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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

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

  • 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

  • Plant fitter covering all types of machinery including; fixed plant, disc cutters, crushers, screeners,  up to 50t & demolition excavators, loaders, shovels, wood / waster grinders, dozers, vehicles, pumps and all types of plant used on tips and 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.

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 electronic s / vehicle electrics and hydraulics.
  • Experience in welding and fabrication a benefit.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Flexible approach to overtime and allocated tasks.
  • Ability to learn new products and understand them.
  • High regard to health and safety and the correct process
  • Adaptable to different work situations
  • Fit and active

Job Description

  • Plant fitter covering all types of machinery including; fixed plant, crushers, screeners, excavators, loaders, shovels, wood / waster grinders, dozers, vehicles, pumps and all types of plant used on tips and 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.

Person Specification

  • Full driving licence required.
  • Highly capable in diagnostics and repairs of all different aspects of plant and vehicles.
  • Knowledge of electronic s / vehicle electrics and hydraulics.
  • Experience in welding and fabrication a benefit.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Flexible approach to overtime and allocated tasks.
  • Ability to learn new products and understand them.
  • High regard to health and safety and the correct process
  • Adaptable to different work situations
  • Fit and active

Job Description

  • Supervising and assisting efficient running of waste management and recycling site picking station/s
  • Controlling production ensuring processes run smoothly and managing expectations of outputs of extracting recyclables
  • On site Health & safety monitoring, compliance with legislation and assisting with site 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
  • 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 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

  • Delivery and collecting of portable toilets.
  • Servicing, emptying and cleaning of portable toilets and restocking consumables.
  • Daily checking of your van and equipment. Remain vigilant and challenge anything that may result in service failure or complaints from the customer. Raise issues asap.
  • To comply ISO and Health and Safety policies.
  • To ensure that each day all completed work is detailed on your daily worksheet.
  • To wear the correct safety equipment (PPE) and uniform at all times.
  • Ensuring that the vehicle is safe to take onto the highway, undertaking daily routine checks of the vehicle as set down in company procedures and VOSA.
  • 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 take part in any training that is supplied/given to attain HGV class 2.
  • Any other duties designated by your direct Supervisor/Manager.

Person Specification

  • You should hold a valid DVLC (cat B)
  • 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 carry out cleansing operations work as directed, using plant and equipment for which you hold appropriate licence in a safe and responsible manner and in compliance with the Company’s and the Client’s safety procedures

  • To carry out cleansing operations duties as assigned by your Line Manager or the Depot Manager – e.g. street cleansing
  • To carry out jet washing of public pathways as directed
  • To carry out dust suppression works as and when required
  • To carry out gullysucking duties as directed.
  • To provide details of engine hours worked information for each item of plant
  • To maintain the cab of any vehicle used in a clean and tidy condition
  • Act as an ambassador for the Company at all times, being courteous to Clients and other road users
  • To notify the Company of any incidents that may impact on the status of your driving licence
  • To drive other company vehicles as and when requested.
  • Any other duties as may reasonably be requested from time to time.

Person Specification

Essential Skills * Fully conversant with the safe operation (and where appropriate, the maintenance requirements) of the plant used in the role

  • Holds valid and appropriate driving licence for the plant used in the role
  • Aware of the appropriate safety procedures and attentive to risk at all times
  • Ability to check machinery
  • A team player who looks out for the members of the team as well as themselves
  • Polite, customer focused and the desire to do a good job

Required licence or certification:

Class 2 Licence

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.
  • 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

  • Test, maintain and service vehicles.
  • Assisting with other tasks/depots if required.
  • Liaising with staff members, taking instruction from the Workshop Manager.
  • Partaking in training courses as necessary.
  • Maintain the workshop in a clean tidy condition.
  • Show and apply competence to comply with all ISOs.
  • Any other ad hoc duties as requested by Manager.

Person Specification

  • Full driving licence required. LGV Class 2 an advantage.
  • Experience in vehicles fitting/testing.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Flexible approach to overtime and tasks allocated.
  • High regard to Health and safety and follow processes.
  • Ability to learn about new products and understanding them to good level.
  • Must be a good team player or work well under own initiative.
  • Analytical in problem solving.
  • Fit and active.

Job Description

·         To assist in the loading of refuse and recycling vehicles, whether domestic, trade refuse or Bulky collections.

·         To assist where trained to  act as a revering assistant in line with Shorts Safe Working Procedure

·         To learn the route planning, identify where bin locations are.

·         To carry out the work in accordance with the Companies procedures in a safe manner with regard for members of the public and other crew members.
·         To familiarise yourself with all relevant Safe Methods of Operation relating to the particular tasks with which you have been assigned and to implement them accordingly.
·         Be responsible for ensuring that the vehicle have hard hat, extinguisher and first aid kit are available within the vehicle each working day and report any missing/defective items to your Manager/Supervisor.
·         To complete all assigned duties to the satisfaction of the Waste Service Manager
·         Report all bins not presented, contamination, side refuse and overloaded bins or at the earliest opportunity to the Environmental Supervisor.
·         Reporting broken or damaged bins found on the rounds.
·         To familiarise yourself and comply with all Site Safety Instructions relating to all Landfill sites, waste transfer stations and Recycling sites.
·         To assist in the delivery of leaflets/sacks etc. when directed.

Person Specification

  • Qualifications/requirements: knowledge of relevant health and safety policies and procedures.
  • Self-motivated and work with minimum supervision.
  • 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.
  • Good safe working attitude.

Job Description

  • Picking recyclable materials such as metals, plastics, and cardboard from a moving conveyor belt.
  • Ensuring quality and recovery rates are maximized.
  • Cleaning conveyor belts to ensure they are free of dust and debris.
  • Working with onsite staff to clean heavy duty machinery and equipment.
  • Housekeeping of the operator cabins and site as requested.
  • Any other ad hoc duties as required

Person Specification

  • Health and safety conscious approach and familiar with procedures.
  • Honest, and reliable.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Possesses can do/flexible attitude.
  • Good communication skills within team.
  • Work effectively in teams or alone and be able to work co-operatively.
  • A good eye for detail and work well under instruction.