Heavy Goods Vehicle Inspection Engineer

  • Anywhere

About Logistics UK

 Logistics UK, is one of the biggest business groups in the UK, representing the entire industry with members from the road, rail, sea and air industries, as well as the buyers of freight services such as retailers and manufacturers.  

 Keeping food on the shelves, getting jabs into arms, and keeping the wheels of industry turning throughout Covid-19 and Brexit have shone a light on how critical logistics is to normal life. Combine that with decarbonising the supply chain, the shift from bricks to clicks, cutting edge artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles and drones and it’s clear that logistics has a huge role to play in the future success of UK PLC.  

Job Summary

At Logistics UK we pride ourselves on having a department of expert Vehicle Inspection Engineers to advise our members. Our Vehicle Inspection Engineers are responsible for carrying out audits and maintenance inspections of vehicles, ancillary equipment and administration systems. Providing expert knowledge to our members, advising them of industry changes, vehicle improvements and compliance.

The role requires flexibility from the successful applicant and an understanding that it does involve regular travel and occasional overnight stays to ensure all work is completed.


  • To support planning and organisation of all work allocated including contact with members.
  • To work safely, following all of Logistics UK’s laid down procedures.
  • To ensure that the high standards and quality of work set by Logistics UK are achieved at all times.
  • To complete all allocated tasks within timescales required and maintain productivity targets.
  • To ensure that all documentation and reports are accurately completed.
  • To ensure that Logistics UK’s electronic systems and laptop information is securely protected, and that all of that information is consistently transmitted to Head Office.
  • To actively engage with customers, providing cost effective and practicable solutions if required.
  • To attend training sessions and meetings as directed.
  • To assist the Regional Operations Manager in other duties, as requested.
  • Demonstrate the Logistics UK’s core values (Excellence, Dynamism, Togetherness, Reputation).


  • Fully trained HGV, PSV or MHE Engineers, as appropriate, with relevant technical qualifications.
  • Minimum required qualification C&G Motor Vehicle Craft Studies Heavy Vehicle, Motor Vehicle Technicians Heavy Vehicle or (S)NVQ level 2 in HGV, PSV or Heavy Plant. We may also consider candidates with a minimum demonstrable 3 years HGV/PSV workshop experience and current car licence with minimal points.
  • 3 Years previous experience inspecting the specific vehicle type is required in order to meet IRTEC requirements.
  • An occupational driving licence “C (HGV)” or “D (PSV)” is a requirement as road testing a vehicle is part of the inspection.
    • If a candidate has a category “D” license we will consider training them to achieve a category “C”.
  • Good IT proficiency and ability to pick up new systems.
  • Highly motivated with the ability to work independently.
  • Good organisational and communication skills.
  • A good understanding of the challenges of working in the field.
  • Membership of a relevant professional body is desirable
  • Good working knowledge of HGV/PSV testing standards.


We value our employees and offer a wide range of benefits recognising that no two employees are the same – everyone has different preferences and needs that change over time.

    • 25 days of annual leave plus bank holidays
    • Christmas Working Arrangement for extra days off during the festive period
    • Health Cash Plan for all employees and Private Medical Insurance for managers
    • Employee Assistance Programme and Mental Health First Aiders
    • Enhanced Family Leave policy
    • Flexible and remote working arrangements
    • Two paid days off per year for charity or volunteering work
    • Various learning and development opportunities
    • Range of pension schemes
    • Award scheme to recognise outstanding employees
    • Life Assurance Scheme for peace of mind