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 Current Vacancies

Transport Planner

Essex/East London, Permanent, 25K - 28K DOE + Excellent Company Benefits
Reference: AJ0926

The Client

A leading regional Waste Management and Recycling company operating across the South East.

Purpose and Responsibilities 

This is an excellent opportunity to join one of London’s leading recycling companies who is sustainability focused company and actively invests in their staff. Our client is looking to recruit a Route Planner to be based at their Rainham Depot directly reporting to the Transport Manager. You will be in charge of scheduling recycling and waste collections, in a way that maximises productivity and profitability, and ensures an operation success rate of over 97%.

You will work alternate weeks on early shift (05:00 to 14:00) and then late shift (13:45 to 22:45). In addition, you will need to work one weekend shift (paid as overtime) at least every third weekend.

Specific Responsibilities


  • Create daily routes for drivers. Monitor forward workload and balance collections with staff and vehicle availability.
  • Keep in touch with drivers throughout your shift, dealing with problems and re-allocating jobs.
  • Liaise with sales and account managers to agree new client requirements.
  • Analyse data to be able to assess the profitability of each route.
  • Maintain a good relationship with all drivers.

You’ll also have:

  • Good knowledge of London.
  • Ability to remain calm and upbeat under pressure.
  • Confidence to be assertive with drivers when required.
  • Organised and good attention to detail.

Required experience: 

  • Route/Transport Planning: 2 years – Essential
  • Waste Management/Recycling Industry Experience: 1 Year - advantageous

Required licence or certification:

  • A full, clean UK Driving Licence


Candidates without the mentioned experience will not be considered for this position. Please read the specification carefully to avoid disappointment.

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