Trainee Highways Maintenance Operative
Balfour Beatty
London, UK
14d ago

About the role

Balfour Beatty currently have an opportunity to be part of the CPS team that manages and improves one of the busiest motorways in Europe - the M25.

We are currently looking for a Trainee Highways Maintenance Operative to join us to work in Mill Hill, London.

In this varied role you be responsible for assisting in the efficient service delivery of the M25 DBFO Network by undertaking a wide range of hazard clearance, network maintenance and other tasks as required by Line Manager.

The successful candidate will be required to work 3 weeks of nights (8 : 30pm- 5am) and 1 week of days (7am- 4pm)

What you'll be doing

As a Trainee Highways Maintenance Operative, you will have the following accountabilities :

  • Undertake activities, as instructed, with capabilities to ensure that your area of responsibility is maintained. This will include but not exclusive to : cyclical maintenancegraffiti removalcarriageway repairs,soft estate maintenance (e.
  • g. grassland maintenance)litter picking,sign maintenance,cleansingsafety fence repairsboundary fence repairsAny other duties allocated by Line Managers.

  • Implement Chapter 8 compliant Traffic Management in line with CPS policies, method statements, risk assessments and industry standards.
  • Provide accurate and legible written and verbal communication in the form of reports and records as required.
  • Use mobile communication / data devices to accurately input data for record purposes to form reports and business records as required
  • Undertake routine vehicle checks and maintain accurate and up to date driving records in line with legislation in accordance with CPS procedures and legislation.
  • Taking due care of any CPS property including but not limited to tablets, vehicles and radios.
  • Raise awareness of issues which may affect the safe operation of the network and report these as observed.
  • Check that Traffic Management signs, equipment and materials are carried on vehicles in line with current Maintenance checklist and are in working order, restock and record and report defects as appropriate.
  • Participate in Winter Service rota as required
  • Attend training courses as required
  • Live the Balfour Beatty Values
  • Who we're looking for

    The successful candidate will have the following qualifications and experience :


  • Full UK Drivers Licence
  • Des irable

  • 12AB For Static Temporary Traffic Management on High Speed Roads and All Purpose Trunk Road (APTR) network
  • ROLO Sector Scheme 18
  • Unit 518 (formerly unit 13) Winter Service Operations and unit 580 (formerly unit 80) Snowplough / V blade
  • Driver Qualification Card
  • Appropriate lifting qualification
  • Vehicle Marshall
  • 12AB Impact Protection Vehicle Courses (IPV)
  • Strimmer
  • Disc cutter / abrasive wheel
  • NHSS12A / B 1 Day qualification
  • CSCS Operative Card
  • Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Highways Maintenance
  • UK Driving Licence, minimum category C (LGV Class 2)
  • NHSS Sector 2 A / B Fencing qualification
  • First Aid
  • Safety Defect Awareness Training
  • Plant / small tools training
  • Appropriate lifting qualification e.g. clam shell
  • Experience

  • Working on a live motorway or All Purpose Trunk Road (APTR) network
  • Experience of working in a similar traffic / transport / highways / recovery role are preferred.
  • Essential Criteria

  • Successfully pass the Security check as part of recruitment process
  • Successfully pass the annual driving license check
  • Successfully pass pre employment Drug & Alcohol test and further test upon request
  • Successfully pass the Company’s health screening programme
  • Ability to understand and follow Health & Safety briefings and instructions and contribute to Zero Harm
  • Physically able to deploy traffic management (e.g. placing and lifting cones and signage).
  • Why work for us

    Day in, day out, our teams deliver amazing projects in challenging conditions; developing, managing and maintaining the vital infrastructure and public spaces that modern economies, societies and communities rely on.

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