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Level 1 Roadmender Operative

Location: London
Company: Balfour Beatty
Contract type: Permanent
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This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the team that manages and improves one of the busiest motorways in Europe - the M25.

We are looking for a Level 1 Roadmender Operative to join us to work at the Scratchwood Maintenance Depot, NW7 3JA.

Role Purpose:

  • To assist 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.
What you'll be doing

As a Level 1 Roadmender Operative you will:

  • Undertake activities, as instructed, with capabilities to ensure that your area of responsibility is maintained. Main role is to carry out main carriageway repairs within the M25 DPFO Network. Addition roles will include but not exclusive to:
  • - cyclical maintenance;
  • - graffiti removal;
  • - carriageway repairs;
  • - soft estate maintenance (e.g. grassland maintenance);
  • - litter picking;
  • - sign maintenance;
  • - cleansing;
  • - safety fence repairs;
  • - boundary fence repairs;
  • - Any other duties allocated by Line Managers;
  • 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;
  • Participate in Winter Service rota as required;
  • Attend training courses as required;
  • Live the Balfour Beatty Values;
  • Ensure a relentless focus on Zero Harm;
  • Support the delivery of CSUKs Sustainability activities.
Who we're looking for

Personal Qualities and Experience:

Qualifications (Essential):
  • UK Driving Licence, minimum category C (LGV Class 2);
  • Driver Qualification Card;
  • CSCS Operative Card;
  • Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Highways Maintenance;
  • ROLO Sector Scheme 18;
  • NHSS12A/B 1 Day qualification;
  • Unit 518 (formerly unit 13) Winter Service Operations and unit 580 (formerly unit 80) Snowplough/ V blade;
  • Appropriate lifting qualification;
  • Vehicle Marshall;
  • Strimmer;
  • Disc cutter/abrasive wheel.
Qualifications (Desirable):
  • 12AB For Static Temporary Traffic Management on High Speed Roads and All Purpose Trunk Road (APTR) network;
  • NHSS Sector 2 A/B Fencing qualification;
  • Telehandler;
  • Abrasive Wheel;
  • First Aid;
  • Safety Defect Awareness Training;
  • Plant/small tools training;
  • Appropriate lifting qualification e.g. clam shell.
  • 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.
Personal Attributes - Required behaviours:
  • Good customer service skills;
  • Ability to work under pressure;
  • Ability to work professionally with key stakeholders e.g. Highways England and Emergency Services;
  • A confident and professional manner;
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels;
  • Team player;
  • A clear and thorough communication style and has ability to understand and follow Health & Safety briefings and instructions and contribute to Zero Harm;
  • Follow the Companys Code of Conduct policy;
  • Willingness to accept and act upon reasonable management instruction from line manager;
  • Ability to operate and manage difficult working environments i.e. road traffic collisions.
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

Balfour Beatty is part of a consortium that comprises Connect Plus Services (CPS), together with Atkins and Egis Road Operations UK.

CPS has a 30-year contract with Connect Plus on behalf of Highways England. The contract, which started in September 2009, is to maintain and operate the M25 motorway network, including all adjoining trunk and slip roads, a network of 440km across six counties. CPS also has responsibility for the Dartford River Crossing in Kent, comprising both Dartford Tunnels and the Queen Elizabeth II Bridge.

With a staff of around 600 people, based at seven locations across the network, CPS carries out routine maintenance and whole-life management of the thousands of M25 assets. CPS manages the operation of the network 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, including a severe weather season maintenance programme. CPS is identifying ways of reducing delays and improving journey time reliability across its road network.

Balfour Beatty is a corporate signatory to WISE (Women in Science & Engineering). Our aim is to attract more people from diverse backgrounds to help us build on our inclusive culture. We are a member of the Top Employers' Charter through which we demonstrate our commitment to enabling parents to progress and enhance their careers whilst managing the challenges of family life.

Balfour Beatty is also Gold Award holders in the Ministry of Defence 'Employer Recognition Scheme' and actively encourage applications from Armed Forces personnel, veterans and reservists.

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