18 May 2021 | Environment

Vacancy – Lancashire County Council – Highways Operative

Title – Highways Operative

Salary – £18,933-£19,698 Per annum

Pay Basis – Yearly

Type – Permanent, Full Time

Hours – 37 hours per week

Location – Singleton Depot FY6 8LP (but may be required to work at various Locations throughout Lancashire)  

Reference – 21000120

Lancashire Highway Operations is responsible for the direct delivery of all highway related schemes across the County made up of 4300 miles of road, 151,000 street lights and 2955 bridges.

This is an exciting opportunity for three enthusiastic Highways Operatives to be part of a team assisting with the provision of maintenance and construction of roads, footways, drainage systems and associated street scene works within the guidelines of a safe working environment. This will be an opportunity to support the maintenance and enhancement of the highway network and provide long term benefits for residents, visitors and businesses in Lancashire.

Specifically the role involves driving and operating vehicles, plant and machinery including mechanical excavators, powered light plant such as concrete mixers, portable pumps, portable traffic lights, hydraulic breakers, cut off saws, ride on rollers, pedestrian rollers, and compactor plates, preparing and laying materials including asphalt, concrete, kerbs and paving units to maintain and improve the highway network. Compliance with site plans and health and safety legislation and completing records on hand held IT equipment.  It also requires someone who can commit to taking part in out of hours emergency call out and winter maintenance standby.

This role will primarily focus on delivering the Authority’s revenue and capital drainage programme of works other types of work including maintenance schemes including road reconstruction and associated drainage and kerbing works, highway and footway re-surfacing schemes and general highway maintenance including reactive pothole and masonry repairs.  The post holder may be required to work on other aspects of highways schemes as directed.

The candidate will hold a current full driving licence with significant experience of working within the highway construction and maintenance sector. As this role involves working on the highway network, it also requires someone with an excellent awareness of health and safety legislation and traffic management systems pertaining to highways construction and maintenance.

As this role involves working on the highway network, the Council require someone with an awareness of Health and Safety Legislation pertaining to highways maintenance and traffic management.

In return Lancashire County Council offers a range of benefits, found on the website here.

For more information and to apply, please click here.

For further information please contact Jon Vanderveldon on (01772) 538164

Lancashire County Council do not hold a sponsorship licence and can only consider applications from candidates who are legally entitled to work in the UK. If you do not have the right to work in the UK, your application will not progress.

Lancashire County Council reserve the right to close down a vacancy early, before the closing date, if they receive sufficient applications.

Job Description & Person Specification

Closing date – 23 May 2021