Executive Driver - South Africa
Bryanston, Johannesburg GP 2200, South Africa
The primary duty of the executive drivers will be to transport the Chairman of Project Gulf Group and his immediate staff along with other designated persons as instructed, to and from destinations in a comfortable, safe and efficient manner, collecting VIP clients, Heads of State and Royal visitors.
Before any trip, duties will include liaising with the head of security, consulting maps or navigation devices for desired routes, checking radio or online traffic and weather reports for departure and destination locations. Drivers will advise the head of security of potential or existing adverse conditions and suggest alternative routes or travel time adjustments.
Vehicle maintenance is handled by drivers indirectly through third party service companies. Whether keeping the vehicle clean or ensuring that it is mechanically sound, the vehicles must be spotless in appearance and ready to drive without issue at all times. Drivers are responsible for checking engine fluids, inspecting interior and exterior electrical and mechanical components, maintaining tire pressure and keeping fuel levels at adequate levels. When mechanical work, scheduled maintenance, professional washing and detail work is needed, drivers will make service appointments, facilitate vehicle transport to and from the facility and procure a suitable rental vehicle if needed via the Personal Assistant to the Chairman
Drivers are expected to be mannerly and courteous in all driving and non-driving situations while on the job. Good grooming and personal hygiene with clean and proper dress as instructed by Project Gulf Group are expected. Calm, rational behavior and attitude under stressful driving conditions are expected, as are refraining from inappropriate or abusive language and gestures. Drivers will follow instructions and requests without argument or complaint, and do not comment, engage or join in conversations of the Chairman or passengers without permission. Use of alcohol, illegal drugs or prescription medication that inhibit cognitive or mechanical ability -- either on the job, while on call or before a scheduled shift -- is illegal. A fully functional driver is expected by the employer at all times.
The drivers must acquire, retain and submit all receipts to the employer and ensure that expenditures are authorized under the terms of employment services. The drivers will be responsible for keeping written travel logs containing mileage, locations, travel time, work hours, vehicle service entries and receipts.