We’re looking for a Plant Operations Supervisor to join our Operations Team on a permanent contract (after a successful six-month probation period) working 37.5 hours per week.
The starting salary for this role is £30,000 to £33,000 per annum (dependent on experience).
To apply for this role by midnight on 3 December, send your CV and Covering letter to: https://hr.breathehr.com/v/plant-operations-supervisor-32663
Interviews will take place on Friday 8 December 2023 at our office in Stoke Climsland.
For queries about this role or the application process, contact [email protected]
This role will contribute to the safe and effective delivery of the broad work programme undertaken by our Operational Team at Westcountry Rivers Trust (WRT ) across various projects.
You will work with the Operations Manager, Operations Supervisor and Operations Team, leading various plant-based activities within projects and provide technical support for the Operational Team and wider Trust for plant and other machinery-based work.
Internal and external engagement, and enabling processes which assist our work to be delivered, are required in the role.
- Provide support and guidance to teams and projects with good technical experience and knowledge of operating plant safely and efficiently on site as per industry best practice.
- Mentor, train and develop others in the safe use of plant.
- Support with the production and review of RAMS and other H&S documents concerning on-site machinery-based activities.
- Support the Operations Team and other teams with managing the delivery of our work across various projects.
- Supporting project managers with a range of outputs, providing realistic timeframes and cost estimates to develop a schedule of project activities and key milestones to achieve project objectives.
- To highlight and manage risks, issues and changes to the work programme.
- Work with the Operations Manager and Health & Safety lead to identify skills gaps and develop appropriate training programmes.
- To input to the maintenance, interrogation and regular update of work schedules for achieving the completion of project outputs within a timely fashion, liaising with the Operations Manager, Operations Supervisor and team.
- If/when required, line manage other members of the Operational Team and deputise for the Operations Manager or Operations Supervisor. Mentoring and leadership will still form a core aspect of this role.
- Support with events, meetings, and workshops.
- Prepare essential project-related paperwork and assist with the drafting of Risk Assessments, Method Statements, Site Assessments and Surveys, reports and collation of material and data.
- To build positive relationships and liaise regularly with colleagues and external partners or organisations.
- To attend formal and informal training and develop relevant knowledge and skills (CPD) as appropriate.
- May be required to carry out other duties from time to time commensurate with the level of the post.
- Maintain appropriate confidentiality of information relating to WRT and its employees and maintain compliance with the UK GDPR.
- Regular experience working safely with plant and machinery from various disciplines on various sites. – please provide examples in your CV and/or cover letter.
- Formal plant and machinery-based qualifications such as excavator, dumper, wheeled digger, tractor or other machinery. – Please provide details in your CV and/or cover letter. Information about experience of operating machinery without any formal qualifications or tickets is still beneficial; formal qualifications would be provided within the role for the right candidate who can evidence this experience.
- Experience working in a project and site-based setting, including planning and delivering a portfolio of work and managing sites in a multi-task environment.
- A proactive approach and ability to use initiative and problem solve, with a strength in the logistical management of a team and multiple workloads.
- The ability to work accurately with a high attention to detail.
- The ability to work to manage your workload and meet deadlines, managing conflicting demands and working effectively to deadlines with minimum supervision.
- Experience managing/mentoring people effectively and planning workloads across a team to ensure objectives are delivered.
- Effective verbal and written communication with the ability to build positive working relationships.
- Demonstrable experience working with MS Office suite, especially Word and Excel.
- Formal education to Level 2 (GCSE Maths and English to grade C or equivalent).
- Experience working with or performing appropriate desk-based and site surveys for statutory designations, species and habitats, services (above and below ground), historic environment features or similar.
- A knowledge and understanding of biosecurity and NNIS in relation to identifying and managing these on-site.
- Previous experience working in a forestry/arboricultural, agricultural or construction-based environment or similar.
- Experience working with Health and Safety policy, process and site-based documentation.
- Membership of a relevant professional organisation.
- Higher level plant/machine, site supervision/management or other H&S qualification.
- Degree-level qualification in a subject relevant to the environmental sector.
There will be opportunities to work from home and work flexible hours. Travel to sites throughout the Westcountry will also be required regularly; this role is a mixture of office and site-based.