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Site Agent - Rail

The Site Agent is responsible for:

  • Deliver successful projects
  • Build and maintain successful teams
  • Maintain personal training and development as example to others

Key accountabilities:


  • To represent the company in the delivery of projects.
  • To receive instruction on behalf of the company
  • To issue instruction and provide direction in order to ensure the successful delivery of projects assigned to the Project Manager by Senior Management


  • Provide operational support to specific tender as directed by the Tender Manager.
  • Ensure full understanding of complete tender documentation including revisions.
  • Ensure VolkerFitzpatrick's offer matches tender specification.
  • Provide programme support and written text, plans, risk assessments etc. required for tender submission.
  • Chair and participate in meetings, interviews etc with subcons, clients and stakeholders.


  • Deliver the works safely
  • Complete Understanding of all the project objectives.
  • Build, develop, support and maintain the team.
  • Build and maintain a good relationship with the client and all external parties.
  • Develop the Tender Programme into a construction programme. (Within 4 weeks of award)
  • Monitor progress with up to date programmes so that timely clear direction can be given to the team on critical construction/financial targets.
  • Development, Management and Maintenance of Construction Phase Plan
  • Identify and evaluate risks, determine and manage actions, maintain Risk Register
  • Manage and control changes to scope, requirements, personnel etc.
  • Monitor progress against cost plans, programmes and quality/environmental plans
  • Manage stakeholder engagement
  • Develop and protect our subcontractor relationships
  • Manage the design
  • Contribute to our recognition within the industry
  • Prepare and present project reports
  • Liaise with line management re: approvals and decisions at key stages
  • Prepare and maintain project information

Required Qualifications / Expertise:

  • Proven technical and project management abilities
  • Strong organisational and management skills
  • Knowledge of the requirements and implementation of CDM regulations
  • Ability to produce Work Package Plans, Task Briefing Sheets, and implement safe systems of work
  • Detailed knowledge of Safety, Quality and Environmental issues relevant to the project environment
  • Sufficient experience required in construction.
  • 5 years’ experience in delivery of Projects on Network Rail Infrastructure
  • PTS
  • CITB SMTS or equivalent
  • CSCS
  • Temporary Works Co-ordinator

Key competencies required


  • Good communicator
  • Team Leader
  • Business Awareness
  • Knowledge and understanding of construction management


  • Assertive
  • ‘Can do’ Attitude
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Self-motivated
  • Proactive
  • Effective use of Initiative

Our company

With more than 700 employees, VolkerFitzpatrick is one of the United Kingdom's premiere engineering and construction companies. We work for private and public sector customers on projects from £1 million to over £200 million. With a proud and distinguished history that dates back to the early 1880s, we have evolved into multi-disciplinary construction business with annual revenues in excess of £400 million.