Transport & Planning Manager

Full Time

Sterling Recruitment are delighted to be working with our industry leading client based in the North East of England. Due to large contracts won, our client are looking to appoint a Transport & Planning Manager on a permanat basis to their team.

Duties consist of but not limited to:


The T&P Manager manages the overview of the general planning.:

  • Site/Yards Layout Planning/Drawing entire yard (A, B & C-shop, including all yards and quays)
  • Shift planning production units SPU
  • Project schedules

The T&P Manager combines all this input in one joint planning and checks that the entire planning is feasible.

The overview planning is kept in standardised documents that are always kept up-to-date and adapted according to the progress of production

The T&P Manager is also responsible for rolling out a uniform planning system within the various production units.

The goal is to arrive at a uniform planning system so that the schedules of the various departments can easily be linked.

Production progress

The T&P Manager provides a uniform system for monitoring the current status of production and projects.

   Progress – The progress system should enable everyone to view the current status                            of the production departments.

The T&P manager checks that the progress is filled in in a timely and correct manner by those responsible within production.:

  • Management of the transport team

The external transport department is responsible for all transports outside SPU’s production halls . These transports are done with crawler cranes, tower cranes, mobile cranes, Terberg, elephant, SPMTs, ships or pontoons.

The T&P Manager keeps the overview:

    • Setting priorities in the planning
    • Follow-up safe working according to lifting plans and RAMS
    • Personnel certificates
    • Personnel planning
    • Transport planning

The external transport department is the connecting link between all production departments.  The planning of this team determines the planning of all other departments..

The schedule is initially drawn up by the supervisors. The T&P manager checks the schedule on a daily basis and determines the priorities in case of conflicts.

  • Load-in and loadout planning

The T&P Manager maintains an overview of the various ships that need to be loaded and unloaded. For this he keeps in close contact with the maritime manager and suppliers.

  • Follow-up inspection of hoisting equipment

The T&P Manager leads the supervisor of lifting equipment for the follow-up of the inspections, purchase and most efficient use of lifting equipment. 

            Follow-up and discipline

The T&P is responsible for maintaining discipline within the transportation department.

As a result, he has a very strong exemplary role and sets clear rules that must be followed.   

  1. Knowledge desirable
  • Masters Degree or equivalent through experience
  • Minimum standard of safety training
  • Knowledge and understanding of different European standards (Eurocode, NBN, NEN, DIN…), British Standard, ASM…
  • Knowledge of the guidelines when calculating the different connections.
  • Knowledge of the machinery and the consequences in terms of the cost of steel structures (Lowest End Cost)
  • Knowledge and understanding of the UK Regulations (LOLER, PUWER, HSWA) and with International standards and codes associated with lifting and hoisting operations and lifting equipment and the ability to disseminate the requirements of these to the Supervision and rigging team members.
  • Extensive experience and proven competence in the planning, risk assessment and safe implementation of lift plans
  • Understanding and extensive knowledge of computer systems such as
    • MS Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, Power Point…)
    • ERP (Internal software).
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  • Salary £55,000 - £65,000
  • Location Wallsend
  • Hours 40
  • Deadline July 9, 2023
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