• Works Supervisor

    Job Locations UK-County Durham
    Posted Date 3 months ago(20/03/2018 15:22)
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  • About Costain and your project.

    Costain helps to improve people’s lives by deploying technology-based engineering solutions to meet urgent national needs across the UK’s energy, water and transportation infrastructures.


    The Aone+ is a joint venture between Costain, CH2M and Colas where they have been entrusted with completing a diverse range of maintenance, incident response, weather management and road engineering duties across over 4300 miles of major road network.  The network include Area 12 Yorkshire and Humberside and Area 4 in Kent which commenced from June 2016 for five years and have a combined estimated value of between £140m and £165 million per year.


    We are looking to add an experienced Works Supervisor to the team, reporting to the Operation Works Manager.


    What will I be doing?

    • Ensure timely execution of works orders and cyclic schemes
    • Check and authorise timesheet submissions from operational staff to ensure correct coding and to monitor hours worked
    • Programme, allocate, manage and record staffing, plant and material resources effectively on a daily basis to suit work
    • Conduct and record ongoing interim physical measurements during works and upon works completion
    • Ensure works orders are effectively managed and evidence of work completed is present and robust
    • Supervise operational staff on a daily basis, including assessing competency of individuals carrying out tasks, monitoring performance, monitoring sickness absence, identifying any training needs and conducting inductions
    • Supervisory responsibility for Health and Safety of the workforce including conducting ‘tool box talks’ and the communication of other health and safety rules and alerts
    • Ensure that all plant and equipment deployed on the Network complies with current health and safety legislative requirements and is fully utilised
    • Reporting all health and safety incidents involving CHC and Supply Chain staff to the Operation Team Managers
    • Maintain a common daily diary, logging actions and ensuring an appropriate hand-over occurs between shifts with colleagues
    • Ensure CHC and parent company information, including changes to work procedures, are communicated effectively and made readily available to all of the workforce, via notice boards, team briefings etc.
    • Conduct regular depot inspections and taking responsibility for actions arising
    • Ensure vehicle and depot security and maintenance, liaising with the Works Manager and the Plant and Transport Manager as required


    About you

    • Previous Highways experience
    • SMSTS
    • Basic IT competency (Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel
    • Flexible approach to working hours, evening and weekends when on call for incidents/winter service
    • Ability to effectively plan, allocate and supervise staffing, plant and material resources
    • Able to motivate staff and handle basic staffing issues (personnel and on-the job training)
    • Thorough and methodical disposition to monitor individual staff development, planning and arranging training or ‘buddying’ opportunities
    • Adaptable and flexible to cope with the variety of responsibilities involved and to suit peaks and troughs in workload
    • Good communication skills for interface with members of the public and other stakeholders

    Final Statement

    We listened to our employees so our Core Benefits are funded by us and include a Group Pension Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, Life Assurance, Income Protection and funded membership to a Professional Institute. In addition to this we also offer a Private Healthcare Scheme, Private Dental Scheme, Childcare Vouchers, Cycle to Work, Volunteering Days and Save as You Earn Scheme.   


    At Costain we ensure that we are an accessible, diverse and inclusive organisation to continue to meet our customers’ needs. We will be industry leading in our approach and people from all backgrounds will be proud to work for Costain. Our goal is to have a workforce that is representative of society.


    We actively encourage applications from candidates who have a relationship with the armed forces community whether as a currently serving member or reservist, ex-military or wounded personnel or as a member of a service family.



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