Route Planning Lead

Location: Home based with travel across the UK


Salary:  £49,000


Serco's Environmental Services provide a complete waste and recycling service on behalf of the residents and community. With a professional, dedicated, and friendly team of Refuse and Recycling and Street Cleansing staff, we ensure that streets, homes, and businesses are kept clean, safe and tidy, whilst providing the very best levels of customer service to all members of the community that we serve.


And right now, we have an opportunity to recruit for a Route Planning Lead to design effective and innovative driving route solutions for our Environmental Services Contract.


Reporting to the Performance & Director you will form strong links and collaborate with multiple teams to ensure that the delivery solutions are aligned to the needs of the customer; operationally informed; commercially viable; and offer a lean and effective processes.


This role will see you using software such as Whitespace and Webaspx as well as drawing on your broader industry knowledge to interpret data alongside customer requirements to design technical routing and re-routing proposals.


We are dedicated to the ongoing development and career progression of our employees, with outstanding training opportunities made available to you, along with the chance to undertake additional qualifications. We have a supportive management team who will provide guidance and advice to ensure you achieve all that you want to with Serco 



What you'll need to do the role  


First and foremost, you will use your experience within the Waste industry or similar industries such as logistics or transport to work closely with project leads in the development of routing solutions.


You will be a natural team player who can communicate well across multiple teams and developing projects. Although this role is mainly homebased you will be required to travel across the UK to visit contracts and support in the mobilisation of routes with an enthusiastic hands on approach.


This role will see you using your analytical skills and strong IT skills to undertake research and utilise route software to produce optimised routes for contracts on a rolling basis.



Why Serco 

Meaningful and vital work: The nature of our business means you will do interesting work that matters - delivering essential services that touch people's live 


A world of opportunity: Our diverse UK-wide operations offer unrivalled opportunities to learn and develop. You'll be able to broaden your experience and apply your skills in new ways. 


Great people: We are a motivated team who will encourage you and help you to succeed. You'll have the resources you need to do your job in a diverse and supportive environment.  



What we offer  

  • Up to 6% contributory pension scheme 
  • Company Car
  • Serco discounts which include cinema, merlin entertainment, online shopping, mobile phone plans and leisure centre memberships. 
  • Interesting, varied, and enjoyable work 
  • A company that recognises your contribution 


About Serco
At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play, from caring for vulnerable people to managing complex public services.  We are a team of 50,000 people responsible for delivering essential public services around the world in areas including defence, transport, justice, immigration, healthcare and citizen services. We are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services for the benefit of everyone.

By joining Serco you will have unlimited access to our Global Employee Networks - SercoInspire (Gender), SercoEmbrace (Multicultural), SercoUnlimited (Disability) and In@Serco (LGBT & Networks). Serco Employee Networks, led by colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging. 

Please click on the apply button to complete your application. Occasionally we receive a large volume of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment. 

At Serco, we see people first and foremost for their performance and potential. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organisation that supports the needs of all. As such we will make reasonable adjustments at interview through to employment for our candidates and strongly encourage applications from a diverse candidate pool. We are open to discussions around flexibility and flexible working. We operate a hybrid work structure in many of our business areas. We are proudly Disability Confident Leader employers and holder of the Silver Inclusive Employer Standard. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview.  For help with your application please contact 0345 010 4000.

At Serco we support fair access to employment for those with unspent criminal convictions through the 'Ban the Box' pledge (some may be exempt due to the nature of the role and the security clearance required). Please contact our recruitment team directly on 0345 010 4000 to discuss.

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17/10/2023 02:06:00
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