Highways Operative - Lead (VN970)


Highways Operative - Lead

Business Area: Highways Operatives

Vacancy Base: Cambridgeshire

County: Cambridgeshire

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: 39

Ringway is a market leader in the Highways Term Maintenance Industry, responsible for looking after over 50,000 kms of the UK’s highways network. We take pride in offering a dedicated, flexible approach which supports our clients, underpinned by the recruitment, development and retention of a locally based workforce. We want you to grow your career in a way that suits you, whether that is making the best of your skills in a role you enjoy, or developing new skills as you progress with our company.
Activities of the team/department that this role will operate in;
Lead and direct day to day activities of the highway maintenance operational team.
Effective management and control of the gang.
Apply an appropriate range of general maintenance skills.
Ensure receipt of pre-start paperwork and completion of 5 minute briefing.
Ensure receipt & understanding of works packs and method statements
Complete site risk assessment forms
Complete daily record sheets and associated site documents.
Support Supervisor objectives in delivery of required outputs.
Take lead responsibility for all health & safety matters on site.
Ensure organisation & management of fleet and plant operated by the gang.
Ensure completion of inspections of plant, machinery and vehicles.
Ensure waste is dealt with in the appropriate manner.
The post holder will be required to participate in out-of-hours winter maintenance and emergency response activities on a rota basis, which will sometimes involve working unsociable hours, weekends and public holidays.
Formal qualifications required;
Winter Maintenance qualification
12 D Traffic Management
Valid CSCS card
Skills required;
Self motivator
Good organisation skills and assertive
Have a good knowledge of basic health & safety
Able to carry out basic safety, quality and environmental audits and risk assessments
Ability to deal effectively with peers, client representatives and the general public
Experience required;
Highways maintenance experience.
You will have good working knowledge and ability to take responsibility for traffic management.

Understand customer needs, take ownership and direct a team to achieve the desired outcome.

Personal qualities;
This role will be great for an experience Highways Operative who can lead, take personal responsibility for work produced and you will be able to make decisions and provide detailed solutions when escalating decisions upwards.


You will develop and implement new ways of working to stretch performance, improve efficiency and deliver value for money

You will champion and lead corporate initiatives that help to deliver change and continuous improvement.

Awarded Investors in People Silver, a member of the 5% Club and recognised as an Investor in Diversity. Providing opportunity and growth for all our employees is the bedrock of our business, ensuring a safe, happy and productive workforce.
Read more about working for Ringway on our careers website
We have a dedicated recruitment team and politely request that agencies refrain from contacting anyone across our businesses with regards to speculative CV’s or offering to assist with our vacancies, thank you.

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