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Night Transport Planner

Stanford-le-hope, Essex
£25,000 to £35,000
Job Type
6 Sep 2022

Job Title: Night Shift Transport PlannerLocation: Stanford Le Hope

We currently have night shift available Monday - Saturday 20:00-06:00

As a potential candidate you will have experience in planning routes for HGV Drivers covering the UK, whilst working within Tacho Laws and Driver Hours Legislation. You will be able to build strong, trusting relationships with the drivers in order to effectively dispatch them on their routes whilst maintaining consistent contact with customers and clients.This is a permanent, full time vacancy.

The role of a Transport Planner

  • Plan and manage drivers routes to provide full support to the transport operation
  • To provide transport solutions to ensure that all customer deliveries are met
  • Monitor jobs to ensure that the company are legally compliant to meet the drivers hours/ WTD regulations
  • Ensure all jobs are structured to ensure fuel efficiencies for the company
  • Chase back loads for the business
  • Merge jobs if and where appropriate with another unit to reduce fuel costs
  • Develop and maintain long term working relationships with internal and external customers
  • Exceptional customer service delivered to and received by all contacts both external and internal
  • Demonstrate that you pay interest to all the drivers and treat them fairly
  • Provide quotes to customers and ensure close-off of jobs once completed

Requirements of a Transport Planner

  • Previous experience in planning for multi drop vehicles with an in depth knowledge of the Transport industry
  • Able to understand the customer requirements and anticipate change and plan responses
  • Confident and articulate
  • Good geographical knowledge
  • Ability to provide clear rationale on decisions made
  • Able to view and understand the 'big picture' and therefore able to relate this to the team
  • Strong relationship skills and ability to build strong relationship networks of internal and external people
  • Strong people skills with the drive and commitment to build, lead, coach and inspire a high calibre, motivated team
  • Able to assimilate and analyse information and data from a variety of sources and use this to plan effectively
  • Able to make important decisions within agreed parameters and day to day decisions without referral
  • PC literate with good working knowledge of MS Office packages and previous experience of working with a Transport system.


  • Night shift

Application question(s):

  • Do you have experience within Transport Planning or Coordination?
  • Can you commit to a permanent night shift pattern?
  • Do you have a driving licence?
  • Are you looking for a full time permanent position?
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  • Job Reference: 705431206-2
  • Date Posted: 6 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Streamline Services Consultancy
    Streamline Services Consultancy
  • Location: Stanford-le-hope, Essex
  • Salary: £25,000 to £35,000
  • Sector: Transport & Logistics
  • Job Type: Permanent