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Skilled Logistics Operative

Location: 90 Leycroft Road

Job type: Permanent

Salary: £22183 - £24491

Total salary package*: £33394

Job reference: 2641

Hours: Full Time

Closing date: 25th April 2021

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About the job

Do you have a passion for working in the construction industry and would like to become a valuable member of the Highways Maintenance Service?

City Highways are responsible for maintaining and repairing over 500 miles of road and 800 miles of footpaths within the City. We undertake construction and maintenance of highway, traffic, and transport infrastructure projects, including major public realm schemes to improve the pedestrian and transport network within the City Centre. We also provide winter service and gully cleaning services in the city.

This is an exciting opportunity for a Skilled Logistics Operative to join the City Highways’ Logistics and Operations Team to deliver high profile construction schemes within Leicester. You’ll provide logistical support functions for the efficient delivery of highway and drainage construction and maintenance activities.

Based at our offices at 90 Leycroft Road, you will be required to work from other locations across the city. You may be required to work outside of normal office hours, including weekends, due to construction activities. Standard working hours are 7am to 3pm however you may be required to do overtime hours depending on workload.


Your role

As a Skilled Logistics Operative, you’ll undertake large scale earthworks activities in the proximity of underground utilities in the city centre area. You’ll be responsible for driving and operating construction plant such us excavators, mini-diggers, LGV and mobile cranes (HIABs) and work to precise levels using profiles and traveller, following safe digging procedures. You’ll undertake “Banksman” duties, supervising excavators, plant, and vehicles as well as undertaking safety and quality checks of operated plant and machinery. You’ll deliver material to and from City Highways construction sites within Leicester and collect and dispose of site wastes using LGV mobile crane. Using your expertise, you’ll supervise, train mentor lesser skilled staff, apprentices, and trainees by sharing knowledge and information.

What you'll need

With substantial experience in construction and logistics, you’ll have knowledge of construction Health, Safety and Environmental requirements and safe working procedures. You’ll be certified to operate excavators (CPCS or CITB) with ‘Quick Hitch’ facility, including JCB 3CX type with backhoe, in a site environment, with assistance from a banksman. You are expected to be a qualified LGV driver and willing to be trained in mobile crane operations (as known as HIAB). Willing to work on own or as part of a team, you’ll be able to carry out duties efficiently with minimum supervision and direction. Using good communication skills, you’ll liaise effectively with colleagues, suppliers, and customers.

To apply

If the above sound likes you, then we would love to hear from you.


For an informal discussion about this post, please contact: Wojtek Lorek (01164544974)

What we can offer you

As well as the satisfaction of helping to improve thousands of lives across Leicester, you can look forward to a work environment that encourages a healthy work/life balance. You’ll enjoy generous annual leave, membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme and the option of flexible working. We’ll also give you the chance to develop your skills and expertise with a variety of training and development opportunities. In addition, you can choose from a number of flexible benefits, including childcare vouchers, discounts on city buses and trains and help with relocation to Leicester, where appropriate.

Join us

We’re committed to recruiting a diverse and highly-talented workforce as we continue to build a council that is fitting and representative of our great city. That’s why we’ve designed our recruitment process to put you at your ease, make you feel welcome and bring the best out of you. We’ll do all we can to make our recruitment process as fair as possible. To help you with your application, take a look at the ‘our approach to recruitment’ page.

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* Please note that the total package number includes pension contribution and full holiday entitlement, including bank holidays.

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