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Highway Operative

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The main purpose of the role is to assist, generally as part of a team, in delivering highway maintenance and construction works. We have roles based out of Brunswick and Wardle Depot.



Work as part of the highway maintenance operational team

Carry out a variety of skilled tasks including carriageway, footway, drainage maintenance.

Ensure that all works are completed safely

Receive daily briefings and understand risks and control measures required for the task

Complete daily record sheets and associated documents

Ensure that works are completed to the required standard and within required timescales

Report safety concerns

Ensure waste is dealt with in the appropriate manner

Pothole repair and carriageway defect reinstatements.

Carriageway and footway patching and construction.

Drainage works, including laying pipes, resetting ironwork and gully / access chamber construction.

Kerbing works.

Installation of road signs and other small civil works.

Soft estate maintenance works (e.g. grass cutting, strimming, etc.)

Traffic Management operations.

The post holder will be required to participate in out-of-hours winter maintenance and emergency response activities on a rota basis, which will sometimes involve working unsociable hours, weekends and public holidays.

Skills and Experience


Possesses multiple skills to deliver and demonstrate desired outcome to the team

Understands and behaves safely, encourages others to behave safely and helps develop new safety processes

Ability to deal effectively with peers, client representatives and the general public

Able to follow basic instruction

Take personal responsibility for work produced, makes decisions and provides detailed solutions when escalating decisions upwards

Highways maintenance experience

A current, valid driving licence is essential

Willing to work flexible hours and overtime when required

A good understanding of health and safety and its impact on the workplace

Ability to work safely and productively with minimum supervision

Good communication and interpersonal skills will be necessary.

Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with customers both internally and externally.

Demonstrable awareness of environmental aspects and impacts and waste management

NVQ or City & Guilds training in the use of salt-spreading vehicles is desirable

Relevant New Roads and Streetworks or NHSS 12 training and qualifications would be highly beneficial

Experience in the use of handheld technology (Tablets, PDAs, Smartphones, etc.) would be advantageous but not essential. Local knowledge of the county would be beneficial



Other Information

  • Salary: TBC - depending on experience
  • Type: Permanent
  • Location: Cheshire
  • Career Level: n/a
  • Terms: n/a
  • Keywords: Highway Operatives