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We are looking for Operative to join our highways teams across Somerset.

We have immediate vacancies at our depots in Yeovil, Glastonbury, Priorswood and Dunball.

Our Highways team keep communities moving. Join them to help construct and maintain roads with Somerset Highways in a role that’s ideal for anyone that enjoys manual outdoor work and is willing to pitch in and support winter and emergency maintenance out of hours activities on a standby rota.


  • Undertake out of hours winter maintenance and emergency works
  • Work on Highways furniture, equipment and similar fixtures (e.g. Erection, maintenance, fixing and/or dismantling)
  • Drive all of the plant and equipment necessary for the required disciplines for maintenance and drainage on Highways and Network
  • Take responsibility for vehicles/plant/materials in your charge
  • Where appropriate provide direction/supervision of the work to less experienced operatives

We're looking for:

  • Clean driving License
  • A commitment to Health and Safety
  • Good communication skills and basic literacy and numeracy
  • Ability to undertake a high level of manual work and work outdoors in all weathers – you will be required to assist in Winter Maintenance duties


  • New Roads and Street Works (NRSWA) Operative Accreditation
  • LGV Class C driving license OR demonstrate capability to support investment of LGV Class C training during probationary period

We will offer you:

  • Basic salary range of £18,720 – £24,000 (dependent on skills, qualifications and experience)
  • OTE - £22,220 - £27,500 with contractual Overtime and Standby
  • On-going training and career development opportunities to fully realise your potential
  • 21 days annual leave

Our infrastructure services team delivers projects that maintain and enhance the built environment. Part of that is our work to operate, maintain and improve large parts of the UK road network. Whether you’re involved in frontline operational work, design, project management or office-based services, every day you’ll be helping to improve the lives of millions of people.

A career with us means you’ll have the freedom to develop your skills and leave your mark on the communities in which we work. Our competitive benefits package will help to enhance your life outside work, too.

Please apply now to be considered for an immediate interview

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