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Maintenance Team Operative/LGV Driver

Balfour Beatty
Derby, East Midlands, United Kingdom
Closing date
24 Jun 2024

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About the role

Amazing infrastructure isnt the only thing that gets built here. Incredible careers do too. Join our Highways team as a Maintenance Team Operative on the A50 DBFO and you can build something to be proud of here.

The work will involve Cyclic Highway Maintenance, dealing with emergencies and incidents, Traffic Management activities and general Routine works.

The role involves working as part of a Maintenance Team on the A50 DBFO which covers the A50 between Catchems Corner and Sawley Interchange. You will be required to hold an LGV driving licence (or equivalent).

What you'll be doing

The normal working week will be Monday to Thursday 8 hours a day Friday, 7 hours a total of 39 hour week (07:30 to 16:00) - (07:30 to 15:00, but there will be a requirement to work an early shift (0600 to 1630), late shift (07:30 to 1900) on a rota basis. Enhanced rates in accordance with the contract will be paid for work outside the normal core hours.

In addition there will be a requirement for night and weekend work for which an enhanced rate will be paid.

All operatives will be required to be on an emergency/winter call out rota which will attract standby and call out payments.

Who we're looking for

Skills & Attributes:

Essential: LGV Licence

All Operative shall be expected to attain the following qualifications within 12 months
  • Winter Maintenance
  • Telehandler (front bucket only)
  • 12B Operative
Training will be provided as necessary for these qualifications.

In addition suitable candidates will be offered the opportunity to gain 12B LTMO/Foreman qualifications.

Maintaining safe working practices, this means you:
  • Support Zero Harm
  • Follow task briefings and appropriate safe systems of work
  • Maintain safe, clean & tidy work environment
  • Ensure equipment & vehicles are maintained & used safely & in accordance with procedures
  • Challenge others when they are not working safely
  • Use appropriate PPE at all times
  • Apply the Golden Rules at all times
  • Identify and report changes in your work
  • Report all Near Misses
  • Ensure your actions dont put yourself and/or others at risk.

Being Customer Focussed, this means you:
  • Are courteous and respectful
  • Are on time for work and to site and are prepared
  • Understand customer needs
  • Are aware that you represent the HA while at work
  • Live the values of our company and the HA
  • Challenge others when not focussed on the customer
  • Assist in delivery of contractual requirements
  • Assist us in exceeding expectations wherever possible
  • Remember that customers are both internal and external
  • Perform at your optimum level at all times
  • Communicate Effectively
  • Share your knowledge
  • Behave in an appropriate manner to your work colleagues
  • Considering opportunities for Continuous Improvement (Lean)

Why work for us

Day in, day out, our teams deliver some of the UKs most ambitious, exciting and meaningful projects; developing, building and maintaining the vital infrastructure that supports national economies and strengthens communities.

Why join us?

As if contributing to and supporting work that makes life better for millions wasnt rewarding enough, we offer a full range of benefits too. You'll have the freedom to shape the package thats right for you and your life. Here are some of our key benefits:

- Smart working, giving you more flexibility such as staggered start and finish times, with up to 40% remote working, where roles allow.
- 25 days paid annual leave (pro rata)
- Family friendly policies which include 28 weeks full pay for maternity/adoption leave and four weeks full pay for paternity/partners leave
- Pension, share incentive plan, volunteering leave, recognition schemes and much more

About us

Balfour Beattys Highways business delivers major schemes including motorway upgrade programmes, complex national infrastructure projects and regional investment programme works for National Highways. We have a strong orderbook and a positive pipeline of opportunities, we put the road user, at the heart of everything we do. We work safely, reduce carbon emissions and added social value to the communities within which we work.

Diversity and inclusion

At Balfour Beatty we believe that diversity and inclusion are essential components of any successful, happy workplace. Through our Value Everyone Diversity and Inclusion Strategy and Action Plan, we are growing our diverse workforce and developing our inclusive culture where everyone is able to thrive and reach their full potential, regardless of their identity or background. To find out how we are making this a reality, visit

We are a Gold Award holder in the Ministry of Defence 'Employer Recognition Scheme' and actively encourage applications from Armed Forces personnel, veterans and reservists.

As a Disability Confident Employer, we are committed to working with people who have disabilities and long-term health conditions to remove barriers for them in obtaining employment. We are also committed to offering applicants with a disability an interview if they meet the minimum requirements for the role. For more info, visit:

We are looking to continually improve our resourcing process and ensure that it is fair and inclusive for all. If you have any feedback on the process, please share this with us at:



We are more than construction. Every day, our projects change the way the world looks and improve the way it works. And because we do more, you will too.

Challenge yourself, and you’ll do truly impressive work. Control your career, and you’ll grow like never before. Explore our business, and you’ll enjoy a richer experience. And we’ll support you all the way.


Everybody has a place here and our Affinity Networks give you a voice. They help you fulfil your potential and for Balfour Beatty to take meaningful actions for everyone. Like the work that we do, our people are diverse and we celebrate this.

We have four employee-led networks.


This network actively encourages a culture of respect, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. Its members help us educate and train all employees on LGBT+ issues – working with external partners and our supply chain to drive best practice within our industry.


We’re working to improve the representation of Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) people across Balfour Beatty, and provide fair access to leadership roles. Our Multi-Cultural network helps the business understands cultural experiences and provides an open platform for employees to bring their own unique perspective to the development of the business’s working culture. Its members raise awareness and support events, and help us identify and remove any barriers that might be holding back their peers from flourishing here.


As a Disability Confident company, we’re always looking for new ways to become more accessible for disabled people. This is where our Ability network comes in. They help us spot and break down barriers to enable more people with disabilities to join us and thrive. They’re also a big part of our work to raise awareness and understanding of mental health issues.

Gender Equality

Men and women from across our business are working together to create a more diverse and inclusive construction sector by arranging events and sharing experiences which encourages gender equality. Our employees are not only driving the business and industry towards a balanced workforce, but also role models for the next generation thinking of a career in construction.


As if contributing to and supporting work that makes life better for millions wasn’t rewarding enough, we offer a full range of benefits too. You’ll have the freedom to shape the package that’s right for you and your life.

Here are some of our key benefits:


Smart Working is Balfour Beatty’s approach to when, where and how our employees work. It’s more than a flexible working policy; it is about having a supportive, inclusive culture and being a great place to work. It covers all the stages of your career and considers arrangements and flexibility to meet your needs such as staggered start and finish times, and where roles allow, the opportunity to work remotely 40% of the time.


To help you share in Balfour Beatty’s success, we offer the opportunity to invest in our company and share in our potential future results.

The Share Incentive Plan is a tax-efficient way to invest in Balfour Beatty shares. Open to all permanent employees, it allows you to contribute between £10 and £150 per month, via deductions from payroll.


As a permanent employee, you’ll receive a maximum of 25 days’ paid statutory annual leave entitlement, pro rata if you work part time, in addition to any extra contractual holiday and national bank holidays.


Delivering on your goals and living our behaviours is important, so in return we’ll recognise your achievements. We have a number of different schemes that provide a chance for you to be recognised by your colleagues.


Lay the foundations for life after work, with our contributory pension scheme.

In addition to your contributions, Balfour Beatty will usually contribute to your pension scheme and you’ll receive tax relief. Furthermore, you’ll also receive life assurance if you’re in the pension scheme.


May be available, depending upon your role and contract.


We recognise the need to retain the skills and services of our employees and wish to encourage you to return to work following the birth/adoption of your children. You may therefore be entitled to enhanced company maternity/paternity and shared parental benefits.


Get expert, free confidential support and advice on issues affecting your professional or personal life including debt & financial management, legal & tax advice and family care.

The service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.


We recognise that you may be faced with situations that require you to be away from work for a short period of time e.g. for HM Forces training, study leave, jury service, public duties and so on. We’ll support you where we can with this.


Wherever we work, we aim to make a positive difference. As part of our team, you can help us succeed.

You can have up to 16 hours paid volunteer leave each year, to spend supporting a local community. For example, you could take part in a school engagement visit, a business project, or an activity linked to one of our national charity partners. The choice is yours.

We’ve recently joined Neurodiversity in Business as a founding member! We are thrilled to start working with the new organisation which aims to help develop more neuroinclusive workplaces and improve the participation of the neurodivergent in the workplace.

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