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Mechancial Supervisor

Mechancial Supervisor

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Hernshead Recruitment

Job Purpose:

  • To conduct and supervise mechanical operations to the highest possible standard of quality, efficiency and with minimal wastage.  To ensure a provision of a safe working environment for all colleagues.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Be responsible for the supervision of the day to day workload of site team activities designated by the project Engineer. Site based activities including tooling, paperwork, Site contact, time management and staffing.
  • Lead on inductions, daily briefs and tool box talks to Site teams.
  • Ensure all relevant Permit to works on Site are issued and managed.
  • Provide the link between project Engineers & planning to ensure relevant Site teams are aware of their workload under the supervisors control, offering advice on vehicle allocation, tooling plant & equipment, working away from home and all other matters with respect of Site activities.
  • Provide First line guidance to Site-specific health and safety issues and compliance including any training requirements.
  • Lead Site based activities, to include client liaising, updating the Project engineer on daily progress and informing of any Site issues that arise.
  • Be the Site leader on Projects allocated to, with responsibility for all Site based activities while the Project engineer is not present.
  • Work with the Project Manager with design input as required, this may include Site surveys and design meetings with Technical Department and/or Clients.

Health, Safety and Environment:

  • Implement the Health, Safety, Environment and Quality Policy and procedures in all operations and activities under their control, focusing on excellence in all work areas utilising best practices to achieve the company’s goals.
  • Ensure that detailed Risk Assessments, method statements and Safe Systems of Work are available, communicated, understood and implemented with all relevant Site Engineers/Contractors/Visitors.
  • Report and record (on the appropriate company documentation) any accidents / incidents or near misses that occur during the activities under your control.
  • Ensure that the policy standards and working procedures are fully understood by all employees (including subcontractors) under your control.


  • Specific skill based qualification to level 3 or above, OR, have 5 years field based experience within a specific skill based role.
  • CSCS Supervisors card.
  • Ideally an NVQ or equivalence in the core role
  • Have additional field based skill qualifications such as PASMA or MEWP training. 
  • Crane operations training (either Slingers Signaller or Lift supervisor to CPCS standard).
  • Confined Space Trained.
  • Level 3 Leadership Training (or working towards).

Experience and Knowledge:

  • Experience with working on Mechanical assets and rotating machinery
  • Experience of supervising people and/or site-based activities
  • Experience working with water control assets on rivers and waterways.
  • Installation of Penstocks, Flap Valves, winches.
  • Knowledge of working on tidal waterways, and the management of the risks associated.
  • The ability to produce hand drawn sketches of assets after inspections, and detailed condition reports on said assets.
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Offered Salary
£39520 Per YEAR
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