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Careers

 

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Do you want a job working for a dynamic, professional company with 60 years experience? Of course you do.

If you’re looking for a job, please take a look below at the positions available.

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.

Agency submissions are by invitation only.

Job Description

The Fleet Manager will be responsible for ensuring that the Company fleet (currently around 100 vehicles) is supported to be effective, legal and compliant.

 

Main responsibilities

  • To manage and administer all aspects of the company Operator license.
  • Ensure that all DVSA and company compliance standards are adhered to. This includes working with the Workshop Manager to ensure timely scheduling for PMI, MOT, servicing, drivers routine checks and that the workshop is maintained with inspections etc. Carry out audits.
  • Daily monitoring of the defect reports.
  • Review, document and improve compliance and safety in operations/safe systems of work. Support driver briefings on performance, operations, health & safety etc.
  • Take action against any infringements reports on from Tacho reports.
  • Manage and control costs of fleet maintenance and work with managers to ensure efficiency.
  • Report to senior management as required on KPI’s (costs, availability, accidents etc).
  • Ensure all incidences/accidents reported are investigated and actioned upon. Administrate Vehicle/Insurance databases and claims. Negotiate insurance renewal.
  • Support the Workshop Manager with stock strategy (levels & costs).
  • Work closely with department managers to agree scope of new vehicle purchases and manage asset disposals / new vehicle on-boarding.
  • Advise the business on industry wide developments (ie alternative fuels and emissions etc 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

  • CPC Transport Manager Qualification  / Operators License / Full DVLC
  • Compliance management experience in transport a multi-site/large fleet environment
  • Good communication, interpersonal and people management skills.
  • Good knowledge/understanding of FORS etc.
  • IT literate and experienced in preparing and delivering reports.
  • Professional, confident, flexible and positive.
  • An analytical problem solver that works well under pressure.

Job Description

  • Develop strong relationships with external clients, consultants, and other specialists;
  • Develop and maintain market awareness on materials and sub-contractor prices;
  • Maintain database of standard cost allowances and work closely with the commercial department to ensure cost assumptions are current;
  • Responsible for taking off quantities, procuring competitive quotations, analysing the results and producing finalisation documents;
  • Consider drawings and employers requirements, understand the requirements of the tender documentation;
  • Consider sub-contract quotes and attendances to incorporate into estimates;
  • Visit site to establish site constraints etc, that may affect pricing strategy;
  • Be technically competent with a very good understanding of the demolition process;
  • Analyse and critique all information provided to Department for cost effectiveness;
  • Explore and present innovative construction techniques to reduce cost;
  • Value engineer specifications and materials to enhance cost effectiveness;
  • Manage and complete PQQ`s including the technical and quality aspects for tender return;
  • 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

  • Must have a good knowledge of operation of excavators, material recycling plants, crushers, screeners and all general plant.
  • Supervising and assisting manager with the safe and efficient running of waste management and recycling site (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

  • Mobile Plant Fitter covering all types of heavy machinery including; excavators (3-50t), screeners, crushers , tele-handlers, shovels, High-Speed & Low-Speed Shredders, dozers and all types of plant used within transfer stations.
  • Maintain, repair and service all equipment as per manufacturer’s specifications.
  • Attend breakdowns on all sites as required at any other designated site.
  • Maintain parts stock or advise manager in relation to any required purchases.
  • Ensure knowledge of technical advances is kept up to date and advise if additional training or equipment is required.
  • Ensure depot workshop is kept clean, tidy and complies with all relative legislation.
  • Make sure work is carried out in a safe manner and equipment and facilities supplied are used in a way to enable this.
  • Utilise Software packages for work scheduling, machine utilization and faults & maintance

Person Specification

  • Full driving licence required.
  • CPCS card.
  • Highly capable in diagnostics and repairs of all different aspects of plant and vehicles. Minimum of 5 years experience on all aspects of heavy and light plant
  • Highly motivated site plant fitter. Able to work on own initiative and a good problem solver.
  • Knowledge of electronics / vehicle electrics and hydraulics.
  • Experience in welding and fabrication
  • Excellent communication and reporting skills.
  • Flexible approach to overtime and allocated tasks.
  • Ability to learn new products, technology and approaches
  • High regard to health and safety and the correct process
  • Adaptable to different work situations
  • Good IT Skills.
  • Fit and active

Job Description

  • To answer the telephone and handle internal and external communications courteously and efficiently, taking and placing customer orders and resolving queries effectively.
  • To coordinate outstanding skip and Roll on off orders daily and make sure that all customers are complying with the standards set out in the Terms and Conditions.
  • Take ownership of customer data ensuring it is accurate and current.
  • To inform customers of all aspects of the sale.
  • To actively sell or promote all aspects of the business.
  • Bring to the attention of the Commercial Sales Manager any complaints.
  • To ensure the customer is aware of Hazardous waste regulations on certain materials.
  • To ensure activities within operations are carried out with the highest regard to health and safety and well being of all employees, customers and members of the public in accordance with legal, environmental and company policies.
  • Any other ad-hoc duties as reasonably required.

Person Specification

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • A high level of accuracy is essential.
  • Have a good knowledge of MS Software, good computing skills and use of business applications such as Weighsoft.
  • Must be a good team player and work well under own initiative.
  • Demonstrate understanding and works to exceed customer expectations.
  • Accountable for results and long-term business objectives.
  • Must possess excellent negotiation skills and be effective at managing customer relationships.

Job Description

Main Duties

  • Hedge cutting (Must be able to cut hedges to high standard for non-agricultural customers )
  • Digestate fertiliser and slurry spreading/ injection, using Joskin Tanker equipped with application mapping soft where
  • Operating JCB Tele-handelers for materials handling rolls
  • Fertiliser, cropkare and Lime Spreading including variable rate application using KRM, Kuhn spreaders
  • Repair and maintenance to machinery

Additional duties and experience would be beneficial

  • Spraying Experience
  • Hay Making: cutting, tedding and baling then transporting and stacking the bales.
  • Grassland Maintenance
  • Muck and compost spreading
  • Cultivation Knowledge including ploughing
  • Drilling (cereals, grassland and maize)
  • Transporting diggers and machinery with tractors and low loader trailers
  • Operation of 3 to 14 ton digger
  • Baling:
  • Any other ad-hoc duties as directed by management.

Person Specification

  • Qualifications/requirements include: Tele-handler with knowledge of relevant agricultural health and safety policies and procedures.
  • Experience Using JD Greenstar for mapping Auto track and variable rate applications
  • Experienced in all operations and tractor work
  • Self-motivated.
  • Possesses can do attitude. Be flexible and adaptable including to seasonal variations to hours worked. Willing to work long unsociable hours at busy periods during the year as and when required.
  • Good communication skills within team and with customers, contractors etc.
  • Work effectively in teams and be able to work co-operatively.
  • Physically able to perform manual work.

Job Description

  • Operating/driving Diggers – 3-30 tons
  • Grading landscaping ( to high standard)
  • Ditching
  • Loading , lime and muck spreaders ,
  • Loading lorries and dumpers with various soil and materials
  • Track and road way construction
  • Screening
  • Crushing
  • Land raising
  • Construction of roadways
  • To operate wheeled and tracked dumpers
  • Operating JCB telehandler
  • Operating bulldozor  (would be an advantage but not essential)
  • Any other ad-hoc duties as directed by management

Person Specification

  • Qualifications/requirements include: Telehandler and dumper to NPORS Standard digger and screener crusher to CPCS qualifications, with knowledge of relevant agricultural and site health and safety policies and procedures.
  • Experienced in all operations described above
  • Self-motivated.
  • Possesses can do attitude. Be flexible and adaptable including to seasonal variations to hours worked. Willing to work long unsociable hours at busy periods during the year as and when required.
  • Good communication skills within team and with customers, contractors etc.
  • Work effectively in teams and be able to work co-operatively.
  • Physically able to perform manual work.