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Highways Operative

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

Are you a Highways Operative looking for your next permanent role?  If this is you then please read on as we may just have the role for you……

Founded in 1968, Griffiths are a sustainable Civil Engineering Contractor that helps connect communities through delivering Road, Rail, Water, and Utilities projects. We pride ourselves on delivering the highest quality projects in a healthy, safe, and sustainable manner to improve people’s everyday lives.

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Highways Operative to join the team at our offices in Bangor, Gwynedd. We are looking for a colleague who is already within this position; or looking to take the next step in your career.  We are open to applications from candidates who live in; or can commute from some of the following areas: Abergwyngregyn, Llandudno, Conwy, Colwyn Bay, Abergele, Rhyl, Prestatyn, Bodelwyddan, Denbigh, Ruthin, Llangollen, Bala, Barmouth, Portmeirion, Porthmadog, Penygroes, Caernarfon and the surrounding areas.

As part of a global business in CRH and a Business Unit of Tarmac PLC, the career opportunities are limitless. We are working hard to create a dynamic and inclusive environment and it’s important that our people come from a variety of different backgrounds.

Role Responsibility

Reporting directly to the Operations Manager, the Highways Operative will carry out operational duties as part of the provision of a quality highways and street lighting operational service. You will undertake installation, maintenance and routine work for a full range of highway apparatus and assets.

On a day to day basis, the responsibilities of the Highways Operative will include the following (not exhaustive):


  • Construction including widening and repairing of roads, cycleways and footways
  • Installation and repair of kerbs, edgings, block and flagged paving
  • Repairing potholes and cracks in surfacing
  • Maintaining roadside verges
  • Excavating and reinstating trenches for duct and drainage installation
  • Working on the installation and repairs to inspection chambers, road gullies, drainage and ducted systems
  • When required, working on excavators, dumpers, rollers and telehandlers
  • To work flexibly in the interests of the company including working on other schemes and projects which may be located outside the geographical area of The Isle of Anglesey

Please note - a requirement of this role is to be on a stand-by/call out rota to attend to emergencies and reactive work outside of normal working hours as required.

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will be a Highways Operative who has previous experience in the following:

  • Previous experience of civils works, operating machinery and working on the highway
  • A full understanding of utility drawings and the dangers of damaging underground and overhead services
  • Experience of being an HGV Class 2 driver and NPORS or City and Guilds qualifications in gritter and snowplough for winter maintenance operations or a willingness and commitment to train for this role
  • Willingness and commitment to work out of normal working hours as part of a rota system in all seasons
  • Prior experience as a Plant Operator or a willingness and commitment to train for this role as required
  • CSCS card

About the Company

For the successful Highways Operative, we offer an extensive range of career development opportunities and industry-leading rewards, incentives and benefits: 

  • Training & Development
  • Enhanced holiday entitlement 
  • Contributory pension scheme 
  • Access to the Tarmac Reward website with discounts on retailers, holidays, etc. 
  • Access to our Employee Assistance helpline for free and confidential advice 
  • Access to join our Employee Communities inc. BAME; LGBTQ+; Working Parents 

Griffiths, a CRH company, is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive work environment for all employees and actively encourage applications from all sectors of the community. 

Please click on the apply button to complete your application. Occasionally we receive a large volume of applications for our roles and when this happens, we sometimes bring the published closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment.

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