Roadworker / Skilled Roadworker

Roadworker / Skilled Roadworker

Salary: £17,891 – £22,434 per annum (Career Grade)

Location: City Highways, Castle Park Depot – 90 Leycroft Road, Leicester  LE4 1BZ

Will be required to work from various sites across Leicester

Permanent, Full Time / & Full Time, Fixed Term for 18 months due to current workload

We are looking to recruit to the following levels of career grade:

Roadworker – £17,891 – £19,939 per annum

Skilled Roadworker – £20,456 – £22,434 per annum

Hours of work: 7.30am – 3.30pm, Monday to Thursday and 7.30am – 3.00pm on Fridays.

Must be willing to work overtime to suit the operational needs of the unit, e.g. additional weekday hours and weekend working.

The Highways Maintenance Service maintains and repairs over 500 miles of road and 800 miles of footpaths within Leicester City. We undertake construction of major public realm schemes to improve the pedestrian and transport network within the City Centre, as well as providing winter service and gully cleaning services in the city. You will assist with the construction, maintenance, and repair of the highway infrastructure – roads, footpaths and drainage features, lay paving materials and tarmac.

Requirements of the post include:   

–  Able to undertake laying and raking of bituminous surfacing by hand or machine to high precision and tight tolerances;

–  Able to produce good surface finish free from roller marks, fretting etc.;

–  Able to undertake setting out and marking up of lines and levels, including taking measurements and calculating “dips”  for highway planing and surfacing activities, sub-base regulation, etc.;

–  Numeracy skills sufficient to understand measurements and calculate quantities e.g. areas, volumes, weights;

–  Knowledge of construction specifications, materials, compaction and workmanship requirements in different disciplines;

–  Knowledge of construction health, safety and environmental requirements and safe working procedures. Able to recognise hazards and dangerous situations and take preventative measures;

–  Good communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to deal effectively with customers / work colleagues.


For an informal discussion please contact Nick Weston on 0116 454 5045 or Rupert Bedder on 0116 454 4951.

Please ensure you provide an email address as this is our method of contact.

Closing Date: 10 March 2017

Post Number: X5086/0217KP

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