and associated branch lines.

This project will provide infrastructure capability enhancements to enable the operation of new longer electric trains.

Under present plans, up to 43 platforms need to be extended to cope with class 365 and 387 EMUs operating up to 12-car in length over core and diversionary route sections.

Core routes include Paddington to Oxford, Slough to Windsor and Eton Central, Twyford to Henley, Reading to Newbury and Reading to Basingstoke.

Work is expected to be completed in phases up to June 2017

Brief Overview

The nature of the work will all be Station and Rail Infrastructure upgrades.

The works are spread over two separate rail routes heading Northwest and West of Reading, but the central office is in the Reading area.

The scope is to generally modify existing stations with platform extensions, facilities alterations and some minor building works.

Reporting to the Project Manager, the Site Manager will be responsible for the delivery of one or more Station projects within the TVA EMU Scheme.

Key duties and Responsibilities

Management of a team of Engineers and Foremen.

Delivering the section within the schedule and budget.

Ensuring all self-certification of works is carried out on time.

Ensuring a safe working environment.

Managing specific sub-contract elements.

Preparation of resourced budgets and forecasts.

Comfortable being the main point of contact with the client/sub-contractors on site

Responsible for quality of workmanship in all areas on site

Responsible for productivity in all areas on site

Promote a high health & safety awareness throughout the site

Relevant administrator to be collated and appropriate site records to be maintained

Regular liaison with sub-contractors and clients on site

Co-ordination of sub-contractors on site

Control of works on site in conjunction with other members of site management team

Control of plant hire and maintenance and security of same

Commercial awareness and control on site

Management of Direct reports on site

Awareness of programme constraints and driving works to meet targets

Candidate Profile:

Civil Engineering Background with Rail experience (Essential)

Previous experience in a similar role (Essential)

Significant supervisory experience (Essential)

Able to maintain a positive and safe working environment for site based staff (Essential)

The Benefits

 As part of their excellent benefits package, they offer:

Competitive basic salary

Flexible benefit scheme

Company car or generous car allowance

Family Healthcare

About the Company/Client/Project:

A World Leading Building & Civil Engineering Contractor.

Requirements including certificates and qualifications:

A BSc in Civil Engineering or equivalent, with recent and relevant experience in a similar role.

Candidates must be able to prove their eligibility to work in the UK