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Our Client is a successful, stable, long-established team of highways construction experts. They are based in East Sussex, working across the South East. Their business has grown sustainably by 50% over the last few years, allowing them to invest heavily in these new initiatives as well as in training our people in new technology.

With a strong view that people are the most important part of their business, they focus and invest a lot into their team and to quote directly from them; “We respect them, we reward them, and we expect the best from them.”

They are committed to safety, quality and a professional approach and look after their people. They deliver projects on time and to exceptional standards and are looking for enthusiastic, self-motivated, professional, qualified people to join our team. Could this be you?

Job Purpose

We are looking for a Scheduler/Operations Assistant to join our client’s fast-paced and growing team in Sussex. You’ll enjoy a varied role reporting to our Operations Manager and working closely with the senior management team. 

We are looking for someone commercially minded, who is a great forward planner thinking several steps ahead and has meticulous attention to detail to make sure that everything is in the right place at the right time. It would be advantageous for you to have a background in construction.

Position summary

Key responsibilities:

  • Scheduling of all construction operations and resources including operatives, plant, lorries and materials
  • Record keeping
  • Daily works diary
  • Track overruns and remedial works
  • Coordination estimators and project managers
  • Place material orders
  • Daily planning
  • Daily re-planning based on events
  • Prioritisation of assets
  • General administrative scheduling functions
  • Recommend improvements in methods and procedures to ensure a more efficient and cost
  • effective operation

Key skills

Essential

  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Excellent forward planner as well as being able to be responsive and reactive when necessary
  • Explores all possible eventualities and mitigates risk where possible
  • Can make decisions and prioritise based on assessing probabilities, outcomes and impact
  • Relevant scheduling/back office experience and/or logistics
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Good use of initiative
  • Able to remain calm under pressure
  • Flexible and adaptable with a diplomatic attitude
  • Good communication skills both written and oral
  • Good IT skills

Desirable:

  • Construction industry knowledge

`Our Client offers:

  • Competitive pay
  • Employed and CIS positions
  • 50 hours per week guaranteed contract (40 hours for lorry drivers)
  • Saturday work and overtime is available (and might be required by the company when we’re
  • busy)
  • 28 days’ holiday (inclusive of bank holidays and increasing with service) for employed positions
  • South East England job locations
  • Plenty of internal training opportunities
  • Workplace pension scheme contributions (after 3 months’ service)
  • Half day working on Fridays whenever work schedules allow
  • Employee welfare programme: mental health and legal counselling, staff welfare areas, subsidised massage, team events
  • Opportunity to participate in innovation projects and play a significant role in making our industry more sustainable
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