Transport and Plant Manager – Utilities
Our client is a highly successful utilities contractor who service two of the largest gas utility companies in the UK. They seek an experienced Transport and Plant Manager to oversee the fleet of commercial vehicles and all plant.
The main objective of this role will be to provide accurate reporting and analysis on asset usage and whereabouts and most effective ongoing management of these assets while supporting the Transport and Plant Managers in their operational roles.
·Direct management for the company Transport Manager and Plant Manager.
·Work with the Transport and Plant Managers and their teams to effectively utilise and maintain the fleet of 400 vehicles and all plant across a wide geographical area.
·Ensure that all vehicles are routinely serviced with essential maintenance carried out and that ‘O Licence’ conditions are adhered to.
·Ensure that all Transport records are kept up to date.
·Enforce the group vehicle policy; ensure that all drivers / operators have the correct / valid licences for vehicles being used.
·Ensure that vehicle tracking systems are regularly monitored with the ability to provide alerts and reports in case of any incidents. Premiums to be reviewed on an annual basis to ensure best value for money
·Maintain relations with hire companies; regularly negotiate rates / agreements
·Ensure fleet insurance premiums are monitored and reviewed on a bi-annual basis.
·Point of contact when investigating fleet accidents; manage claims with any affected parties.
·Provide fleet recommendations to senior management - comparing asset life cycle ownership costs against hire costs; taking into account contract requirements
·Oversee purchasing / leasing of Transport including service agreements
·Monitor fuel consumption including negotiating prices.
·Attend transport and management meetings.
·Attending regular planning meetings to understand the transport requirements for the forthcoming weeks; relaying information with the Transport department
·You should have previous experience as a Transport and Plant Manager for a Civil Engineering / Utility contracting environment.
·Demonstrable experience and capability in reporting and analysis to support efficient asset management.
·You should be qualified with Transport Manager CPC and should have excellent knowledge of Goods Vehicles Operator licence (O Licence) requirements
·It is essential that you have excellent I.T Skills in Microsoft Office packages
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status
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