What is the purpose of the role?
An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Fleet Operations & Compliance Manager to work for one of the UK’s largest Utility companies with 15 million customers, 4,500 employees and 4,000 contractors. The Logistics Management Centre (LMC) is a central, single point of contact for the business. As a centralised operation, the LMC combines mobile equipment that is available from strategic suppliers, hire companies and the business itself. This is managed in one integrated unit in order to meet customer demands and to allow the most effective use of this equipment across all sites and operations. Thus presenting an end-to-end, single real-time view of logistics demand and capacity. As part of the Fleet Services team, responsible for around 2,500 assets, including cars, LCVs, HGVs and plant, your role will be to develop and implement strategies to support the delivery of a cost effective and fully compliant fleet solution, with a focus on vehicle and plant maintenance, as well as vehicle and driver compliance.
What makes this role unique?
This is a demanding and varied role, providing a great opportunity for you to further develop and improve the fleet operations and compliance area across the business through the development of strategies to support a safe and compliant fleet, with optimum vehicle availability and effective management of policies. You will provide support and guidance to team members and operational colleagues, as well as managing suppliers, and you must be willing to travel and enjoy a balance of office and field work.
What will this role involve?
You will develop and implement robust policies, standards, systems and processes to ensure the ongoing compliance of the Operator Licence and maintenance management, to deliver a cost effective, timely and compliant vehicle and plant fleet.
You will build and manage a large budget, with effective monitoring and forecasting, demonstrating an understanding of risks and opportunities.
You will drive continuous improvement across fleet operations and compliance, using your contract and performance management skills, managing risks and identifying opportunities.
You will provide specialist advice to influence decision making and/or development of solutions in respect of vehicle and plant design in line with application.
You will employ a leading practice approach through keeping in touch with latest developments and innovation in the industry and across companies, in compliance and maintenance management and associated legislation to make supported recommendations for improvements.
You will manage and develop key stakeholder relationships to improve business performance, providing leadership and development to team members.
What are we looking for?
You will have a proven track record in managing a mixed fleet of vehicles, across multiple sites and disciplines, with strong performance management and commercial skills. You will have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of Transport Law , including Road Traffic Act Health & Safety, Construction & Use, Trailers & Loading, Licensing, Drivers Hours, etc. You will be innovative and challenging, with the ability to develop business cases to support changes and improvements. A Transport Manager CPC is essential for this role.
Salary & Benefits
This role is based at their offices in central Reading, Berkshire. We are offering a salary of up to £45,000 per annum depending on your level of experience. There is a range of benefits including an excellent contributory pension scheme (employer contribution up to 12%), season ticket loans and paid volunteering days.
Thames Water is an equal opportunity, Disability Confident, and Stonewall diversity champion employer.
Closing Date: The closing date for applications is 24/04/2019.