Ringway Jacobs is an equal opportunities employer. We wish to ensure equality of opportunity in employment and the fair treatment of all our employees.

For our Job Applicant Privacy Notice please click here

Highway Operative with LGV

Download Form
Apply Online

Apply online or download application form to email with cv, if relevant, to recruitment@ringwayjacobs.com


The main purpose of the role is to assist, generally as part of a team, in delivering highway maintenance and construction works, with ability to drive LGV vehicles. We have roles based out of our 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

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

Able to carry out basic safety, quality and environmental audits and risk assessments

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

Able to take responsibility for traffic management

Able to give clear basic instruction

Drives the team by example, explaining customer requirements clearly and concisely and delivers work on or exceeding targets

Demands and delivers high standards, has a passion for customer service that challenges poor service delivery

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

Champion and leads corporate initiatives that help to deliver change and continuous improvement

Highways maintenance experience.

A current, valid driving licence is essential, with LGV Class 2.

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.

Able to give clear instruction, provide mentoring for apprentices and trainees.

Good communication and interpersonal skills will be necessary

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

Experience of working in the public eye or other customer-facing roles would be advantageous.

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.

To carry out any other reasonable duties that may be directed or implied from time to time commensurate to the post and/or organisational requirements.


Other Information

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