Operations Supervisor

Operations Supervisor

  • Location

    Saffron Walden

  • Sector:

    Oil, Gas, & Petrochemical

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  • Salary:


  • Contact:

    Jacob Davies

  • Contact email:

  • Contact phone:

    +44 (0)151 666 8935

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  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

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Operations Supervisor

Saffron Walden

Salary: Negotiable (PERM).

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Operations Supervisor to be based at our Oil Fuel Depot in Saffron Walden.  Working as part of a team; responsible for the safe and efficient receipt, storage and supply of middle distillate fuels for supply to a variety of company customers; and normal day to day OFD support operations.

The Depot is a top tier COMAH (Control of Major Accident Hazards 2015) and all activities need to comply with these regulations.  We therefore have a strong focus on ensuring no harm to people or the environment.


Objectives include:

•  Ensure all site operations (including satellite sites) comply with the Safety Management System.
•  Provide leadership and promote Process/Occupational Safety awareness.

•  Ensure Operational schedules are met.

•  Ensure all Operational staff comply with appropriate Operational Procedures.

•  Responsible for the Operation/effectiveness of the site SSOW processes.

Responsibilities include:

•           Ensure all working practices are safe and controlled.

•           Assist with the development of on-site and off-site emergency plans run and plan periodic emergency exercises.

•         Operation of the site in accordance with the Site Management Plan and the Safety Management System.

•           Responsible for safe operations in accordance with HSWA and COMAH regulations.

•           Upkeep and reporting of site KPI’s and monthly reports.

•           Receipt/Delivery of fuel according to the programme ensuring that fuel quality is monitored and maintained throughout the process.

•           Line management of the Operations and Stock/Admin staff and delivery of site training programme.

•           Produce and manage site operational budgets.

•           Monitor and ensure compliance with the site routine maintenance programme, supporting the maintenance team in delivery.

•           Ensure all tasks carried out conform to company policies, procedures and systems.

•           Comply with the Values and Fundamental Principles of CLH-PS.


The candidate will have:

•           5 GCSEs grade C or equivalent

•           Full driving licence

•           Recognised safety training

•           Experience on a COMAH Site

•           Good computing, numeracy and literacy skills

•           Understanding of Safe Systems of Work

•           Petroleum Storage & Handling Legislation & Guidance

•           Ability to lead, motivate and influence staff at all levels

•           Good verbal communication skills

•           Support the Cluster Manager in the management of all site staff

•           Manage performance and capability through the appropriate HR policies

The desirable candidate will have:

•           NEBOSH Certificate (Oil & Gas) or NEBOSH General Cert

•           NVQ 3 Petroleum Control Operations

•           IOSH Working Safely

•           Management development

•           Considerable experience in hydrocarbon fuel handling

•           Emergency response

•           Safe Systems of Work Practitioner

•           Fuel Quality Management

•           Ability to apply job knowledge to develop response strategies and implement them with minimal support.

•           Ability to work with the team to develop and deliver integrated ways of working to ensure the assets remain safe, operational and effective.

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