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Site Agent

  • Location: Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire
  • Sector: Civil Engineering & Infrastructure
  • Position: Site Agent
  • Salary: £48000 - £50000 per annum + Car
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: 998765_1602491294
Job description

My client has an exciting opportunity for a Site Agent to join their Regional team at the site office near Newcastle-Under-Lyme to work on our Ground Investigation projects supporting HS2

Role Purpose:

To manage a section of works on the HS2 GI package leading a multi-disciplinary team comprising Sub Agent, Section Engineer and Site Engineers and supporting the Project Management team.

What you'll be doing:

  • As a Site Agent you will ensure a relentless focus on Zero Harm
  • Support the delivery of the business's Sustainability activities

Health Safety & Environmental

  • Sets targets and KPI's in line with Project / Business objectives and monitors performance
  • Carries out periodic Safety & Environment Tours as required by the Project H & S Plan
  • Leads / Reviews Accident / Incident Investigations
  • Reviews and appraises findings and leads / directs the appropriate action arising (HFACS and Four Page Reports)
  • Appraises improvement options and leads action instigates as appropriate
  • Monitors effectiveness of the H & S Management System
  • Keeps up to date with changes in legislation and cascades information to the team

Engineering Control

  • Ensures that sufficient resources are allocated to the Works Section and that each has an appropriate level of ability
  • Identifies and arranges training as required


  • Sets targets and KPI's in line with Project objectives and monitors performance
  • Ensures site audits are undertaken and takes appropriate action on the findings
  • Appraises improvement options and leads / instigates actions as appropriate
  • Implements systems and processes
  • Involved in working groups focused on Improvement Areas
  • Overall ownership of Handover Documentation for Section of works


  • Reviews KPI's in line with key outputs and monitors performance, reporting progress
  • Carry out constructive analysis of fully resourced programme
  • Manages sub-contractor performance based on KPI's
  • Ensures production of operational target programmes to reflect overall construction programme
  • Chairs weekly team meetings to review performance on site.


  • Sets targets and KPI's in line with budget forecast
  • Chairs weekly cost meetings and identifies improvement areas
  • Prepares a cost plan and manages cost v value
  • Produces the risk schedule for section, reviews and updates.

Who we're looking for:

  • Personal Qualities and Experience- Experienced in the agent role
  • 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
  • Strong communication skills and conflict management
  • Capable of taking ownership of tasks and communicating outcomes with clarity, including managing others in this regard
  • 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 and supervise others in this regard
  • Holds a current driving license and CSCS Card
  • SMSTS qualified
  • Excellent team player and team leader, able to work competently and independently without supervision.
  • Reports back as necessary to update Line Management
  • Able and willing to make decisions following consideration of options based on best available information
  • Strong communication skills with track record of solution orientated approach to issue resolution
  • Excellent role model for development of junior staff and demonstrates required behaviours to align to business, project and team objectives.

What you get:

Competitive salary and car

Longevity with a reputable business

Strong opportunity to grow your career.

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