Highways Maintenance Operative

June 11, 2024

Job Description

JG173 – Highways Maintenance Operative

Location: Forfar

Salary: £24,000


First Military Recruitment are currently seeking a Highways Maintenance Operative on behalf of one of our clients.

You will play an important part in the installation of temporary traffic management and all aspects of highway maintenance works and play a vital part in Operations, this role will also include road safety improvement & active travel schemes, civils works, drainage works, road gritting, maintenance works and routine cyclic activities.

Our client encourages applications from ex-military personnel however all candidates will be given due consideration.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Undertaking all aspects of highway maintenance works including routine and cyclic maintenance activities, civils works & drainage works.
  • Drive/operate vehicles/plant ensuring vehicle checks, routing maintenance and cleaning is carried out.
  • Winter maintenance including emergency call out and standby.
  • Keep records, including drivers hours and any paperwork necessary.
  • The safety of yourself and others within your team, ensuring compliance with relevant health and safety legislation and safe operation to protect member of the public.
  • Carrying out vehicle checks prior to shift starting, correctly filling in defect books.
  • Attending project and work briefings as required.
  • Keeping records, completing all necessary paperwork, communicating, and liaising with other employees, sub-contractors, the emergency services, the police, the general public, clients and customers.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in a similar role such as groundworks, civils, plant operations & HGV driving is preferred.
  • Problem solving skills.
  • Self-motivated and pro-active in terms of delivering solutions.
  • Good communication skills.
  • In addition to this, it would be desirable if you have a valid HGV Class 2 licence.


  • Exceptional development and progression plan.
  • Generous Pension scheme.
  • Minimum 24 days holiday + Bank Holidays.
  • A flexible benefits scheme tailored by you, including buying additional annual leave, cycle2work scheme, charity giving and gym membership.
  • Online voucher portal gives you access to thousands of discounts from leading retailers to help you save on shopping, days out, or nights in. It includes healthcare, free GP service, dental vouchers.
  • You ll get 2 Community Involvement Days each year to volunteer for a charity of your choice and further opportunities to support fundraising initiatives.

Location: Forfar

Salary: £24,000