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Skilled Operative (Highway Maintenance)

£9.19 - £11.64/hour

Devon, United Kingdom

Skilled Operative (Highway Maintenance)
£9.19- £11.64 per hour D.O.E + generous shift/ OT and standby allowances

Various locations;

Cornwall, Exeter, Buckfastleigh, South Gloucester, Cheltenham

The Company

Our client is one of the UKs largest and most respected Highway Maintenance companies, due to continued growth we are looking for a number of suitable candidates for them currently. We have available openings from General operatives to highly skilled operative. You should hold a CSCS card and have Banksman experience. Driving licence is essential and LGV class 2 Licence is preferred.

The role

To carry out a wide range of routine or cyclical works and operations.

Where required, to respond to emergencies and call outs during or out of hours, and assist with winter maintenance.


• Banksman
• Manual Handling
• Abrasive Wheels
• Emergency First Aid
• Safe Dig
• Current Driving License preferred
• CSCS card if client requirement
• Minimum level of every day behaviour as set out in the company behaviours matrix.
• LGV Licence
• Winter Maintenance Driver

Prefered Skills


• NHSS 12A Foreman
• NHSS 12C Supervisor
• NHSS 12D T6
• NHSS 2B VRS Lead Erector
• Streetworks Supervisor
• Civils Based Tickets and significant experience

Intermediate pay grade

• NHSS 12A/B Operative
• NHSS 12C Operative
• NHSS 12D
• NHSS 2B VRS (basic)
• Specialist Plant Operator (Excavator, Gully Emptier, Road Sweeper etc….)
• Grass / Hedge cutting using Tractor & Flail
• Streetworks
• Stonemasonry / Brickwork

General Pay grade

• To have and be able to apply a wide range of generalist skills
• To understand risk assessments and to assess according to safe systems of work
• To be able to understand and carry out work as set out in a specification
• Generally hold 12 months+ experience
Potential & interest in obtaining LGV licence
• Undertaken training on: General health & safety awareness / Risk assessment awareness / Traffic Management / Use of PDA as required
• Ability to use small plant and equipment
• Ability to operate mini excavator
Attributes required
• Prepared to participate fully in team work
• Prepared to work varying hours to meet the needs of the business
• Willingness to apply skills to a variety of tasks, with changing team members, providing support to others
• Prepared to develop and undertake relevant training and qualifications
• Able to complete record sheets, paper or electronic
• Able to take responsibility for plant, equipment and vehicle defect inspections
• To understand and be responsible for their own safety and that of others
• To be available for emergency and/or winter call outs
• Able to manage others, taking responsibility for the organisation of specific jobs

Please apply today with a CV and cover note explaining your current availability

Census Recruitment
SectorFarm Operative/ Farm Sprayer/ Driver
Job TypePerm
RecruiterThird Party Employer
Job ID62620