Fleet Engineer - Mechanic

Recruiter
Effra Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Location
Old Kent Road, Greater London
Salary
£20/hour LTD BASIS
Posted
11 Jul 2017
Closes
10 Aug 2017
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Contract
Hours
Full Time
To co-ordinate maintenance, servicing, modifications and inspections, including MOT and LGV tests on all vehicles operated by the Council’s fleet.
The post holder is responsible for ensuring all vehicles operated by the Council remain road worthy and fully compliant with all relevant legislation including the rules governing Goods Vehicle Operation (Operators License) as administered by the Department of Transport.
As such the post holder will deal with staff from all areas and levels of the Authority.

Candidate Profile:

• Responsible for the safe and lawful operation of the Council’s fleet of vehicles. This entails setting up and monitoring processes and policies that ensure all vehicle related issues are reported and acted upon.
• Arrange all maintenance requirements for the transport unit.
• The post holder will assist to put in place any systems, procedures, documentation etc. he/she deems necessary to ensure the commercial fleet remains compliant with all legislative requirements and ensure that these new management tools are utilised by all relevant staff.
• To assess and discuss performance with the contractors. This entails the development and implementation of robust performance monitoring tools to assess compliance with contractual and statutory (Best Value) targets and to agree plans to resolve failures.
• To provide all Council Departments and individuals with vehicles they require in order to perform their duties. This includes providing expert advice on the suitability of vehicles as well as obtaining the best price available in the market.
• To assist in the ad-hoc hire of vehicles, check vehicle condition and report. Assist with vehicle changeovers
• To assist with maintaining that all requirements are met to protect the “O” licence, prompt drivers, request vehicle for service, inspections and MOTs in accordance with the service schedule.
• To carry out driving assessments and licence checks for new drivers, ascertain risk on behalf of the council.
• To ensure that driver operators are aware of reporting procedures for defects and accidents, to confirm that they are aware of their legal obligations and that fleet services are there to support them