Trainee Maintenance Operative

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Service Delivery

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Service Delivery

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The M25 is the busiest section of motorway in Europe and requires careful and efficient planning of work to deliver over £100m of annual investment in the highway infrastructure each year, in addition to planned and reactive maintenance activity.

If you have or are looking for a career in Highways working on the M25 will give you experience and challenge that no other highways project can offer.

About the role

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the connect plus services team that manages and improves one of the busiest motorways in Europe – the M25

We are looking for a Trainee Maintenance Operative to join our team based out of Scratchwood motorway compound, NW7

You will be required to assist in the efficient service delivery by undertaking a wide range of  network maintenance and other tasks as required.

Day to day responsibilities include:

  • Undertake activities, as instructed, with capabilities to ensure that your area of responsibility is maintained. This will include but not exclusive to:
    • Cyclical maintenance
    • graffiti removal
    • carriageway repairs
    • strimming and grass cutting
    • litter picking
    • sign maintenance
    • cleansing
    • Any other duties allocated by Line Managers.
  • Implement Emergency Traffic Management
  • 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
  • Undertake routine vehicle checks and maintain accurate and up to date driving records
  • Check that Traffic Management signs, equipment and materials are carried on vehicles in line with current ISU checklist and are in working order, restock and record and report defects as appropriate
  • Participate in Winter Service rota as required

To be successful in this role it is essential that you carry a Full UK Drivers license and have an eagerness to learn, we will train you in the key responsibilities above.

We are looking for individuals that are keen to understand and be part of our industry, and understand the importance of health and safety and working in a team within a hazardous environment

This is shift work therefore you need to be able to commit to the following:

  • Monday – Friday, day and night shifts on a rotating basis with 3 weeks of night shifts to 1 week of day shifts
  • Day shifts are 07:00 to 16:00, night shifts are 20:30 to 05:30 with a 45-minute break
  • Reasonable level of travel around M25 network and between depots is required
  • Travel to meetings, training and works sites outside normal operational area is also required
  • Expected to participate in out of hours call out rotas e.g., Winter Maintenance