Fleet, Transport, Workshop, Logistics Manager


Last Updated: 1st August 2018 (over 4 years ago)

Address
Stockport, United Kingdom

E-mail
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Phone Number
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Gender
Male

Age Range
55 to 64

Qualification Level
HNC/HND/City & Guilds

Languages
English

Summary

A self motivated Fleet Maintenance/Workshop/Transport/Logistics/General Manager with over 35 years extensive experience in Fleet Management, Vehicle Maintenance Management and Transport Management operations both whilst serving in the British Army and since. Experienced in managing maintenance operations within a wide spectrum of equipments, and the implementation of works schedules to meet production demands in terms of quality and volume.
Budgetary control of procurement and disposal of vehicles and equipments.

I served in the British Army Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers for 17 years leaving as a Sergeant.

Since leaving HM Forces I have gained a qualifications and experience in Transport/Fleet Management and H&S.

I am hard working, reliable and honest and am fully capable of working as part of a team or individually.

I have experience of working in remote locations, under arduous conditions and austere environments having served in the Falkland Islands twice, Belize, 1st Gulf War and Afghanistan whilst in the British Army. Since leaving I have worked in both Iraq and Afghanistan as a civilian.

Education

RSA Examinations Board - UK
CPC (Certificate of Professional Competence) for Transport Managers (Road Haulage)

   Jun 1995
— Jul 1995

This qualification is offered on behalf of the Department for Transport and in relation to the current EU Directive. It is suitable for those wishing to enter the profession of Road Haulage Transport Management or demonstrate professional competence to meet the Operator Licensing requirements.

City & Guilds - UK
Motor Vehicle Craft Studies

   Sep 1986
— May 1987

Automotive engineering on all wheeled, tracked and plant machinery vehicles.

Experience

Ladol - Nigeria
Maintenance Superintendent

   Apr 2016
— Current

Proactive and reactive maintenance of properties and buildings (including but not limited to the external, internal and physical infrastructure). Proactive and reactive maintenance of electrical and mechanical facilities and equipment. Proactive and reactive maintenance of all land and marine vehicles. Supervision of all in-house maintenance crews/workshop/yard (including small works, carpentry, welding, masonry, housekeeping, A/C etc…). Supervision of the delivery of services to internal and external clients. Supervising Service Level Agreements (SLA’s) with internal and external clients and ensuring that the Finance Dept. have the necessary information in a timely manner to allow the costs to be applied to the client groups. Identification of prospective suppliers and contractors. Supervision and mentoring of the Procurement Dept. Ensure that the highest ethical standards are maintained in all activities.

Ecolog International - Mali
Fleet Project Manager

   Sep 2015
— Mar 2016

Overall Management of 3 vehicle repair workshops to ensure the highest quality of services to our Client the UN. Ensure all company policies and procedures are implemented and maintained and all contractual obligations are met. Implementation of change for the good of the Company and Client. Coordination, supervision, motivation and generation of team spirit, Personnel planning and staff appraisals. Meeting with Clients regularly to ensure Contractual Obligations are met and any concerns are addressed and remedied to mutual satisfaction. Strict control of vehicle maintenance and correct use of equipment and assets. Identify training needs of staff and coordinate with HR Department for organising the required staff. Coordinate with different functions in Regional and Head Office for important follow up of needs and requirements. Follow management objectives, guidelines and instruction aiming to improve the quality of services. Strong knowledge on automotive maintenance practices and processes. Project management, planning, scheduling and budgeting. Ability in development, documentation and implementation of standard operating procedures for fleet maintenance using best known practices. Main achievement whilst with Ecolog would be taking them from non-compliancy in several areas in regards to the contract with the UN into full 100% compliancy through hard work, changes in management and re-organisation.

Sierra Support Services - Caribbean
Logistics Manager

   Nov 2014
— Jul 2015

Ensure that materials and supplier services required for the delivery of the Caribbean Project in British Virgin Islands (and other Caribbean nations) are on time and in line with best prices and projected budgets and that all related transport requirements are scoped out and delivered in line with the project plan. Ensure adequate material management procedures in place to meet work schedules. Liaise with Customs, shipping agents and air and sea freight companies for smooth movement of materials and equipment. Ensure purchase orders issued in line with authorisation limits. Ensure that best market prices are provided for materials and services. Identify potential suppliers and products. Obtain sub contract and supplier quotations. Assess the reliability of sub-contractors. Liaise closely with estimator / QS on tenders. Negotiate and agree most favourable terms possible. Ensure adherence to all Health and Safety procedures. Ensure adherence to Group Procurement guidelines. Ensure that all transport requirements are outlined and appropriate action is taken to deliver on same. Management of vehicle fleet requirements for the project. My main achievement during my time with Sierra was, within a short period of time, logistically bringing the project to the point where work could have begun. The project was eventually shelved thereby ending my contract.

GardaWorld Protective Services - Iraq
Logistics/Fleet Manager

   Aug 2013
— Apr 2015

Production and maintenance of a stores register for all serial numbered and none serial numbered items including but not limited to weapons, ammunition and high value items etc. Supply and maintain all issued equipment for the project, requesting all exchanges and repairs through higher authority. Control of all project owned and leased vehicles amounting to 50+. Organise service schedules, planned maintenance, breakdown procedures etc. Weekly checks of the teams to make sure they are compliant with all safety, medical and operational equipment. Daily/weekly check of the living accommodations and catering to ensure the client is providing the correct life support. Prepare a weekly report on damaged or deficient equipment. Produce in depth weekly report on all the above by means of a master stores register. Instrumental in the logistical mobilisation/demobilisation of 5 drilling rigs static security force.

KBR - UK, Iraq & Afghanistan
Fleet Maintenance Manager

   Apr 2008
— Aug 2013

March 2012 – July 2013: Fleet Maintenance Manager British Embassy Kabul - KBR

Responsibilities include the management of 2 vehicle repair and maintenance workshops in Kabul and Lashkar Gah with other vehicles based in various provinces and outposts amounting to around 200 B6 armoured vehicles. Management of 2 expat deputies, an expat “flying fitter” and 7 local national mechanics. Other duties were, but not limited to, heavy involvement with the FCO for advice and specifications in the procurement of new armoured vehicles for Embassy use, disposal procedures for “end of life” vehicles and maintaining a close working relationship with numerous armouring companies with regards to recurring technical faults and modification requirements. IT literate, fuel point accountability, H&S compliance (both KBR and FCO), sourcing of reliable suppliers, maintaining a servicing schedule and vehicle register.

Dec 2010 – March 2012: Fleet/Workshop Manager – FCO Basra - KBR

Manager of 2 facilities for KBR UK, one for the FCO and commercial customers at the Contingency Operating Base in Basra Iraq, one a commercial business in the southern oilfields at Iraq Energy City. Responsible for the budgetary costs and running of 2 busy repair and maintenance workshops dealing with soft skinned vehicles, armoured 4 x 4’s, heavy forklifts and trucks. This amounts to around 300 vehicles. Organisation and allotment of work, sourcing and requisition of spare parts and tools, health and safety, legal compliance, training requirements and sourcing of new business. Instrumental in the setting up of a new garage facility for KBR UK at Iraq Energy City, Bergessia.

April 2008 – Dec 2010 - Heavy Equipment Transporter (Het) Operator – Ftx Logistics (KBR)

Heavy Equipment Transporter Operator used in the transportation of Main Battle Tanks and other heavy equipment for the MOD. Mainly within the UK and Germany but also in Afghanistan and Canada. Holding this position you have to be a British Army reservist. I completed an Operational Tour of Afghanistan (Op Herrick 11) in March 2010.

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