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General Construction Operative - Civil Engineering

CLOSING DATE: 29/07/20


DEPARTMENT: Engineering and Sustainable Delivery

LOCATION: On site reporting

STARTING SALARY: Circa £24,000 per annum - salary dependant on experience

CATEGORY: Permanent

PACKAGE: Permanent, 45 hours per week.

Do you enjoy working outdoors and being part of a team? If so, we have rewarding opportunities in our civils construction team. This role is the ideal opportunity to be directly employed, furthering your construction career, in a progressive safe environment.

Our civils construction team provide a vital in house design and build service by helping to ensure we construct and maintain the assets to supply water and provide sewerage services to our 2.8 million customers. We now have a fantastic opportunity for you to join the team.

As one of our general construction operatives, you will be involved in carrying out construction site activities, including excavation, pipe-laying, operating plant, general groundworks and concreting. You will do this as instructed by the site management team to ensure that all works are completed and compliant with company policies and procedures.

Previous construction site experience is not necessarily required, however would be an advantage together with a willingness to travel across the region and get involved. Click here for a map of our Wessex Water region:

You will also be required to attend and participate in team briefs, safety updates and workplace communications to ensure the works are carried out to the best possible standard. You will be working within a great team which works outdoors in all weathers and deals with different challenges every day, providing a vital service to our client. 

These roles are site based with sites all around our region. We’re looking for people with a positive, can-do attitude, who are also great team players. Safety is key for us and were looking for people who demonstrate an awareness of all things health, safety and wellbeing related. We will need you to hold a valid driving license so that you can get to our (often remote) sites and to operate plant. Ideally, we are looking for people with construction, groundworks or agricultural experience with knowledge of plant operation, location of underground services, working at heights, manual handling, asbestos awareness and confined spaces however training can be provided.

What we can offer you:

  • Full training and development
  • Defined Contribution Pensions Scheme
  • 24 days’ holiday rising to 28 with length of service and you can buy or sell leave after one year’s service.
  • Cycle2Work scheme.
  • Discounts and cashback scheme from more than 1,200 high street and online suppliers.
  • Working in some of the most scenic parts of our region
  • A paid volunteering day each year
  • On site Mental Health First Aiders

Please remember you must be able to prove your eligibility to work in the UK and provide evidence of qualifications gained. All offers of employment will be subject to a Basic Disclosure Criminal Records check.

We do not accept CVs from recruitment agencies. We are an equal opportunities employer. You must be able to provide proof of your eligibility to work in the UK and proof of skills and qualifications gained. Appointment of successful applicant/s will also be subject to receiving suitable references and basic (or where job applicable) other criminal disclosure checks.

We respect and value everyone’s contribution. Wessex Water is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to providing an environment that supports and encourages the many skills, interests, backgrounds and experiences that people from different social groups can bring. We strive to provide a workplace which is free from discrimination, harassment and bullying, and where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.

General Construction Operative - Civil Engineering

Wessex Water
On site reporting
Circa £24,000 per annum - salary dependant on experience

Published on 4 Aug 2020