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Transport Project Lead – Integrated Passenger Transport Unit (Chelmsford)

Posted by | 11/03/2019 |

  • Contract: Permanent
  • Working Hours: Full-time
  • Salary: Up to £34,000 per annum
  • Primary Location: Chelmsford
  • Closing Date (Period for Applying) – External: 25/03/19

 

Job summary and Responsibilities

  •  Essex County Council (ECC) is one of the largest and most dynamic local authorities in the UK, serving a population of 2 million residents, and has a very successful track record of delivering transformational change. ECC anticipated change was needed in the public sector and has worked to deliver better quality at lower cost. We have an ambitious transformation agenda – one with the scope to reach every part of the council. We are changing the way we think, the way we work, and the ways in which we deliver our services. We are committed to becoming a place where individuals, partners and communities feel proud to play their role and genuinely want to belong. We’re immensely proud of our flexible working options.Job Purpose
    The Transport Project Lead plays a key role in the Integrated Passenger Transport Unit’s (IPTU) Strategy, Growth, Integration and Infrastructure Teams through the planning and delivery of major projects and initiatives that deliver its integration, commercial and digital priorities for.
    These include:
  • Supporting the development of the county’s bus strategy including leading the development of a new localities-based approach
  • Leading the development and promotion of smart ticketing solutions
  • Leading oversight of the delivery of the English National Concessionary Travel Scheme (the concessionary bus pass scheme) in Essex including day to day oversight of the scheme and managing the financial and budget process
  • Promoting and delivering projects around Accessibility to transport services for people with disabilities
  • Liaison with key service providers
  • Responding to queries from the public regarding both ECC and more general transport enquiries and complaints
  • Offering professional advice (verbal and written) to senior officers and members, preparing briefing and decision papers as required.The role will:
  • Work with suppliers, partners and neighbouring authorities to understand and develop local solutions, identifying and resolving issues, identifying and overcoming barriers to ensure effective delivery of key projects.
  • Utilise business intelligence and insight to develop and implement projects that support the transport strategy and deliver infrastructure to support a high quality and sustainable transport network , including a new localities based approach
  • Use this insight to influence and guide Senior Managers and Members in relation to potential opportunities and financial impact
  • Ensure that the IPTU takes an integrated approach to service delivery in order to maximise outcomes across its responsibilities
  • Support the teams safe guarding responsibilities in relation to the County Council’s transport provision for children and vulnerable adults
  • Support the team’s customer contact role
  • Participate in the IPTU’s emergency and continuity planning response duties
  • Lead the day to day budget management for concessionary fares in partnership with the IPTU Delivery UnitService/Functional AccountabilitiesThe role will need to develop and use specialist skills, knowledge and experience to:
  • Lead major projects to identify and ensure delivery of outcomes, ensuring safeguarding complies with appropriate legislation and regulation and with Council policies
  • Utilise specialist skill, knowledge and experience to develop, integrate and deliver passenger transport shaping the public transport network to ensure outcomes are met
  • Looking at the implications of the Bus Act 2017 to maximise opportunities to enhance open data and digital information to support service enhancement and reporting mechanisms.
    leading the delivery of complex projects designed to enhance levels of service by adopting innovative approaches and developing ways to minimise costs, ensuring compliance with the overall Council strategy
  • Seek to safeguard the Council’s contractual and commercial risk including those around the delivery in Essex of the English National Concessionary Travel Scheme (ENCTS)
  • Oversee the day to day operation and budget management of the Concessionary Fares Scheme
  • Take responsibility for finding innovative approaches to funding local solutions, with an awareness of financial constraints, to maintain key services in partnership with suppliers and key stakeholders
  • Be responsible for initiating, developing and securing local transport services to ensure minimum impact on spend and resources in partnership with other stakeholders
  • Be responsible for driving and delivering digital and self-serve options with customers to maximise opportunities to effectively integrate and promote services through digital platforms
  • Work collaboratively to drive activities that minimise costs to ECC‘s service provision and maximise the benefit to local residents, to ensure local solutions are more cost effective
  • Take responsibility for managing the implementation of integration projects to ensure outcomes are met;
    o working with colleagues from different teams within ECC
    o working with colleagues form other authorities.
    o providing recommendations and feedback to senior leaders on potential opportunities
  • Develop and maintain business intelligence regarding the passenger transport industry, including legislative, business and technical areas of operation.Specific individual and shared targets and objectives are defined annually within the performance management framework.

 

Knowledge, skills and experience

 

  • Educated to degree level or the equivalent by experience
  • Evidence of continuing professional development and expert knowledge in relevant professional area.
  • Knowledge of procurement and contract management processes and ensuring compliance.
  • Excellent negotiation and influencing skills with ability to influence stakeholders and suppliers.
  • Evidence of successfully delivering outcomes in in a complex, customer facing environment.
  • Experience of delivering public services in a complex, multi-stakeholder environment.
  • Evidence of working collaboratively across an organisation and reconciling diverse and competing interests successfully including experience of working in a political environment, skills in understanding and responding to different perspectives and taking a cross organisational perspective.
  • To have a good awareness of industry and commercial legislation and current issues.Qualification certificates should be brought to interview.As part of employment with Essex County Council (ECC) should your role require a DBS check you will be required to register with the DBS update service. The DBS update service ensures all registered DBS certificates are kept up to date and allows authorised parties to view the status of your certificate. This is an annual subscription and you will be responsible for ensuring this is maintained. For further information on the DBS update service please go to https://www.gov.uk/dbs-update-service.Essex County Council is proud to offer an excellent benefits package to all its employees. More information can be found on https://www.workingforessex.com/benefitsEssex County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

    We seek the best talent from the widest pool of people as diversity is key to our success.

    If you have any queries regarding this role, or require anything further, please contact the Essex Recruitment Team on 033 005 83330*

*Calls to this number are charged in the same way as calls to numbers starting 01 or 02, please check with your service provider.

 

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Transport Manager PSV (Colchester – Part Time)

Posted by | 22/08/2018 |

Transport Manager PSV

We are continually looking for professionally qualified Transport Managers both National & International Nationwide.

Attractive Salary

Earning Additional Income

Using your Professional Qualification

Working Part-time/If you have available time during the week

Working Locally

All Work & Payment Direct with the Operator

The Traffic Commissioner recognises the role of the part-time Transport Manager as a key aspect of any Operator Licence where a full-time person is not employed.

Any Operator Licence used for “Hire & Reward” must have a qualified Transport Manager to support the Licence.

This person must be of good repute and acceptable to the Traffic Office.

Previous history on Operator Licenses

Information on any current Operator Licenses

Convictions (including 5-year history of Motoring convictions)

Adverse Financial History e.g. Bankruptcy or Administration

Attendance to any Public Inquiries

Time available to Support any Operator Licenses

Original Qualification Certificates

If you have any further questions or wish to call from time to time for an update we will be pleased to hear from you.

To apply or for any questions please email oplicence@gmail.com or visit https://www.operatorlicenceapplications.co.uk/

Or If you do have a current CV, please can you email a copy for our records to Lynda Howes on info@oplicence.co.uk or phone on  07963 656589 for more details

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Body Shop Manager

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You will provide supervision and training to our body shop team and communicate directly with customers in respect of the quality of vehicle bodywork and interior condition of vehicles prepared for sale.

You must hold a PCV driving licence, possess appropriate technical qualifications and / or be able to demonstrate that you have the necessary skills and experience required, you will also take a flexible approach to your 40 hour week.

A salary package and terms and conditions commensurate with an important management position with the Country’s largest used bus & coach dealer will be offered.

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Trainee Bus/Coach Drivers – Provisional PCV License Holders only

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At National Express, we’re not just committed to giving the best Drivers the best coaches to drive. We want to bring through the next generation and train them to deliver the service we are famous for.

Whatever the route, you’ll drive a state-of-the-art coach and your customers to their destination in safety, on time and in comfort. We’ll look to you to provide exceptional customer service and information at all times, sell tickets, handle money, and help passengers to load and unload luggage. Naturally, safety is paramount and you’ll operate within legal requirements such as tachographs, VDFs and drivers’ hours regulations.

We’re looking for smart, professional people (who are 21 or over) with outstanding customer service skills and a real sense of responsibility. The ability to work shifts (including weekends and Bank Holidays) and a good level of fitness are both vital, as is possession of a provisional PCV license. Please note CPC hazard perception and your theory will both be needed before you start with us if you are sucessful and haven’t already got this.

For more info on gaining your provisional PCV license please follow the link below:

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Skilled Fitter

Posted by | 08/09/2015 |

Arriva Southern Counties

Salary: Competitive, £2,00 welcome bonus*

*Terms and conditions apply

Arriva’s UK Bus Division is part of Arriva, one of Europe’s leading transport services organisations. Arriva Southern Counties is an autonomous business providing services throughout West Kent, Medway, Southend, Essex and parts of Surrey.

We are seeking to recruit Skilled Shift Fitter to work at a our depot at Colchester, reporting directly to the Engineering Manager. The primary responsibility of the role is the maintenance and servicing of our fleet of buses to DVSA standards. The fleet is varied and comprises double decks, single decks and midi-buses. You will possess comprehensive engineering skills and be quality motivated, with proven experience of servicing and repairing vehicles, in addition to preventative maintenance.

Applicants will also possess relevant engineering qualifications. You must demonstrate the ability to work to a high standard to meet the company policies and procedures in respect of vehicle repairs and maintenance. Applicants should possess excellent diagnostic skills and a solid understanding of Department of Transport/ DVSA maintenance standards will be essential.

The successful candidate will be a motivated team player, who can work effectively unsupervised and use your own initiative to solve problems. Personal qualities should include:

  • Flexible approach to hours of work. The role will involve shift work and please note that the shift comprises some weekend work,
  • Self-motivated
  • Good communications skills, verbal and written,
  • Team-worker,
  • Awareness and adherence to all health and safety matters,
  • Car licence essential. PCV licence holders preferred, although training will be provided for Non-PCV licence holders.

In return we offer a competitive salary, contributory pension scheme, and concessionary travel for employees, partner and children.

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Skilled Fitter

Posted by | 08/09/2015 |

Arriva Southern Counties

Salary: Competitive, £2,00 welcome bonus*

*Terms and conditions apply

Arriva’s UK Bus Division is part of Arriva, one of Europe’s leading transport services organisations. Arriva Southern Counties is an autonomous business providing services throughout West Kent, Medway, Southend, Essex and parts of Surrey.

We are seeking to recruit Skilled Shift Fitter to work at a our depot at Southend-on-Sea, reporting directly to the Engineering Manager. The primary responsibility of the role is the maintenance and servicing of our fleet of buses to DVSA standards. The fleet is varied and comprises double decks, single decks and midi-buses. You will possess comprehensive engineering skills and be quality motivated, with proven experience of servicing and repairing vehicles, in addition to preventative maintenance.

Applicants will also possess relevant engineering qualifications. You must demonstrate the ability to work to a high standard to meet the company policies and procedures in respect of vehicle repairs and maintenance. Applicants should possess excellent diagnostic skills and a solid understanding of Department of Transport/ DVSA maintenance standards will be essential.

The successful candidate will be a motivated team player, who can work effectively unsupervised and use your own initiative to solve problems. Personal qualities should include:

  • Flexible approach to hours of work. The role will involve shift work and please note that the shift comprises some weekend work,
  • Self-motivated
  • Good communications skills, verbal and written,
  • Team-worker,
  • Awareness and adherence to all health and safety matters,
  • Car licence essential. PCV licence holders preferred, although training will be provided for Non-PCV licence holders.

In return we offer a competitive salary, contributory pension scheme, and concessionary travel for employees, partner and children.

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Skilled Fitter

Posted by | 08/09/2015 |

Arriva Southern Counties

Salary: Competitive, £2,00 welcome bonus*

*Terms and conditions apply

Arriva’s UK Bus Division is part of Arriva, one of Europe’s leading transport services organisations. Arriva Southern Counties is an autonomous business providing services throughout West Kent, Medway, Southend, Essex and parts of Surrey.

We are seeking to recruit Skilled Shift Fitter to work at a our depot at Grays, reporting directly to the Engineering Manager. The primary responsibility of the role is the maintenance and servicing of our fleet of buses to DVSA standards. The fleet is varied and comprises double decks, single decks and midi-buses. You will possess comprehensive engineering skills and be quality motivated, with proven experience of servicing and repairing vehicles, in addition to preventative maintenance.

Applicants will also possess relevant engineering qualifications. You must demonstrate the ability to work to a high standard to meet the company policies and procedures in respect of vehicle repairs and maintenance. Applicants should possess excellent diagnostic skills and a solid understanding of Department of Transport/ DVSA maintenance standards will be essential.

The successful candidate will be a motivated team player, who can work effectively unsupervised and use your own initiative to solve problems. Personal qualities should include:

  • Flexible approach to hours of work. The role will involve shift work and please note that the shift comprises some weekend work,
  • Self-motivated
  • Good communications skills, verbal and written,
  • Team-worker,
  • Awareness and adherence to all health and safety matters,
  • Car licence essential. PCV licence holders preferred, although training will be provided for Non-PCV licence holders.

In return we offer a competitive salary, contributory pension scheme, and concessionary travel for employees, partner and children.

 

 

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PSV Fitter

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WJF Technical Support are looking for hard-working, dedicated and technically proficient Bus and Coach.  The roles we are looking to fill includes both PSV (bus & coach) engineers.  Candidates require knowledge of inspection defects, M.O.T. and service work.

As a successful applicant you will be required to perform regular maintenance on a range of different public service or heavy goods vehicles. Experience and a proven working knowledge of these vehicles will be an advantage in both the application stage and when you begin your new role.

Our ideal candidate will already have a strong knowledge of the technical side of PSVs, with relevant licenses being an advantage. Your passion for the role should shine through in the work you perform, helping to maintain WJF’s high standards and recognition as a premier technical support company.

WJF Technical Support operate nationwide, with positions available to you in multiple locations. When making your application, please specify which location or locations you would be available to work in. Pay will be based on the contracts you work, with excellent rates available.

The candidate needs to have the following:

  • PSV experience essential
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  • C+G Level 3 or equivalent
  • Immediate Start
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Operations Manager

Posted by | 04/06/2015 |

ComfortDelGro is one of the world’s largest land transport companies, operating in seven different countries. Our vision is to be the world’s land transport operator of choice. We are a major London operator, with 1700 red buses, while our Citylink scheduled coach services are market leaders in Scotland and Ireland.

We are about to launch an exciting new Citylink express coach service connecting central London with Stansted Airport and are seeking an enthusiastic, self-motivated and customer-centric Operations Manager to play a key role in implementing the project and ensuring operational excellence once it’s up and running.

The Operations Manager will lead and motivate Shift Supervisors, Customer Service Agents and Drivers to deliver first-class customer service and grow the business to meet challenging sales targets, adjusting services to meet demand, while controlling costs within budget. You will be expected to maintain excellent working relationships with the Airport and other authorities.

As the person responsible for all day to day aspects and overall performance of our 24/7 operation, you will be acutely aware of safety, quality, financial, contractual and legal standards, including Operators’ Licence, vehicle maintenance and drivers’ hours requirements, and will manage these to ensure total compliance.

Candidates should ideally be able to demonstrate the following:

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