Job Vacancy

Civils Skilled Operative

Location: Leeds


Main Activities

  • Application of varying skills sets providing assistance towards an established civils crew, whilst enhancing practical site experience
  • Ensure appropriate use of small plant / tools gaining suitable competency certificates
  • Maintain professional approach positively reflecting the image of the company
  • Assure works are carried out in a safe manner adhering to site specific risk assessment & method statements
  • Develop good relations with all client personnel
  • Attend inductions / tool box talks / all appropriate briefings
  • Appropriate task PPE to be worn in suitable condition at all times
  • Guarantee all company procedures are understood and adhered
  • Hold a flexible approach to working patterns and expectations to carry out other duties as deemed necessary to the business
  • Continued development of experience in highway construction and maintenance
  • Effective time management between duties
  • Completion of required paperwork in line with company requirements
  • Confirm that all other paperwork is delivered to the operational office within defined timescales
  • Study training courses as and when relevant to ensure continued development
  • Undertake all other appropriate duties as assigned by your line manager

Person Specification


  • Desirable GCSE Maths / English or equivalent – Minimum Grade C
  • Suitable construction experience and/or training course attendance


  •  5 years in a similar discipline
  •  Working knowledge of health and safety
  •  Full clean driving licence
  •  Minimum NPORS level plant accreditations; CPCS accreditations desired


  • Good work ethic
  • Ability to work within a team
  • Willingness to learn
  • Excellent communication
  • Achievement / Results driven
  • Knowledge of the industry
  • Problem solving
  • Ensure compliance to procurement procedures
  • Decent written and oral skills
  • Demonstration of flexibility and adaptability



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