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Agent – Essex
The post is a generic Agent role within the Construction function. The post holder will be responsible for delivery of an annual programme of works within the Capital Maintenance Programme (including but not limited to: Inlay, Surface Treatments, LHP schemes, ITS, Street Lighting and general schemes). They will be required to develop, plan and manage the delivery of the maintenance /improvement projects to meet organisational and customer/stakeholder requirements, managing Sub Agents and Supervisors as required.
The Agent will be responsible for ensuring that projects are developed and delivered on time, at the required quality and to budget, together with delivery of the communication and consultation requirements of the scheme.
To provide clear and effective leadership and line management of team to ensure that staff are aware of their objectives, motivated and that capital funded maintenance and improvement projects are delivered through inception, feasibility, design and construction. Also that the individual and team performances to be regularly monitored to ensure staff are developed positively and performance is managed to ensure staff reach their full potential.
To co-ordinate and integrate resources to deliver a project or programme, utilising internal staff, shareholder resources, external consultants and contractors as required.
To engage with Elected Members, District Authorities, Local Area Forums and the wider public in the development, design and implementation of projects or programmes of work.
Ensure the scheme design complies with the specification and agreed programme.
Ensure all projects comply with health and safety regulations and CDM requirements.
To ensure that all financial and contractual information is accurate, checked and available for internal reporting requirements and inclusion within applications.
To establish and maintain effective working relationships with other stakeholders, agencies, authorities and suppliers and work with them to establish new and improved ways of working ensuring that value for money is delivered.
Assist in the development and agreement of Target Prices, and manage the production and regular updating of costs forecasts.
Ensure all necessary construction related Quality Management and Health and Safety documentation is prepared and adhered to and maintained.
To provide clear and effective leadership and line management of team performances to be regularly monitored to ensure staff are developed positively and performance is managed to ensure staff reach their full potential.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience:
Relevant professional / vocational qualification desirable.
Experienced project engineer with good understanding of design and construction.
Proven written and verbal communication skills.
Excellent planning and organisational skills, to manage a range of complex activities and to achieve given targets and objectives.
Excellent time management skills to manage a complex workload prioritise and set deadlines and cope with changing demands.
Knowledge and understanding of the systems, policies, procedures, professional guidelines, legislation, best practice and emerging developments within the scope of the service area.
Budget and contract management experience.
Good knowledge of a wide variety of highway maintenance treatments and processes.
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