Civils Project Agent – Exeter

Glanville Environmental is a reputable and thriving drainage and civil engineering company that has been a driving force in the South West region for over three decades. With our recent contract wins, continuous expansion, and an impressive portfolio of clients secured through long-term contracts, we are seeking talented individuals to join our passionate team. If you are ready to make your mark in the industry and be part of a family-owned business, this is your opportunity to thrive.

Are you ready to take your career to new heights with an exciting opportunity as a Project Agent/Civils Site Manager? Join our Major Projects Delivery Team, where you’ll be based out of our Exeter depot, driving the successful execution of ambitious civil engineering projects.

As a key member of our team, you’ll be at the forefront of overseeing and managing the entire project lifecycle, from inception to completion. Your expertise and leadership will be crucial in coordinating all on-site activities, ensuring that our projects run smoothly, efficiently, and with the highest standards of quality.

But this role is more than just managing sites – it’s about making a lasting impact on the infrastructure that shapes our world. You’ll have the opportunity to work on diverse and challenging projects, from large-scale infrastructure developments to cutting-edge engineering endeavours.

As a Project Agent/Civils Site Manager, you’ll be the driving force behind fostering a collaborative and motivated team environment. You’ll work closely with diverse stakeholders, from skilled on-site engineers to labourers, to ensure that the project’s objectives are met on time and within budget. Your exceptional communication skills will be instrumental in maintaining strong working relationships and managing expectations effectively.

We value innovation and continuous improvement, and we want you to bring your fresh ideas to the table. As part of our Major Projects Delivery Team, you’ll have the freedom to explore new methodologies and technologies, making our processes more efficient and sustainable. Your insights will contribute to the advancement of our company and the industry as a whole.

The Civils Project Agent must have the ability to undertake the following key activities and responsibilities:

  • Visit site and collect information for designing and planning
  • Give advice on scope/design requirements to achieve a solution
  • Assist in planning projects for delivery including highways liaisons, public liaisons, labour, plant and materials requirements
  • Manage the project programme and measure against milestones whilst reporting back to the Commercial department
  • Use of computer software (predominantly Microsoft Office) to produce site documentation and Close Down documents
  • Suitable time management skills to see projects through to completion and hit deadlines
  • Oversee works on site from an engineering, supervisory, and safety viewpoint
  • Relevant qualifications and experience in delivering engineering projects within the utilities sector, ideally within water and wastewater sectors including SMSTS, Streetworks and CSCS
  • Have knowledge and experience in Streetworks, especially around Streetworks requirements in line with traffic control and excavating within the highway
  • Have knowledge, experience and relevant qualifications in civil engineering
  • Excellent organisational and communication skills
  • Team Management skills
  • Full UK Driving licence
  • Understanding of and qualifications in Temporary Works

The above list is not exhaustive but gives a guide to the work we undertake and the qualities required of a successful candidate.

To thrive in this role, you should possess experience in construction or utilities, preferably in water and wastewater, and be familiar with the management style of the industry. Ideally, you will have specific experience in a similar role within the Water Utility Industry, particularly in the public and private sewer networks.

At Glanville Environmental, we offer a competitive package designed to attract and retain top talent. This includes:

  • A competitive salary commensurate with your skills and experience
  • A pension scheme
  • 28 days of annual leave, including bank holidays, with the option to purchase up to 5 additional days and up to 5 additional days awarded incrementally for long service
  • Health Cash Plan to support your well-being
  • A wellness program to promote a healthy work-life balance
  • Access to our accredited training academy, providing industry-led courses for your ongoing professional development
  • A Cycle to Work scheme that encourages sustainable transportation
  • Discount voucher scheme for various retailers, products, and services

At Glanville Environmental, we take pride in acknowledging that our exceptional accomplishments are a direct result of the unwavering dedication and skill of our workforce. We are fully committed to fostering an environment that nurtures and develops our staff, ensuring plentiful avenues for continuous training and personal growth. By joining our team, you become part of a collective that is spearheading sustainable infrastructure in the civil engineering and drainage sector by revolutionising the industry, embracing innovation, and challenging conventional boundaries.

If you are looking for a secure and permanent position with a family-owned business and have the attributes that we are looking for, please apply today by filling out the form below or email your CV to

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