HGV Driver - Thurrock

  • by Solid Recruit
  • Location Essex, Essex, UK
  • Salary £26,000 - £27,206 / year
  • 208 days ago
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Job Description:

The key purpose of the role is to deliver, load/unload, collect and install portable accommodation to a variety of locations throughout the UK, safely and on time.

Reporting structure

  • Reporting directly to the Regional Services Manager and functional relationship with Transport Administrators and Transport Planners.

Main responsabilities

  • Deliver, load/unload, collect and install portable accommodation safely and on time.
  • Drive a vehicle with crane lifting up to 85t (wagon and drag).
  • Comply with company standards at all times.
  • Assess and consider site access. 
  • Communicate effectively with customers to deliver workable solutions.
  • Accurate completion of paperwork for both unit movements and vehicle records.
  • Undertake routine checks of the vehicle and general appearance of the vehicle.
  • Safely set up Lorry Loader in position to load or unload portable accommodation.
  • Must have knowledge and understanding of EU driver hours, WTD and Tachograph regulations.
  • Adhere to Company’s Health & Safety rules, policies and procedures along with Customers own when visiting sites.
  • Some involvement of working at heights if and when required.
  • To work in a safe and sensible manner within the boundaries of the Company Health and Safety Policy and any additional site restrictions.

Job experience & skills requirements

  • Clear & effective communicator
  • Proven ability to make independent decisions as well as the ability to work as part of a team
  • Customer focused
  • Has proven experience and ability to work effectively with internal and/or external customers.


  • Experience driving a heavy goods vehicle
  • ‘Wagon & Drag’ and the licences required to drive this vehicle are Class 1 (Category C+E) or Class 2 with 102 Coding. 
  • A good understanding and knowledge of current regulations in regarding to EU driver hours, Working Time Directive and Driver’s Tachograph restrictions.
  • Slinger /Signaller  and CSCS accreditation desirable
  • Driver CPC Qualification hours
  • Portable accommodations industry experience desirable
  • Familiar with working in a high pressurised environment
  • Geographical knowledge


Key skills

Experience driving a heavy goods vehicle, Class 1 license (Category C+E) or Class 2 with 102 Coding
  • Job Type Permanent, Full Time
  • Additional Salary Info Excellent Benefits & Overtime
  • Work Authorisation No
  • Industry Sector Transport, Logistics
  • Years Experience 1+ years
  • Career Level Experienced (Non-Manager)