Highways Operative

10 Nov 2019
11 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for experienced Operatives to join our Highways teams across Somerset.

We have immediate vacancies at our depots in Taunton, Yeovil, Glastonbury, Frome and Bridgwater.

Our Highways teams keep communities moving. Join them to help construct and maintain roads with Somerset Highways in a role that's ideal for anyone that enjoys manual outdoor work and is willing to pitch in and support winter and emergency maintenance out of hours activities on a standby rota.


Work on Highways furniture, equipment and similar fixtures (e.g. Erection, maintenance, fixing and/or dismantling)
Undertake out of hours winter maintenance and emergency works
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

We're looking for:

Clean driving licence
A commitment to Health and Safety
Good communication skills and basic literacy and numeracy
Ability to undertake a high level of manual work and work outdoors in all weathers - you will be required to assist in Winter Maintenance duties
LGV Class C driving licence OR demonstrate capability to support investment of LGV Class C training during probationary period


New Roads and Street Works (NRSWA) Operative Accreditation

We will offer you:

Basic salary range of GBP18,720 - GBP22,000 (this is dependent on skills, qualifications and experience)
OTE - GBP22,220 - GBP27,500 with contractual Overtime and Standby
On-going training and career development opportunities to fully realise your potential
21 days annual leave

A career with us means you'll have the freedom to develop your skills and leave your mark on the communities in which we work. Our competitive benefits package will help to enhance your life outside work, too.

We thrive through embracing differences, whether they be social backgrounds, ethnicity, disability, gender, age, religion, sexuality and any other protected characteristic - we know that diversity opens a rich potential for new ways of thinking, helping us to build successful and winning teams. We call it Naturally Skanska.

Please apply now to be considered for an immediate interview