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Sub Agent – Highways

  • Negotiable
  • Civil Engineering
  • Coventry

About the company

The company that I’m recruiting for is a privately owned, leading name within the Highways, Bridges, and Civil Engineering sector within England. They have become a very trusted partner with my many clients within Kent, Essex, Norfolk, Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, East Midlands, and Yorkshire. The firm specialises in S278 and S38 works, as well as construction and maintenance work for all types of highways, from minor roads to motorways and major route construction. They also specialise in bridge infrastructure, utilities, and rail. The projects that they get generally involve plenty of concrete works, deep drainage, and major earthworks. My client prides themselves on the way they treat their staff, there’s a brilliant working environment there. I have placed several people with this client, and all of them are still there and loving it.

About the role 

This is a superb, diverse, and exciting opportunity for a Sub Agent to join a growing contractor on roads, highway maintenance, highways infrastructure, S278 works, and civil engineering projects. Due to widespread project variations, this also means you will work on a variety of contracts, mainly NEC but you’ll also work on ICC contracts and JCT. The size of the projects will be mainly £5M/£6M but you could work on anything ranging in value from £10,000 – £30M. The types of works you’ll be involved in can range between drainage, groundworks, earthworks, concrete works, and piling. Some of the duties will involve managing safety, quality, cost, and programmes of work.

Benefits and Rewards

This is an opportunity to work for a friendly contractor who can offer you long-term stability and progression. They’re a contractor with a very low staff turnover, on average members of their staff stay there for 11 and a half years, this shows they look after their staff and respect their staff, as well as keep them busy.


I am looking for someone who comes from a technical, engineering background and has worked for a tier 2 civil engineering contractor or a contractor who self-delivers their work. On top of this, I am looking for someone who has good stability on their CV and someone who has worked on infrastructure projects in the UK.