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Street Lighting Operative

Employer
Balfour Beatty
Location
Northampton, East Midlands, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
25 Jun 2024

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About the role

Join our Living Places team as a Street Lighting Operative based at our BB Northants PFI Depot, East Midlands,where you will have the opportunity to be part of a highly skilled team and the opportunity to learn from some of the best in the industry.

Here at Balfour Beatty, we take pride in the work we do and take pride in giving our employees the opportunity to make a difference in the world and create something they can be proud of.

The opportunity to create is all around you. Whatever your level, whatever your role, whatever the project, you'll be able to take initiative here and get stuck in. A major branch of our business is our Living Places and Highways team.

What you'll be doing

As a Street Lighting Operative, your main responsibilities will be as follows:-
  • Maintenance of Lighting Columns, lighting brackets, Lanterns, bollards and signs
  • The changing of lamps, lanterns, covers, electric cells, fuses, capacitors, switches
  • Assist Street Lighting Electricians with fault finding and repair
  • Assist with excavations for installations of Feeder Pillars, Lighting columns, Signposts, Bollards, EV Charge points and speed cameras
  • Management of on site point of work risk assessments
  • Identify and report safety observations
  • Set up and removal of site traffic management / pedestrian Management
  • Responsible for company Property, Equipment and Vehicles.
Who we're looking for

The following qualities and experience are essential:
  • An uncompromising approach to safety and desire to complete your tasks right first time
  • Excellent attention to detail & self-motivated
  • Able to demonstrate technical knowledge and analytical skills
  • Must be comfortable working within a team as well as working alone
  • Capable of working at height
  • A good level of written and numerical skills
  • A demonstrable ability to learn new processes quickly
  • IT skills Excel, Word ability to use a Tablet / Apps
  • Full clean UK Driving Licence.

Desirable Qualifications
  • ECS Card to relevant level
  • CSCS/NPORS card
  • IPAF 1b + Harness and Fall Arrest training
  • G39/1 Working in the vicinity of DNO
  • NRSWA operative training
  • 302.1 (12D) Traffic Management
  • Manual Handling training
  • Emergency First Aid (1 Day)training.
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.

About us

The way we live our lives is changing fast: where and how we live, work, travel, shop, relax and socialise. The evolving nature of our society means we all need to shape our environment to meet a complex array of individual and collective needs.

Living Places works in partnership with Local Authorities to consult, finance, design, build and manage the essential place infrastructure that local communities and national economies need to prosper and grow.

We are right at the heart of a dynamic place shaping agenda that brings Local Authorities, local communities, Central Government, and the Private Sector together to create safe, sustainable, flexible and dynamic public spaces geared to community social need, economic growth and personal well-being as well as being environmentally sustainable.

The provision of maintenance services for highways is only a small part of what is really needed. Our focus has moved beyond the road to deliver the potential of the street: a dynamic public place that connects and combines local community and business needs, encourages social interaction and helps pedestrians, motorists, bus riders, and cyclists to coexist safely. Building great public spaces with resource efficient assets enables functional, flexible and inspirational places to be at the heart of the community.

At Balfour Beatty we are committed to creating a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential, not only because this is the right thing to do, but because it makes us a better business. To ensure we deliver on this commitment, we have a UK Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan which sets out the wide range of targeted, proactive, measurable steps we are taking to make this a reality. You can read our UK Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan in full at www.balfourbeatty.com/value_everyone

To help and support us with our desired commitment to create an inclusive culture we are members of WISE, enei, Business Disability Forum and Women into Construction. In 2020, we signed the Audeliss and Involve Open Letter to demonstrate our commitment to taking key long term and sustainable actions on Black Inclusion. Balfour Beatty is also 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.

Further information on Disability Confident can be found at: https://disabilityconfident.campaign.gov.uk/

Company

THIS IS WHERE IT STARTS.

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.

AFFINITY NETWORKS

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.

LGBT+

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.

Multi-Cultural

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.

Ability

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.

REWARDS & BENEFITS

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

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.

SHARE INCENTIVE PLAN

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.

ANNUAL LEAVE

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.

RECOGNITION SCHEMES

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.

PENSIONS

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.

COMPANY CARS, PRIVATE HEALTHCARE & INCENTIVE SCHEMES

May be available, depending upon your role and contract.

FAMILY FRIENDLY POLICIES

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.

EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAMME

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.

SPECIAL LEAVE

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.

VOLUNTEERING LEAVE

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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