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Job Introduction

Founded in 1968 Griffiths are one of the leading civil engineering and construction organisations working in Wales, the English border counties, and the West of England. 

We pride ourselves in providing the “personal touch” establishing and maintaining mutually beneficial relationships at all levels within client organisations, throughout the supply chain and with stakeholders. 

We are very proud of our history and what makes us the company we are today. We also have huge ambitions for the future and want to continue our growth and innovation to remain at the leading edge of our industry We offer a range of career development opportunities as a Business Unit of Tarmac PLC. We are looking for people who share this passion, enthusiasm, and collaborative approach to join our team. As part of a global business in CRH, the career opportunities are limitless. 

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Site Agent to join our Team in Cardiff.  

We are working hard to create a dynamic and inclusive environment and it is important that our people come from a variety of different backgrounds. 

Role Responsibility

In this role, you will be responsible for a number of tasks including: 


  • Planning, managing and control operational requirements for schemes in accordance with the agreed programmes.
  • Attend tender handover meeting to understand the project deliverables, including contract obligations, project scope & methodology, risk & opportunities. 
  • Manage pre start meetings of subcontract packages in line with programme and build requirements. 
  • Ensure our brand is portrayed positively taking into consideration our company guidelines. 
  • Lead the planning of the project to ensure the effective use, resourcing and control of equipment, manpower, materials and transport is achieved.
  • Review the project and target programmes with the site team to ensure activities are aligned to the planned sequencing of works, and an awareness of lead times for design and procurement is in place. 
  • Oversee implementation of works to programme requirements. 
  • Work closely with the commercial team throughout the project and assist in establishing and monitoring a contract performance forecast and an accurate picture of projected value and forecast costs.
  • To include record keeping of delivery notes and invoices and making sure they are available to the wider team.
  • Drive the performance of your site team, supporting their development and maximising their potential and effectively manage our subcontract relationships. 
  • Take responsibility for managing the resolution of significant problems on site and communicate to senior management in order that any support from within the business can be provided as appropriate.
  • Ensure compliance with the IMS and maintain up to date records and diary and allocations in line with requirements. 
  • Encourage all the site team to contribute towards good health, safety, quality and environmental management within their areas of activity and influence. 
  • Understand and comply with your responsibilities outlined within the Occupational Health and Safety Policy Statement.
  • Production of health and safety documentation including Construction Phase Plans, RAMS, Lift Plans, Permits to Work and TM plans to effectively manage health and safety  risks on site
  • Ensure H&S documentation is communicated at site level
  • Develop and maintain two week look ahead programmes for own section of work
  • Maintain ITP’s and ensure all required quality checks are undertaken
  • Undertake COVID audits to ensure compliance with latest guidance
  • Collate site measures of works undertaken
  • Manage the requirements for setting out of works in relation to programmes allowing time for verification if required
  • Identify temporary works and ensure designs and registers are updated
  • Maintain high personal safety and environmental standards in accordance with company policies.
  • Ensure scheme drawings and specification documents contain sufficient, accurate information for construction of works. Formally request missing information in sufficient rime to allow programmed activities to proceed if not.
  • Review drawings and method statements and communicate information to site teams.
  • Keep comprehensive records of changes to aid Compensation Event submissions.
  • Submit Early Warnings and Compensation Event Notifications to Framework Manager.
  • Collating information for the health and safety file handover.

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate should be highly organised to enable the management of several Framework schemes at one time.

Furthermore, you should have good written and verbal communication skills are essential with the ability to tailor the delivery approach to suit the audience. 

You should also be able to demonstrate previous experience managing highway maintenance/upgrade schemes and be IT literate and confident with the use of Microsoft office is essential; as is experience using Asta power project preferable.

Having a solid technical and engineering knowledge of understanding buildability requirements and the ability to read drawings and specifications and translate into safe buildable solutions would be of benefit too. 

Why Tarmac

We offer an extensive range of career development opportunities and industry-leading rewards, incentives and benefits: 

  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Access to the Tarmac Reward website with discounts on retailers, holidays, etc. 
  • Access to our Employee Assistance helpline for free and confidential advice 
  • Access to join our Employee Communities inc. BAME; LGBTQ+; Working Parents 
  • Training and development opportunities 

Interested? Why not click here to find out more?  Go on… are you ready to build your future? 


Tarmac Trading Limited


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