Site Supervisor

  • Location: Scotland
  • Closing date: 29.03.2024
  • Reference: BGEN156700
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  • A broad range of exciting projects
  • Excellent career development opportunities
  • An opportunity to make a difference
  • Be part of a friendly and supportive culture
  • Job security
  • A broad range of exciting projects
  • Excellent career development opportunities
  • An opportunity to make a difference
  • Be part of a friendly and supportive culture
  • Job security

LV Site Supervisor

BGEN is a UK leader in Mechanical, Electrical and Digital Engineering, working with some of the world's biggest companies, delivering a wide range of complex engineering projects that keep economies moving. We have a proud history that stretches back over 100 years and have operated in more than 50 counties around the world.

Our ambition is to be one of the best performing, most recognised private engineering companies in the UK. We are proud of the work we do and the critical projects we deliver to better lives. We are passionate about engineering playing a positive role in society and is central to our purpose of keeping economies moving through meaningful engineering.


To join our LV Engineering Team to deliver the field service and site supervision requirements for our clients. The role requires attendance to client sites to survey existing systems and carry out modifications on existing electrical installations. Duties will involve control panel modifications, PLC system upgrades and wiring migrations, including complete site testing and commissioning of control systems.

Additional responsibilities will include site supervision of BGEN employees, subcontractors and third parties onsite, with compliance for SHEQ and related site activities/documentation.


Field engineering and site supervision services on utility assets throughout the United Kingdom.

The jobholder will need to spend the majority of their time on client sites as necessary to deliver the function.


Size of projects: Primarily working on utility projects - multiple sites - project value >£1M.

Location of projects: Utility assets throughout the United Kingdom.


BGEN Ltd - Technology SBU.

The job holder shall report to a nominated LV Project Engineer (regional office based) and liaise closely with the LV & SI Engineering Teams.

Principal accountabilities

  • Site supervision ensuring all activities undertaken on site comply with BGEN SHEQ and Safety requirements, processes and procedures in additional to any local site requirements.
  • Responsible for daily supervision of team on site, the control and completion of all site level documentation and quality of working being carried out.
  • Hold daily briefing on site for BGEN personnel, contractors and other site personnel.
  • Weekly progress reporting to project PM.
  • Preparation of RAM's, review of contractor RAM's/site level documentation and ensuring compliance to enable safe working on site.
  • Control of all BGEN issued permits for both BGEN employees and subcontractors (where required).
  • Ensure work is organized/planned/monitored to be carried out safely and efficiently.
  • Liaising on day to day basis with clients/other contractors onsite.
  • Ensure all site non-conformities are reported and resolved.
  • Working to defined procedures, carry out installation, modification and testing of control systems equipment and associated communications devices.
  • Ensure equipment supplied by BGEN is installed correctly and in accordance with manufacturers recommendations.
  • Ensure equipment manufactured and configured by BGEN meets the project requirements, is complete and completely tested and delivers a high level of customer satisfaction.
  • Ensure ''best practice'' testing and commissioning processes are adopted.
  • Assume responsibility for safe use and care of company tools and vehicles (Van).
  • Manage equipment and materials supplies required for site work.
  • Travel to sites throughout the U.K. and be prepared to spend some time away from home in overnight accommodation.
  • Completion of task related H&S documentation.
  • Completion of test documentation.
  • Management of stock levels (LV Site work related materials) from within the Grangemouth Office, as per 'Grangemouth LV Stock' document

Special features

  • Must understand the needs of BGEN Technology and BGEN Ltd as a whole.
  • Some knowledge or experience of Telemetry systems would be advantageous.
  • Must be able to work under own initiative and be able to drive site work forward to completion within set timescales.
  • Must have a good level of Electrical/Electronic/Controls systems technical ability proven through "hands on" experience.
  • Must be a team player and able to integrate well in to our existing LV Engineering team. Field work will generally be carried out by two man teams.
  • Must have good interpersonal skills and have the ability to effectively communicate at all levels.
  • Must encourage collaborative working where appropriate.
  • Must possess good organisational skills and the ability to multi-task, prioritise activities and work under time pressures
  • Must possess problem/conflict resolution skills, both internally and with clients.
  • Must hold full UK driving license.


  • Competent as an industrial electrician (NVQ Level 3 or equivalent):
  • ECS/CSCS Gold Cardholder (appropriate related discipline).
  • C&G Requirements for Electrical Installations (18th Edition) (2382).
  • C&G Electrical inspection and testing (2391).
  • IOSH Managing Safety.
  • CITB- Site Supervision Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS).
  • Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW).

Job related experience

  • Individuals will ideally have previous experience of working on industrial sites and greater than 3 years "hands on" experience in an Engineering environment.
  • Experience in the following areas would be advantageous;
    • Electrical & Instrumentation Installation.
    • Electrical & Electronic Engineering.
    • Control Systems & Instrumentation.
    • Communications Networks.
    • Telemetry Systems.
  • The applicant must possess good I.T. skills and be fully proficient in Microsoft Office 365 (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint) software.
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels within the organisation and with clients.
  • Good organisational skills with previous experience in leading an on-site team.

Safety & Product training requirements

  • OEMs: (Siemens / Pulsar / ABB / Regin / Xylem / Multismart / etc.) training required to enable configuration / set up of VSDs, Level Controllers, Telemetry Outstations etc.
  • Health & Safety training - ECS, EUSR IOSH, CITB etc. required to comply with client site access rules.

Note, BGEN will provide the above training as required.

LV Switchgear and controlgear assemblies

  • To be fully familiar with different styles of Form 2 and Form 4 low-voltage assemblies: local control panels / motor control centres / switchboards.
  • Devices & Components: Familiarisation and wiring of contactors, overload relays, control relays, VSDs, soft starts, level controllers, flow controllers, motorised valves etc.
  • Wiring: Accurate interpretation of schematic diagrams, methods of wiring, selection / ratings of cables.
  • Site works: Familiarisation with the installation of local control panels / motor control centres, be able to organize and carry out modifications to existing control systems safely.

LV Engineering / Design

  • Integrate with the LV Engineering Team, providing LV Design support as required:
  • Updating / modification of drawings using CAD Software (AutoCAD, Promis.e).
  • Assistance with LV Designs, producing general arrangement diagrams and schematic drawings.
  • Understand methods of hardware control (types of motor-starters, DOL, Star Delta, VSD and Soft-start.).
  • Understand / schematic diagrams, for motor-starters / relay control.
  • Understand control philosophies, user-requirement specifications, functional design specifications and customer requirements.
  • Be familiar with the different types of PLC systems - Siemens / Rockwell / Mitsubishietc.
  • Be familiar with various OEM PLC system architectures.
  • Be familiar with industrial communications networks - Ethernet, ProfiNET ProfiBUS, DeviceNet, ControlNet related implications & set up.
  • Be familiar with methods of addressing - both internal registers / external IO.
  • Be familiar with down loading/ up loading and verifying software.
  • Be able to interrogate PLC software to assist with commissioning / fault finding.

Site testing

  • Produce Method Statements / Risk Assessments as required and in line with client requirements, modify if necessary prior to commencing any site testing activities.
  • Adhere to / comment on client commissioning plans.
  • Carry out initial inspections - ascertain the installation is complete and ready for commissioning (obtain documentation from clients to confirm.).
  • Ensure plant is in a safe state to energise / run.
  • Carry out initial hardware testing with client's engineers (energise the system, check all hard-wired IO), check all instruments are wired / signals are OK etc.).
  • Be competent in the setting of VSD's, Soft Starts, Level, Flow, Heating, and Pressure Controllers etc.
  • Check / test electrical cabling installations.
  • Check panel / site communications - networks are functional, all devices are visible on the network and the networks are healthy.
  • Assist the client with functional commissioning - putting the plant to work.
  • Keep accurate site logs / day work records - liaise with clients' representative.
  • Be commercially aware - log / act on all scope changes (i.e. variations to cost/delivery).


Level 4 working towards level 5 (Refer to LV Engineering Competency Assessment).

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