Works Supervisor in Ferryhill, Durham, United Kingdom

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

CHC Highways is a joint venture between Costain and CH2M where they have been entrusted with providing routine and cyclical maintenance work, incident and severe weather response and will be responsible for the maintenace of the depot facilities for Area 14.  The depot facilities are at - Bradbury, Kneeton, Carrville and Alnwick.

The role of Works Supervisor will be to manage and supervise trunk road maintenance and installation activities - planning, organising and supervising construction works ensuring that they operate efficiently and meet all requirements in relation to cost, productivity, quality, health & safety and the environment.

This role will require working night time and weekends and unsociable hours when on call for incidents/winter service.



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 for new staff
  • 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
  • Ensure compliance with the CHC Environmental Management System with regard to day-to-day operational activities
  • 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.
  • Liaise with Supply Chain Partners and emergency services to effectively handle issues on the network
  • 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
  • Any other tasks commensurate with the role


About you

  • Educated to GCSE level (Maths & English grade C or above desirable)
  • SMSTS
  • Basic IT competency (Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel)
  • High speed road network experience
  • 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)
  • Adaptable and flexible to cope with the variety of responsibilities involved and to suit peaks and troughs in workload
  • Thorough and methodical disposition to monitor individual staff development, planning and arranging training or buddying opportunities
  • 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, Cycle to Work, Volunteering Days and Save as You Earn Scheme. 

At Costain we aim to be 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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