Skilled Operative


Are you a Skilled Operative looking for a Company where you can progress? Or an experienced Skilled Labourer looking to make the step up?

Founded in 1968, Griffiths is one of the leading civil engineering and rail contractors working throughout Wales, the midlands and south-west England. With an annual turnover of circa £225m our 1000+ directly employed, well-trained, dedicated and highly competent workforce deliver client solutions which includes Welsh Government, Network Rail, Highways England, local authorities, Utility Companies and selected private sector organisations.

In 2018, Griffiths became part of Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable building materials business and a wholly owned subsidiary of CRH. Griffiths has over 1,000 employees operating across 100 sites or schemes at any given time.

We are looking for a Skilled Operative to join our team operating in North Wales, initially Bangor. This is an exciting role that will give you the opportunity to work on a variety of tasks covering multiple trades.

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.


The Skilled Operative plays a crucial part of the Operational Team and will be responsible for a variety of tasks including:

  • Ensuring that all work is carried out safely and to the correct quality standards
  • Operating machinery and power tools
  • Concrete works
  • Laying drainage pipes, pavements and manhole covers
  • Laying kerbs and channels
  • Digging trenches
  • General labouring duties
  • Mixing and pouring concrete
  • Shuttering
  • Steel fixing
  • Handling construction materials and tools
  • Completing plant defects sheets
  • Involved in completing the daily point of work risk assessment


This is a challenging and incredibly rewarding position that can accelerate your career and learning and development. As Skilled Operative you will have:

  • A positive work ethic and attitude
  • Possess a minimum of 5 years’ experience of civil engineering work
  • CSCS Blue Skilled Worker Card & NVQ
  • Clean full UK Driving Licence
  • CPCS Card for Dumper & Roller
  • Manual Handling is desirable
  • Asbestos Awareness is desirable
  • Streetworks Operative is desirable
  • First Aid at Work is desirable
  • Slinger Signaller desirable


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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Our extensive levels of expertise can be split into three major sectors: INFRASTRUCTURE, RAIL and GEOTECHNICAL.