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Site Agent – Rail

  • £50,000 - £60,000 + Package
  • Civil Engineering
  • London

Are you a Site Agent with rail experience? Are you looking to progress in your career?

About the company

My client is a multi-disciplined well known main contractor with a superb reputation within Civil Engineering, Rail, and Construction. They are well-established and have been trading for over 60 years. Their national presence has allowed them to open and maintain 7 national offices, covering locations such as London, Kent, Surrey, Liverpool, and Southampton (this role will be based in London Waterloo) and they are turning over £300M.

This position has come about due to the growing growth of the company and they have recently won a new Framework within their rail division. The projects that they get involved in range in value from £200,000 up to £24M and they see them through from inception to completion. Their Pre-Construction team has a tremendous amount of experience of over 40 years within Rail and Civil Engineering which helps the more junior staff to learn and train correctly.

About the role

The company is looking for a site agent to work on rail projects in South London. The successful candidate will be expected to operate and promote a high standard of health and safety by ensuring Method Statements and Risk Assessments are in place for all aspects of the work. You’ll have to check engineering drawings/specifications, identifying and resolving design conflicts. You’ll be in charge of undertaking the management of Sub Agents, Section Engineers, and Site Engineers whilst you work closely and report directly to the project manager.

The types of projects you will be involved in will be embankments, platform extensions, rail depots & bridges, ranging in value between £1M – £25M.

Benefits and rewards

The successful individual will be rewarded with a very good and competitive salary ranging from £50,000-£60,000 (negotiable depending on experience) + a car allowance and health care. On top of this, you will be working for a very well-respected rail contractor, a contractor that will look after you, and a contractor that’ll make sure you’re taught correctly.


You will be required to have experience working as a senior quantity surveyor for a sub-contractor on the London underground (ideally a tier 1 or tier 2 company)

You must have shown strong stability throughout your career working for tier 2 companies with at least 3 years + of experience working in the sector.