Rope Access Technician


Founded in 1968 Griffiths are one of the leading civil engineering and construction organisations working in Wales, the English border counties, and the West of England.

We are very proud of our history and what makes us the company we are today. We also have huge ambitions for the future and want to continue our growth and innovation to remain at the leading edge of our industry we offer a range of career development opportunities as a Business Unit of Tarmac PLC. We are looking for people who share this passion, enthusiasm, and collaborative approach to join our team. As part of a global business in CRH, the career opportunities are limitless.

We are currently looking to recruit a Rope Access Technician to join us at our head offices in Abergavenny.

We’re working hard to create a dynamic and inclusive environment and it’s important that our people come from a variety of different backgrounds.


As part of our team you will be involved in a range of works including all aspects of Geotechnical work including rock and soil slope stabilisation, utilising passive and active meshing systems, vegetation management, masonry re-builds and repairs, heavy civils and hard and soft landscaping.

Reporting to the Rope Access Manager you will be responsible for:

  • The safe and efficient delivery of the rope access elements of any project, whilst taking direction from the Level 3 supervisor or site management team.
  • Contributing to the improvement of the rope access team by attending and completing any refresher or specialist training they are asked to attend.
  • Ensuring Health and Safety policies and procedures are adhered to at all times by the team and on an independent level
  • Uphold the core company values and encourage the same throughout the site team.


To be successful in this role, you will be safety conscious, reliable, have a good attitude and be prepared to work in challenging physical environments. We are looking for a reliable and experienced Level 1 or 2 rope access technician with knowledge in the Geotechnical and arboriculture sectors of the construction industry. We are looking for someone who really wants to make a difference and be involved in the development of our growing business.


  • Have a minimum of IRATA level 1 qualification and 500 logged hours. Exceptional candidates who do not have Level 1 will be considered if they can demonstrate technical skills and the ability to train as a Level 1.
  • Experience in geotechnical work including rock drilling, soil nailing and meshing.
  • NPTC qualifications and experience in de-vegetation works.
  • Experience in; rail, civil engineering or construction.
  • 3-day first aid qualification.
  • Full UK driving licence.
  • Candidates must be flexible and willing to travel or lodge if required.


We offer an extensive range of career development opportunities and industry-leading rewards, incentives and benefits:
  • Company car/car allowance (where applicable)
  • 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 (employee networks)
  • We currently have nine communities inc.(REACH) Religious, Ethnic, Cultural Heritage, LGBTQ+, Parents & Carers, Ability, Wellbeing, Female voice and Menopause’
  • Training and development opportunities

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.

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