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Highways Operative

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07 Jun 2024
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About The Role
Highways Operative
Ivybridge, Devon
21 days' Annual Leave, rising 1 day each year until 26 days + 8 days' Bank Holiday
Out of hours / Call out (Overtime)
Pension scheme / Personal accident insurance / Life assurance
Holiday purchase scheme / Referral scheme / Cycle to work scheme
Employee rewards & discounts platform
Ongoing training & development
Guaranteed overtime

Milestone Infrastructure is the UKs leading highways maintenance provider. Looking after 48000 km of roads, 300,000 lighting assets and 20,000 miles of footways, always with a view to ensuring that all works are carried out as sustainably as possible and with minimal impact to local communities.

Our Highways team keep communities moving. Join them to help construct and maintain roads with Devon Highways in a role that’s ideal for anyone that enjoys manual outdoor work, is looking to develop their skills and be trained to help leave your mark on the communities in which we work.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Work as part of a team undertaking Highways repairs, cyclical works including gully cleaning and general highway maintenance.
  • Use technology (tablets/apps) to input safety data and maintenance records.
  • Drive/operate plant and equipment where trained, necessary for the day to day tasks set.
  • Take responsibility for vehicles/plant/materials in your charge.
  • Where appropriate provide direction/supervision of the work to less experienced operatives.
  • Undertake winter and emergency maintenance out of hours activities on a standby rota.

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.
  • LGV Class C driving licence OR demonstrate capability to support investment of LGV Class C training during probationary period.
  • CSCS Card


  • Highways experience
  • New Roads and Street Works (NRSWA) Operative Accreditation
  • Lantra 12d
About The Company

At Milestone we embrace diversity, opening a 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 [email protected] or inform the recruitment manager in the first instance and we will be pleased to offer support.

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.