About the role

Balfour Beatty has an exciting opportunity for a HIGHWAYS MAINTENANCE OPERATIVE to join our Living Places business unit to work in Manchester.

Role Purpose:

As a Highway Maintenance Operative, you will carry out a broad range of Highway Maintenance tasks, ranging from, but not limited to pothole and patch repair, footway reconstruction, bollard repair and installation, fencing, strimming, drainage works and lopping of overgrown vegetation, All to a high standard, safely and at a commercial pace.

What you'll be doing

As a HIGHWAYS MAINTENANCE OPERATIVE, you will have the following accountabilities:

  • Carry out a broad range of Highway Maintenance activities, safety, efficiently and to a high standard;
  • Carry out all reasonable work instructions via the handheld device;
  • Drive within the limits of the law ie do not speed and always wear your seatbelt;
  • Be on call in and out of hours via a rota system;
  • Carry out Winter Maintenance via a rota system.

Who we're looking for

You will have the following qualities and experience:

  • Good experience in Highway Maintenance;
  • NRSWA qualified;
  • First Aid at work;
  • Full clean driving licence;
  • City & Guilds in Construction or similar level 2/3;
  • Safe Digging qualification (CAT & Genny);
  • Plant tickets as appropriate;
  • Heavy Goods Vehicle Class 2;
  • Winter Maintenance C&G.

Why work for us

Day in, day out, our teams deliver amazing projects in challenging conditions; developing, managing and maintaining the vital infrastructure and public spaces that modern economies, societies and communities rely on.

About us

The way we live our lives is changing fast: where and how we live, work, travel, shop, relax and socialise. The evolving nature of our society means we all need to shape our environment to meet a complex array of individual and collective needs.

Wherever investment in these environments is needed, Living Places works in partnership with Local Authorities to consult, finance, design, build and manage the essential place infrastructure that local communities and national economies need to prosper and grow.

We are right at the heart of a dynamic place shaping agenda that brings Local Authorities, local communities, Central Government, and the Private Sector together to create safe, sustainable, flexible and dynamic public spaces geared to community social need, economic growth and personal well-being as well as being environmentally sustainable.

The provision of maintenance services for highways is only a small part of what is really needed. Our focus has moved beyond the road to deliver the potential of the street: a dynamic public place that connects and combines local community and business needs, encourages social interaction and helps pedestrians, motorists, bus riders, and cyclists to coexist safely. Building great public spaces with resource efficient assets enables functional, flexible and inspirational places to be at the heart of the community.

We value diversity and celebrate individual differences, believing that our inclusive culture helps the business continue to grow as a strong, dynamic and innovative organisation.

Balfour Beatty is a corporate signatory to WISE (Women in Science & Engineering). Our aim is to attract more people from diverse backgrounds to help us build on our inclusive culture. We are a member of the workingmums.co.uk Top Employers' Charter through which we demonstrate our commitment to enabling parents to progress and enhance their careers whilst managing the challenges of family life.

Balfour Beatty is also Gold Award holders in the Ministry of Defence 'Employer Recognition Scheme' and actively encourage applications from Armed Forces personnel, veterans and reservists.



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