Our mission is to make Britain a safer place. If you want to work for an ‘Award Winning Company’ that leaves nothing to chance, it’s a no brainer, British Engineering Services is the place for you!

For over 160 years, our highly skilled Engineer Surveyors and Engineering Consultants have inspected, tested and reported on industrial machinery from passenger lifts and escalators, to MEWP’s, forklift trucks and cranes in order to keep the UK industry, businesses and public safe. We are proud to have evolved into the successful company we are today, everything we do has been tried and tested. Year on year we invest in our people, systems and infrastructure and will continue to do so for generations to come.

As a Unit Leader with British Engineering Services, you will inspire and lead a field-based team of 25- 30 multi-disciplined Engineer Surveyors who are experts in their discipline (Pressure or Machinery) in the South West England zone. You will support and guide your team in their day to day role which involves providing high-quality inspections for a variety of customers and industries, ultimately helping us in our mission to make Britain a safer place.

To be considered for this role you will live in the Taunton area.

What will I be doing?

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    In its simplest and most explicit form, industrial safety can be a matter of life or death. As a Unit Leader for British Engineering Services, you will be helping to make Britain a safer place for industry, businesses and for people whenever and wherever.

    The Unit Leader is a varied role, with a focus on leadership, performance, safety and customers alongside the key responsibilities which include forecasting, conflict resolution, systems management, reporting, and day to day management of a team.

    Some of your other responsibilities will include:
    Completing accompanied days with all team members

    Ensuring that work is resourced efficiently and effectively

    Supporting recruitment across the Engineer Surveyor workforce- shortlisting, interviewing and on-boarding candidates

    Ensuring that your team are achieving all operational targets and requirements

    Identifying and implementing improvements in commercial performance, operating efficiency, people capability and outstanding customer focus

    Building the commercial reputation of the Unit you lead and business

    Administrative tasks such as signing off time sheets and expenses

    Welcoming customer feedback and resolving customer issues and complaints

    Always providing an exceptional level of customer service, whilst representing our brilliant company professionally

    What makes British Engineering Services a great place to work?

    We are independent for a reason, we do what we do better than anyone else and we do it our own way. Take our drive and ambition along with years of REAL industry experience and we have honed and perfected the well-oiled machine that is British Engineering Services.

    If you work for us, you will get the below and, so much more:
    Competitive salary from £50,000*

    Up to 10% pension contribution

    £5,000 car cash allowance and paid travel time

    Discretionary annual company bonus and yearly salary review

    Laptop (surface go) and mobile phone provided

    Access to our excellent company benefits portal including; retail, fitness and cinema discounts

    A day to celebrate just you, with your birthday off

    Opportunity to buy extra holidays for special events

    The support of a superb employee assistance programme

    Opportunity for flexible working hours, we want you to have that work life balance.

    • Salaries are dependent on location and experience.

    What experience do I need?

    Our team consists of the best, highly skilled and qualified Engineer Surveyors and we want our new recruits to have the same attitude, aptitude and appetite for what we do.

    To be successful in this role you will:
    Offer significant experience leading and managing field-based teams

    Be organised, with experience managing scheduling and budgets

    See a problem as an opportunity and welcome use of your analytical skills to aid your decisions

    Have a passion for seeing people develop, and ideally hold previous experience managing a field-based team will highlight this

    Display strong relationship-building and influencing skills

    Be Flexible and willing to work from home

    Have a positive and resolution focused attitude

    Be confident using IT systems; Microsoft Teams, CRM, Procurify, FLS, Excel etc

    Demonstrate true customer focus

    To apply for this role, simply click “Apply”. We ask for some basic contact information and a CV or your LinkedIn profile, it’s that easy! Please keep in mind, successful candidates will be required to complete the relevant background checks as part of the recruitment process.

    We want to inspire everyone to see how important safety is and we expect the same from our people. And if you’re on the same page as us about that and you’ve got the right skills, experience and attitude, you’ll fit right in. Simple. We’re all about diversity and inclusion and that means we want our people to be themselves. We’re delighted to be an equal opportunities employer and that will never change!

    British Engineering Services, making Britain a safer place.

    British Engineering Services


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