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Transport Compliance Manager


Borehamwood, Hertfordshire



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Job Description

You should already have significant Transport Manager experience and a knowledge of licencing requirements. You will have the ability to manage your workload and adhere to deadlines and be a good communicator, both in-person and over the phone. You must be professional, approachable and friendly but be able to gain credibility from the outset.

Role & Responsibilities:

· Ensuring all drivers comply with driver hours and tachograph rules and adhere to legislation including speed limits;

· Ensuring that our vehicles are maintained properly, including the inspection of vehicles at the appropriate time and implementing actions to remedy any defects found;

· Ensuring vehicle fleet is managed effectively i.e. vehicle compliance and vehicle servicing checks etc. and where necessary escalating any identified issues and recommending resolution at Director level;

· Management of the transport team to ensure motivation and that an understanding of all legislative requirements is communicated across the team;

· Making and maintaining all necessary records to ensure adherence / compliance to legislative and environmental requirements including any third-party insurance claims;

· Maintaining records and systems to ensure that the vehicle/s are not overloaded;

· Ensuring that all authorised vehicles will be kept at the authorised operating centre(s) when not in use;

· Notifying the relevant traffic commissioner of any changes to licence(s) or drivers etc. that are necessary;

· Managing the transport team in the allocation and prioritising of workload to increase efficiency;

· Actively developing the Transport team in increasing engagement, communication and people development and seeking to improve and maintain people and processes including KPI’s, employee attrition, absence management etc.

· Effective and regular liaising with all other relevant departments to ensure efficiency across our projects;

· Managing and collating necessary information and documentation to apply for (and maintain) FORS accreditation.

Desirable Criteria:

· Be proactive in getting to understand the wider business objectives, and in line with this, look for and contribute ideas to increase efficiency and improve service;

· Proactively contribute to the long-term resource planning of the Transport Department with regard to assets and people resource (recruitment);

· Proactively seek to understand the financial performance of the operation and take ownership for addressing inefficiencies which impact on the departments P&L;

· Communicate with confidence to a wide range of stakeholders and be capable of working within a team as well as individually;

· Take the lead in resolving unforeseen problems as they arise ensuring appropriate resolution of these to utilise the learning to plan for future similar scenarios

Experience / Knowledge

In order to be successful in this role you must have:

  • At least two years’ experience in a similar logistics role;
  • Experience of FORS accreditation and going through this audit process;
  • Experience of managing HGV fleet;
  • Experience of managing an operators licence;
  • Ideally some experience in the construction materials sector;
  • Working knowledge of health and safety legislation relevant to the workplace;
  • Strong computer skills – including Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook as a minimum
  • The ability to follow and provide clear instructions
  • Strong organisational skills


  • Transport Manager CPC National Qualification.
  • HGV class 1 & 2 would be a preference (this demonstrates hands-on experience in the role you will be managing)


· Competitive salary with confidence of working for an established and growing company

· Pension Scheme

· Private healthcare

· Possible career growth for the right candidate

· An opportunity to work on some of the nation’s most exciting Construction projects

· A stimulating & dynamic environment

· Dedicated Training & Development Department

· Contemporary Lounge & Canteen area

· In-house barista

· Subsidised meals offered at lunchtimes

· State of the art, two-floor gym

· Sauna

· Newly refurbished Gym & Multi-purpose Studio in Head Office

· Range of gym classes including yoga, pilates, boot camp & muay thai