Sub Agent

  • Permanent
  • Anywhere
  • Salary: £50000 - £55000/annum Company car AND Lodging subsistence


Matchtech are excited to be working alongside a major contractor on the HS2 project, and as result we have a live requirement for an experienced Sub Agent.


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.


* 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

* 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


* 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 knowledge and management of construction process in one or more of the following areas: Earthworks/Drainage, Pavement, Comms, Structures, Roadworks.

* 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.

* 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.

* 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

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