Logistics Scheduler

  • Job Reference: 38063
  • Date Posted: 8 July 2024
  • Employer: Thames Water
  • Location: Kidlington
  • Salary: £28,000
  • Sector: Transport & Logistics
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

The Thames Water Inventory and Supply team are the custodians of network & critical materials, field engineering parts & tools and mobile plant which are managed through our distribution centres, strategic distribution hubs and depots.  Operating on a 24/7 -365 basis to provide real time distribution and equipment service to support the Thames Water businesses in meeting our service commitments.

Will be responsible for understanding resource requirements and constraints to prioritise our resource effectively in order to support the demands of the field engineers work.

What you’ll be doing as a Logistics Scheduler
This role carries a high level of responsibility and requires an organised person who is able to plan efficiently, will engage well within the team and has the ability to provide clear communication out to the wider stakeholders involved.
  • Engage with Planning team and Enablers to ascertain workload and requirements to prioritise jobs both on a planned and reactive basis.
  • Plan and allocate collection and delivery tasks to our Support Drivers with appropriate skill set and their respective operating geography through Salesforce (system).
  • Plan job for works preparation (SLG, cone offs and letter drop) using Salesforce to ensure all materials and equipment are delivered to correct address and are setup ahead of start of works.
  • Jobs details should be fully compliant with all traffic management / streetworks legislation to avoid any fixed penalty notices/permit fines.
  • Ensure that Support Drivers maintain a health and safety work environment and indorse the Thames Waters Health & Safety commitment.
  • Manage, allocate and prioritise the Support Drivers work stack to meet priority jobs (2 hour/4 hour) that need to be completed.
  • Monitor progress of jobs by regular updates from planning team, dig teams (gangs) and supervisors to identify if any addition materials, plant, equipment are required.
  • Provide daily reports of resource utilisation and planned/ reactive jobs completed to maintain Inventory Field Operations service commitments.
  • Monitor collections to ensure no overruns and daily engagement with planning team to ensure that permit end dates do not expire – any potential fines should be immediately escalated to supervisors.
  • Track Salesforce for work with forecasted completion date to plan in site inspections, site clearance for support drivers.
  • Provide a weekly report on expected weekend work to ensure resource and materials are made available.
What should you bring to the role?
  • Need to be organised and have a good understanding of work management processes and systems.
  • You will have excellent attention to detail, and good scheduling/ planning skills.
  • Competent to work with business-critical systems such as Salesforce, SAP, Microsoft Excel, Outlook, Word.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
What’s in it for you?
  • Salary - Offering up to £28,000 per annum depending on experience and skills.
  • Location – Kidlington Depot, OX5 1QT.
Our competitive salary package includes an excellent contributory pension, 24 days holiday per year increasing to 28 with the length of service and a wider benefits scheme including our benefits hub, which is packed with offers and information to save you money and support your well-being.

Who are we?
At Thames Water, our purpose is crystal clear - to deliver life’s essential service so our customers, communities and planet can thrive.

Water is life’s great leveller. Every living thing needs it, every single day. From people to plants, birds to bees, farms to factories, we all need it to thrive, and we’re committed to taking care of it for us all.

But keeping water flowing is becoming harder. From scorching summers to wetter winters, extreme weather affects everything from our pipes to our local rivers. We must keep millions more kettles boiling, public services operating, washing machines spinning, showers running and more, so every drop is more precious than ever. Are you ready to play your part?

Working at Thames Water
At Thames Water, we recognise that people are at the heart of our business. To help us succeed in providing life's essential service, we need a range of skills and capabilities, representative of society throughout our business.

We seek to attract and retain a cultural mix of people who can offer different but complementary attitudes, values, talents, and knowledge. We understand the importance of appreciating and harnessing the unique skills, experiences, backgrounds, and differences that each individual brings.

Our over-arching diversity and inclusion aim is to ensure Thames Water is a diverse and inclusive great place to work. We encourage applications from everyone and offer extra support for those who need it throughout the recruitment process.

Find out more about working at Thames Water.

When a crisis happens, we all rally around to support our customers. As part of Team Thames, you’ll have the opportunity to sign up to support our customers on the frontline as an ambassador. Full training will be given for what is undoubtedly an enriching experience. It’s also a great opportunity to learn more about our business, meet colleagues and earn some extra money along the way.

Disclaimer: due to the high volume of applications we receive, we may close the advert earlier than the advertised date. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.