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Transport Manager / Fleet Engineer

  • Job added:   20 June 2018
  • Salary :   £30000/annum
  • Location :   Edinburgh
  • Job Type :   Permanent
  • Reference :   208103154
  • Company :   CV-Library
Transport Manager/Fleet Engineer required in Edinburgh
Reports to: Managing Director
£30 000 depending on experience

Position summary
My Client are recruiting for a qualified Transport Manager/Fleet Engineer to oversee the fleet maintenance and workshop function of our growing metal recycling and logistics business based in Edinburgh. The successful candidate will be responsible for a fleet of road haulage vehicles as well as various pieces of plant & machinery within the business. The position further involves being the nominated Transport Manager for the company’s Operator’s Licence.

Key responsibilities will include:
* Day to day oversight, planning and management of the workshop and staff
* Handling the requirements of the Operator’s Licence
* Management of maintenance and inspection schedules for fleet, other company vehicles and all plant & machinery (including MOTs)
* Responsible for all record keeping and administration in respect of fleet, other company vehicles and plant & machinery
* Handling and investigating any accidents or incidents, including insurance claims where necessary
* Handling defect reports and planning remedial works as required
* Managing aspects of administration relating to drivers as required. For example: keeping records of driving licences and CPC cards; monitoring expiry dates; checking drivers’ hours and monitoring these in respect of tachograph rules and WTD; and debriefing drivers in respect of any infringements
* Responsible for stock of various consumables, including fuel. Responsibilities include costing, purchasing, approval of invoices, managing usage and stock levels including taking monthly stock takes
* Ensuring that all plant & machinery and vehicles comply with health and safety
* Any other tasks as required by the business for the effective functioning of the workshop

Essential requirements:
* CPC Level 3 in Road Haulage Operations
* Excellent working knowledge of road transport legislation
* Ability to comply with the Operator’s Licence requirements on behalf of the company
* Previous experience in a workshop and fleet management role
* The applicant should be aware that although this is a largely office-based position, a hands-on approach may be necessary as the needs of the business require and as such, a can-do attitude to practical work within the workshop environment is required

Desirable requirements:
* Knowledge of metal recycling
* Knowledge of haulage and logistics
* Knowledge of health and safety requirements

Key skills:
* Strong communication stills
* Ability to prioritise workload and plan work accordingly
* Reasonable IT knowledge and skills

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