Highways Driver Chargehand - Reactive

Totally Local Company
£22,183 per annum
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Highways Driver Chargehand - Reactive

Reference: OP2329
No. of Vacancies: 1
Location: Stockport, SK3 0XT
Salary: £22,183 per annum
Hours: 37 hours per week
Closing date: Ongoing

At Totally Local Company an opportunity has arisen for a Highways Driver Chargehand to actively contribute as part of an operational team in delivering minor civil engineering projects to predetermined plans, specifications, timescales and budget to join our Highways Department.

Duties & Responsibilities

To safely carry out repairs and improvements to a variety of built environment infrastructure such as modular paving, kerb installation, bituminous macadam laying, concreting, pipe laying, hard and soft landscaping including drainage repair, excavation and shoring.
To be aware of and have working knowledge and application of design drawings, specifications and civil engineering techniques.
To apply safe methods of working through the use of personal protective equipment, correct manual handling, use of small plant and equipment such as excavators, roller/breaker, compaction equipment, dumpers, motorised circular saws and other highways related equipment.
To apply and abide by Health & Safety at Work Act, Road Traffic Act and apply safe methods of working to all activities.
To drive a range of vehicles with a gross weight of up to and including 32 tonnes Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) which could also include tractors, tippers, HIAB crane, tail lift, platform, pick ups and transit vans.
To understand and follow procedures relating to Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) regulations.
To understand and follow procedures relating to Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome regulations (HAVS).
To carry out instruction from Management and Senior Officers.
To allocate the work to other team members and monitor the standard and performance.
To report to Operational Supervisors any concerns to allow them to be address performance and other staff related issues.
To plan workload objectives with staff to ensure that an effective service is provided at all times by the monitoring of manual operatives.
When working with a team, ensure that staff perform their duties efficiently and effectively in line with business objectives.
Ensure that all relevant information and targets are communicated to all staff within the work group.
To liaise with Clients, Officers and members of the public in a professional and courteous manner.
To work flexibly and in the interest of the business and be amenable to business needs.
To be prepared to work outside the Stockport Borough boundary.
To have gained or be working towards a professional qualification to NVQ level 2 or above in Construction Operations or similar or to have relevant equivalent experience
To ensure compliance with all driver’s legal requirements such as driver’s hours, pre use checks, defect reporting/rectification and gross vehicle weight limits (over loading).


 In return you will benefit from 8 days paid bank holidays plus generous annual leave entitlement with a competitive salary and pension scheme.

About Totally Local Company

Totally Local Company offers dedicated teams to support your facility management and make your life easier.

Working with private and public sector businesses in the Greater Manchester areas, we work closely with our customers to engage and listen to your needs. On understanding your brief, we will respond with effective, professional and innovative solutions.

Our People

Our expertly trained teams will carry out all jobs to the highest of standards, in a professional and friendly manner.  As part of their role and training, they will also make your account manager aware of any extra work they believe your business needs or anything you need to be aware of, such as winter maintenance, external lighting or new signage.

We are committed to the safety and wellbeing of our staff. We are also fully focused on providing quality services for our customers whilst creating and preserving a cleaner, greener environment. This is reflected in our certifications to OHSAS18001:2007, ISO14001:2015, and ISO9001:2015.