Plant Hire – Resource Planner



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Plant Hire - Resource Planner

Do you want to join a Company that values its people and rewards success? There has never been a more exciting time to join Story Plant. We provide quality operated plant to several rail and construction businesses and are in a strong growth phase currently. We are proud of our reputation looking after our people and customers.

We are currently recruiting for an experienced individual to join our highly successful Service Delivery team in Carlisle. You will be dedicated to and play a pivotal role in the success and growth of the department. This is a superb role opportunity for the successful candidate to grow their career, development and experiences in an exciting Industry.

The Role

Using your experience and excellent organisational skills you will provide resource planning for our contracts from the initial enquiry through to completion. To complete the planning, you will be liaising with our clients and suppliers to meet their needs in line with safety and regulatory rules. 

Key responsibilities of this role will include.

  • Assess and review client requirements to ensure needs are met.
  • Ensure all IT systems are updated.
  • Allocate machine operators to hire contracts in line with required competencies.
  • Adhere to fatigue management standards ensuring that we remain 100% compliant.
  • Book lodge requirements.
  • Communicate with the workforce regarding working requirements and patterns.
  • Liaise with agency suppliers to cover any shortfalls, creating and sending POs accordingly.
  • Liaise with the transport coordinator to fulfil customer requirements.
  • Liaise with the training department to ensure that competencies are kept up to date.
  • Work with internal teams, clients and suppliers to ensure delivery is efficient and within budget.  
  • Providing the resource plan in accordance with all Health and Safety rules.
  • Review weekly timesheets and ensure compliance within payroll rules

The ideal candidate

You will need to have strong organisational and IT system skills, be conscientious and driven and have experience of working in a fast-paced environment. 

You must be able to work as part of a team as well as on your own initiative, you will have a personable manner, able to remain calm, logical, and professional at all times whilst dealing with customers, both internal and external. A good telephone manner is important, with the ability to process calls and emails and direct as appropriate.

You will demonstrate experience of people resource management and planning and a good understanding of rail industry standards. Experience of managing suppliers is preferred.   


At Story Plant, we invest in our people. We provide award-winning training and development opportunities for all employees to help you get to where you want to be in your career.

We offer an excellent working environment along with competitive pay, matched Company pension contributions, help towards healthcare costs, national retail discounts and access to our cycle to work scheme.

We care about our communities too and offer our employees two paid days for volunteering days each year to spend as a team or individually.

This is an excellent role for a Resource Planner who has initiative and flexibility and can work as part of a team, or unsupervised. If this sounds like the role for you, click Apply Now


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