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Winter Service Operative

Posted: 11 Nov 2020 Closes: 11 Dec 2020
North Somerset, United Kingdom Competitive
Permanent & Full-time -1894827468

Skanska, a leading construction company and developer, is an inclusive and responsible business that is helping to build a better society. Drawing on our Scandinavian heritage, we are green, innovative and progressive, bringing people and technology together to build, upgrade and maintain the country's buildings and infrastructure.

Our infrastructure services team delivers projects that maintain and enhance the built environment. Part of that is our work to operate, maintain and improve large parts of the UK road network. Whether you are involved in frontline operational work, design, project management or office-based services, every day you will be helping to improve the lives of millions of people.

Skanska North Somerset are currently looking for part time HGV Cat C (Class 2) drivers including CPC to work on the Highways Maintenance contract in North Somerset for the winter season, from November 2020 until April 2021 as Winter Maintenance drivers. The drivers will be appointed on a temporary contract to cover this period.

We are looking for suitable candidates to work on a zero hours contract basis.

Your role will be:
  • To drive a Winter Maintenance Gritting Vehicle for the duration of the winter maintenance season, being allocated to a rota within the North Somerset area.
  • To be on standby alternate weeks i.e. one week on standby followed by one week off throughout the winter maintenance season.
  • To undertake the gritting of the roads on your allocated route and all the associated activities required to deliver the Winter Service.
  • To arrive at the Highways Depot, Sandford, BS25 5RJ within 60 minutes from receiving the gritting instruction

We are looking for:
  • A full UK driving licence with HGV Class 2 (category C) entitlement and a full CPC is essential
  • A valid Winter Maintenance qualification or experience. If, however, training is required, training for the City and Guilds qualification will be arranged for September/October 2020 and the above mentioned temporary contract will be extended to cover this.

Shifts and Pay Rates:

Drivers must commit to being on standby alternate weeks for the duration of the service. When you are on Standby, you can be called out at any time to undertake a grit run.

Pay rate for standby for this season will be £100/week. An agreed lump sum will be paid for each gritting run, to cover anything up to 4hrs. For every additional hour in exceptional circumstances an hourly rate will be paid. Enhanced pay will be agreed for bank holidays.

A career with us means you'll have the freedom to develop your skills and leave your mark on the communities in which we work. Our competitive benefits package will help to enhance your life outside work, too.

We thrive through embracing differences because we know that diversity opens a rich potential for new ways of thinking, helping us to build successful and winning teams. We call it Naturally Skanska.

We would like you to perform at your best at every stage of our recruitment process. Please contact us on if you require any adjustments that would support you throughout your application.

Additional Information
  • Location: North Somerset, England, United Kingdom
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Employee Status: Limited Term
  • About Skanska: We thrive through embracing differences, whether they be social backgrounds, ethnicity, disability, gender, age, religion, sexuality and any other protected characteristic, we know that diversity opens a rich potential for new ways of thinking, helping us to build successful and winning teams. We call it Naturally Skanska.Make your next career move with us.

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