Project Operations Assistant

Location: Goole
Closing Date: 17th August 2018

This is a permanent, full time vacancy based at our Goole Depot for a candidate who will initially be responsible for assisting with the transport operations, and then develop to take responsibility and manage areas of these functions.

The Role

This is a permanent and full time role. Working as part of the Operations Team, this appointment will report directly to the Senior Project Manager of the company. The role will include:

  • Fielding incoming calls and emails from customers, drivers and sub-contractors
  • Dealing with the planning and scheduling of the companies road transport operations on a daily basis
  • Coordinating and communicating between customers and drivers
  • Assisting the Project Managers in managing operations on a cost effective basis
  • Planning and assisting with the movement of abnormal indivisible loads (AILs)

Experience required

Ideally, candidates will have previous experience within the logistics, road haulage or freight forwarding industry.  The candidate will initially be responsible for assisting with the transport operations, and then develop to take responsibility and manage areas of these functions.  They must be customer focused, have an attention to detail, be able to complete all necessary documentation, commercially astute and be suitable to work on a personal level with the client base.


  • Ideally will have 2 years+ experience in a logistics environment
  • Full clean driving license preferred but not essential

Office Skills

  • Demonstrate ability to complete tasks, with a high level of attention to detail
  • Have a good understanding and geographic knowledge of UK and Europe
  • Ability to record and report progress & development of the task
  • Good level of computer skill and competency

Personal Qualities

  • Flexible and willing to learn
  • Effective communicator at all levels
  • Build business relationships with colleagues and clients


The role is based at our Goole Depot, but a limited amount of travel may be required to visit other depots or clients in order to oversee or manage some percentage of the task.


Remuneration package variable and subject to discussion, which will be dependent upon the individual’s previous work experience. 28 days holiday per year including Bank Holidays. Company contributions to the company pension scheme are offered subject to conditions. 

The Opportunity

The appointment will enjoy a varied work load and will have opportunity to help grow and develop the Transport Division, contributing to the company’s development and their own prospects for promotion.

To apply for this position please forward your CV to our HR Department or alternatively complete our Online Application Form referencing Transport Operations Assistant Vacancy.

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