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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 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 fleet 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 fleet 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 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 Grab 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

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

  • Working on recycling facility, predominantly operating 360 degree/excavators to sort waste from skips, roros, tippers etc.
  • General yard tidying and skip moving will also be required, among other duties.
  • Loading screeners/crushers. General Maintenance.
  • Clean and maintain static plant (inc but not limited to basic checks, greasing, air filters, radiators, and basic health and safety checks).
  • Any other ad-hoc duties as requested by Manager (including but not limited to general yard maintenance, washing vehicles).

Person Specification

  • Suitably certified for specific machinery.
  • Effective and confident communication skills.
  • Experience in working within Waste and recycling sector is desirable.
  • Excellent relevant Health and Safety legislation and Shorts procedure knowledge.
  • Safe working attitude (wearing PPE at all times).
  • Be able to operate in a compliant manner in a challenging environment.
  • Self-motivated and flexible.
  • Punctual and reliable.
  • Be approachable and professional.
  • The ability to reason logically within tight and conflicting timeframes.
  • Willing to learn and take on new duties.
  • Demonstrate understanding and works to exceed expectations.

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.

  • Communicating with customers in the shop, on the phone and via email
  • Proactive in learning about new products and have basic understanding of the range of products
  • Taking and processing orders for tools and plant hires
  • Processing tool and PPE sales within our shop
  • Ordering sales stock
  • Trained in Hireguard insurance to ‘sell’ to our customers
  • Liaising with staff members, customers and suppliers
  • Stocking and maintaining sales goods
  • Delivering equipment at busy times
  • Partaking in training courses as necessary, possibly in own time
  • Keeping work environment clean and tidy
  • Partaking in promotional events
  • Assisting with other tasks if required
  • Assisting with other depots if required

Person Specification

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • High regard to customer satisfaction
  • Ability to learn about new products and understanding the basics of them, and be aware of competitor information
  • Must possess excellent organisational skills, meeting deadlines, plan and prioritise workloads.
  • A high level of accuracy is essential, seeking clarity when required and taking responsibility for own work. Resolve problems effectively.
  • Have a good knowledge of IT systems.
  • Must be a good team player or work well under own initiative.
  • Demonstrate understanding and works to exceed customer expectations.
  • Accountable for results and long term business objectives.
  • Work well under pressure

Job Description

This apprenticeship course covers all the basic principles you need to learn to become a plant mechanic and work with our plant engineering team and Shorts Group Ltd.

The ideal candidate will be committed to a career within Plant hire engineering and gaining the L3 NVQ in Construction Plant or Machinery Maintenance.

You’ll learn how to service and repair machines and equipment, including replacing parts and checking and calibrating instruments. You’ll study everything from basic engineering skills to the latest technological advancements in electro-hydraulics and computerised control systems. Your apprenticeship will cover:

  • Bench fitting/engineering skills/technical drawing
  • Materials and measurements
  • Servicing techniques and procedures
  • Basic electrics
  • Braking systems
  • Lifting equipment and procedures
  • Fuels/lubricants/consumables
  • Welding/brazing/soldering
  • CI and SI power units and associated systems
  • IT/communication skills
  • Multi-cyclinder power units
  • Transmissions
  • Hydraulics
  • Steering and suspension systems
  • Tracks/wheels/tyres
  • Auxiliary plant
  • Compressors, air tools and pneumatics
  • Electro-hydraulics
  • Basic electronics
  • Engine management/computerised control
  • Testing and diagnostic procedures
  • Functional and operating procedures
  • 23 AC electrical systems
  • Electrical safety testing (PAT)

During your initial 2 year Apprenticeship you will split your time as follows:

Monday to Friday 07:00 – 16:30 (1 hour unpaid lunch break), plus 4 hours by rota on a Saturday morning on site working/learning. As part of these core hours, you will spend time on residential away learning.

Year 1:

  • 16 weeks training (in 4 blocks)
  • You’ll spend the periods between college training with your employer, developing work-based skills and knowledge.

Year 2:

  • 9 weeks training (in 3 blocks)
  • You’ll spend the periods between college training with your employer, developing work-based skills and knowledge.

Qualifications you gain:

  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Plant Maintenance
  • Level 1 functional skills
  • Employment responsibilities and rights
  • Personal learning and thinking skills

Following this, it would be strongly encouraged and supported to continue to your Level 3 NVQ.

Person Specification

The ideal candidate will be committed to a career within Plant hire engineering and gaining the L3 NVQ in Construction Plant or Machinery Maintenance.  You should have a mechanical aptitude and interest, be an excellent problem solving and logical thinker. Must follow instruction 100% without shortcuts, and be comfortable with computers.

You must be reliable, honest, enthusiastic, inquisitive, and physically fit. Must be able to stay focused and stick with a task until completion. Finally, you must be comfortable working outdoors in all weather in site environments and within a workshop facility.

Academic Entry requirements:

The recommended qualifications are four GCSEs (grade D or higher).

Through the CITB, to help assess your suitability for the course, you’ll need to:

  • complete a skills learning exercise and possibly attend the college for further tests.
  • complete a questionnaire and take part in an informal discussion.

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

This role is predominantly driving an HGV Tipper vehicle.

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 Driver 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.