What is the purpose of the role?
Due to expansion of Thames Water's Transport, Fleet and Logistics team we have a number of new opportunities for Class 1 and 2 HGV Drivers to join us on our journey. The package on offer includes a salary of up to £35,000 depending on the shifts you are able to work. Overtime is available for those who wish to increase their earning potential still further. We can offer you CPC training with the opportunity to train to Class 1, along with upskilling to become a multi-skilled, multi-disciplined part of our team. We also offer extensive benefits including holiday allowance, contributory pension up to 12%, life insurance, pay reviews and retail vouchers. As a Class 1 or Class 2 HGV Driver, you will be an ambassador for Thames Water out on the road, where you will ensure that our values are upheld, and you will be driven to provide first class customer service - you will truly be the face of Thames Water. We can offer you training to become a multi-skilled, multi-disciplined part of our team, extra shifts and overtime along with a highly competitive salary and leading benefits package.
What makes this role unique?
As a Class 1 or Class 2 HGV Driver, you will work as part of the Logistic Management Centre (LMC) which operates a new fleet of state-of-the art Waste Tankers with jetting capability, Potable Water Tankers and Inventory delivery vehicles to support both reactive and planned work.
What will this role involve?
Maintain a clean and compliant vehicle.
Drive and operate heavy goods vehicles, secure parking of your vehicle, complete and record pre and post vehicle checks in line with legislative and company specific requirements.
Record and manage vehicle defects through to repairs completed.
Ensure you are competent to use any vehicle prior to taking, using or operating it, through the completion of appropriate training.
Be in charge of the safe and secure loading and unloading of vehicles.
Comply with transport legislation, including drivers' hours regulations and Working Time Directive in line with the 'O' licence legislation and company procedures.
Adopt a safe and fuel-efficient approach to driving to minimise the risk to you, other road users, and to optimise vehicle running costs.
Deliver all duties in line with agreed service levels. Undertake periodic driver assessments and relevant refresher training.
What are we looking for?
You will be an experienced Class 1 or Class 2 HGV Driver. As a minimum, you will have no more than 6 penalty points and no DR or IN convictions on your license. You must also have a full driver CPC and a valid Driver Tachograph card. Ideally you will have extensive knowledge of driving and operating tankers and HIAB but training will be provided. A demonstrable knowledge of Transport Law and the Road Traffic Act is essential, as well as a working knowledge of Drivers Hours' rules and Working Time regulations. Experience of Water Tankers, Flat beds and curtain-siders is required as well as having a Blue Card.
Thames Water information and salary details
This role is based at Mogden STW. You will receive a salary of up to £35,000, with overtime available on top, depending on the shifts you are able to work and the Class of licence. We are looking for people on the following shift patterns:
4 on 4 off (Days)
4 on 4 off (Mixture of Days & Nights)
4 on 3 off (Fixed Shifts)
These are based on 44 hour weeks, with overtime and extra shifts readily available. You will need to have a flexible approach to working additional hours if needed to support with cover for events. We will also consider drivers on a weekly paid temp or temp to perm basis. There is an attractive package which includes up to 28 days annual leave, a generous pension scheme whereby the company will match twice what you contribute up to 12%, life insurance of 8 x salary, annual pay review, season ticket loans and loyalty awards for continuous service plus discounts at a wide range of retailers via Benefits on Taps. We also offer 2 paid volunteering days per year. We can offer you CPC training with the opportunity to train to Class 1.
Thames Water is an equal opportunity, Disability Confident, and Stonewall diversity champion employer.
Closing Date: The closing date for applications is 21/12/2018.