HGV Drivers / Operatives

Job Description

Skanska, a leading construction company and developer, is an inclusive and responsible business that is helping to build a better society. Drawing on our Scandinavian heritage, we are green, innovative and progressive, bringing people and technology together to build, upgrade and maintain the country's buildings and infrastructure.

Our Highways team keep communities moving. Join them to help construct and maintain roads with Hampshire Highways in a role that is ideal for anyone that enjoys manual outdoor work and is willing to pitch in and support winter and emergency maintenance out of hours activities on a standby rota.

Skanska Hampshire Highways are currently looking for HGV Cat C (Class 2) drivers including CPC to work on the Highways Maintenance contract in Hampshire for on a permanent basis. This is an ongoing project where we will provide top of the range training to ensure you fulfill your potential.

The required candidate will have a HGV Licence and be committed to gaining training in winter maintenance to provide addiotnal support in the Winter months. This is a varied role, which will include covering areas such as Hook, Winchester, Petersfield, Southampton and Portsmouth, so you will need to be flexible in terms of travel.

In return, you will receive training and a competitive salary with earning potential of up to £30,000 per annum.

Please note, we are looking for both full-time, permanent staff, fixed term employees for six months and also zero hours contracted staff in order to meet the requirements for winter maintenance.


  • This requires you to be on standby undertaking a one in two ratio i.e. one week of standby followed by one week off
  • Undertake the gritting of the roads on the allocated route and all the associated activities of maintenance needed to deliver the Winter Service when called upon
  • Undertake out of hours winter maintenance and emergency works where required
  • Work on Highways furniture, equipment and similar fixtures (e.g. Erection, maintenance, fixing and/or dismantling)
  • Drive all of the plant and equipment necessary for the required disciplines for maintenance and drainage on Highways and Network
  • Take responsibility for vehicles/plant/materials in your charge
  • Where appropriate provide direction/supervision of the work to less experienced operatives

We're looking for:

  • A full UK driving licence with HGV Class 2 (category C) entitlement and a full CPC is essential
  • Ability to undertake a high level of manual work and work outdoors in all weathers

Our infrastructure services team delivers projects that maintain and enhance the built environment. Part of that is our work to operate, maintain and improve large parts of the UK road network. Whether you're involved in frontline operational work, design, project management or office-based services, every day you'll be helping to improve the lives of millions of people.

A career with us means you'll have the freedom to develop your skills and leave your mark on the communities in which we work. Our competitive benefits package will help to enhance your life outside work, too. We thrive through embracing differences, whether they be social backgrounds, ethnicity, disability, gender, age, religion, sexuality and any other protected. characteristic - we know that diversity opens a rich potential for new ways of thinking, helping us to build successful and winning teams. We call it Naturally Skanska.

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Skanska UK reserve the right to close this advert at any time before the closing date advertised.

We welcome you to ask about the flexibility you need. Anyone who applies for a role can ask about flexibility at interview. In return, we will explore what is possible for the role.