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Highways Operative

Midlands - South
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31 May 2022
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About The Role

Highways Operative


We are looking for Operatives to join our highways team in Oxfordshire to undertake duties associates with the maintenance and construction of public highways maintained by the Highway agency. You will cover our Drayton depot, with expectations to travel in the surrounding areas to cover out work where necessary.

This is an exciting position where we offer a competitive graded salary and excellent training. Our Highways team keep communities moving. Join them to help construct and maintain roads with Oxfordshire Highways in a role that’s ideal for anyone that enjoys manual outdoor work and is willing to pitch in and support winter and emergency maintenance out of hours activities on a standby rota.
The successful candidate must be available to undertake winter and emergency maintenance out of hours activities on a standby rota basis throughout the year. 
Your duties & responsibilities as a Highways Operative will be:
  • Undertake out of hours, winter maintenance and emergency works
  • Work on Highways furniture, equipment and similar fixtures (e.g. Erection, maintenance, fixing and/or dismantling)
  • Be trained to operate all the appropriate plant and equipment necessary for the required disciplines for maintenance and drainage on Highways and Network
  • Take responsibility for vehicles/plant/materials in your charge
  • Where appropriate provide direction/supervision of the work to less experienced operatives
We're looking for:
  • Clean driving License
  • A commitment to Health and Safety
  • Good communication skills and basic literacy and numeracy
  • Ability to undertake a high level of manual work and work outdoors in all weathers – you will be required to assist in Winter Maintenance duties
  • New Roads and Street Works (NRSWA) Operative Accreditation
  • LGV Class C driving license / HGV license; however whilst we provide training, you must be able to gain your licence with 6 months of joining Milestone due to the contractual needs of the service

What’s in it for you? 

  • 21 days' annual leave, rising 1 extra day per year until 16 days, plus 8 days' bank holiday
  • Out of hours / Call out (Overtime)
  • Generous Pension scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Personal Accident Insurance
  • Ongoing training & development
  • HGV / LGV Driver training 

At Milestone we embrace diversity, opening rich potential for new ways of thinking and helping us to build successful and winning teams. We would like you to perform at your best at every stage of our recruitment process; and as a Disability Confident employer, if you require any adjustments that would assist you throughout your application, please contact us at ps@mgroupservices.com or inform the recruitment manager in the first instance and we will be pleased to offer support.

We also welcome you to ask about the flexibility you need.  Anyone who applies for a role can ask about flexibility at interview, whether this is part-time working, home working, or any other alternative. In return, we will explore what is possible for the role.

This is an advert for our job vacancy, and therefore may not be inclusive of all assigned duties, responsibilities, or aspects of the role described, and may be amended at any time at the sole discretion of Milestone. The closing date for this vacancy may be subject to change any time at the sole discretion of the  Business.


About The Company

Milestone Infrastructure sits within M Group Services Transport Division, positioned to support transport clients across the UK, supporting the safe movement of people via rail, aviation and highways.

As a business, people are at the heart of everything we do, whether they are our people, our clients, or the communities they serve. We are committed to behaving with integrity and in a sustainable manner, being mindful to the needs of our communities and the environment.

Our people are our greatest strength and ensuring their health, safety and wellbeing is our top priority. We invest in our workforce, engaging and empowering them, helping them to grow and develop with opportunities to train and learn.

At Milestone Infrastructure we recognise and value the benefits from our workforce diversity. We work hard to build and maintain inclusive environments and develop a culture where our people feel included and valued.