Highways Operative


Are you a Highways Operative based near the Isle of Anglesey? Are you looking for a challenging and rewarding role?

Founded in 1968 Griffiths are a sustainable 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.

Griffiths are currently looking to recruit a Highways Operative to join our team operating on the Isle of Anglesey.

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.


As Highways Operative, the purpose of this role is undertaking installation, maintenance and routine work for a full range of highway apparatus and assets. This is a physically demanding role which involves manual work including manual handling, working outdoors in all weather conditions, on public highways and footways.

A requirement of this role is to be on a stand-by/call out rota to manage the attendance to emergencies and reactive work outside of normal working hours as required.

Highways Operative Duties and Activities involve:

  • Construction, including widening and repairing of roads, cycleways and footways
  • Installation and repair of kerbs, edgings, block and flagged paving
  • Repair potholes and cracks in surfacing
  • Maintain roadside verges
  • Installation, maintenance or removal of assets and street furniture such as signs and posts, lighting columns, bollards, fencing, barriers and ironworks
  • Excavating and reinstatement of trenches for duct and drainage installation
  • Installation and repairs to inspection chambers, road gullies, drainage and ducted systems.


The ideal candidate will have previous Highways Operative experience and the following:

  • Previous experience required of civils works, operating machinery, working on the highway
  • Full understanding of utility drawings and the dangers of damaging underground and overhead services
  • 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
  • Plant Operator or a willingness and commitment to train for this role as required
  • NRSWA Operative. Signing, guarding excavation and reinstatement or a willingness and commitment to train for this qualification
  • CSCS card


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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