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Job Introduction

ALE is currently looking for a Supervisor with experience across the whole range of heavy lifting and transport operations and equipment, however if you have experience working with Strand Jacks (and possibly transport equipment as well) then this could be the perfect role for you.  As a supervisor you will be responsible for leading the team and managing operational projects on various sites. You will be an integral member of the ALE team and will have a full and varied role.

Role Responsibility

  • Supervise the operation of strand jacks including preparation, assembly, and erection of strand jack systems.
  • Drive, load / offload, mobilise and operation of trailers, installation, rigging and general maintenance.
  • Manage the operational team on site and / or at the yard
  • Monitor operational site budget and report any potential variations or deviations from agreed scope of work to the project manager
  • Ensure all pre-operational checks are carried out and recorded, and report any deviations and / or malfunctions of equipment in a timely manner. When equipment has been reassembled post-transport, ensure a functional test is carried out on site
  • Attend and participate in project meetings as required
  • Ensure that all work is carried out according to the method statement
  • Deliver, organize and attend toolbox talks and kick-off meetings at the beginning of each project
  • To communicate regularly with the client, project manager, and operations manager during the project in a professional manner.
  • Carry out and record site inspections at the beginning of a project or phase
  • Ensure that all Health, Safety, Quality and Environmental (HSQE) requirements are met, and promote and participate in all HSQE and training initiatives such as SSOT
  • Carry out route surveys when required
  • Support the operations manager with annual performance review of operational employees
  • To contribute to a co-operative working environment within the company

The Ideal Candidate



  • Supervisory qualification



  • Clear understanding of hydraulic lifting and transport equipment and its use



  • Hands-on experience with electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic equipment
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a similar role/industry


  • 5 or more years’ hands-on experience specifically with strand jacks and SPMT
  • Relevant experience in the petrochemical, construction or similar industry for a minimum of two years



  • Fluent in English, both oral and written
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of staff
  • Must be able to work as part of, and lead a team
  • Must possess the ability to learn new techniques and procedures
  • Able to invent and put forward new methods of work and or modifications to existing systems
  • Able to solve ad-hoc problems quickly with clearly defined solutions


  • Clear concise communicator – written and verbal
  • Able to adapt communication style



  • High level of self-motivation
  • Adaptable and used to taking the lead
  • Organised and logical
  • Proactive and willing to learn



  • Willingness to travel
  • Driving licence
  • Passport


  • Visa

Package Description

Competitive, dependent upon experience

About the Company

Formed in 1983, ALE employs 2,200 people in more than 40 businesses across the world.  The company has grown tenfold in the last ten years, and is continuing to reach out to new locations and sectors.

ALE is an engineering specialist. The core activity of the group involves engineering solutions for the horizontal and vertical movement of very large individual items.

Our expertise lies in all aspects of heavy lifting and transportation, including specialised cranes, transporters, hydraulic equipment, and barges. The unique nature of our work means that we rely on highly skilled operators and engineers to work on our projects in a safety critical environment.

ALE serve a wide variety of industry sectors worldwide, ranging from power generation to ports, from renewables to oil and gas, and from civil engineering to mining.  We work both onshore and offshore, and in many other challenging environments from high altitude, to desert and even arctic conditions. 

Formed in 1983, ALE employs 2,200 people in more than 40 businesses across the world.  The company has grown tenfold in the last ten years, and is continuing to reach out to new locations and sectors.


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