Technician (Purchasing & Plant)/Admin -Environment/Transport

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Technician (Purchasing & Plant)/Admin -Environment/Transport
CROFT, Leicestershire
Contract / Temporary

Leicestershire 0009 0F1A / 1

Posted: 8th July 2024 12:56
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  • Pay Rate:

    £13.70 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday - Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 6-7 months

  • CROFT, Leicestershire,

    LE9 3GE

What's involved with this role:

Temporary Technician (Purchasing & Plant) / Admin - Environment & Transport

Reference no:  Leicestershire 0009 0F1A / 1

Pay rate: £13.70 per hour PAYE

Hours per week: 37 Monday - Friday, normal working hours

This opening assignment is for 6-7 months  

City: CROFT, Leicestershire

Primarily office based with the potential for occasional hybrid working

A Purchasing & Plant Technician is required to provide supply chain management and a compliant procurement service for Highways Delivery. To hire, lease or purchase items of plant and/or materials required for the delivery of revenue and capital programmes of highway works and to manage the stock, distribution and maintenance service history of owned plant items.

Key responsibilities:

  • Carry out all purchasing for Highways Delivery ensuring compliance with the Council’s Contract Procedure Rules, EU Procurement rules and Public Contracts Regulations 2015.
  • Maintain auditable reports of purchasing activities including “3 quotes” process.
  • Process procurement opportunities via the electronic portal (Due North) as required by contract procurement rules. Assist with contract and supplier management of council supply contracts.
  • Provide support to operational teams by receiving and processing requisitions for goods and services, creating purchase orders in the Oracle e-business suite, and expediting delivery.
  • Understand the content and T&C’s of the approved contracts (LCC & ESPO), how they are created, the relationship with ESPO, and the process whereby suppliers are selected in order to provide an efficient and compliant purchasing service and to deal professionally with any enquiries relating to contracts, selection process and timescales.
  • Arrange plant and material deliveries and/or collections, including on/off hires, and to liaise with internal stores operations to ensure the efficient and effective collection of stock lines and other consumables.
  • Be the first point of contact for client and operational teams to access services offered by the Procurement team. To act as an ambassador for the team.
  • Adhere to agreed workflow arrangements and timescales, prioritising requirements to support operational objectives. Advise on the availability of resources using data extracted from the Resource Allocation System.
  • Assist with the monitoring and analysis of supplier performance, contributing evaluation of the service offered. To support contract and supplier management of LCC supply contracts. To attend and record regular contract meetings with suppliers.
  • Prepare, collate and present general information, documents, projects and management reports using relevant computer packages for consideration by Senior Management, other Departments, County Council Committees and other groups as required.


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Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:


  • GCSE Grades A-C or equivalent in English and Maths (e.g. NVQ level 2).
  • NVQ Level 3 in a subject relevant to the business area OR BTEC ONC or Diploma in a technical or administrative field OR
  • Demonstrable evidence of the skills and experience as outlined below, together with a commitment to attain the essential qualifications.



  • Experience of working in the highway maintenance, construction industry and/or a purchasing environment.
  • Experience working in an office environment using word processors, spreadsheets, databases and Microsoft Office Software suite.
  • Experience of working with financial systems (e.g. Oracle).
  • Experience of problem solving and analysing information.
  • Minimum of 12 months recent experience in a similar role or context and ideally within a public sector organisation.



  • Knowledge of administrative functions in an office environment, including the operation of procurement contracts.
  • Knowledge of using ICT systems and business processes to support the efficient delivery of services.
  • Knowledge of EU Procurement rules and Public Contract Regulations 2015.
  • Knowledge of materials and plant utilised by highways construction and maintenance services desirable.


Skills & Abilities:

  • Proactive planning and organisation skills.
  • Ability to deal with internal and external customers on the telephone and face to face.
  • Able to deal with correspondence.
  • Ability to compile and interpret reports.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • A willingness to be flexible, learn and undertake a variety of different tasks.
  • Good numeracy skills.
  • Ability to travel to locations across the County as required.
  • Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).


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Job Ref: Leicestershire 0009 0F1A / 1
Technician (Purchasing & Plant)/Admin -Environment/Transport
Client Category: Local Authority

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