JT20 543


We’re Recruiting!

Shorts Group are always on the lookout for enthusiastic and hard working individuals to join the team. With a diverse range of roles across the business, we are looking for candidates with a variety of skills and experience. 

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.

We are an equal opportunities employer and are committed to the principle of equality in accordance with legislative provisions.

The recruitment and selection processes are crucially important to ensure equal opportunities, employee retention and satisfaction, as well as company performance.

We adopt a consistent, non-discriminatory approach to recruitment and selection.

Immigration and visa sponsorship are not available.
Agency submissions are by invitation only.

Available jobs:

  • 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 

This apprenticeship course covers all the basic principles you need to learn to become a plant mechanic/​engineer and work with our plant engineering team at Shorts Group Ltd. You’ll learn how to service and repair machines and equipment, including replacing parts and checking and calibrating instruments. You’ll study basic engineering skills to the latest technological advancements. Your apprenticeship will cover:

  • Preparation of machinery for hire.
  • Pre-delivery inspection of machinery carried out in accordance with manufacturers and employer procedures.
  • Performing routine service and maintenance operations in accordance with manufacturer’s schedules and employer’s instructions.
  • The preparation of equipment for repair for example, cleaning, dismantling and reassembly of machinery and their component parts, this may be carried out under supervision or in accordance with procedures or written briefs.
  • Conducting routine machine operation and systems testing.
  • Handing over machinery plant and equipment to the control and use of others in the workplace.

These operations typically take place under the supervision of an experienced technician in the workplace. The nature of the job role presents challenges ranging from routine maintenance to the repair of elementary mechanical faults. This requires a diverse blend of skills, industry underpinning knowledge and the disciplines required for environmental and safe working practice.

Entry Requirements: Learners applying for an Apprenticeship Standard must meet the following entry requirements:· For level 2, GCSE Grade 3 – 9 English and maths (or equivalent) will be required.· For level 3 and above, a GCSE Grade 4 – 9 English and maths (or equivalent) will be required. (Some Standards will also require additional GCSE qualifications such as Science + 1 other GCSE for the Plant Mechanics Standard).

You should have a mechanical aptitude and interest, be an excellent problem solving and logical thinker. Must follow instruction 100%, strong attention to detail with a disciplined approach to health and safety 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. Must be a team player and an open, honest communicator. You should have a willingness to learn, adapt and ask questions. Finally, you must be comfortable working outdoors in all weather in site environments and within a workshop facility.

At the end of the course you will be expected to complete an End Point Assessment (EPA) consisting of a written and practical assessment along with a professional discussion. You’ll spend the periods between college training with your employer, developing work-based skills and knowledge. The Land-based service engineer is a 24 month course with a six month EPA period. It will consist of 27 weeks of college training delivered in blocks of 3 to 4 weeks. The course will likely begin with the CITB in Q1 2022. Offers are subject to acceptance on this course.

  • Responsible for safe and efficient running of waste management and recycling within waste transfer station.
  • Controlling production input and output, ensuring processes run smoothly and managing expectations (outputs include crushed concrete/​brick, soil, etc).
  • On site Health & safety monitoring and ensuing compliance with legislation.
  • Controlling budgets and attending meetings
  • Direct interface with clients to assist with the resolution of customer concerns.
  • Work to improve site layout and operations.
  • Producing /​reporting to Manager as required.
  • Sampling/​analysis of waste where required.
  • Write and implement operational policies to provide continuous improvement.
  • Management and development of MRF various staff 
  • Build strong relationships with customers to ensure repeat business. Understand customer requirements and find suitable solutions to meet those needs.
  • Any other ad hoc duties as required

Person Specification:

  • Must possess: WAMTAB, IOSH
  • Strong commercial understanding of waste recycling.
  • Knowledge of relevant health and safety policies and procedures. 
  • Self-motivated as well as a good motivator
  • Confident and effective people management skills. 
  • 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. 

  • 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.
  • Ensure full legal compliance in all activities undertaken.
  • Analyse and review vehicle routing to ensure maximum utilisation in conjunction with the Head of Transport, set and monitor KPIs around paying jobs, bins collected, percentage utilisation, vehicle accident rate, lead times, service delivery, sustainability. 
  • Monitor vehicle accident rates across the area of responsibility and ensure a consistent approach when dealing with individuals when performance in this area falls below acceptable standards.
  • Drive efficiency through leadership and proactive communication within the team.
  • Regularly challenge the norm’ in order to strive for success
  • Ensure all accidents or incidents are fully investigated and passed on for further action as required.
  • Implement and deliver training and succession plans for the immediate team
  • Strive for a fleet of multi modal trained drivers.
  • Liaise with workshop manager to ensure all vehicle checks are complete and defect reporting is being carried out
  • Encourage a culture of safety and reporting of near misses
  • Download, report, monitor and act on all tacho or legislative infringements.
  • Deliver TBTs to the team obtaining signatures for understanding
  • Liaise with lead driver regarding training post-accident and the onboarding of new drivers.
  • Complete regular 1 – 21s /​performance reviews with the whole team identifying needs and actioning as required. 
  • Liaise with customers in respect of issue or complaint striving to resolve at the earliest opportunity.
  • Ensure that detailed and accurate information is provided to the driver team including any specific customer demands and any potential hazards.
  • Accompanying sales colleagues on site visits where deliveries or collections require particular attention from a transport professional.
  • Take a positive lead in embracing training opportunities, new technologies and work practices, and ensuring the team have the aptitude and positive attitude to embrace in the same way.
  • Continually identify and diagnose where changes are required to increase effectiveness, efficiencies and standards in general.
  • Any other duties as requested by the Commercial Director or SMT member that are within the skills and capabilities of the job holder.

Personal requirements:

  • Educated to GCSE or NVQ standard with high grades in English and Math.
  • Full driving license with Class 2 entitlement.
  • ADR Certificate.
  • Transport Manager CPC.
  • At least 3 years’ experience within a similar role ideally within the waste or construction sector.
  • Excellent delegation skills.
  • Excellent local geographical knowledge.
  • Strong people management skills with the ability to motivate and act upon any issues in a timely manner.
  • Ability to take initiative and anticipate needs
  • Strong leadership, development and coaching skills.
  • A talented and concise communicator in writing and in person.
  • Strong IT skills and a knowledge of Office 365 suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, SharePoint and Teams) as a minimum.
  • Professional and effective relationship-building skills.
  • A high level of accuracy and attention to detail in all aspects of the role but with particular attention to H&S and any other regulatory compliance.
  • Ability to work well within a diverse business and use your own initiative.

· 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.

· Any other duties designated by your direct Supervisor/​Manager.

Person specification:

· You should hold a valid DVLC, plus towing, tacho and have a fully valid Driver CPC.

· 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.

• Maize Drilling
• Hedge cutting (Must be able to cut hedges to high standard for non-agricultural customers)
• Digestate fertiliser and slurry spreading/​injection (using Joskin Tanker with application mapping software).
• Operating JCB Tele-handlers for materials handling rolls.
• Fertiliser, CropKare and Lime Spreading including variable rate application using KRM and Kuhn spreaders.
• Hay and haylage making cutting, tedding and baling wrapping then transporting/​stacking the bales.
• Grassland Maintenance.
• Operating JCB Telehandlers for materials handling rolls.
• Repair and maintenance to machinery.

Additional duties and experience would be beneficial
• Spraying Experience
• Experience with loader tractor for bale handling etc
• 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
• Any other ad-hoc duties as directed by management
• Chainsaw certificate
• Log Processing

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.

• Verti- Draining
• Shockwave
• Grassland Maintenance
• Sports field maintenance
• Mower set up and operation.
• Sand spreading
• Land Drainage Works (Operation of whizz wheel gravel hopper etc)
• Fertilizer Spreading
• Spraying
• Seed bed preparations and grass drilling
• Overseeding
• Hedge cutting (Must be able to cut hedges to high standard for non-agricultural customers)
• Operating JCB Telehandlers for materials handling rolls
• Hauling machines and products using tractors and trailers

Additional duties and experience would be beneficial:
• Agricultural Contracting various duties
• Strimming
• Log Processing
• Operating-360-degree excavators
• Repair and maintenance to machinery

Person Specification:
• Qualifications/​requirements include Telehandler qualification to NPORS Standard with knowledge of relevant agricultural health and safety policies and procedures.
NPORS Tractor ticket would be an advantage.
• Knowledge of the use of laser level
• Experienced in operations described above.
• Ability to use and embrace GPS Steering and mapping technology.
• 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.
• A good mechanical aptitude and able to carry out relevant repairs
• 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.

• General support of the Demolition department commercially 

• Speaking with clients via phone and email on a daily basis.

• Providing estimates and quotes. 

• Follow up previous quotes and try to win new business.

• As assistant Quantity surveyor, assist in managing costs relating to projects (costing, tender submission, cost-strategy, sub-contract procurement). Minimise the costs of a project and enhance value for money, while still achieving the required standards and quality.

• Liaison with Site teams and Contracts Manager.

• Help customers with any technical product queries.

• Site visits with client during project and final site sign off (Certificate of Practical Completion).

• Adherence to Health and Safety rules and regulations. 

• Ensure information has been checked in accordance with company procedure.

• Any other job-related duties as required.

Person Specification:

• Knowledge of relevant demolition/​health and safety policies and procedures. (desired)

• Enthusiastic and self-motivated. 

• University degree in surveying or estimating (desired)

• Previous experience in estimating (desired)

• Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

• 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. Working knowledge with Microsoft Excel spreadsheets.

Seeking an experienced Quantity Surveyor/​Estimator with experience in Demolition projects, or interest in progressing [construction] career into Demolition.

• Develop strong relationships with external clients, consultants, and other specialists.

• Develop and maintain market awareness on materials and sub-contractor prices.

• Manage and complete PQQ‘s including the technical and quality aspects for tender return. (Calculating material quantities/​costs, labour costs and achievable timeframe.

• Maintain database of standard cost allowances and work closely with the commercial department to ensure cost assumptions are current and effective.

• 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.

• Meeting clients to determine their needs and discuss any areas that need revising for price or feasibility. Visit site to establish site constraints etc, that may affect pricing strategy.

• Consider/​negotiate sub-contract quotes and attendances to incorporate into estimates.

• Be technically competent of the demolition process, or desire to develop if from construction background.

• Explore and present innovative techniques to reduce cost. 

• Value engineer specifications and materials to enhance cost effectiveness.

• Any other ad-hoc duties as requested by Manager.

Person Specification

• Estimator /​QS experience.

• Prior experience in a construction or demolition industry.

• Enthusiastic and self-motivated.

• Be approachable and professional.

• Must possess excellent organisational skills, meeting deadlines, plan and prioritise workloads.

• Excellent communication and IT skills. Good ability with Microsoft Excel spreadsheets.

• Knowledge of relevant demolition (or construction, with a view to developing demolition) health and safety policies and procedures.