Highways Supervisor – Scotland Transerv

Highways Supervisor

Posted 4 months ago

Reports to:

Delivery Manager


Job Role:

  • To supervise and manage all resources engaged in planned and reactive maintenance and elements of incident response and winter operations
  • Ensuring the health, safety and welfare of all involved in operations
  • Ensuring the efficient execution of all operations in accordance with the requirements of the contract
  • Ensuring compliance with Scotland Transerv’s Management Systems  






  • Works programming
  • Identifying and allocating appropriate resources to ensure delivery of operations to programme
  • Ensuring Construction Phase Plans, method statements and risk assessments are appropriate and available for all planned works
  • Carrying out on site visits to ensure that work is being carried out safely, to the required standards and to programme
  • Ensuring accurate records of work carried out on daily allocation sheets and maintain accurate records and as built details if required
  • Participation in stand by and winter maintenance rotas
  • Briefing gangs via site specific daily task briefings, regular tool box talks and safety briefings
  • Ensuring PPE is being worn in accordance with RAMS
  • Carrying out measurement and providing support to commercial team as required
  • Ensuring that site and depot waste is correctly identified and disposed of
  • Depot managementPreparation of duty rotas
  • Ensuring that gangs have utility plans and permits to break ground when required
  • Supervising subcontractors, ensuring their operatives have the necessary training to ensure they work safely and to the required standard
  • Checking  overtime working and timesheets and processing in a timely manner ensuring compliance with HR procedures
  • Ensuring employees accurately record use of vibration equipment to ensure  recommended levels are not exceeded
  • Ensure all COSHH data is available for gangs when needed
  • Ensuring employees do not work contravene the working time directive
  • Managing employees’ annual leave, absence and  performance, including annual appraisal Identifying employee training requirements and ensuring the training plan is met
  • Interviewing prospective employees in conjunction with others
  • Mentoring employee and apprentices


The Following Personal Qualities/ Experience are Essential:

The following qualities/experience are essential:

  • CITB 5 day SMSTS
  • Full UK Driving Licence
  • Experience of Highways Maintenance contracts
  • Competency in the use of Microsoft Officeood liaison and interpersonal skills
  • Team management skills
  • Commercial Awareness
  • Basic programming ability
  • Excellent organisation and communications skillsarticipation in emergency and winter service delivery rotas
  • Availability to work nights and weekends
  • Self-motivated and proactive in delivering solutions
  • Experience of performance monitoring
  • Detailed knowledge of operational techniques


The Following Qualities/Experience are Desirable:

  • Customer relationship skills
  • Understand client requirements, business needs and contract goals
  • NVQ Level 3 or City and Guilds desirable

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