What is the purpose of the role?
An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Transport Supervisor to join a growing fleet and transport team. Your role will be to maintain consistently high standards and reliability across the team of drivers. These include both waste and water tankers, HIAB vehicles from 7.5t up to 26t with beavertail and various vans and trailers. The Transport Supervisor role sits within our Logistics Management Centre (LMC) supports the business in providing a cost effective delivery of inventory and logistics solutions through the driving and operating of LGV and HGV vehicles.
What makes this role unique?
This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced team leader within fleet or transport to embark on the next level of your career. As Transport Supervisor you will support the Transport Manager where you will both work in unison to successfully manage the day to day running of our logistics centre which is a centralised operation, providing a single point of contact for our operational business.
What will this role involve?
You will manage driver performance and be the main point of contact to ensure all driving requirements across the team of LMC drivers is managed and delivered.
Provide adequate training for drivers to ensure they are in line and abreast with current legislations.
At the end of each day ensure fleet vehicles are compliant and ready for use and any defects are recorded and actioned.
Ensure the safe and secure loading and unloading of vehicles, through appropriate training and checks.
Ensure compliance with transport legislation, including drivers' hours regulations and Working Time Directive in line with the 'O' licence legislation and company procedures.
Embed a safe and fuel efficient approach to driving, in order to minimise the risk to yourself, your team and other road users, and to optimise vehicle running costs.
You will be accountable for the safe and secure parking of vehicles in your charge.
Undertake periodic driver assessments and relevant refresher training.
In addition to these duties, you may be required to undertake other duties in line with the needs of the business, for example assisting with the deployment of mobile assets, standing in for the Transport Manager from time to time, etc.
What are we looking for?
You will have a full valid UK Class 2/HGV licence, with no more than 6 penalty points and no DR or IN convictions. You will have experience driving LGVs/HGVs and have a full driver CPC and a valid Driver Tachograph card. Previous experience of managing drivers and their performance is essential as is extensive knowledge of driving and operating tankers and HIAB. You will have demonstrable knowledge of Transport law and Road Traffic Act, a working knowledge of Drivers Hours' rules and Working Time regulations, excellent driving skills and road safety knowledge and be intermediate IT skills, including Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel.
Thames Water information and salary details
This role is based in South East London. We are offering a salary of up to £30,000 to £35,000 per annum depending on your level of experience. You will work Monday to Friday, 45 hours per week but with a flexible approach to working additional hours if required. You will also receive an additional allowance when supporting on the standby and out of hours rotas. There are a number of company benefits associated with this role including an excellent contributory pension scheme, season ticket loans and paid volunteering days.
About Thames Water
Thames Water is the largest water and waste-water services company in the UK. We provide the essential service at the heart of daily life, health and enjoyment to 15 million customers across London and the Thames Valley and we are going through a period of exciting change. On a typical day we supply 2.6 billion litres of top quality drinking water and our 350 sewage treatment works treat more than 4.2bn litres of waste-water. Our 85,000 miles of water mains and sewers would wrap around the world three-and-a-half times.
We are focusing like never before on delivering brilliant services and providing our customers with a great experience. We are in the process of transforming our business in order to achieve this. To help us succeed, we need a range of new skills and capabilities and will be recruiting for these in the coming months. We are on the lookout for talented people across our entire region who are interested in helping us to become the best water and waste-water company in the UK.
Thames Water is an equal opportunity, Disability Confident, and Stonewall diversity champion employer.
Closing Date: The closing date for applications is 25/01/2019.