A member of a construction road crew lays new road or fills in holes on old roads. They work under the supervision of a qualified gang boss who is responsible for the project.
Road crew work may involve the operation of applicable plant machinery, depending on your qualifications.
Red CSCS Card
Green CSCS Card
NVQ Level 1
Blue CSCS Card
NVQ Level 2
Gold CSCS Card (Supervisors)
NVQ Level 3
Black CSCS Card (Managers)
NVQ Level 4
Why is this a Job for Me?
If you have good communication skills, great physical fitness and can understand and follow oral and written instructions.
Average Salary£15,000 - £30,000
- Intuitive ability/mechanical knowledge to accomplish maintenance tasks
- Up to date awareness on health and safety, particularly if using machinery
- Advanced communication skills for noisy working environments
- Consistent work ethic, with the ability to be flexible if required
- Exemplary conduct when dealing members of the public/moving vehicles
Road crew operatives can expect to work a normal 40 hour week - although the hours can vary quite considerably as work is often performed at night to diminish impact on commuters. Night shift hours mean that hourly rates are higher than other skilled trades.
Road Crew Operative
Level 2 NVQ
Certificate/Diploma in Plant Operations
Road Planning Operative
Road Crew Supervisor
Guide loads safely around a construction site. Check and assess the weight of loads before lifting, and ensure correct slings are being used.
Pilot cranes to lift, move and place objects at specific locations on-site.
Load and unload goods from vehicles and move them to and from working areas.
Lay road surfaces or pavements for new or improved vehicle access.
Sturdy shoes with a protective toe box and non-slip soles