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Yard Foreman

Yard Foreman

We are looking for an eager, courteous, motivated individual to join us as a Yard Foreman at our depot in

 Sevenoaks (Kent)

Yard Foremen are the lifeblood of our organisation and we invest heavily in training and development; leadership opportunities; PPE, uniform and equipment; and our employee benefits package for these individuals.

Who are we?

We’re HW Martin (Traffic Management) Ltd, professional, traffic management experts operating across the country. Our vision is to be the ultimate traffic management partner of choice.

We deliver temporary traffic management on behalf of our clients on both high speed and low speed roads. But our service is more than just cones and lights, its about ensuring everyone goes home safe, happy and healthy every day, evolving our delivery so we’re always able to respond to the needs of our clients and customers, and working collaboratively with other highways professionals to add value, innovate and meet the challenges of the future head on.

At HW Martin (Traffic Management) Ltd we support each other to succeed and to become the best version of ourselves.

The Yard Forman Role

You will be responsible for the correct storage and maintenance of traffic management equipment for a range of projects on both motorways and high-speed dual carriageways. This is a physically demanding role and you will be accountable for the accurate and safe loading and unloading of our vehicles.

You will be accountable for your own, and your teammates’ health, safety and wellbeing and, be empowered to speak up and take ownership of safety on your site.

Your insight from the frontline is crucial for the efficient and smooth running of our traffic management yard.

You will work with a crew of likeminded individuals, ensuring everyone carries out their roles safely, and that project objectives are achieved in a timely, high-quality manner that meets the expectations of our clients.

You will need to be flexible due to the nature of the business. The role may include some night-time and weekend working.

What does the ideal candidate look like?

The ideal candidate will be highly motivated, with a good, responsible attitude to work.

Experience of working in a yard is desirable, but not essential.

You must hold a clean driving license (or with a maximum of 6 points) and be free from drugs and alcohol as you will be responsible for correctly and safely maneuvering 3.5t, 7.5t, 12t vehicles and IPVs.

It pays to be self-assured in this role, with a firm belief in your own abilities and ambition, and a willingness to put in the hard work necessary to get where you and the business want to be.

Specific requirements

  • Clean driving license
  • Free from drugs and alcohol
  • Good time management skills
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to follow procedures and work independently
  • Courteous, positive and motivated
  • Flexible approach to working environment and a supportive team member
  • Good problem solving and decision-making abilities

full training will be provided

Main responsibilities

As part of our team, you will:

  • Be accountable for safely and correctly loading and unloading traffic management equipment from vehicles
  • Be responsible for making sure your work is carried out safely, and that you and your teammates are wearing full, correct PPE
  • Be accountable for the health, safety and wellbeing of yourself and your teammates and comply with/enforce health and safety rules in the yard
  • Ensure you receive a full briefing and are aware of your duties and responsibilities before starting your shift
  • Be aware of and proudly carry out your role as an ambassador representing HW Martin (Traffic Management) Ltd and our clients
  • Maintain a clean and safe yard, workshop and storage areas including the checking and storing of equipment
  • Maintain accurate digital (and written) records for installations, maintenance, removals, incidents, accidents, start-of-shift briefings, tool box talks and any client documentation required
  • Be responsible on a day-to-day basis for driving company vehicles such as 3.5 tonne pick-ups, cars and vans. Plus HGVs if you hold the appropriate license (training will be available if required)
  • Make sure that all traffic management vehicles under your care met the current specifications
    • You will ensure all vehicle defect sheets are completed in a timely manner (and any defects are reported promptly)
  • You will keep the vehicles, your uniform and PPE clean and tidy
    • These items represent the organisation, its clients and members of the public and must give off the right message
    • Our vehicles are our workplaces and must be maintained to a high standard to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of you and your team
  • You will work in a way that furthers the value and reputation of the business with reference to safety, customer care and high quality service delivery to help us achieve our vision of becoming the ultimate traffic management provider
  • Liaise with colleagues, road users and members of public in a courteous and respectful manner.

Why do people work for us?

We offer our people a career bursting with benefits!

As a Yard Foreman you will benefit from  continuous professional development, leadership opportunities, job security, full-time hours, uniform and PPE, competitive hourly rates, a non-contributory pension scheme and an exclusive staff discounts and wellbeing portal.

You will be joining a team that is like one big family where your contribution makes a difference.

Next steps

If you like the sound of a career with us, tell us about your experience using our automated form below.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from any suitably qualified persons.

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