• Highways Maintenance Operative

    Job Locations UK-Darlington
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(08/10/2018 13:03)
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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.


    CHC Highways is a joint venture between Costain and CH2M where they have been entrusted with providing routine and cyclical maintenance work, incident and severe weather response and will be responsible for the maintenace of the depot facilities for Area 14.  The depot facilities are at - Bradbury, Kneeton, Carrville and Alnwick.


    Applications for this role close on 19th October.


    What will I be doing?

    • Driving a range of vehicles as part of maintenance duties, often for long periods of driving
    • To conduct various maintenance works on extremely busy motorway and trunk roads
    • To communicate with and assist members of the public and colleagues when required.
    • To carry out a wide range of works such as minor surfacing and post and sign replacements.
    • Small drainage repairs, safety fence repairs, kerb and flag laying
    • Grass cutting, gully dipping and routine tidying of depots
    • Be prepared to carry out a small element of traffic management

    Additional duties that may be required as part of the role:

    • assisting with the Winter Maintenance gritting, as required during the winter maintenance period
    • To assist with TIRT duties as and when required.
    • To install and maintain Traffic Management

    About you

    • Educated to a GCSE Level
    • Previous experience in a similar role
    • Team Player
    • Experience of Highways maintenance activities
    • Working nights/weekend and unsociable hours when on call
    • Excellent communication skills for interface with members of the public and other stakeholders.
    • High speed road network experience

    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 aim to be 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.



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