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Totton Depot Supervisor

Balfour Beatty plc
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14 Jun 2021

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About the role

Balfour Beatty has an exciting opportunity for a Totton Depot Supervisor to join our Rail team to work in Totton, Hampshire.

Role purpose

The Depot Supervisor is to provide technical leadership and direction to enable the repair and maintenance of the Seasonal equipment owned by Network Rail (NR). This is to ensure the availability of serviceable equipment to meet the operational plan.

As the Depot responsible person, you are instrumental to ensuring that the Depot is a safe environment to support maintenance activities and operational delivery.

What you'll be doing

As a Totton Depot Supervisor, your main responsibilities are as follows:

Engineering Compliance
  • Responsible for ensuring all maintenance activities and repairs are compliant to the relevant technical publications, policies and standards
  • Monitoring of equipment health to allow active intervention to eliminate in-service failures;
  • Monitoring of MPV Log books and quality Inspections
  • Conducting technical investigations and drafting of reports for safety critical or service affecting faults, to identify root cause and strategies to eradicate
  • Working with the Reliability Engineer to review failure data and propose strategies to prevent re-occurrence, sharing lessons learned within Balfour Beatty Rail Resource Management
  • Rostering of maintenance personnel to ensure the correct number of SQEP1 are available to support both the operational and maintenance plan;
  • Ensuring that the Depot has sufficient levels of technical equipment to deliver safe, efficient and compliant maintenance, fault diagnosis and rectification;
  • Ensure that consumables held on-site are of sufficient quantities to sustain the operational plan and maintenance activities;
  • Ensure that the FAMS stock holding is managed correctly and to proactively engage with NR to adjust stock levels to suit the demand;
  • People Management and Leadership;
  • To act as the first point of contact to your staff regarding HR matters, ensuring that the policies and procedures are adhered too;
  • To develop your subordinates to enhance their capabilities and identifying those with the potential to be future technical leaders;
  • To take time to technically Mentor and Coach your staff to reinforce and broaden their experience;
  • Actively involved in the recruitment and selection of maintenance personnel
  • Identified as the Depot Responsible Person to ensure that SHE policies and procedures are implemented and adhered too;
  • Coordinating and reporting of Depot infrastructure faults and scheduled maintenance events (NR & BBR);
  • Responsible for nominating the following Depot safety roles and ensuring their duties are being executed;
  • Depot First Aider
  • Depot Fire Warden
  • Safety Coach

Asset Management and Planning

  • Ensuring Seasonal assets are available to meet the operation plan and that utilisation levels are considered to maximise component health;
  • Responsibility to ensure that the Seasonal FAMS2 Maintenance plan is being adhered too; Financial Awareness
  • Ensuring that the Roster provides the required capability, but remains cost effective;
  • Ensuring all 3rd Party costs for repairs, services or materials are captured on the relevant fault form;
  • Availability of Seasonal equipment to deliver the Operational plan;
  • Availability of SQEP to fulfil the roster;
  • Occurrences of 'work-stops' due to insufficient Depot equipment or consumables

People Management and Leadership

  • Number of your Staff which have received a Development review Safety, Health and Environmental (SHE);
  • Number of Staff that have received Safety briefings;
  • Number of Depot inspections carried out;
  • Feedback from SHE Audits - number of NCR's and recommendations


  • Completion of in-season maintenance events vs FAMS plan;
  • Completion of out-of-season maintenance completed vs the agreed plan

Financial Awareness

  • No of technical queries or omissions relating to the Period Folder submission

Who we're looking for

The following qualities and experience are essential:

  • Hold the minimum Level 3 qualification in an appropriate engineering / mechanical discipline;
  • Proven ability to supervise personnel conducting maintenance and repair activities to the mandated publications and standards;
  • Knowledge of working within the Railway industry, within a Safety Critical role;
  • Must hold a Personal Track Safety (PTS) and Designated Person (DP) qualification ;
  • A proven track record in the implementation and adherence to SHE policies and procedures;
  • The use of Quality systems and LEAN methodology within the Engineering environment Skills;
  • Ability to articulate at all levels to ensure instructions, policies and procedures are understood;
  • The ability and vision to manage resources to formulate tactical and strategic plans to deliver equipment availability;
  • Supervise, mentor and coach members of staff to identify training and development needs;
  • PC literate and familiar with MS office, with the ability to draft technical reports;
  • The ability to establish and foster customer and supplier relationships to promote confidence, excellent communication with professional courtesy


  • Supervisory experience within an Engineering / Maintenance environment;
  • Experience working within an Engineering / Maintenance environment;
  • Demonstrable commitment to personnel / professional development


  • Membership of a Profession Institution - Eng Tech status or working towards;
  • Hold a minimum Level 2 qualification in Management or Leadership;
  • IOSH qualification or equivalent qualification and experience;
  • FAW, Fire Warden and forklift driver.

Why work for us

Day in, day out, our teams deliver amazing projects in challenging conditions; developing, managing and maintaining the vital infrastructure and public spaces that modern economies, societies and communities rely on.

About us

Balfour Beatty Rail Limited is an international leader in rail infrastructure engineering projects and the UK's largest rail engineering and services provider. We offer a full range of rail infrastructure activities from high-speed rail to mass rapid transit, covering urban, rural and commuter routes, for both public and private railways.

For an example of the exciting work our rail teams undertake click here:

We operate according to our Build to Last Values of Lean, Expert, Trusted, Safe and Sustainable.

We support each other to deliver and succeed, placing equal value on all perspectives by embracing diversity and inclusion. Together we deliver powerful new solutions, collaborating with governments, our customers and partners to shape thinking, create skylines and inspire a new generation of talent to be the change-makers of tomorrow.

Balfour Beatty is a corporate signatory to WISE (Women in Science & Engineering). Our aim is to attract more people from diverse backgrounds to help us build on our inclusive culture. We are a member of the Top Employers' Charter through which we demonstrate our commitment to enabling parents to progress and enhance their careers whilst managing the challenges of family life.

Balfour Beatty is also Gold Award holders in the Ministry of Defence 'Employer Recognition Scheme' and actively encourage applications from Armed Forces personnel, veterans and reservists.
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