Transport Planner (Forward Planner)

£30000 - £30000

Job Description

Our multi-site transport operation is growing and we are looking for a Roadfreight Transport Planner to work from our facility near London Heathrow to work within our transport operations team scheduling our specialist LGV and van fleet.

Your main responsibilities:

Forward plan and execute the scheduling of a busy specialist transport operation packing, moving and installing fine art in the UK and Europe.

Optimise scheduling to provide a best-in-class service in the most efficient manner
Review job bookings prior to planning to understand skills requirements, vehicle/access limitations, timescales, product dimensions and equipment
Schedule vehicles using the most economical and cost-effective routing
Allocation of correct specification vehicles, equipment and suitably trained road crew to undertake movements as per the coordinator or technical team instructions
Pre-Planning of shipments taking account of routes, secure overnight stopping areas and lodging arrangements
Support the Transport Manager with fleet management such as vehicle maintenance, EU drivers hours legislation, tachograph data processing, EU Working Time Directive, Annual Leave/Sickness recording, Training and Development of the transport team.
Ensure safety legislation is adhered to and safe working practices are adopted at all times.
Adhere and champion Company policies and procedures for H&S, Quality Assurance and Security
Tracking of vehicles using company telematics and monitoring systems, checking progress of routes in transit vs the daily schedule and communicating any potential delays
Adhere to EU drivers hours legislation and DVSA Operators Licence requirements
Book additional resource as required, liaising with contractors and subcontractors
Rescheduling of tasks in accordance with changing requirements of clients and the operation
Assist with producing road crew paperwork for the following day
Briefing of drivers to include detailed instructions on execution of tasks
On call cover for out of hours incidents or amendments
Liaison with warehouse, packing, maintenance, support services and client coordination teams
Assisting the Transport Manager with absence management for the road transport team, dealing with annual leave requests, sickness record management and return to work interviews
Undertake any other duties that may be required by the management of the organisation commensurate with the responsibilities of the role or the requirements of the business.

Who we are looking for:

Ability to work under pressure and adapt to a busy constantly changing environment
Experience of manual vehicle planning/scheduling around payloads, dimensions, manual handling equipment using paper based and IT systems.
Excellent team player
Excellent knowledge in the use of Microsoft Office Suite, Transport operations systems and routing/scheduling software
Strong geographical knowledge of the UK and Europe
3+ years experience in a transport/logistics operation
Excellent verbal and written communicator
Strong administrative skills with excellent attention to detail

What we are offering:

Starting from GBP30,000 DOE
Opportunity for growth within a successful company
Company pension contribution of 6%
Company mobile phone
Training and development scheme
Life assurance
Progressive holiday package and seasonal leave
Regular social events throughout the year


Maths and English GCSE or equivalent
LGV Cat C License or above is advantageous
Transport Manager CPC is advantageous

Desirable Experience:

Art, Handling , Removals, Installations, High Security, Aviation Security, International Operations, Customs procedures

* We are only able to accept applications from candidates with previous experience for this role.
If you do not hear from us your application has been unsuccessful.