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Sub Agent

Job Introduction

The Sub-Agent will be responsible for driving the delivery of FRC works within the Open Section area. This role is designed to be the operational backbone of our project and will work closely with the Agent to ensure efficient execution.

Flexible working: We welcome you to ask about the flexibility you need. This might be part-time, remote working, or compressed hours for example. Anyone who applies for a role can ask about flexibility at interview. In return, we will explore what is possible for the role. 

Role Responsibility

  • Active Participation in Planning: Collaborate with the supply chain and SCS team to understand activities, logic, critical paths, and key handover dates. Effectively communicate requirements before and after commencement of works. Maintain a detailed 12-week programme and record progress against plans.
  • Risk & Opportunity Identification: Recognise and communicate risks and opportunities in the Clause 32 programme. Work proactively with the Agent to develop contingency plans.
  • Construction Support: Assist in developing efficient solutions while considering constructability and value. Maintain accurate daily records of construction progress.
  • Contract Administration: Support in administering subcontracts by understanding subcontractor responsibilities. Conduct weekly progress meetings and formal reviews with stakeholders.
  • Safety Compliance: Ensure compliance with statutory, company, and project safety requirements in all operations under your supervision.
  • Temporary Works Coordination: Assist the Temporary Works Coordinator to ensure compliance with best practices, liaising between different teams as needed.
  • Quality Management: Define quality standards at an operational level ensuring all work meets these standards while also assisting in compiling handover information for legacy works.
  • Logistics Management: Develop logistics plans according to site requirements ensuring suppliers and subcontractors are aware of these requirements.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Relevant CSCS Card.
  • Training in Health & Safety and Environmental management
  • Degree level qualification (or equivalent) in a Civil Engineering allied subject or Previous experience working in a heavy-civils environment, including self-delivery of reinforced concrete structures
  • Experience working on major, UK construction projects

About the Company

The role will work on the HS2 project. HS2 is the UK’s new high speed rail network. It will be a catalyst for economic growth across Britain, freeing up space on the existing railways and connecting 8 out of the UK’s 10 biggest cities with fast, reliable and frequent high speed services

The Skanska | Costain | STRABAG (SCS JV) is delivering the HS2 London Tunnels Contract. Scope of works includes twin-bored tunnels (TBM), SCL tunnels, shaft sinking, bridge demolition and reconstruction, services diversions, earthworks and the construction of site compounds.

You’ll be a welcomed member of the wider team, with opportunities to take on additional responsibility, join one of our networks for women, military or LGBT+ staff, and participate in cultural and social events with the local community (e.g. as a STEM ambassador).

Your personal and professional development is important to us. We welcome a discussion about how we can support you with further study, or professional membership or attainment for example.

HS2 – working with Skanska, Costain and STRABAG, closely monitors job applications, to ensure an inclusive recruitment process. To ensure we are able to maintain this, and to recruit a diverse workforce, we require candidates to complete the diversity form as part of their application so we are able to monitor and improve our approach to diversity.  Please note, all responses are anonymous and we will not share any of your data with other parties. All data will be held securely, (as stated within the Data Protection Act 1998) and will be reported to HS2.

It is an SCSJV requirement that all employees, Design House,  and Supply Chains must implement and comply with the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System, ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System with guidance for use”, OHSAS 18001:2017  Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems and ISO/IEC 27001:2013 Information Security Management System, Policies, Plans, Procedures and Processes, and statutory requirements as they affect the Joint Venture ‘s operations and ensure that the requirements, as applicable within their discipline, are effectively implemented on the project. Develop a culture of safety on the project through the absolute commitment to the Zero Accidents target and ethos, and develops a wider awareness of quality, environmental issues and demonstrates commitment to achieve continual improvement and Zero tolerance.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

SCS Railways is a Disability Confident Leader.  We want to encourage disabled people to apply for our roles and have an opportunity to display your skills, talent, and abilities.  We will ensure that a fair and proportionate number of disabled applicants that meet the minimum criteria for this position will be offered an interview.

Please see the disability confident commitments:

To be considered for an interview under this scheme you have:

  • A physical or mental impairment, which has a substantial and long-term effect (over 12 months) adverse effect on your ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities
  • Demonstrated in your application and pre-interview stage that you meet the minimum job criteria and person specification for the role

SCS Railways


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