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Vacancy Type:
31 Aug 2022
Salary Details:
What you'll be doing?

Within the Construction environment, think about buying materials, managing big projects, ensuring health and safety and customer service. At any given time, you’ll find us working on some circa 400 developments in both towns and rural areas across the UK, and every one poses unique challenges. Some are from scratch on brownfield sites; others see us adapting existing buildings, like old factories or disused hospitals.

We need people who can bring us fresh ideas and imagination on one hand, and the commercial ability to manage people, budgets and costs on the other. It is testament to the professionalism of our construction teams that for an unprecedented thirteenth year, Site Managers have won more NHBC Pride in the Job Awards than any other housebuilder.

Reporting to the Site Manager, It is the responsibility of the Forklift Driver to manage and control the delivery of materials to the site and the distribution of the materials in accordance with the construction programme and instruction from the Site Manager/Assistant Site Manager or Materials Controller.

You will be expected to:

  • Regularly communicate with Site Manager to keep up to date with any changes to the construction programme
  • Advice Site Manager of any shortages of blocks and bricks and level of silo mix so that the build programme is not delayed due to material shortage
  • Ensure all deliveries are checked for quality and the correct quantity when delivered and record any defective or short deliveries in conjunction with Materials Controller where applicable
  • Store and label materials correctly in the store areas supplied. (Please see standard Compound set up)
  • Ensure that any waste materials are loaded into the correct site skips so the waste control can be managed
  • Advise the Site Manager/Assistant Site Manager of any defective/damaged materials when collecting or loading out of materials
  • Ensure that the forklift is inspected daily for maintenance purposes and weekly inspections are recorded in the Plant Register
  • Ensure the forklift is clean and roadworthy at all times and carry out routine maintenance
  • Any plant attachments i.e. road brush are inspected on a weekly basis and recorded in the Plant Register
  • Ensure that safe working practices are adhered to at all times and report any issues directly to the site manager
  • Ensure that all materials loaded out on platforms allow for the loading bay gates to be closed at all times
  • Carry out labouring duties as and when required
What you'll need?

To be successful in the role, we are looking for:

  • Ability to work unsupervised and to use own initiative appropriately
  • Previous experience of working on large domestic volume house building sites
  • Someone who holds an appropriate FLT drivers licence and have a full UK driving licence
  • Someone who has the relevant Health and Safety Awareness
  • Someone who has a current appropriate CSCS or partner scheme card
Our Company and Benefits

We’ve been nationally recognised as a 5 star housebuilder twelve years in a row for supplying high-quality homes for all generations. That’s more than any other major housebuilder. It’s because we combine the brightest minds, the latest technology, and a genuine commitment to putting customers first. We want the best people in the industry to help us shape the future of building. We have tailored opportunities for apprentices, graduates, experienced professionals and ex-Armed Forces personnel to come and help us stay one step ahead, and build the homes that Britain needs.

We are building an organisation where anyone with drive and talent can pursue the career they want. We are building a culture where anyone, regardless of gender, race, sexuality, disability, background or any other characteristic, can progress and be proud to work for us.

As part of working for Barratt Developments PLC and specifically for this role we offer:

  • Competitive Salary
  • 22 days holiday
  • Choice of Flexible Benefits
  • Enhanced Family Friendly Policies
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