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Highways Operative

United Kingdom
City Town:
Bishops Waltham
Trades and Labour
12 Jun 2024
Vacancy Type:
About The Role


Highways Maintenance Operative, Bishops Waltham
25 Days Holiday + 8 Bank Holidays
Generous Pension scheme / Life assurance
LGV / HGV Driver / NRSWA Training
Overtime / Out of hours / Standby bonus / Winter service
Referral scheme/Holiday purchase scheme / Cycle to work scheme
Employee discount platform

Milestone Infrastructure are officially the UK's number 1 highways maintenance contractor for local roads, responsible for 48,000 kilometres of road and over 300,000 street lights.

One of our key contracts, Hampshire Highways, is continuing to grow and are therefore looking to recruit a number of highways maintenance operatives to join the established award winning team in Bishops Waltham.

This is a permanent role, where you will be part of our Depot Operations team undertaking a variety of duties including pothole repairs, excavation works, laying & levelling kerbs, slabs and bitumen macadam, drainage and gully installations, vegetation management and many other Highways activities. 

Milestone infrastructure will also provide the training required to support the Winter Service duties, this includes LGV Cat C (Class 2) as you will be expected to drive and load a gritter and be part of our emergency response team. This winter service provides additional earning opportunities.

We have other depots in the Hampshire area which may need cover at times, so you will need to fairly be flexible in terms of travel.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Ensure all Highways Maintenance activity is carried out safely, correct traffic management methods are used, and Company benchmark standards applied.
  • Operate all plant, tools and equipment necessary to complete work ensuring a high standard of equipment care (ie. ensure pre user checks completed/defects escalated and recorded)
  • Install traffic management under instruction in accordance with method statements
  • Participate in Winter & Emergency Service duties as required
  • Ensure accurate records are maintained (drivers’ hours, timesheets, job stock and materials, job feedback notes, Permits etc).  HGV Drivers are expected to adhere to GB Domestic Drivers Hours
  • Keeping vehicles clean, tidy and correctly loaded; waste materials to be correctly transported and managed in the Depot.
  • Supporting weather related or emergency events such as e.g. flooding prevention, sandbag/salt wick filling and deployment, clearing debris from the highway, emergency road closures and diversions
  • Assisting in all Highway Maintenance work as instructed and dependant on experience and qualifications

Key Skills & Experience:

  • HGV Class C driving licence is highly desirable or alternatively able to demonstrate capability to support investment of HGV Class C training during probationary period
  • Experience working in a similar role / environment undertaking a high level of manual and outdoor work in all weathers
  • Highway’s maintenance experience preferred
  • A full UK driving licence
  • CSCS card (training can be provided)
  • The willingness to learn and develop within your role and be flexible

This excellent opportunity is the chance to be working for an organisation leading the way in reducing carbon emissions, driving a circular economy approach, and increasing biodiversity. Milestone have numerous industry accolades, including the Environmental Sustainability and Special Merit Award at The Highways Awards. Constantly evolving and meeting the ambitions of its clients across the UK. Milestone are also leading on the world’s first carbon negative highways infrastructure project.

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.