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Logistic Manager - Roles & Responsibilities


  • Plan site set-up to move labour, plant, and materials around site efficiently (eg hoarding, gates, site accommodation, cranes, hoists, security, temporary services, material delivery and waste management strategy, catering).

  • Plan internal and external logistics routes through the project phases focusing on separation of vehicles, machinery and people. Lay down areas and offloading points.

  • Pre-plan the usage of key assets such as hoists to ensure planned assets meet the needs of the program.

Sub-contractor management

  • Describe the characteristics of the site, including site access /egress, storage capacity and arrangement by programme, labour, hoists, cranes etc

  • Use the description to produce daily, weekly and long term movements plans

  • Understand procurement arrangements

  • Control materials in and out of site.

  • Plan and integrate with key contractors to meet the needs of the planned programme and de-confliction of on site space and time where appropriate.

  • Assist in the evaluation of potential logistic suppliers and appropriate delivery management booking systems.

  • Issue and monitor clear up notices.

  • Commercial/contract basic understanding

Programme support

  • Embrace a delivery-focussed culture.

  • Organise resources to enable contract deadlines to be achieved.

  • Organise resources to work additional hours as required to meet project deadlines (eg extended site hours if required by client).

  • Responsible for ensuring logistics activities are not a constraining factor on the program, where deemed unavoidable ensuring the issues are communicated in order that de-confliction can occur.


  • Ensuring the Osborne’s safety policies are followed

  • Responsible for ensuring that material movement to and from the workface does not cause damage to the works, the workforce or the public.

  • Safeguard vulnerable road users from traffic and transport created by the site.

  • Manager walkways and signage.


  • Maintain and update the Site Emergency Plan (including the Site Fire Plan) reporting to the appointed site fire officer.

  • Maintain fire points and all common life saving equipment.

Site communications

  • Update site safety performance and key project indicators to pre-agreed frequency.

  • Manage the ‘near miss’ returns and project suggestion box. Collate and issue to management team.


  • Define and organise all site signage to the agreed corporate standard.

  • Ensure that signage and signage symbols used are internationally recognised.

  • Ensure additional languages are used in signage to ensure messages are understood.

Delivery management

  • Provide logistics instruction to all project suppliers.

  • Manage all movements to and from site and keeping associated records.

  • Enforce the full use of the organisation's delivery management system.

  • Plan to and maximise load capacity on all vehicles arriving at site were possible, ensure suppliers use appropriate vehicles for delivery.

  • Ensure that drivers and vehicles meet the required standards before being accepted to site.

Vehicles, plant, equipment and vertical transport

  • Have a knowledge of hoists and cranes, and create and agree booking system to manage their capacity.


  • Be capable of managing a team of operatives, including taking any necessary disciplinary action.

  • Ensure supervisors provide and record ‘Tool Box Talks’ to workforce.

  • Understand the roles of standard logistics operatives: labourer, waste operative, carpenter, hoist driver, handyman, traffic marshal, SIA guard.

  • Ensure operatives are assured of their roles and responsibilities.

  • Ensure competencies of own team are demonstrable.

  • Recruitment of operatives.


  • Maintain and regularly update the Site Waste Management Plan to ensure the safe and efficient removal of waste from the project.

  • Ensure Safety, Health and Environmental monitoring is completed.

Corporate social responsibility (CSR)

  • Conduct at least one CSR activity per month (monthly).

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