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Highways Operative - LGV/HGV training

South East
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Construction & Property
16 Sep 2022
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About The Role

Milestone Infrastructure look after 24,000 miles of roads, 280,000 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 Hampshire Highways team are currently looking for Highways Operatives to work on our Highways Maintenance contract at our Petersfield depot in Hampshire.

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. You will also undertake Winter Service duties that require you to hold an LGV Cat C (Class 2) as you will be expected to drive and load a gritter and be part of our emergency response team.

Full winter maintenance training will be provided (including training and support to obtain the correct licence) to build upon your prior experience as a Highways Operative.

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:

  • 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 with LGV Class 2 (category C) entitlement and full DCPC
  • CSCS card (training can be provided)
  • The willingness to learn and develop within your role and be flexible

What’s in it for you:

  • 25 Days Holiday + 8 Bank Holidays
  • Generous Pension
  • Life Assurance
  • Training and Development including (NRSWA and HGV/LGV)

 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 ps[email protected] 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, 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 fort his 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. 

Asa 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.