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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

  • 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

  • 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.

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

  • Full driving licence required.
  • 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

  • Create an inspiring team environment with an open communication culture. Motivate and resolve conflict. Encourage creativity, risk-taking, and constant improvement.
  • Provide team leadership and coaching and support in training and developmental needs of individual team members.
  • Identify and seek out opportunities in business systems such as Weighsoft in regard to pricing irregularities & errors and make the necessary corrections.
  • Focus the team on the tasks at hand or the internal and external customer requirements. Delegate tasks, set goals/deadlines.
  • Coordinate with internal and external customers as necessary. Handling complaints when necessary. Escalate issues which cannot be resolved by the team.
  • Familiarize the team with the customer needs, specifications, targets/goals, standards, techniques and tools to support task performance.
  • Ensure that the team addresses all relevant issues within specifications and standards
  • Provide/research necessary business information such as competitor pricing in conjunction with Marketing.
  • Ensure deliverables are prepared to satisfy the project requirements, cost and schedule.
  • Work with managers and the team to obtain necessary resources to support the team’s requirements.
  • Support projects, discuss impediments, needed resources or issues/delays in completing tasks.
  • Actively sell and promote business and ensure smooth implantation of new business.
  • Ensure all activities are carried out with the highest regards to Health and Safety.
  • Ensure all systems utilized for effective operation.
  • Monitor team performance. Provide metrics/status reporting of team activities against the program or schedule. Keep the manager informed of task accomplishment, issues and status.
  • Manage/support employee attendance, grievances, and discipline within the scope of company guidelines.
  • Serve as a focal point to communicate and resolve integration issues with other teams.
  • Facilitate problem solving and collaboration.
  • Provide guidance to the team based on management direction.
  • Support manager with financial responsibilities.
  • Manage and administer team holiday requirements to ensure business needs are constantly met.
  • Ownership of Hazardous Waste Returns to be submitted periodically when required’
  • Any other ad hoc duties as requested by manager.

Person Specification

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Excellent organisation skills, meeting deadlines, planning and prioritising workloads.
  • High level of accuracy. High analytical skills.
  • Excellent knowledge of MS software, Weighsoft and tracking systems.
  • Proven experience as team leader.
  • In depth knowledge of performance metrics.
  • Strong team player, uses initiative, confident and accountable.
  • Driver of results and change and confident decision maker.
  • Must possess excellent negotiation skills and manage relationships at all levels.
  • Effective at conflict resolution and strong motivator.

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