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RF Sept 22 - Road Planing Foreperson

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

At Tarmac, ‘who you are’ matters.  We want to get to know you.  If you share our values and are proud of a job well done, collaborative in working well with others and ambitious to make things better, then have a read of what we have on offer. 

We are currently looking for a suitably qualified and experienced Road Planing Foreperson to join our ‘NRP’ (National Road Planing) team based in Thatcham, Berkshire.  This role is easily commutable from Newbury, Reading, Andover, Swindon, Oxford, Abingdon, Slough, Basingstoke, High Wycombe, Maidenhead and the surrounding areas. 

We’re working hard to create a dynamic and inclusive environment and it’s important that our people come from a variety of different backgrounds.

Role Responsibility

As the Road Planing Foreperson you will report directly to the Supervisor/Contract Manager. 

You will have worked in the Planing industry with essential experience of working on Highways Planing projects. Other responsibilities for this role will include:

You as the Road Planing Foreperson will be responsible for:

  • Manage machine, vehicles and personnel, ensuring you and they are properly informed and equipped to carry out tasks, recording any defects on the daily plant defect sheet and reporting them straight away
  • Employees have relevant proof of identification and competency, ensuring all operatives and sub-contractors are trained and authorised to undertake their duties and are all wearing the required PPE. including approved communication headsets
  • Manage and comply with all safety requirements, compliance with company standards and procedures for employees and sub-contractors using the daily briefing process and Tool Box Talks
  • Complete site-specific documentation. (ie Site Record Sheet and Environmental Assessment)
  • Attend site specific induction/briefing prior to starting work
  • Encourage challenges of safety issues, report these challenges using the Safety Observation, Near Hit/Miss process
  • Complete operatives timesheets accurately and ensure accurate hours recorded by sub-contractors and signed for
  • Fuel - Discuss travel arrangements, ensuring vans are populated and avoid idling of both machines and vans reducing fuel usage
  • Ensure environmental processes and best practice across the contract

The Ideal Candidate

As our ideal Road Planing Foreperson, you will have (not exhaustive):

  • Essential - You will be experienced using a road planer
  • Essential - Understanding of surfacing methods to determine the correct approach to the planing task
  • Essential - Knowledge of planing machine capabilities and the ability to contribute to the operation
  • Essential - CSCS Qualification
  • Essential - NVQ level 2 in a role related discipline
  • Essential - MPQC/EPIC Competency Card
  • Full UK car driving licence 
  • Developing People – help develop operatives to become multi skilled with the ability and confidence to step into different roles
  • Communication and Team Work - Involve others; encourage others to express their views and ideas and listen well to what they say; build team spirit and a positive working environment
  • Flexibility - Change own approach in line with new priorities; reflect on situations and learn from experience; be open to feedback from others, taking time to listen; keep up-to-date with specific technical and functional skills
  • Thinking Skills - Consider all potential causes and underlying causes of a problem; quickly identify the cause of a problem; take full ownership for resolving problems and implementing actions

It is essential due to the role that the successful candidate for the position of Road Planing Foreperson has previous working experience in this sector.

Why Tarmac

In addition to the role of Road Planing Foreperson we offer an extensive range of career development opportunities and industry-leading rewards, incentives, and benefits:

  • Bonus scheme 
  • Enhanced holiday entitlement 
  • Contributory pension scheme 
  • Access to the Tarmac Reward website with discounts on retailers, holidays, etc. 
  • Access to our Employee Assistance helpline for free and confidential advice 
  • Access to join our Employee Communities inc. BAME; LGBTQ+; Working Parents 
  • Training and development opportunities 

Interested? Why not click here to find out more?  Go on… are you ready to build your future?

Tarmac is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive work environment for all employees and actively encourage applications from all sectors of the community. 

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