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4 months ago
Balfour Beatty
Location: Plymouth
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Construction
Category: Site Engineering / Management Jobs
Structures Sub Agent

Job number: UK12479
Company/Division: Construction Services UK
Career area: Operational Specialists
Country: UK
Region/State: South West
City: Plymouth
Position type: Full Time
Job type: Permanent

About the role

Balfour Beatty has an exciting opportunity for a Structures Sub Agent to join our Regional team to work in Plymouth.

Role Purpose

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.

The Project:

You will be working with Precast Concrete Bridge Beams.

What you'll be doing

As a Structures Sub Agent, your main accountabilities will be as follows:

Health Safety & Environmental

* 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.

Engineering Control

* 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 (e.g. 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
* Coaches junior 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 programmes 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

Who we're looking for

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, 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
* Holds a current driving license and CSCS Card. SSSTS or SMSTS qualified
* Experience working with Structures projects such as Concrete Bridge
* Excellent team player, able to work competently and independently without continuous supervision.
* Strong communication skills with solution orientated approach to issue resolution
* Excellent role model for development of junior staff and demonstrates required behaviours to align to project and team objectives

Health Safety & Environmental

* 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

Engineering Control

* A full understanding of technical requirements and techniques of setting out and coaching of junior staff
* 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, and Roadworks


* Awareness of procurement practice
* Produces 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 (e.g. ICE, IHT)

Why work for us

Day in, day out, our teams deliver amazing projects in challenging conditions; developing, managing and maintaining the vital infrastructure and public spaces that modern economies, societies and communities rely on.

About us

We value diversity and celebrate individual differences, believing that our inclusive culture helps the business continue to grow as a strong, dynamic and innovative organisation.

Balfour Beatty is a corporate signatory to WISE (Women in Science & Engineering) and a member of Stonewall's Diversity Champions programme. Our aim is to attract more people from diverse backgrounds to help us build on our inclusive culture. We are a member of the Top Employers' Charter through which we demonstrate our commitment to enabling parents to progress and enhance their careers whilst managing the challenges of family life.

Balfour Beatty is also Gold Award holders in the Ministry of Defence 'Employer Recognition Scheme' and actively encourage applications from Armed Forces personnel, veterans and reservists.

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