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Garage Support Assistant (South Mimms)

Posted by | 18/01/2019 |

  • Salary – Negotiable depending on experience

 

Sullivan Buses are currently recruiting for the position of Garage Support Assistant to assist with the efficient running of the Operations Department.

Responsibilities

The Garage Support Assistant will be responsible for providing support to the Management Team.

Main duties will include:

Opening and closing of the garage on shift rotation

Vehicle allocation in consideration of daily PVR and engineering requirements

Driver allocation via OmniDas

Lost Mileage Coding/MTV

Answering telephones and dealing with enquiries

Dealing with customer complaints/commendations using MS Dynamics including investigation and identification of staff involved

Incident & accident reporting using IRIS and assisting staff with documentation

Checking and collating information from BCES

Providing Hyperion reports as required

Documenting and reporting staff related issues

 

Experience Required:

 

Computer literacy with knowledge of Excel, Word

Good verbal and written communication skills

Report compilation

PCV Licence desirable but not essential

Organisational skills and the ability to work within set time scale

 

Closing Date – 1st March 2019

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PCV/HGV Technician (Appledore)

Posted by | 17/01/2019 |

Scotland & Bates Ltd is a successful and established coach operator based in Appledore near the Kent/East Sussex boarder. Having begun trading in 1945 Scotland & Bates Ltd has grown to 20 vehicle fleet whilst remaining a family owned and managed business. We are looking for an enthusiastic employee with skills and experience as a PSV Technician to join our dedicated team.

Applicants must be skilled and have prior experience of; MOT preparation, diagnosing, repairing, servicing and maintaining public service or heavy goods vehicles to a high standard.

What we can offer you? Clean, well-equipped and relaxed working environment. A high regard to Health and Safety. Workshop and driving overtime if desired. Salary commensurate with skill and experience level. Discounted car MOTs. 30 days holiday including bank holidays. Company pension contributions. No early, late or night shifts. 40 Hour Shift Pattern: Monday to Friday 07:00 – 16:00.

Essential requirements: Qualified at NVQ level 2 or equivalent (preferably heavy vehicles). Experienced and able to undertake all aspects of heavy vehicle maintenance and repair to a high standard. Have a high regard for producing quality workmanship. Current and valid car licence. PSV licence desirable (successful candidates will be trained to attain PSV licence). Clear and concisely written job cards.

How to apply

Please contact Clive on 01233 758325 or email CV’s to info@scotlandandbates.co.uk

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Engineering Manager (London)

Posted by | 15/01/2019 |

Company Description

Big Bus Tours is the world’s largest operator of open-top sightseeing tours, fuelling the spirit of adventure in 21 world-famous cities across four continents. Beginning its journey 27 years’ ago, with a fleet of only three buses, Big Bus Tours has swiftly expanded to a global fleet of over 400 hundred  open-top buses, turning 5 million tourists into explorers, every year. Big Bus Tours operates in London, Dubai, Hong Kong, New York, Las Vegas, Chicago, Abu Dhabi, Budapest, Istanbul, Miami, Muscat, Rome, Paris, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Darwin, Sydney, Vienna, Washington DC, Dublin and Singapore, with a sightseeing concept designed to provide a flexible approach to city discovery. Each open-top bus tour provides a hop-on, hop-off facility at a variety of interesting locations, with complimentary additions to enhance the visitor sightseeing experience. In February 2015, private equity firm Exponent purchased Big Bus Tours, with a shared vision to make Big Bus Tours the number 1 thing to do in each world-famous city.  In 2016, Merlin Entertainments PLC became a shareholder, offering a natural synergy with Big Bus Tours and Merlin attractions and experiences around the world. With entertaining guides and commentary and knowledge of the latest events in each city, the Big Bus City Crew leaves every passenger with a story to tell.

Position

Overall Purpose

To supervise and manage all engineering resources within the operational workshop to ensure the provision of fit and serviceable vehicles of sufficient number to meet the operational requirements of a 68 vehicle open top sightseeing operation.

Key Areas of Accountability and Responsibility

  • Ensure that all staff within the garage fully understand and comply with Company and statutory regulations, with regards to hours of work, health & safety and working practices.
  • To manage, support and motivate staff and allocate them accordingly to ensure vehicle quality and service coverage is maintained.
  • To ensure vehicles and their records are maintained in accordance with all Company and statutory requirements.
  • Ensure that sufficient vehicles are clean, reliable and available throughout the working day for allocation into operational service, to the company standards and provide on the road engineering support for all vehicles.
  • Monitor material, utilisation, holding and requirements of the department stores/materials stock.
  • Plan and oversee the maintenance of all workshop and site plant, equipment and premises ensuring all HSE legislation is adhered to.
  • To act as the competent person in all Health and Safety matters within the engineering sites located in the UK and to produce risk assessments, safe working practices, toolbox talks, PPE provisions along with any other Health and Safety related procedures.
  • Manage staff in the performance of their duties providing advice, guidance motivation, high performance levels, leadership and effective management as necessary,
  • To provide a high level of technical expertise and support to engineering staff, to ensure their skills and competence levels continually improve, and to identify training needs.
  • Monitoring and auditing systems and practices to ensure process are completed
  • To fully understand and comply with all Company and statutory regulations relating to hours of work; staff rules, regulations and working practices.
  • To attend monthly managers’ meetings reporting to the General Manager
  • Produce monthly reports on health and safety, fleet maintenance and safety schedules, vehicle allocation performance ,fleet annual test presentation to DVSA , staffing levels and key projects.

Requirements

Knowledge/Skills/Education/Experience

  • Transport Engineering City & Guilds / NVQ or  associated qualification
  • Be experienced in engineering systems, processes and audit procedures – PCV preferred
  • Experience in Transport Engineering Management of at least 3 years would be an advantage but not essential
  • A good working knowledge of DVSA standards
  • Be a strong leader; articulate, personable  and able to liaise effectively with a wide range of colleagues and external agencies.
  • IOSH/NEBOSH accreditation would be an advantage
  • Self-motivated and have the ability to interact with all Big Bus Company managers in an objective and impartial way
  • Good communication skills both written and oral
  • IT skills (including Microsoft programmes; Word, Excel and Outlook)
  • Report writing skills

Other information

Working Hours and Conditions

Standard 45 hours, Monday to Friday. However, it is essential that the post holder is able to work flexible hours to ensure deadlines and changes in business demands are met.

 

How to apply

If you are interested in this role please visit cezanneondemand.intervieweb.it/bigbustours/jobs/engineering_manager_4977/en/

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Installation, Training & Support Specialist (York)

Posted by | 14/01/2019 |

Distinctive Systems has been established for more than 35 years and is the world’s leading supplier of management software for coach, bus and tour operators. From our head office in the UK and national offices in the USA and Australia, we support our clients in the daily use of over 1,750 of our latest Microsoft SQL Server based systems.

Due to the continued rapid expansion of our business we have a vacancy for an installation, training and support specialist based at our UK head office in York.

The role will involve extensive travel throughout our entire home market area providing in-depth training in the use of our software. Additional duties will include leading classroom based training courses and assisting our support department in providing day-to-day support to our clients.

The successful applicant will have several years of experience in the coaching industry gained in an operational capacity. An in-depth knowledge of one or more of our software products would be highly advantageous. A strong general IT background in Microsoft Windows is essential, as are good communication skills and the ability to work on your own initiative.

We are offering a competitive salary commensurate with experience.

Additional benefits will include a company car and private health care.

To apply please send a covering email and full CV to recruitment@distinctive-systems.com.

Closing Date Friday 1st February 2019

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Managing Director (South Wales)

Posted by | 14/01/2019 |

New Adventure Travel, part of the ComfortDelGro Group, is looking for someone to lead their operation in South Wales.

 

New Adventure Travel was run independently from 2008 till the acquisition by ComfortDelGro in 2018.
The business has a bus and coach operation of 150 vehicles across 3 depots in Cardiff, Swansea and Pontypridd.

We want a new business leader to:

  • Improve the performance of the business
  • Develop the commercial vision for the business
  • Grow the business to be a major player in Wales

 

Having been one of the largest independent bus companies in Wales, we are now looking for a Managing Director to take the business to a new level as part of a major transport group. The position requires independent and innovative thinking combined with a willingness to work with senior leaders within ComfortDelGro to achieve our corporate objectives.
We recognise that public transport in Wales is at a crossroads and the new Managing Director will develop excellent relationships with stakeholders in Welsh government and across local authorities in the region.

We want New Adventure Travel to be at the top of its class in meeting the needs of our customers and stakeholders.

 

If you are interested please email your CV to: Diana James, PA to CEO on djames@metroline.co.uk by 28th January 2019.

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Driving Standards Manager (London)

Posted by | 11/01/2019 |

HCT Group is a social enterprise in the transport industry – we reinvest the profits from our commercial work into further transport services or projects in the communities we serve.

We are looking for a dynamic Driving Standards Manager to join us. Your role will be to guarantee that accidents, complaints and driving assessments are managed effectively, as well as taking on responsibility for implementing local accident reduction plans, leading on safety related projects and reporting on driving standards results.

The ideal candidate will be dedicated to improving safety cultures in organisations, as well as having proven success in reducing road accident rates. In addition to being highly organised, applicants will also be proficient in information analysis, communication and decision making. Applicants should have IOSH and PCV ADI qualifications and a full PCV licence.

To view a more detailed job specification, please visit our website at www.hctgroup.org/jobs. To apply for this role, please send a CV and covering letter, detailing your salary expectations, to careers@hctgroup.org.

Deadline for applications is 4th February with interviews scheduled to take place on 21st & 22nd February.

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Commercial Manager (South East)

Posted by | 10/01/2019 |

About Reading Buses

Reading Buses is a multi award-winning company that, in contrast to much of the UK, is in a period of sustained growth. We are committed to providing high quality, affordable and innovative passenger transport solutions that go above and beyond the aspirations of our customers. We are looking for two highly motivated professionals to help support our continued growth across the wider Thames Valley. Reading Buses now operates 237 vehicles including our Newbury & District, Thames Valley and Greenline 702 brands and National Express contract work. Could you help increase our fleet to 300?

Working for Reading Buses represents a unique opportunity to break outside of the box, and really make your mark at a company offering significant freedom with strong local authority support. The following roles are ideal for ambitious commercial professionals looking to prove their skills and further their career at a company known for innovation and creativity. An eye for detail and a desire to deliver are essential to succeed in this unique and rewarding challenge. Salaries are competitive and will be dependent on experience and responsibility.

About the role

We are looking for a dedicated, dependable, flexible and numerate person to lead and develop our commercial team. Key responsibilities will include formulating commercial ideas and strategy, network and timetable design, managing stakeholder relations, pricing and ticketing, tender costing, ensuring key systems and processes are maintained, and contributing to the overall company business plan.

Ultimately, you will own the planning and development of the company’s bus networks in a commercial astute way that maximises revenue growth, operational efficiency, punctuality and reliability, robustness and budget adherence.

How to apply

Please apply by sending your CV and covering letter to Caroline Anscombe, HR Director by email at canscombe@reading-buses.co.uk to arrive no later than Monday 11 February 2019.

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Schedules Officer (South East)

Posted by | 10/01/2019 |

About Reading Buses

Reading Buses is a multi award-winning company that, in contrast to much of the UK, is in a period of sustained growth. We are committed to providing high quality, affordable and innovative passenger transport solutions that go above and beyond the aspirations of our customers. We are looking for two highly motivated professionals to help support our continued growth across the wider Thames Valley. Reading Buses now operates 237 vehicles including our Newbury & District, Thames Valley and Greenline 702 brands and National Express contract work. Could you help increase our fleet to 300?

Working for Reading Buses represents a unique opportunity to break outside of the box, and really make your mark at a company offering significant freedom with strong local authority support. The following roles are ideal for ambitious commercial professionals looking to prove their skills and further their career at a company known for innovation and creativity. An eye for detail and a desire to deliver are essential to succeed in this unique and rewarding challenge. Salaries are competitive and will be dependent on experience and responsibility.

About the role

We are looking for someone with a flair for creating cost effective and robust timetables, duties and rotas while meeting legal and contractual conditions. You will take a proactive approach to reviewing existing timetables and schedules and play an active role in monitoring the operation and commercial success of services, negotiating and implementing changes as appropriate and developing the business case for new ideas.

There will also be the opportunity to assist with a variety of other commercial office tasks, including helping to maintain the associated systems, compiling statistical information for commercial research and coordinating work with our business development, marketing and roadside publicity teams.

We use Omnibus scheduling software so prior experience with this would be an advantage but is not essential.

How to apply

Please apply by sending your CV and covering letter to Caroline Anscombe, HR Director by email at canscombe@reading-buses.co.uk to arrive no later than Monday 11 February 2019.

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Fleet Engineer (Kent & Surrey)

Posted by | 09/01/2019 |

Arriva Southern Counties, which forms part of Arriva’s UK Bus division, locally operates some 750 buses and employs over 2000 staff in an area stretching from Hertfordshire, Essex, Kent and Medway to the Surrey / Hampshire border.

Here at Arriva we expect all our staff to deliver outstanding customer service, putting people first, acting with trust and respect and working collaboratively to deliver successful results.

A vacancy has arisen for an experienced Fleet Engineer to join our teams in Kent and Surrey with responsibility for six depots in this region operating 359 PCVs, fleet maintenance and team management of both Engineering Managers, fitters, technicians and cleaner/fueller/shunters within those depots.

You will manage the engineering budget across all depots, ensuring you gain maximum efficiencies within the regional operation. Experience within buses is preferred and the successful candidate must be able to demonstrate a proven track record of managing a similar operation. An understanding of the legislation surrounding commercial fleet maintenance (including Health and Safety) with the ability to identify areas for improvement and drive change within the team leading from the front.

Reporting to the Engineering Director, the role is also responsible to the Area Managing Director, so the ideal candidate must be able to communicate effectively at all levels, influence and advise on issues analysing data and spend effectively.

  • Demonstrable understanding of commercial fleet maintenance
  • Understanding of relevant legislation and compliance
  • Influencing skills with the ability to drive change through positive action
  • Previous experience of managing budgets
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and utilise all available resource effectively
  • To take a pro-active role in the continuous improvement process applied to vehicle and operational equipment inspection, servicing and repair processes and associated documentation
  • Use talent and ability to encourage achievement and continuous improvement.
  • To demonstrate safety, integrity and commitment at all times.
  • Maintain excellent levels of communication throughout the team and the wider business.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to influence at all levels.
  • High level of computer literacy across MS Office 2010.
  • Logical approach to problem solving and methodical investigation techniques

In return we offer:

  • Competitive rates of pay and company car scheme
  • Base location: Gillingham, Kent
  • Company pension scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Access to “The Village”, discounts on entertainment and retail outlets
  • 25 days holiday (plus 8 bank holidays)
  • Variety of training and development opportunities
  • Free bus travel for yourself, partner and eligible children

Closing Date 1st Feb 2019

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Contract Compliance Officer (Hertford)

Posted by | 04/01/2019 |

County Hall, Hertford
Salary Range: £23,866 pa progressing to £26,470 pa Full Time Hours, Permanent Contract

We are recruiting to the role of Contract Compliance Officer within the Enforcement & Ticketing Team of the Transport, Waste and Environment Unit. The future post holder will be as part of a team responsible for monitoring and improving contract compliance of bus, coach and taxi contracts predominantly in the West of the County.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Monitor operational performance of passenger transport contracts against contract specification
  • Knowledgeable and proficient in the delivery of the Data and Barring Services (DBS) process
  • Develop connections with partner organisations in schools, transport providers and the police
  • Visit schools to carry out compliance checks on mainstream education contracts
  • Process education tickets, Savercards/Oyster/Traincards on buses, school coaches, trains, London Underground & Taxis

For an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact Gary Skinner: Team Leader, Enforcement & Ticketing Team on 01992 588721.

Apply now online at:
www.countyofopportunity.co.uk

Closing date: 3 February 2019.

Interview date: 11 & 13 February 2019.

Ref: HCC11178.

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