Site Agent

Broseley, Shropshire
09 Aug 2019
05 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
The main purpose of the Site Agent will be responsible for the management of the construction site in order to achieve required project delivery to the customers' objectives, while maintaining standards of health and safety, quality, environmental impact and cost control. You will be responsible for the delivery of various projects, to the specified quality, the required programme and to the maximum commercial performance. The successful candidate will work closely with the Contracts Manager, engineers and surveyors to ensure that projects are completed in a safe manner whilst customer requirements and expectations are always maintained or exceeded.

Key Responsibilities:

Site Management

Overall responsibility for the successful delivery of various projects in the Civils and Water sectors

Deliver the work to the specified quality without defects

When required, lead a teams of Sub Agents, Engineers and Foreman to deliver the work safely without environmental incidents, and to the specified quality.

Ensure production and implementation of Project Plans, RAMS, ITP's as well as Waste Management Plans, when specified, in line with Company procedures

Ensure the commercial performance of the contract is maximised

Produce and manage the project construction programme as well as producing 2 weeks look aheads

Produce procurement schedules and liaise with the procurement department to ensure sites have adequate resources to complete the tasks

Client interface

Undertake an ambassadorial role representing the business to customers, public and official bodies

Deliver end product to customer requirements and satisfaction

Cost control

Populate and manage the Barhale cost plan for the project

Maximise project value

Ensure detailed site diaries/records are completed

Maintain commercial tension to drive out cost and challenge the status quo

Endeavour to spot and highlight value engineering opportunities


Produce good quality, accurate monthly reports for the Client and internally

Chair weekly site meetings in line with Company procedures

Key measures & targets:

Monthly and weekly reporting timescales are met

Adherence to Business Unit Objectives

Ensure 3 Pillar KPI measures are met

Key relationships:

Customers and stakeholders

Subcontractors and suppliers

Site teams and support departments

Person Specification:

The successful candidate will need considerable experience in Civil and Water sectors as well as an appreciation of Process Engineering, and likely to meet all of the following criteria;


Considerable experience in Civil Engineering and as a Site Agent for a contractor, delivering projects in a highly regulated environment.

Working knowledge of contract conditions, CDM regulations, Design Management, Programme and Risk Management and cost control including forecasting, actual cost and value reporting

Good knowledge of specifications and testing regime relevant to general civil engineering

Degree/HNC in Civil Engineering, or equivalent

CSCS Mandatory

IOSH Managing Safely or SMSTS

Temporary works Coordinator

Confined space training

Excellent communication, people and team management skills

Ability to challenge designs and resolve problems to conclusion

Ability to demonstrate the right behaviours and lead the team to ensure the culture is in line with our Company values

Ability to demonstrate the right behaviours and motivate and lead the team in line with the Company culture, ensuring high standards of compliance


Temporary Works Co-ordinator

CEng MICE, or equivalent

Knowledge of Primavera P6 software

Knowledge of JCT and NEC forms of contract


As well as offering a competitive salary, remuneration for this role includes flexible benefits, which provides a range of guaranteed benefits including but not limited to:

* Company car/car allowance

* 5% Company pension contribution

* Life Assurance at 2 x notional salary

* Single persons private medical cover

* Permanent Health Cover

About Barhale:

Barhale is one of the largest privately owned infrastructure specialists in the UK and was originally formed in 1980 as a specialist tunnelling contractor diversifying over the years into various civil engineering areas. Barhale works UK-wide across the water, transport, energy and developer services sectors providing design, construction and maintenance services under long-term contracts, with blue-chip public, regulated and private clients. The company employs over 600 people in the UK, has an annual turnover of £200m and a distinctive set of values that are fundamental to our approach to business sustainability.

Our business activity is carried out for the following principal sectors:

Water: Civil Engineering, Tunnelling, Pipelines and Utilities

Transport: Rail, Aviation, Waterways, Highways and Bridges

Energy: Power Generation, Power Transmission and Distribution, Waste

Developer Services: Civil Engineering across private sector developers UK wide

Specialist Businesses: Tunnelling, Mechanical and Electrical and Barhale Construction Services (BCS Group)

We are an equal opportunities employer. We are determined that no job applicant or employee receives less favorable treatment on the grounds of sex, pregnancy or maternity, gender re-assignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage or civil partnership, age, race or disability. All information will remain confidential to Barhale and will be handled in accordance with the requirements of the Data Protection Act

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