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Highway Operative

  • Location:

    Somerset

  • Sector:

    Highways, Transport & Infrastructure

  • Job type:

    Contract - Full Time

  • Salary:

    £12.00 - 13.45 per hour

  • Contact:

    Michael Hayward

  • Contact email:

    michael.hayward@carringtonwest.com

  • Contact phone:

    02393 876 042

  • Job ref:

    JO0000025456

  • Published:

    about 2 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

  • Expiry date:

    2021-03-31

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

Highways Operative
 
I am currently recruiting for a Highways Operative to join our highways team in Taunton, Somerset.
 
The Highways Operative will undertake duties associates with the maintenance and construction of public highways in the local area. The successful candidate will need to be available to undertake winter and emergency maintenance out of hours activities on a standby rota basis throughout the year.
 
The duties of the Highways Operative will be:
·To ensure the safety of the workforce and public.
·Undertake out of hours winter maintenance and emergency works.
·To be fit and in good health and able to carry out high levels of manual work and work out of doors in all weather.
·To ensure full understanding and application of our Policy and Procedures and delivery of service to the public.
·The erecting and removal of appropriate signs, barriers, warning lamps etc in accordance with the Code of Practice.
·The preparation, application, compaction and removal of soils, rocks, coated and other materials.
·Work on Highways furniture, equipment and similar fixtures(e.g. Erection, maintenance, fixing and/or dismantling).
·General maintenance of highway environs.
·Work to precise levels and requirements in construction work in a number of tasks (e.g. Drain laying, trench timbering, manhole concreting, kerb laying, fencing, walling, flag and block paving, signing works) to be a competent in at least 3 of these tasks and maintain all other disciplines as required to cover the highways network.
·Driving of vehicles requiring specialist LGV Class C driving skills or prepared to undertake appropriate training.
·Drive all of the plant and equipment necessary for the required disciplines for maintenance and drainage on Highways and Network.
·Take responsibility for vehicles/plant/materials in your charge.
·Where appropriate provide direction/supervision of the work to less experienced operatives.
·Any other duties of a similar nature in accordance with the current grade, or as requested by your line manager.
 
We are looking for the Highways Operative to:  
·Able to demonstrate a commitment to Health and Safety.
·New Roads and Street Works (NRSWA) Operative Accreditation.
·Hold LGV Class C driving license OR demonstrate capability to support putting candidate through LGV Class C training during their probationary period.
·Good communication skills and basic literacy and numeracy.
·Ability to undertake a high level of manual work and work outdoors in all weathers.
·Able to demonstrate good customer care skills (i.e. dealing with the public).
·Able to demonstrate an ability to handle awkward situations tactfully.
·Clean driving License.
 
 
For a full description and further information on the role, please call Michael Hayward at Carrington West on 02393 876042.
 
FOOTNOTE:
If you feel that you are right for this role technically, but the rate, location or seniority does not suit you specifically then please still feel free to send us your CV. We constantly recruit for roles very similar to this one at all levels UK Wide. We are always keen to chat with you discreetly about your employment situation.
 
Even if you are happy in your current role for now, we always welcome calls from Highways, Traffic & Transportation professionals keen to make their introductions for future months or years. Our specialist team has a combined 40+ years' experience in this market. Please call Michael at Carrington West on 02393 876042 for more information.
 
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