The logistics firm which recently won a major contract at Teesworks has launched its recruitment drive.

In total, 65 jobs are being created after logistics specialist ASCO secured a contract to work on  Teesworks' South Bank Heavy Lift Quay, where services will include quayside planning and scheduling, operations co-ordination, vessel scheduling, stevedoring and internal distribution services.

The company has now advertised for Teesside staff to join them on the quay project.

The jobs they need here are:

Crane Operator

Reporting to the Superintendent/Supervisor, this role is responsible for delivering safe, efficient support to the quayside operations by application of a range of skills in the operation of quayside plant and machinery in compliance with relevant legislation, regulations, industry best practice and Company procedures.

Base Operative

Reporting to the Supervisor, this role is required to efficiently perform the base operative role with at least one or more of the following additional quayside functions as required: Chargehand, Checker, Tugmaster Operator and Forklift Driver.


Reporting to the Assistant Operations Manager, this role is required to proactively provide supervision for personnel and quayside activities ensuring safe systems of work are in place and are effective in accordance with legislation and company procedures.

Environmental Advisor

Reporting to the General Manager - Teesworks, the Environmental Advisor will be responsible to monitor and proactively manage the environmental impact of a quayside operations contract; championing good practice and promoting sustainable practices.

HSSEQ Manager

The Manager will be responsible for ensuring the workplace is a safe environment for the employees and site users at a quayside operations facility. They will proactively ensure the site is legally compliant with UK health and safety legislation. Duties include providing technical, management and supervisory support to the HSSEQ function in Teesworks and implementing and maintaining ASCO’s Integrated Management Systems (AIMS) and the associated HSSEQ policies, procedures and processes.

Operations Manager

The Manager will be responsible for the safe, efficient and cost-effective management of a quayside management operation.  The position requires a proactive approach to develop a sustainable workplace culture to exceed customer expectations in operational PE. Supporting performance with clear communication, proactive planning and operational reviews.

General Manager – Teesworks

The General Manager will be the primary focal point with the client and key stakeholders to deliver a quayside operations contract with leadership and a strategic approach to business. By optimising the resource and capability within the ASCO Teesworks operation they will develop South Bank Quay to become a best-in-class offshore renewables energy hub in the UK.

When the contract was awarded, Garry O’Malley, operations director at Teesworks, said: “We are delighted to award the operating contract to ASCO who have a great deal of experience in port and terminal operations both in the UK and globally.

“The award of this contract also marks another milestone for the Teesworks site as it makes the transition to greener energy. ASCO as the quay operator will provide the operational expertise required to ensure service levels for users of this valuable asset are of the highest standard.

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The contract is also expected to support a number of other jobs in related sectors and the regional supply chain.

ASCO CEO, Mike Pettigrew, said: “The South Bank Quay is a flagship project for ASCO which reinforces our intention to make significant investment into increasing our footprint in the new energies sector over the coming years.

Teesworks – the UK’s largest freeport – is being developed as an integrated energy hub and will include new energies such as hydrogen, carbon capture, usage and storage (CCUS) and offshore wind projects, including monopile manufacturer SeAH Wind.

Work under the ASCO contract is expected to start this summer, with the first vessel scheduled to berth later this year.


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