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About Costain and your project.

Costain helps to improve people’s lives by deploying technology-based engineering solutions to meet urgent national needs across the UK’s energy, water and transportation infrastructures.


East Sussex Highways is a joint venture between Costain and CH2M which will bring together several aspects of highways maintenance, such as roads, pavements, drainage, street lights, traffic lights and structures that are currently run by outside contractors and the county council.


We are looking for an experienced Ganger to join the East Sussex Highways contract at either Sidley, Heathfield or Ringmer as required.

What will I be doing?

  • To assist in undertaking general and skilled operations and to supervise operations directly under their control contributing to overall service delivery to a defined program of works as well as emergency response operations.

  • Maintaining high technical standards and solutions.

  • Ensure compliance with relevant health and safety legislation along with relevant company procedures and PPE regulations at all times.

  • Manage and mentor operatives/apprentices and coordinate the work of others.

  • To be responsible for the security of vehicles/plant and materials under their direct control and to plan work and estimate vehicle/plant and material requirements.

  • Daily checks of the vehicle and depending on works that are being completed, varying size vehicles will need to be driven as part of the role.

  • To carry out a wide range of general maintenance tasks as instructed including tarmacking, drainage works, minor kerbing and other works that are part of Reactive Maintenance.


About you

  • Previous experience in a similar role
  • Strong Leadership skills and previous Supervisor experience
  • NRSWA Operative Qualification
  • Flexible approach to working
  • Full 7.5 tonne (or above) driving licence is desired

Final Statement

We listened to our employees so our Core Benefits are funded by us and include a Group Pension Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, Life Assurance, Income Protection and funded membership to a Professional Institute. In addition to this we also offer a Private Healthcare Scheme, Private Dental Scheme, Childcare Vouchers, Cycle to Work, Volunteering Days and Save as You Earn Scheme.   


At Costain we ensure that we are an accessible, diverse and inclusive organisation to continue to meet our customers’ needs. We will be industry leading in our approach and people from all backgrounds will be proud to work for Costain. Our goal is to have a workforce that is representative of society.


We actively encourage applications from candidates who have a relationship with the armed forces community whether as a currently serving member or reservist, ex-military or wounded personnel or as a member of a service family.