Job Openings Virtual Message Sign Operative (VMS)

About the job Virtual Message Sign Operative (VMS)

VMS (Variable Message Sign) Driver Operative, £25,300, Thornbury/Falfield

The Role:

The primary role of a VMS Driver Operative is to support the VMS operations team in deploying, setting up, and collecting VMS (Variable Message Sign) units at customer locations. The role involves carrying out off-hire inspections, minor repairs, and preparing units for hire at the depot. It also includes performing battery exchanges, cleaning, and inspections on long-term hired units in the field. Additionally, the role requires assisting the local depot in preparing, delivering, and collecting traffic lights and other VMS products.

The Responsibilities:

  • Ensure adherence to all health and safety procedures, risk assessments, and environmental regulations during work at depots and customer sites.
  • Conduct oneself courteously and professionally when attending client sites and follow all local site rules.
  • Maintain professional working relationships with colleagues across all departments.
  • Deliver and collect VMS, CCTV, and traffic lights.
  • Carry out full inspections, servicing, and repairs on the hire fleet.
  • Complete all relevant delivery, collection, and inspection paperwork.
  • Identify fair wear and tear and customer damage on equipment.
  • Ensure cleanliness and legal compliance of assigned vehicles and work tools.
  • Quarantine all equipment that isn't fit for purpose until repairs are carried out.
  • Liaise with customers before and after visits.
  • Work safely, wear appropriate PPE, and maintain a neat work area.
  • Occasional working away from home and night shift work may be required.

The Essentials:

  • Ability to work alone and as part of a team.
  • Full driving license with no more than 6 points.

The Desirables:

  • Basic electrical fault-finding skills.
  • Experience working within a highway environment.
  • Basic knowledge of traffic light equipment.
  • CSCS card holder.
  • Competent in driving company vans and pickups up to 3.5 tons and towing trailers with loaded plant equipment.

The Qualifications:

  • GCSEs in English and Mathematics.
  • City and Guilds or equivalent qualification in highway installations.
  • Sector 8 Accreditation, Health and Safety qualifications (e.g., NRSWA, G39, ECS).

Personal Attributes / Skills:

  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, able to react professionally to changing demands.
  • Resourceful with excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to deliver an excellent customer experience, both internally and externally.
  • Prioritize safety for oneself and others.
  • Reliable, flexible team player.
  • Organised, trustworthy, and able to take initiative.
  • Enthusiastic and collaborative approach.