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Lead Field Operative

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Organisation:Leicestershire County Council 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 


Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:Leicestershire Highways, Croft or Mountsorrel Depot, Croft, Leicestershire, LE9 3GE 


Closing date:26 April 2019 at midnight 

Salary Details: Grade 8 (£21,591 - £23,838pa)
To work as part of a team to deliver a best value, customer-focussed service throughout Leicestershire and occasionally, surrounding counties. You will lead a small team (usually 3 or 4 operatives), working flexibly, efficiently and effectively to deliver construction, maintenance and surfacing activities such as maintaining carriageways and footpaths, and constructing new roadways and structures in accordance with statutory requirements.
Activities: Schemes, Construction work, Bridge Maintenance, Bridge Construction, General Maintenance, Patching, Blacktop, Surfacing Schemes
• To work on various construction, maintenance and carriageway surfacing projects, at times leading a small team to deliver a range of civil engineering disciplines, utilising existing knowledge and skills and gaining experience in technical practices following safe working procedures and use of equipment and power tools in accordance with the Traffic and Construction Regulations for site and members of the public.
• To ensure that activities are completed to a high standard, in accordance with the Leicestershire County Council specifications.
• To tackle unacceptable behaviour on site, recording the incidents and escalating to the Site Team Leader/ Supervisor for further action where required
• To assist in the development of skills for less experienced operatives, and encourage experiential learning whilst on site.
To support the Supervisor or Site Team Leader by:
• assuming responsibility as the senior operative by grade or as requested when working with other operatives on the same grade, for ensuring the correct observance of Health and Safety directives with regards to personal protective equipment, application of Temporary Traffic Management requirements and the safe lifting and handling of materials and plant on site
• ensuring daily performance targets are met, raising any issues in a timely manner with the Supervisor or Site Team Leader
• taking the lead when working with temporary staff, to explain the requirements of the job, answer, or escalate to the Supervisor or Site Team Leader any queries and ensure they are made to feel part of the team.
Please see the Job Description / Person Specification which are attached further down on this page.
For informal enquires please contact Tom Vesty Tel: 0116 3050975 OR Garry Sibson Tel: 0116 305 0225.
Please apply sending us your CV as well a supporting statement, detailing how you meet the requirements of the post. The supporting statement should be no longer than 500 words and be incorporated into your CV, to form a single document.
Link to Environment and Transport’s web pages for further information about the department, working for Leicestershire County Council and the job opportunities available.
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