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Ground Worker

Reporting to the Department Head and Construction Services Manager, the Ground Worker will be responsible for completing a variety of ground work tasks, depending on our customer requirements, ensuring that all works completed are done so, safely, on time, and to a world-class standard.

The Ground Worker will also be responsible for supporting the wider Construction Services and Major Project teams, with additional construction duties such as labouring and multi-skilled trade work.

Full time
Hull, East Yorkshire
£10.48 - £11.00 per hour, dependent upon trade experience, plus bonus and auto enrolment pension

Role: Ground Worker
Hours: 8.00am – 4.30pm, Monday to Thursday, 8.00am – 3.30pm Friday (39 per week)
Pay rate: £10.48 - £11.00 per hour, dependent upon trade experience, plus bonus and auto enrolment pension

Key responsibilities:
• Laying new or replacement paving slabs and fencing
• Lay appropriate ground works with concrete or tarmac to include dropped kerbs, driveways and paths
• Undertake underground sewer pipe repairs
• General maintenance and repairs to building fabric and associated equipment as necessary
• Liaise with and manage external contractors as an when appropriate to meet the needs of the business
• Appropriate waste management in conjunction with all tasks undertaken
• Communicating information to the client, wider team and management as appropriate
• Respond to changing circumstances and where necessary re-evaluate workloads in order to address emergency situations
• Operating construction related machinery where necessary and trained, i.e. dumper, excavator, scissor lift, rough terrain forklift and telescopic handler
• To complete all necessary risk assessments, work orders, requisitions, time and pay sheets and all invoices
• Communicate with customers, keeping them informed of daily activities
• Health & safety duties; ensuring that any property worked in or attended is operated in a safe and legally compliant manner at all times
• The safe use of all tools, plant and materials having due regard for own safety using Personal Protective Equipment provided and maintaining the safety of others
• Support the wider construction teams where necessary to successfully meet client needs, including; labouring, multi-skilled trade work, site cleaning and transport management

Key skills and attributes required:
As well as exhibiting our company behaviours of being Positive, Professional, Customer Focused, a Team Player and Doing the Right Thing, the successful person will have the following essential skills:
• Hold a full driving license, valid in the UK
• Be either of the following;
• time served or trained in CITB/City & Guilds Level 2 or above in Construction Engineering Services, Construction Operations, General construction (or equivalent)
• Have a positive and professional attitude
• Ability to work using own initiative but also as part of a close knit team
• Have a proactive attitude towards delivering construction works to a world-class standard
• Hold excellent communications skills and the ability to liaise with tenant groups & subcontractors
• Possess good organisational skills with the ability to prioritise a variety of tasks
• Possess a positive approach to learning, development and progression
• Have a flexible outlook towards hours worked (some out of hours working may be required)
• Have working knowledge of current Health and Safety practice

• Be computer literate (Microsoft Office)
• Previous supervisory skills
• Additional experience in alternative construction trades, i.e. joinery, plastering, painting & decorating, Bricklaying.

Sewell is an equal opportunities employer, recruiting within the guidelines of the Equality Act 2010. We are committed to the promotion of diversity and equal opportunity, as an employer and in the delivery of our products and services. As a committed safe employer, an enhanced DBS (criminal record) check will be carried out for the successful candidate of this role.

Your application will be treated with absolute confidentiality.
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