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As lockdown restrictions ease and we start to consider travelling again, the future of cross-Channel operator Eurostar remains uncertain.
Eurostar is seeking financial support from the UK Government, citing higher access charges here as a reason.
The French Government has pledged to provide support for the operator, while £200 million has been provided by one of its shareholders, Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec (CDPQ) and Hermes Infrastructure.
Registered in the UK and supporting 3,000 jobs either with the business or in the supply chain, the company is, however, 55% owned by SNCF (French state rail), 40% by CDPQ/Hermes and 5% by SNCB (Belgian state railways).
So: Should the UK Government provide financial assistance to Eurostar?

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Site Agent - Rail / Civils

  • Job added:   7 November 2020
  • Location:   Somerset
  • County:   Somerset
  • Job Type:   Permanent
  • Reference:   212680974
  • Company:   CV-Library
Role: Site Agent

Location: West of England (Somerset)

My client is looking to recruit a dynamic Site Agent to join a busy and fast paced business unit involved in a range of Rail Civil Engineering works including bridges, embankments, stations, platforms and tunnels. You will be directly responsible for the daily management of theses schemes, based across the Western region (around Somerset).

The successful candidate will be an integral part the Operational team and would have had prior experience as an Agent within Rail / Civils or solid experience as a Sub Agent looking for the next step up.

Duties:

Deliver contracts within programme and budget
Involvement/input in projects at all stages from pre-qual to completion.
Ensuring the contract is executed in accordance with applicable legislation, Contract T's & C's, Health, Safety Quality and Environmental.
Control and management of sub contract resources.
Monitoring of contract progress to ensure objectives are met.Requirements

Degree / HNC or HND in civil engineering (or equivalent compensating experience in a technical engineering role)
PTS / SMSTS
Experience as an Agent or Sub Agent in a rail / civils contracting environment

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