• General Operative - Street Lighting

    Job Locations UK-East Sussex
    Posted Date 1 month ago(13/11/2018 16:43)
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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.


    As a General Operative, you will be responsible for contributing to the Employers Service Delivery Plan (ESRP) for street lighting and signing works and for complying with the requirements of Work Instructions. Your duties include ensuring construction is undertaken in accordance with the Standards stated in the ESRP including the generation of quality records and as-built drawings that show compliance with the ESRP and other requirements.


    Please note that applications for this role close on Friday 23rd November.

    What will I be doing?

    • Ensure that street lighting installation and highway excavation activities are completed in accordance with drawings and specifications
    • Where required to undertake or assist the installation of lighting columns using a lorry mounted crane
    • Where required to undertake highway excavation work using hand or mechanical tools
    • Assist and contribute to the production of as-built records
    • Ensure that all works are undertaken with regards to CDM regulations and future maintenance requirements
    • Contribute to the ordering of materials/equipment on site

    About you

    • Previous experience in a similar role
    • Highways experience
    • Good time management
    • Team Worker / Flexible Working
    • Good numeracy and literacy skills
    • Ability to use own initiative in understanding tasks

    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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