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Transport Manager

  • Job added:   14 November 2020
  • Salary:   £39140 - £45000/annum
  • Location:   Reading
  • County:   Berkshire
  • Job Type:   Permanent
  • Reference:   212753111
  • Company:   CV-Library
About the role:
We have a great opportunity for a CPC qualified Transport Manager to join a growing fleet and transport team.

As a Transport Manager, your role will be to maintain consistently high standards and reliability across the team of drivers and driver supervisors.  These teams drive both waste and water tankers, HIAB vehicles from 7.5t up to 26t with beavertail and various vans and trailers.

The Transport manager role sits within our Logistics Operations Control Centre (LOCC) and supports the business in providing a cost effective delivery of inventory and logistics solutions through the driving and operating of LGV and HGV vehicles and you will be responsible for delivering consistently high standards and reliability in line with legislative and company specific requirements, whilst achieving optimum utilisation through effective management of people, resource, work planning and risk across the fleet of vehicles, drivers and supervisors.
Key Accountabilities:

Develop and implement a Service Level Agreement to ensure ongoing validity and continuous improvement.
Develop systems of work to deliver a compliant, cost effective and consistent service
Monitor and manage performance against compliance standards and operational targets, implementing action plans to mitigate any risks arising.
Provide performance reporting, to provide an overview of performance against service levels, compliance, complaints, targets, etc
Effective resourcing and planning to enable delivery of both planned and reactive work
Maintain adequate and effective resource and optimise fleet availability
Support the compliance of the Operator’s Licence through effective infringement control, driver training and development.  Keeping the Fleet Manager informed of any infringements notifiable to the Traffic Commissioner in a timely manager and in line with ‘O’ licence requirements.
Ensure vehicle and people standards are understood and embedded across the team
Work with the Fleet management team to ensure that vehicle and driver incidents are investigated
Investigate any driver complaints and delivery failures
Management of staff and vehicle operating costs in line with budget To be successful you will have the following skills and experience:

It is essential that you hold the CPC National licence, good knowledge of transport and compliance Management experience in transport is essential
Previous experience of managing drivers and their performance is required as is being able to demonstrate your knowledge of Operator Licence compliances, Transport law and the Road Traffic Act
This is a new role and therefore the ability to build strong foundations, supported by effective systems and processes, to support our objectives and delight our customers, is essential
You will have a strong understanding of operational Health & Safety and good analytical, problem solving and numerical skills
Good communication and IT skills are also key in this role as is the ability to work with own initiatives and meet deadlinesWhat’s in it for you?
Our competitive salary package includes an excellent contributory pension, 26 days holiday per year increasing to 30 with length of service and a wider benefits scheme.

This includes an annual pay review, season ticket loans, voucher scheme giving you money off in major retail outlets, loyalty awards for continuous service plus much more, including our referral scheme, where you can receive £750 for helping someone get a permanent position within the company. 

We’re also proud to be here for our local community, offering everyone two days paid volunteer leave a year, as well as proudly supporting a lot of local events and charities. 

Click here to find out more about working at Thames Water
About us:
Thames Water is the UK’s largest water and wastewater company. We make a daily difference to millions of customers by supplying 2.7 billion litres of world-class water to around 10 million homes.  

As our world changes, the need to take care of our most precious resource is greater than ever, both locally and globally. That’s why, at Thames Water, every one of our actions, big and small, matters every day. Water is essential to daily life, and that means our business is always open. We’re passionate about providing world-class tap water, now and for the future.

We’re also turning waste into power, self-generating 20% of the energy we use and, in turn, doing our bit for the planet. We’re reducing plastic waste by celebrating our tap water and rolling out an ambitious water fountain project. We’re using our voice to lobby for change and partnering with WaterAid to provide clean water to the world’s poorest communities.

Together, we’re building a better future for our customers, our region and our planet.
Thames Water is a unique, rewarding and diverse place to work. If you join our team, you’ll enjoy fast-tracked career opportunities, flexible working arrangements and unparalleled benefits. We’re also proud to be an equal opportunity employer, Stonewall Diversity Champion and Disability Confident Leader, welcoming individuals from all walks of life and leading the way with award-winning mental health and well-being strategy

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