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Site Agent at COSTAIN GROUP PLC

Site Agent

COSTAIN GROUP PLC Warrington Full Time
United Utilities (UU) have awarded a single 5-year framework agreement to provide overall management and execution of the larger-scale on-site asset maintenance activities across the Northwest region, including the provision and management of supplementary engineering services to manage and deliver diverse works, including the provision of a first-generation helpdesk. UU want to optimize the operation of their water, waste water and energy production for effective and efficient management of their end-to-end system.

We require Site Agents with experience in water and/or infrastructure project delivery to support the delivery of projects within our Core and non-Core planned projects. The role will report to the Project Manager.

Individual project values will typically range between £500k - £3M. A Site Agent will be responsible for the delivery of a single larger site or multiple smaller scale projects with an emphasis on site safety, quality, programme and commercial/subcontract management.

The Site Agent will develop key relationships with UU operational personnel, supply chain partners and promote a team spirit environment, being the site-based lead for MSP on the projects under their control.

Accountable for:
  • Providing whole life oversight and accountability for the successful completion of Maintenance Projects and Services, through design, procurement, assembly, commissioning, and handover as required
  • Ensure the supply chain remain compliant with both the Framework Management Plan, Framework HASEMP, and all Site-specific agreed documents
  • Implementation and ensuring compliance to Safe systems of work in line with MSP SHE Procedures
  • Establishing and leading site collaborative planning and taking ownership of the project look-ahead programme
  • Management of change control, liaising with the commercial team and Project Manager in the management and resolution of change and subcontract management
  • Provide Leadership to create a safety culture to ensure Zero LTI and RIDDOR Incidents.
  • Ensure a commercial focus with a high level of challenge on project scope and choosing efficient delivery strategies, whilst identifying waste and ensuring value for money solutions
  • Ensure that all stakeholders within MSP and United Utilities are engaged and supportive of the projects and services and their potential impacts
  • Ensure all projects and services comply fully with United Utilities governance processes, obtaining necessary approvals
  • Ensure consistent and reliable reporting of project/services performance into the MSP systems to create a single version of the truth, and report performance monthly by exception into the PM.
  • Ensure key project and programme risks are identified early, and mitigated where possible, with issues and blockers escalated immediately to the PM.
Responsible for:
  • Leading the site team, driving a positive SHEQ culture and promoting Framework and Group improvement initiatives.
  • Identifying site delivery resource requirements, liaising with the Project Manager on resource and support requirements in a timely manner
  • Report project and services performance SHEQ, Time and Cost, monthly to allow portfolio performance reviews to be held between the ADM and Project Managers
  • Striving to identify and then deliver efficiencies
  • Identify blockers/issues and ensure that a solution is developed to resolve, and immediately escalate where out of your area of control or influence.
  • 100% SHEQ compliance with the Framework HASEMP, and compliance with the Framework Management plan
  • Work in close collaboration with colleague's, teams and clients forming supportive and positive, open relationships.
  • Achieving efficient handover of projects on completion
  • Stakeholder management both internal and external
  • Management of United Utilities customers impacted by the project
  • Ensure statutory approvals are being obtained
  • Contributing to the monthly forecasting of cost and programme for all projects.
Candidate Specification:
  • Skills, knowledge, and experience of CDM and Construction Management in the capacity of Principle Contractor
  • Advanced understanding of the importance of the customer and how to minimise and enhance the impact our works have on them ensuring their needs are accounted for in the delivery of every scheme.
  • Strong Project Management Skills
  • Good understanding of Water and Wastewater treatment
  • Strong People and Leadership Skills
  • Strong Contract Awareness from a site delivery perspective
  • Good problem-solving skills, able to provide solutions
  • Able to prioritise and reprioritise tasks
  • Good understanding of site delivery and buildability
  • Track record of delivery of projects
  • Solid commercial, financial and analytical skills
  • Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills
  • Flexibility and adaptability to be able to respond rapidly to unexpected events, having the ability to develop creative solutions to problems
  • Delivery of key targets and objectives within the limits of available resources
  • Proven track record of managing different contractual arrangements, competitive tender/partnering/frameworks

Qualifications and Training:
  • Previous experience in the water industry in a project delivery role
  • HNC/HND or degree in a relevant engineering discipline (preferred, but other relevant industry qualifications will be considered)
  • CITB SMSTS qualification
  • EUSR Water Hygiene (preferred - training provided once in role if necessary)
  • Temporary Works Coordinator (Preferred / willingness to undertake training once in role)
  • Lifting Appointed Person (Preferred / willingness to undertake training once in role)
  • First Aid (Preferred / willingness to undertake training once in role)
  • Confined Space Working (Preferred / willingness to undertake training once in role)

About Costain

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.

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We welcome all applicants regardless of age, race, faith, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, socioeconomic background and physical or neurological disabilities.

We welcome you to ask about the flexibility you need for dynamic working. Such as, working part-time, remote working, or compressed hours. In return, we will explore what is possible.

To find out more about our Inclusion strategy, please visit our ED&I page:

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Right to Work & Security Checks

Understandably given the nature of our business, everyone who is employed at Costain must undergo thorough referencing checks. We will need different information depending on the job we have offered you. For all roles, we'll carry out a criminal record check and we'll ask to see evidence that you have the legal right to work in the UK.

For some of our roles, you may be required to obtain and maintain security clearance of at least Security Check level (or SC clearance). To satisfy the requirements, you will need to have been a legal UK resident for a minimum of 5 years and have successfully complete all stages of the vetting process.

Closing date

Please note that Costain reserves the right to bring forward the closing date of any of its job vacancies if we receive a suitable number of quality applications from which to make a shortlist. Therefore, we recommend at you apply as soon as possible rather than wait until the published closing date.

A Disability Confident employer will generally offer an interview to any applicant that declares they have a disability and meets the minimum criteria for the job as defined by the employer.

It is important to note that in certain recruitment situations such as high-volume, seasonal and high-peak times, the employer may wish to limit the overall numbers of interviews offered to both disabled people and non-disabled people.

For more details please go to the Disability Confident website:
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