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Shift Manager - Dartford

Location: Dartford
Company: Balfour Beatty
Contract type: Permanent
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This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the team that manages and improves one of the busiest motorways in Europe - the M25.

We are looking for a Shift Manager to join us to work in Dartford.

Role purpose

Management of a team of M&E Maintenance Technicians, Incident support and recovery teams on the M25 DBFO Network. Ensuring that all Team members are thoroughly briefed on the works they are to undertake, ensure staff are working safely, efficiently and effectively. Ensuring safe and uninterrupted throughput of the crossing for all road users Responsible for all aspects of people management of the directly employed workforce.

What you'll be doing

As a Shift Manager, your main responsibilities are as follows:

  • To be conversant with the operation of all electrical / mechanical plant within the Dartford River Crossing and other M25 Tunnels;
  • The delivery of Safety objectives by increasing our awareness of risks, driving risk mitigation, and leading by example;
  • Prepare and deliver suitable works briefings, which adequately identify the work methodology, highlight the onsite hazards & risks along with control measures to be implemented;
  • Ensure that all work activities are adequately managed ensuring that the identified works methodology is adhered to;
  • Ensure that a detailed debrief is completed for all works activities at the end of each shift so that any identified issues can be resolved;
  • Take an active role in the compliance of Contractual requirements including Primary Response, Secondary Response, reactive & planned preventative maintenance;
  • First line management of all M&E Maintenance, ISU and recovery operatives for day to day people management;
  • Maintain sufficient levels of resource are in place to ensure the safe delivery of all works activities and highlight at an early stage any areas of risk to the programme and identify potential solutions;
  • Ensure that accurate records are maintained for all activities. Ensure that information is collected to demonstrate 3rd party accountability;
  • Participate in the production of risk assessments and method statements;
  • Delivery of toolbox talks, engaging the workforce to ensure good understanding of the subject matter and provide feedback for continual improvement;
  • Management of fleet including compliance with Drivers Hours recording and Vehicle Defect reporting.
Who we're looking for

The following qualities and experience are essential:

  • CSCS card holder Supervisor;
  • Previous Electrical / mechanical trade specific role;
  • Previous experience in highway maintenance programs delivered to cost target and time;
  • Knowledge and experience of health and safety and quality and environment standards within a highways context;
  • Competent user of IT systems;
  • Current UK driving license;
  • Proven experience of managing & leading multidisciplinary teams;
  • The ability to communicate verbally with clarity and authority to engage operatives, colleagues and management;
  • The ability to write clear and understandable briefings and handover notes, and keep full and accurate records.

the following qualities and experience are desirable:

  • Current UK driving license LGV Class 2;
  • Knowledge and experience of Severe Weather and Incident Management;
  • Previous experience in highway maintenance on a live motorway or All Purpose Trunk Road (APTR) network.
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 is part of a consortium that comprises Connect Plus Services (CPS), together with Atkins and Egis Road Operations UK.

CPS has a 30-year contract with Connect Plus on behalf of Highways England. The contract, which started in September 2009, is to maintain and operate the M25 motorway network, including all adjoining trunk and slip roads, a network of 440km across six counties. CPS also has responsibility for the Dartford River Crossing in Kent, comprising both Dartford Tunnels and the Queen Elizabeth II Bridge.

With a staff of around 600 people, based at seven locations across the network, CPS carries out routine maintenance and whole-life management of the thousands of M25 assets. CPS manages the operation of the network 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, including a severe weather season maintenance programme. CPS is identifying ways of reducing delays and improving journey time reliability across its road network.

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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