• (Area) Logistics Manager

    Posted Date 1 month ago(31/10/2019 08:23)
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  • About Costain and your project.

    Costain helps to improve people’s lives by deploying technology-based engineering solutions to meet urgent national needs across the UK’s energy, water and transportation infrastructures.


    The HS2 Main Civils Contracts include both Lots S1 (Euston Tunnels & Approaches) and S2 (Northolt Tunnels). The first 16 months of the project will involve detailed design, pricing and building up target cost, with work on site likely to start in early 2020.

    Scope of works includes twin-bored tunnels (TBM driven), SCL tunnels/adits, shaft sinking, bridge demolition and reconstruction, utilities diversions, earthworks and the construction of site compounds.


    Flexible working: We welcome you to ask about the flexibility you need. This might be part-time, remote working, or compressed hours for example. Anyone who applies for a role can ask about flexibility at interview. In return, we will explore what is possible for the role. 


    Security Vetting: HS2 requires SCS to undertake security vetting on all staff to the UK Government Baseline Personal Security Standard. All successful candidates will be subject to this vetting procedure as part of the on-boarding process.

    What will I be doing?

    We currently have a vacancy for an Area Logistics Manager on our HS2 Main Works Contract.


    Skills set: logistics/vehicle management/compliance

    Job location: Euston/Old Oak Common/West Ruislip

    Accessible by public transport? yes

    Working hours: Weekdays with occasional night and wekeend working subject to operational requirements

    Contract: Permanent


    About the role:

    The Area Logistics Managers will join the SCS Logistics team that manages construction logistics across the HS2 main works. They will be responsible for Logistics operations for a geographic area of the S1/S2 area and ensuring effective planning, execution and review. The Area Logistics Managers will be expected to work as a team providing support, cover and developing best practice.

    The role is aimed at Logistics professionals and other construction specialists who can demonstrate a track-record of achievement in project, people and client management in the construction industry.


    Role Success Criteria

    • Ensuring a safe operation complying with the SCS company safety system
    • Optimising efficiency in operation of human and non-human assets
    • Forecasting and capacity planning within site and HS2 Environmental Statement constraints
    • Managing effective coordination between the Control Tower, site operations and suppliers
    • Effective issue resolution


    Key Responsibilities:

    • Site logistics operations
    • Construction logistics planning and Construction Logistics Plans 
    • Vehicle management system
    • Booking-in process
    • HGV compliance
    • Performance reporting
    • Goods receipt and stock control
    • Highways & transport management
    • Rail operations


    About you

    Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

    • Good written and verbal communication skills in English (essential)
    • Good organisation skills (essential)
    • Good IT skills eg Excel, Word (essential)
    • Be a team player 
    • Be a problem solver
    • Have a positive attitude
    • Be an enthusiastic and quick learner


    You’ll be a welcomed member of the wider team, with opportunities to take on additional responsibility, join one of our networks for women, military or LGBT+ staff, and participate in cultural and social events with the local community (e.g. as a STEM ambassador).


    Your personal and professional development is important to us. We welcome a discussion about how we can support you with further study, or professional membership or attainment for example.


    It is expected that you will work to be a part of the wider project team, living by the programmes expected values. 

    We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


    HS2 – working with Skanska, Costain and STRABAG, closely monitors job applications, to ensure an inclusive recruitment process. To ensure we are able to maintain this, and to recruit a diverse workforce, we encourage candidates to complete the diversity form as part of their application so we are able to monitor and improve our approach to diversity.  Please note, all responses are anonymous, you do not have to provide a response.


    All data will be held securely, (as stated within the Data Protection Act 1998) and will be reported to HS2. We will not share any of your data with other parties. This form is not mandatory, but your response would be appreciated


    Deadline for application: Applications will be assessed on a first come first served basis. We recommend you apply early to avoid disappointment.

    Unsuccessful applicants: Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to contact unsuccessful applicants on an individual basis.

    Final Statement

    We listened to our employees so our Core Benefits are funded by us and include a Group Pension Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, Life Assurance, Income Protection and funded membership to a Professional Institute. In addition to this we also offer a Private Healthcare Scheme, Private Dental Scheme, Childcare Vouchers, Cycle to Work, Volunteering Days and Save as You Earn Scheme.  


    At Costain we aim to be an accessible, diverse and inclusive organisation to continue to meet our customers’ needs. We will be industry leading in our approach and people from all backgrounds will be proud to work for Costain. Our goal is to have a workforce that is representative of society.


    We actively encourage applications from candidates who have a relationship with the armed forces community whether as a currently serving member or reservist, ex-military or wounded personnel or as a member of a service family.



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