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Jackson is a regionally structured civil engineering firm, working out of seven offices across the country. Our regional set-up means that, on the whole, we're able to get our staff home to their families each night.

We're savvy enough to recognise that it's the people on the ground who make our organisation work and that's why we invest in all our staff, to help them develop inspiring and enjoyable careers. But don't take our word for it, take a look at the videos at the bottom of this page to find out why our people love working for Jackson.

Sub Agent

Here at Jackson we are a big believer that happy people do a good job!

Jackson Civil Engineering is dynamic, innovative and focused, supported by an inclusive and fun company culture. Our clients value our proactive approach, depth of expertise, integrity and the quality we deliver. As a result our people get to enjoy working on some of the most exciting and varied projects. We want our people to succeed both in work and life and to support this we promote a healthy, productive and flexible working environment that respects work-life balance.

Due to increased work load we are now recruiting for a Sub Agent in out Northern Region. You will be working on the Asset Western Recovery Programme which will involve working on existing river flood defences. Works is varied and will include; flood bund earthworks, sheet piling, river bank stabilisation. Drainage including headwalls/ outfalls to reinforced concrete flood walls.

Main Duties will include:

  • Support the Site Agent or Project Manager in the execution of his duties, and management of smaller construction contracts
  • Management of site staff operatives and sub-contractors
  • Provide method statements, hazard risk assessments and project management plans
  • Understand tender allowances and monitor contract costs against agreed budgets
  • Preparing and monitoring programmes of work
  • Manage design co-ordination
  • Assessment and engagement of sub-contractors
  • Manage contracts to ensure timely and profitable completion of contracts
  • Inform, consult and involve local groups as necessary
  • Foster good relations and reputation with clients

Are you the person we are looking for?

We are looking for someone with a real ‘can do’ – ‘will do’ attitude, who is ambitious and a team player. This role would also suit a Senior Engineer who is looking to step into a management role.

You should be:

  • A good communicator with the ability to instruct and direct staff
  • A good organiser, both of self and others with the ability to think in advance
  • Experienced in people management and motivation of staff
  • You will have experience in the UK civils sector, working with the NEC form of contract. You must also have a relevant industry qualification (SMSTS or equivalent). You will have significant main contractor civils experience including Earthworks, Drainage and flood defences.

    We also offer some fantastic perks!

    We don’t just offer a great place to work, we also offer life assurance cover, company car or car allowance, company pension scheme, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, cycle to work scheme and an employee assistance programme.

    If this sounds like the perfect job for you please email your CV to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

    We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships. We also place high importance on our inclusive recruitment policy and will do our very best to support those applicants who may need adjustments in order to take part in the recruitment process. Please do let us know if you require any additional assistance or adjustments on 01473 238300.

    Due to the high volume of applications we receive it is not always possible to respond to unsuccessful applicants. Therefore if we have not responded to your application within two weeks please note that on this occasion your application has not been successful.

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