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If you would like to apply for any of the jobs listed below, please send your CV and a covering letter to hr@shorts-group.co.uk quoting the job reference and job title you are applying for.

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Job Description

The Transport Manager will be responsible for ensuring that the Company remains fully legal and compliant in accordance with current legislation. Duties also include controlling day-to-day activities of the vehicle workshops as well as ensuring and reporting maximum uptime of vehicle availability.

 

As a National CPC holder, you will be the License holder for all vehicles across Shorts Group Limited and Shorts Agricultural Services Limited.  You will provide general and fleet management support to the businesses, and development and implement group transport related initiatives and projects.  The current fleet size is around 100 vehicles, covering both LGV and vans.

Main responsibilities

  • Full responsibility for the Vehicle Workshop, with staff responsibility for the existing Workshop Manager and fitting staff.
  • Develop the culture, effectiveness, competitiveness, efficiency and excellence of Transport by creating key relationships with department managers ensuring they are provided with a fully functioning and efficient fleet of vehicles.
  • Report to the senior management team on a monthly basis, with focus on relevant KPI’s to include accident repair costs, vehicle availability, accident management and reduction, procurement strategy etc.
  • Support the Workshop Manager with work scheduling to ensure that individual fitting staff workloads are scheduled appropriately and meet the requirements of the business.
  • Ensure compliance with all drivers:
    • Monitor and investigate Tacho infringements using Tacho Master equipment.
    • Vehicle Licence checks (supported by the Compliance Officer)
    • Ensure Drivers CPCs are maintained and all training arranged as required.
  • Ensure compliance / no infringements in respect of the Company’s Operating licence undertakings (OCRS score monitoring)
  • Responsibility for both Vehicle and Insurance databases, including administration of adding and removing vehicles from insurance, managing administration for accidents and claims as well as negotiation for insurance renewal.
  • Actively promote Health & Safety. Ensure work is compliant in planning and delivery.
    Compile and review safety documentation detailing the safe systems of works to be adopted. Carry out safety briefings. Report accidents and incidents. Monitor works and report concerns. Ensure all staff under your control have received the required training to safety undertake their works.
  • Support the Workshop Manager with stock strategy to such that stock levels are maintained and ordered, achieving efficiency of purchase relative to the fleet size (which includes which tyre purchases, consumables etc).
  • Support the Workshop Manager in overseeing the vehicle maintenance program (PMI’s) to make sure vehicles are in excellent condition, legally compliant and that all workshop equipment is serviceable and inspected
  • Work closely with individual department managers to agree scope and requirement of new vehicle purchases and manage the asset disposals and new vehicle on-boarding processes.
  • Advise the business on industry wide developments especially in relation to the operation of alternative fuels and reduction in emissions in line with legislation changes.
  • Acquire and maintain FORS status.
  • Carry out any other reasonable request as required by your Line Manager or the Customer.

Person Specification

  • You would have substantial transport & fleet management experience in a multi-site environment.
  • Deliver excellent customer service.
  • Good knowledge/understanding of FORS etc.
  • IT literate
  • Be proactive with a positive approach to delivering change, able to work with high levels of integrity and common sense.
  • You will be highly analytical and be able to synthesise complex problems, carry out your own analysis using various different tools and be able to develop practical solutions.
  • Must have experience in managing a large versatile fleet of vehicles and equipment.
  • You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills which will enable you to work with others to find common ground and to persuade them to support your initiatives.
  • You will have people management experience, be a charismatic leader with a coaching style and able to help people maximise their potential.
  • Demonstrate the ability to think and act quickly in emergencies or under pressure.

Job Description

The work and fleet are varied and include 3.5 tonne to 32 tonne. An HGV Driver covers Skips, RoRo’s, Tippers, RCVs, Beavertails (this list is not exhaustive) (once appropriate level of training is provided) and should complete all operational duties within guidelines ensuring that wherever possible performance targets are met or exceeded. Complete work instructions, ensuring all relevant information (inc PDA), is completed/filled in.

  • Remain vigilant and challenge anything that may result in service failure or complaints from the customer. Raise issues asap.
  • To comply fully with Shorts group ISO and Health and Safety policies. Comply with all traffic laws and legislation as well as safe working practices within the disposal site with relation to your duties including the security and weight of loads.
  • Comply with details laid out in Shorts driver manual (once received and signed for).
  • To ensure that each day all completed work is detailed on your daily worksheet and that they are handed in daily/weekly along with the daily vehicle check sheets, fuel receipts and Weighbridge tickets.
  • To wear the correct safety equipment (PPE) and Shorts Group uniform at all times.
  • Responsible for ensuring that refuse / recycling material collections are completed.
  • Ensuring that the vehicle is safe to take onto the highway, undertaking daily routine checks of the vehicle as set down in Shorts procedures and VOSA.
  • Collecting recycling material in a safe manner and unloading the vehicle at the designated disposal point.
  • Ensuring that the vehicle is left in a clean state at the end of the working day.
  • Reporting of any incidents or accidents regardless of location.
  • To assist new and existing team members in sharing experience and ideas
  • To take part in any training that is supplied/given.
  • Any other duties designated by your direct Supervisor/Manager.

Person Specification

  • You should hold a minimum of a Class 2 Licence. You must have a fully valid Driver CPC.
  • Must have Tipper driving experience.
  • Multi-skilled driver ideally with experience of the waste industry and of Industrial and Commercial Collections.
  • Good time keeping.
  • Conscientious & possesses can do attitude.
  • Good communication skills within team and with customers.
  • Work effectively in teams and be able to work co-operatively.
  • Physically able to perform manual tasks.
  • Customer friendly.
  • Flexible approach to overtime and tasks allocated.
  • Good geographical area knowledge.
  • High regard to Health and safety and following procedures. Good safe working attitude.

Job Description

  • To provide exceptional, pro-active Account Management to our new and existing clients.
  • Achieve and exceed targets/growth.
  • Proactively find and generate sales opportunities.
  • Proactively generate customer meetings.
  • Build strong relationships with customers to ensure repeat business.
  • Actively quote for work. Build a pipeline of prospective clients.
  • Understand customer requirements and find suitable solutions to meet those needs.
  • Core understanding of services to be able to present all a total waste solution.
  • Direct interface with clients to assist with the resolution of customer concerns.
  • Collate database of information regarding contacts/sales leads etc.
  • Ensure smooth implantation of new business, liaising with stakeholders as appropriate.
  • Regularly benchmark competitors to assess our competitiveness within the market.
  • Engage in and evaluate customer feedback to ensure service meets or exceeds expectations (and is in line with legislations/regulations etc.).
  • Fully aware of and promote health and safety.
  • Any other ad hoc duties as required

Person Specification

  • Strong commercial understanding of waste recycling.
  • Strong financial/commercial acumen
  • Be able to operate in a compliant manner in a challenging environment.
  • Strong business development and sales experience. Driven and enthusiastic with ability to understand needs.
  • Excellent negotiation and closing skills.
  • Strong presentation skills.
  • Self-motivated as well as a good motivator
  • Be proactive and constructive in problem solving.
  • Be approachable and professional.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • IT literate
  • Must possess excellent organisational skills, meeting deadlines, plan and prioritise workloads. The ability to reason logically within tight and conflicting timeframes.
  • Demonstrate understanding and works to exceed customer expectations.
  • Fully compliant with laws and regulations.

Job Description

Shorts Demolition are seeking an experienced Demolition Estimator with a passion to develop their skills by joining our Estimating and Bid Management Team. This opportunity will enable the successful candidate to work closely with more experienced colleagues becoming a valued and senior member of this Department. Initial duties will include but may not be limited to the following activities;

  • Estimating and preparing the cost of demolition tenders using first principles
  • Develop the estimate at a level of detail appropriate to the size and complexity of the project, providing outline method statements in line with the pricing strategy along with assumptions and clarifications
  • Develop initial tender programmes in conjunction with the proposed project team
  • Identify potential cost risks and opportunities within tender submissions
  • Sourcing supplier and sub-contractor quotations
  • Lead the tender submission process, tender preparation and ultimately submit the tender in conjunction with the Bid Management Department
  • Present, discuss and review the tender proposal with the Demolition manager prior to submission. Attendance at post tender negotiations and contract reviews
  • Liaising with clients, consultants, sub-contractors, suppliers and stakeholders
  • Post contract commercial
  • Based at our Head Office in Bracknell

Person Specification

  • Knowledge of relevant demolition/health and safety policies and procedures.
  • Estimator experience.
  • Enthusiastic and self-motivated.
  • Be approachable and professional.
  • Must possess excellent organisational skills, meeting deadlines, plan and prioritise workloads.
  • Prior experience in a sales or administration role in construction or demolition industry.
  • Excellent communication and IT skills. Good ability with Microsoft Excel spreadsheets.

Job Description

For Plant and Tool ranges including but not limited to:

Access Platforms, Drilling & Breaking, Cleaning, Compaction, Decorating, Garden & Landscaping, Hand Tools & Power Tools, Material Lifting & Support, Plant Machinery & Attachments, Plumbing, Power Generation & Lighting, Pumping Heating & Drying, Site Works & Building, Surface Preparation and Concreting, Welding & Woodworking.

 

  • Loading / unloading vehicles
  • Delivering / collecting plant and tools
  • Completing necessary paperwork
  • Keep up to date with and follow health and safety and other procedures.
  • Report any vehicle defaults.
  • Assisting at other depots if required
  • Assisting with non-driving jobs at depot if required including yard areas
  • Partaking in training courses as necessary, possibly in own time
  • Keeping necessary qualifications up to date
  • Liaising with staff members and customers

Person Specification

  • CPCS & Full driving licence required. Tacho card.
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Literate
  • Customer friendly
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Flexible approach to overtime and tasks allocated.
  • Good geographical area knowledge.
  • High regard to Health and safety and follow processes.
  • High regard to customer satisfaction
  • Ability to learn about new products and understanding them to good level
  • Must be a good team player or work well under own initiative.
  • Demonstrate understanding and works to exceed customer expectations.
  • Fit and active.

Job Description

  • You will be operating the weighbridge to weigh vehicles in and out of the site and provide direction to incoming / outgoing vehicles to ensure effective traffic flow of vehicles around the site.
  • You will make sure that our site is compliant with the site permit (specifically around acceptance of waste).
  • As the weighbridge operator you will complete paperwork to ensure the site complies with legislation (e.g. weighbridge tickets, duty of care etc).
  • Provide excellent customer service from you.
  • Assist with updating spreadsheets (recording and calculating inputs and outputs for the site), controlling visitors and contractors.
  • Processing Holiday/absences on system as required.
  • Willing to travel to other sites as required.
  • Any other ad hoc duties as requested by Manager.

Person Specification

  • Effective and confident communication skills and a high level of attention to detail.
  • Excellent relevant Health and Safety legislation knowledge.
  • Be able to operate in a compliant manner in a challenging environment.
  • Self-motivated.
  • IT literate.
  • Be approachable and professional.
  • Must possess excellent organisational skills. The ability to reason logically within tight and conflicting timeframes.
  • Demonstrate understanding and works to exceed expectations.

Job Description

  • Supervising and assisting manager with the safe and efficient running of waste management and recycling site (St Georges) (Skip, Tipper/Grab, Demolition and Trade Waste, Crushing and Screening)
  • Controlling production input and output, ensuring processes run smoothly and managing expectations (outputs include crushed concrete/brick, soil, mulch, shredded wood, and residual waste etc).
  • On site Health & safety monitoring, compliance with legislation and assisting with improving site layout and operations.
  • Supervising of various staff (pickers and operatives)and controlling employee resources
    • Dealing with any staffing issues
    • Assist with training and development of site staff
  • Manage stock levels where appropriate
  • Producing / reporting to Manager as required.
  • Sampling/analysis of waste where required.
  • Reporting defects as required.
  • Any other ad hoc duties as required

Person Specification

  • Must have good computer skills.
  • Ideally have NEBOSH or IOSH qualifications.
  • Must have Experience working within waste recycling transfer stations.
  • Knowledge of relevant health and safety policies and procedures.
  • Self-motivated as well as a good motivator
  • Be open to and encourage change.
  • Be proactive and constructive in problem solving and conflict management.
  • Be approachable and professional.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to reason logically within tight and conflicting timeframes.

Job Description

For Plant and Tool ranges including but not limited to:

Access Platforms, Drilling & Breaking, Cleaning, Compaction, Decorating, Garden & Landscaping, Hand Tools & Power Tools, Material Lifting & Support, Plant Machinery & Attachments, Plumbing, Power Generation & Lighting, Pumping Heating & Drying, Site Works & Building, Surface Preparation and Concreting, Welding & Woodworking.

  • Test, maintain and service plant and hand tools.
  • Site visits to repair equipment.
  • May have to deliver / collect equipment if required.
  • Assisting with other tasks/depots if required.
  • Liaising with staff members, customers and suppliers.
  • Partaking in training courses as necessary, possibly in own time.
  • Clean all returned hire equipment.
  • Maintain the workshop test and ancillary equipment.
  • Assist customers with loading & unloading (if required).
  • Maintain the appearance of the hire fleet with bodywork repairs & painting including updating the fleet numbers.
  • Liaise with office staff regarding equipment required for future bookings.
  • If required, assist the drivers with loading or unloading of vehicles.
  • Keep the workshop and plant yard clean & tidy at all times.
  • Lock the containers outside the plant yard at the end of each day.
  • Show and apply competence to comply with all ISOs.
  • Any other ad hoc duties as requested by Manager.

Person Specification

  • Full driving licence required.
  • Experience in plant engineering/fitting/testing as above and small power tools.
  • Ability to learn about new products and understanding them to good level and be aware of competitor information.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Computer Literate.
  • Flexible approach to overtime and tasks allocated.
  • Good geographical area knowledge.
  • High regard to Health and safety and follow processes.
  • High regard to customer satisfaction
  • Ability to learn about new products and understanding them to good level
  • Must be a good team player or work well under own initiative.
  • Demonstrate understanding and works to exceed customer expectations.
  • Analytical in problem solving.
  • Fit and active.