Ganger

  • Job Reference: 200184
  • Date Posted: 21 May 2020
  • Employer: Kier Ltd
  • Location: Torbay, Devon
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: Competitive + benefits
  • Sector: Trades & Labour
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Clean Water Repair and Maintenance Team Leader
Locations - Bodmin, Bournemouth, Plymouth, Exeter, Barnstable, Redruth, Torquay and surrounding areas
Business Area - Kier Utilities - South West Water

Permanent - Full Time - 45 hours week
Hourly paid with potential for base up to £14.49/hr.

You will be required to work a 5-day shift pattern, this will include weekends.

Enhanced pay rates for hours worked on shifts between 06:30 and 20:30.

Standby will be required as part of the role. Additional standby and callout payments are made. All standby hours are paid at an enhanced rate.

Working in alliance with South West Water, Kier Utilities is not your typical water contracting company, we share our client's passion for delivering reliable, efficient and high quality drinking water and waste water services to 2.2 million people throughout Devon and Cornwall, Dorset and small areas of Hampshire and Somerset. We are looking for people to join us in the South West to be part of the Network Service Alliance, an exciting and progressive team.

It's collaborative, innovative and inspiring. We put people at the heart of our business and we truly love what we do! If you care about delivering a first-class job with excellent customer service, your career and the environment, then we want to hear from you.

We have opportunities for Gangers and Lead Water Technicians in all areas to lead a team, working as part of the Reactive or Planned Work Delivery Teams within the Network Service Alliance, specifically on clean water related projects. You'll play a key role in ensuring projects are delivered to technical and customer specification with a strong emphasis on meeting Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality standards and regulation.

Working in and leading a small team you'll need to have experience of working on the highway carrying out service/mains repairs & maintenance, meter installations and the installation of new water connections. Similar experience in another industry such as electricity or gas will be considered.

This role will require you to work as part of a 5-day shift pattern (including a Saturday or Sunday on a rota-basis) as well as the need to undertake standby duties. Weekend working as part of the shift is compensated with a weekday off, providing flexibility and opportunity for improved work life balance for many.


What do we need from you?

We're looking for enthusiastic Gangers who have a Full Driving License, who hold Streetworks Operative Units 001-006, Excavator 360 below and B&E Trailer Towing. An NVQ - NCO in Service Laying (water), EUSR Utility SHEA (Water), EUSR National Water Hygiene and 360 Excavator above 10t are highly desirable. It would also be beneficial for you to hold a First Aid at work qualification, have experience of excavation and Safe Trench Support and also have Water Network experience.

Bring your talent and ambition to Kier and you will be given the scope and opportunity to invest in your own future, to build your expertise and contribute to a rich and diverse culture.

In return we will give you a competitive reward and benefits package including:

  • Competitive hourly rate
  • Standby payments
  • Enhanced hourly pay rate (up to base hourly rate x1.9) for shifts, weekends and overtime
  • Access to our pension scheme - Kier Retirement Savings Plan
  • Free Life Assurance
  • 21 days annual leave
  • Access to a range of attractive flexible benefit options to tailor your package to suit your lifestyle
  • Two employee Share Scheme options
  • Flexible working and Family Friendly Policies
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Comprehensive training
  • Access to Kier Rewards, our exclusive Discount Shopping Site with deals available at over 800 retailers


It's worth remembering that we'll undertake the relevant/standard employment checks if you're successful in the selection process. This includes taking up your references, as well as checking your ID, driving licence (if appropriate) and your right to work in the UK. Some roles may also be subject to further pre-employment checks.

About Kier:

Make the journey. Leave a legacy.

Being part of Kier means living our values of being collaborative, enthusiastic and forward thinking. We all have the potential to shape our world, and it's through these values that we will leave a lasting legacy. Bring your talent and ambition to Kier and you will be given the scope and opportunity to invest in your own future, to build your expertise and contribute to a rich and diverse culture.

Kier is an inclusive employer.


Closing date for applications: 4th June 2020