Team Leader

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Day to day supervision of maintenance / operational Mechanical and Electrical fitters, providing an added value maintenance service.

Scope :

  • Span of control includes Southampton Port (incl. Marchwood / Town Quay / Ealing)
  • Ensuring Planned Maintenance (PMs) and Reactive Maintenance is delivered on time, to the correct standard, and as required.
  • Ensuring absolute minimum disruption to the operation of ABP and its stakeholders.
  • To continually improve the performance of the Maintenance department in its 4 key principles Safety, Quality, Service and Efficiency.
  • To proactively respond to port and maintenance incidents.

Accountabilities :

  • Day to day supervision of maintenance / operational duties of Mechanical and Electrical Fitters.
  • Day to day liaison with ABP Vehicle workshop to ensure all vehicles are readily available, in service and MOT’d.
  • Ensuring planned / unplanned maintenance activities are carried out on time, to the required standard and in a timely manner.
  • Carryout Mechanical Inspection Remedial’s works within agreed timescales.
  • To work in a safe manner, assist with the collation of risk assessments and work in accordance with ABP’s safe systems of work.
  • Complete relevant paperwork and provide administrators sufficient information to keep the system up to date.
  • Assist ABP Procurement Officer in sourcing bespoke spare parts and contractor service.
  • Ensure On Call rosta is manned to provide level of service required.
  • Respond to out of hours calls as required, should customer not
  • Lead Mechanical team ensuring asset availability to facilitate the smooth running of the Port of Southampton.
  • Work with the company to promote a safety culture, acting as an ambassador for the Beyond Zero’ safety campaign. Also ensuring all works that are planned and carried out are done so in a safe manner and in accordance with SSoW, Risk Assessments and Permits to Work as appropriate.
  • Daily / weekly and annual maintenance of plant, equipment, and facilities associated with the Port, including carrying out testing, inspection and rectification works.
  • Planned and reactive maintenance on a variety of assets.
  • Fault diagnosis and repair completion to port infrastructure.
  • Regularly deliver improvement ideas around the four key service delivery principles.
  • To work collaboratively with Health, Safety and Environmental teams.
  • Co-operate and work closely with other disciplines, contractors and stakeholders.
  • To carry out work at height as required

Skills, Experience & Qualifications


  • Time served as a trained maintenance engineer with a minimum City & Guilds qualification or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated leadership and strong evidence of line management, PDPs / Absence Management / Engagement
  • Strong evidence of compliance and safety.
  • Flexible approach to working duties / hours.
  • Self- motivated with good communication skills.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative.
  • Ability to work on call / out of hours when required
  • Confident working at height and on or around water.
  • Microsoft Office competent
  • Full, clean driving licence.

Competences : 1) Managerial Courage

5) Action Orientated

6) Strong Communication Skills (Written & Verbal)


  • Working knowledge of engineering / maintenance in a port industry and or heavy plant.
  • Knowledge of Lean Principles and RCA (Root Cause Analysis)

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