Technical Services Group Supervisor - #59523

Portsmouth City Council

Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Portsmouth
Contract type: Full time

Salary: Band 8 £33,945 - £36,647, plus statutory overtime and callout allowance £52,172 – £56,024.

Hours: 47.5 hours per week on average, 07:00 – 17:00 Monday to Friday. Plus, callout one week in four, covering evenings weekends and public holidays.


The Service:

The council employ us to facilitate the repair, maintenance, modification, and installation of new equipment for “Portsmouth International Port”, including the “Camber Dock” area. We also provide electrical & mechanical diagnostic and fitting skills on a range of works including capital projects, planned and preventative maintenance, corrective, minor and major works. We operate a callout service, where breakdowns are covered 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

What is the role?

  • Responsible for supervising a team of Electrical & Mechanical Fitters and Engineering Technicians.
  • Organising and prioritising the daily workload, order and maintain stock levels and consumable stores.
  • Managing the TSG’s Maintenance management System.
  • Participating in the out-of-hours standby roster.
  • Implementing all necessary H&S directives and assist in H&S audits.
  • Producing risk assessments and method statements as required.
  • Organising and supervising external Port contractors ensuring all Port H&S policies are adhered to.
  • Managing the HR requirements for the TSG team and ensuring staff are adequately trained.

Who is the person?

You need to:

  • Have served a recognised electrical or mechanical engineering apprenticeship, and ideally also have a BTEC/HNC in Electrical Engineering (or similar / equivalent) qualification.
  • Have a sound knowledge of and perform the functions specified by a Planned Maintenance System (PMS) for checking and reporting of defects on items of PIP operational equipment and major assets.
  • Be qualified in Initial and Periodic Electrical Inspection and Testing, BS2391 or equivalent and BS7671 Requirements for Electrical Installations (18th Edition).
  • Have a general knowledge of electrical and mechanical engineering.
  • To supervise corrective works on non-functioning or damaged equipment as reported through the Defect Reporting System (DRS) or through the PMS.
  • Have experience in workshop equipment, periodic inspections, statutory equipment checks and planned maintenance schedules.
  • Have project management skills.
  • To undertake other repairs and general maintenance on Port assets including operational structures, Mechanical & electrical assets, machinery, Hydraulics, pneumatics, and pumps.
  • To have experience of staff management and be able to lead and motivate a team
  • To be proficient in the use of IT systems and equipment.
  • To be capable of working from engineering drawings.
  • To be qualified in or if not willing to attend courses for confined space, MEWP operation, slinging/ lifting and working at height.
  • To be fully conversant with Health & Safety legislation and COSHH assessments in order to perform safely the duties listed above and able to assist in the administration of new and existing H&S directives. To undertake Risk Assessments in conjunction with the Ports technical director and Maintenance & Facilities Manager as required.
  • To participate in the TSG "On Call" roster team for one week in four and also provide additional cover during periods of sickness absence and other unforeseen absences within the group.
  • You need to be confident working unsupervised and able to use your own initiative. You’ll need to be adaptable and flexible to meet the demands of the service.
  • Required to comply with all PIP and Portsmouth City Council policies and procedures.
  • Undertake any other tasks that may be reasonably allocated by PIP.

This is a physically demanding role, and you must be able to work at heights and in confined spaces as well as outdoors in all weathers.

If you have any questions, or would like an informal discussion about the role, please call Mr John Cotton, Facilities & Maintenance Manager, 02392 855905.

Closing date: 21st April 2024.

When completing the application form, please thoroughly tailor your application to the 'Who is the Person' points with the use of examples from your experience and attach this as a cover letter in the Supporting Documents section. This is really important or you are likely not to be shortlisted. Please ensure your C.V. is tailored to the role following the advice above. And that it includes include your full work history, explaining any gaps and includes employers name and address. Please click HERE for the full job profile!

All employees and third parties working at the Portsmouth International Port are subject to a Substance Misuse - Drug & Alcohol Testing Policy and the Port reserves the right to carry out with cause and random testing.

It is now standard practice for the Port to conduct Drug & Alcohol testing at the pre-employment stage. This will be conducted prior to starting wherever possible.

You will need to demonstrate that you have the Right to Work in the UK. No post will be offered without it.

We are a disability confident employer - committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible and welcome applications from all areas of society.

We really appreciate our employees and fully realise they are essential to our success and look to offer an inclusive, supportive working environment where employees can reach their potentials with a healthy work life balance, offering the following rewards:

  • A generous pension scheme
  • Up to 31 days annual leave per year pro rata + bank holidays
  • A range of retail discounts via our reward portal offering discounts at retailers including IKEA, Currys, Tesco
  • Free Access to Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and wellbeing support
  • Access to a wide range of training and development opportunities including apprenticeships
  • Potential to purchase additional annual leave
  • Business travel support and initiatives, including bike loans
Should you require any support in completing the application form please contact [email protected]

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