Sub Agent - #59480

Balfour Beatty

Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Warrington
Contract type: Full time
About the role

Balfour Beatty has an exciting opportunity for a Sub Agent to join our North West Regional Business Unit in Warrington working on a variety of Highway Improvement Schemes

You will lead and control a section or specific discipline of the works as part of a site based project team. This will include the management of a team of Section Engineers & Site Engineers

What you'll be doing

As a Sub Agent, you will:

  • Ensure a relentless focus on Zero Harm
  • Motivate the team and manage performance; monitor the competency of team members and undertake training/ coaching as appropriate
  • Review Method Statements and Risk Assessments and make improvements as appropriate
  • Carry out trend analysis and identify improvement areas from audits and near misses
  • Carry out field audits and confirm the sufficiency of control documentation
  • Produce and implement Permits to Work, specifically Confined Space Permits and Hot Works Permits
  • Possess a strong understanding of temporary works and timescales for implementation into the works
  • Manage sub-contractors
  • Understand cost and value
  • Draft correspondence to sub-contractors, suppliers and Client

Who we're looking for

You will:

  • Clearly communicate the requirements of a safe system of work to ensure that these are followed accurately.
  • Work on your own initiative and seek out opportunities in line with level of responsibility
  • Hold a current driving license and CSCS Card. SSSTS or SMSTS qualified
  • Be an excellent team player, able to work competently and independently without continuous supervision
  • Possess strong communication skills with good interpersonal and influencing skills
  • Be an excellent role model for development of team members and demonstrate required behaviours to align to project and team objectives
  • Have a good working knowledge of current H&S Legislation
  • Have a full understanding of technical requirements and techniques of setting out and coaching of team members
  • Possess good working knowledge of Contracts such as the NEC

The following qualities/experience are desirable:

  • Strong knowledge and management of construction process in one or more of the following areas: Earthworks/Drainage, Pavement, Structures, Roadworks
  • Have achieved or is working towards professional accreditation (eg ICE, IHT, APM)

Why work for us

Day in, day out, our teams deliver some of the UK’s most ambitious, exciting and meaningful projects; developing, building and maintaining the vital infrastructure that supports national economies and strengthens communities.

Why join us?

As if contributing to and supporting work that makes life better for millions wasn’t rewarding enough, we offer a full range of benefits too. You’ll have the freedom to shape the package that’s right for you and your life. Here are some of our key benefits:

  • Smart working, giving you more flexibility such as staggered start and finish times, with up to 40% remote working, where roles allow.
  • 25 days paid annual leave (pro rata)
  • Family friendly policies which include 28 weeks full pay for maternity/adoption leave and four weeks full pay for paternity/partners leave
  • Pension, share incentive plan, volunteering leave, recognition schemes and much more…

About us

With a strong track record of delivery, our civils teams connect communities through infrastructure projects in the highways, public realm, rail, flood and coastal defence, and industrial sectors across England and Wales.

Diversity and inclusion

At Balfour Beatty we believe that diversity and inclusion are essential components of any successful, happy workplace. Through our Value Everyone Diversity and Inclusion Strategy and Action Plan, we are growing our diverse workforce and developing our inclusive culture where everyone is able to thrive and reach their full potential, regardless of their identity or background. To find out how we are making this a reality, visit

We are a Gold Award holder in the Ministry of Defence 'Employer Recognition Scheme' and actively encourage applications from Armed Forces personnel, veterans and reservists.

As a Disability Confident Employer, we are committed to working with people who have disabilities and long-term health conditions to remove barriers for them in obtaining employment. We are also committed to offering applicants with a disability an interview if they meet the minimum requirements for the role. For more info, visit:

We are looking to continually improve our resourcing process and ensure that it is fair and inclusive for all. If you have any feedback on the process, please share this with us at: [email protected]

Job Reference: BBUK08425

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