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Senior Agent

Job Title: Senior Agent
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Greater Manchester
Salary: Not Specified
Reference: 2021-5308
Job Published: February 23, 2021 12:21

Job Description

Job Description

The M6 between junctions 21a and 26 is a key strategic route carrying around 120,000 vehicles daily between Lancashire, Merseyside, Cheshire, and Greater Manchester. Congestion and unreliable journey times are currently experienced at busy periods and traffic is predicted to grow. The scheme will relieve congestion and smooth the flow of traffic, improving safety and journey times.

The Smart motorway solution is a technology-driven approach to tackling the most congested parts of the motorway network, improving journey reliability by controlling the flow and speed of traffic. They also support the economy by providing much-needed capacity on the busiest motorways, while maintaining safety for road users and those who work on the roads.

The design features of the scheme include:

  • embankment regrades and retaining solutions including crib walls, king post walls and soil nailing

  • verge and centre reservation drainage, deltabloc concrete safety barrier and surfacing.

  • piled gantry bases, formwork, reinforcement and concrete works

  • variable mandatory speed limits.

  • driver information, including lane availability, provided through a mixture of gantries and signs (cantilever, super cantilever and superspan).

  • queue detection and automatic signalling system, which provides queue protection and congestion management.

  • comprehensive low light pan-tilt-zoom CCTV coverage.

  • refuge areas where drivers can stop in an emergency.

    Costain helps to improve people's lives with integrated, leading edge, smart infrastructure solutions across the UK's energy, water, transportation and defence markets. We help our clients improve their business performance by increasing capacity, improving customer service, safeguarding security, enhancing resilience, decarbonising and delivering increased efficiency. Our vision is to be the UK's leading smart infrastructure solutions company. We will achieve this by focusing on blue chip clients whose major spending plans are underpinned by strategic national needs, regulatory commitments, legislation or essential performance requirements. We offer our clients leading edge solutions that are digitally optimised through the following five services which cover the whole lifecycle of their assets: future-shaping strategic consultancy; consultancy and advisory; digital technology solutions; asset optimisation and complex programme delivery. Our culture and values underpin everything we do.,

  • Managing the strict adherence of project SHE processes and requirements at all times.

  • NEC contract administration to client and supply chain (SI, EWNs, GCs, TQs and defects).

  • Leading and mentoring a team to optimise delivery.

  • Contributing to the programme to ensure requirements and timescales are met.

  • Management of site logistics and interface constraints, collaborative planning and production control processes.

  • Assisting the commercial team, including managing budgets and risk.

  • Co-ordination of designers, multiple contractors, and other stakeholders.

  • Oversight and management of design change and technical issues impacting the strategic plan.

  • Identifying and driving value engineering and continuous improvement.

  • Ensuring all works are constructed in accordance with the works information.

  • Contribution to ensure adherence to quality processes including ITPs, MARs and Quality handover information.

Candidate Description

  • Civil Engineering related qualification (BSc MSc, BEng, MEng).

  • Incorporated or Chartered Engineers or members of similar professional bodies or otherwise have a demonstratable route to the same.

  • Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS).

  • Site Management Safety Training Scheme SMSTS.

  • Minimum 7 years' experience delivering infrastructure projects in a site role.

  • Other training such as IPAF, TWS, TWC, AP, First Aid, etc to be listed on CV.

  • Good written and oral communication skills.

  • Experience of working in a highly collaborative and team orientated environment.

  • Ability to mentor and develop members of the team.

  • The ability to manage and control tasks of a team and subcontractors.

  • Experience in some or all: earthworks, piling, FRC, drainage, pavements, structural steelwork and vehicle restraint systems.

Final Statement

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Employer Description

The role will include supporting the Construction Manager and leading a team in all aspects of delivery.