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L&S is one of the leading independent waste management companies in Southern England because of our industry knowledge and experience, as well as our commitment to providing quality services.

The Role of Traffic Planner

We are looking to recruit an experienced and professional Traffic Planner at our Head Office in Fareham, Hampshire.  Candidates must have the skills and competencies to successfully plan, schedule, and route the driver’s work and liaise with them during their working day, whilst providing an excellent customer service.

The role of Traffic Planner involves the following main key tasks:

    • preparing the driver’s daily work sheets
    • arranging daily driver allocation to vehicles suited to their abilities
    • ensuring vehicles are routed and operated effectively and efficiently
    • liaising with the depots to ensure stock levels of incoming and outgoing material/skips/ready mixed concrete are maintained, shipped, and delivered to customers on time and as efficiently as possible
    • communicating and liaising with the drivers throughout the working day
    • resolving any driver problems or queries as and when they arise
    • rescheduling work as necessary to cover driver absence or vehicle breakdowns
    • registering and arranging delivery/collection of asbestos related jobs
    • implementing the Tructyre/Service Centre Wheel Removal process
    • following the weekly maintenance instructions from the Transport department to ensure ‘O’ licence compliance
    • maintaining control of the outstanding container report (ie contact cash customers who have had a container for over 2 weeks to arrange collection)
    • dealing with any customer queries or problems
    • taking and processing customer orders on the ISYS/Weighsoft system
    • liaising with the Sales Advisors, Sales Office Manager, Transport & Plant Manager, Assistant Transport Manager, Driver Trainers/Mentors, and Operations Managers
    • ensuring the traffic office operation is run efficiently and effectively
    • ensuring compliance with all current and impending legislation
    • general office administration and supporting other members of the team.

The Ideal Traffic Planner

  • excellent interpersonal skills and telephone manner – being friendly, polite, and professional at all times
  • good geographical knowledge and understanding of the routing process
  • good attention to detail to ensure accuracy of information
  • good organisation, communication, and IT skills
  • ability to multi-task and use own initiative
  • working knowledge of ISYS/Weighsoft or a similar system
  • experience of working within a busy and fast paced environment
  • ability to remain calm and patient when under pressure
  • reliable, flexible and adaptable
  • positive, motivated, conscientious and pro-active.


  • Salary £35,915.95 pa
  • 25 days holiday, plus 8 bank holidays in a full holiday year (calculated on a pro rata basis), increasing to 27 days holiday plus bank holidays after 5 years’ service, and to 30 days holiday plus bank holidays after 10 years’ service


  • Workplace pension scheme
  • Death in Service Life Cover (after 1 year’s service)
  • Free uniform
  • Free on-site parking


Between 6.00 am to 6.00 pm on a shift pattern (ie either 6.00 am to 4.00 pm, 6.30 am to 4.30 pm, 7.00 am to 5.00 pm, 7.30 am to 5.30 pm, 8.00 am to 6.00 pm, which is based on working a 9 hour day plus an hour’s unpaid lunch break) Monday to Friday, and Saturday mornings from 7.00 am to 12.30 pm on a rota basis.

If you possess all the necessary skills and experience and you are interested in this position please contact Nikki Wheeler at nikki.wheeler@lswaste.co.uk or on 01329 840000.

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