Skilled Operative


Are you a Skilled Operative looking for your next permanent role?  If this is you then please read on as we may just have the role for you……

Founded in 1968, Griffiths are a sustainable Civil Engineering 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.

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Skilled Operative to join our Wastewater Network Repair and Maintenance team in Rhyl. We are looking for an experienced individual looking to take the next career step.  We are open to applications from a Skilled Operative who lives in; or can commute from some of the following areas: Llandudno, Rhos on Sea, Colwyn Bay, Abergele, Bodelwyddan, St Asaph, Conwy, Abergwyngregyn, Bangor, Tregarth, Denbigh, Prestatyn, Flint.

As part of a global business in CRH and a Business Unit of Tarmac PLC, the career opportunities are limitless. 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.

Please note we are also open to applications from individuals and established Gangs for these roles.


Reporting directly to the Agent, Civils Supervisors and Team Leaders, the Skilled Operative will be required to undertake urgent, reactive and planned maintenance work on the network, in accordance with the Company procedures and compliant with our Client’s standards.

Key responsibilities for the Skilled Operative will include:

  • Support the team and positively contribute to ensure their work tasks are complete safely, compliantly, efficiently and in accordance with legislation/industry and company standards
  • Ensure all signing lighting and guarding is installed in accordance with legal and regulatory requirements
  • Safely operate all plant and equipment
  • Minimise materials waste
  • Be respectful towards Client Customers, the Client Staff and all other stakeholders
  • Working on standby rota (1 week in 4) to deliver emergency works out of hours


We are looking for a Skilled Operative who ideally, possesses the following skills:

  • Deep drainage / pipelaying experience
  • Water Hygiene card
  • Confined Space working (C&G Med Risk minimum)
  • Asbestos Awareness
  • COSHH awareness
  • Basic IT skills
  • HSG47 trained

Education/Certification Requirements:

  • 360deg Excavator <10t (CPCS)
  • Streetworks qualified (NRSWA)
  • HGV / LGV – desirable although not essential
  • FULL UK manual car driving licence with no more than 6 penalty points


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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