Civils Drainage Operator


  • Civils Drainage Operator – Ipsum Drainage Scotland LTD – Hillington

    The Company

    Our vision is to be widely recognised as the UK’s customer service leader in specialist utility and infrastructure services. Providing great customer service is at the heart of what we do, and our commitment is to deliver this safely and innovatively through our highly skilled teams – we call this the Ipsum Way.

    We’re always looking for people who are passionate about delivering outstanding customer service and who take pride in delivering essential services 24/7/365 that really make a difference to local people and communities.

    We are committed to supporting and developing our people to achieve their full potential. If you join us, as well as learning on the job, we offer structured learning in the form of apprenticeship programmes and sponsoring relevant professional qualifications.  If your qualification gives you membership of an accredited professional body then we will reimburse your annual membership fee. Investing in our people and enhancing our expertise and flexibility enables us to deliver the highest standard of service to our customers.

    We really value our people and so we like to look after them.  In addition to an attractive salary, if you work for us, you’ll enjoy a range of employee benefits which you can explore more about by visiting our website www.ipsumutilities.com.

    The Role

    Job Purpose

    Based from either our depot in Hillington or Livingston, you will be part of a skilled team of operatives undertaking all civil engineering tasks primarily associated with drainage works but including all works required of our client contracts. You will be responsible for undertaking all jobs competently and safely in a professional manner ensuring safe working practices whilst instilling client confidence in our company’s abilities.

    Principal Accountabilities

    • Ensure compliance with respect to Health and Safety, Quality and Environment
    • Ensure Company policies are always adhered to.
    • Ensure all site related incidents are reported.
    • Identify and react swiftly to resolve problems before they escalate.
    • Responsible for producing high quality results, reports, and feedback.
    • Establish good relationships and communication and resolve issues with early resolution of any potential problems. 
    • You need to be flexible too: we operate 24/7 so there will be early starts, weekend working and an out-of-hours working across the UK.

    The Person



    • Full Driving Licence
    • NRSWA Streetworks
    • Machine ticket (excavator above/below 10t)
    • Confined space level 2 and above
    • Cat & Genny Location
    • Shoring
    • CSCS 


    • Manual Handling 
    • First Aid at Work
    • Towing Licence

    Knowledge & Experience

    • Proven experience within civil engineering including 
    • Manual & Mechanical Excavations 
    • Reinstatement works
    • Plant & Machinery Operation 
    • Manhole entry 
    • Tarring (desirable) 

    • Proven experience of working in customer service or a customer focused environment.
    • Professional, customer focused with a good standard of verbal and numerical reasoning.
    • Working knowledge & commitment to Health and Safety
    • Technical knowledge and competency with regard to drainage excavation and repair. 
    • Experience in building collaborative relationships with existing and new employees and suppliers.

    Skills & Personal Qualities

    • Ability to communicate both up and down within Ipsum and the Client Organisation 
    • Excellent communication skills 
    • Excellent time management skills, with ability to deliver tasks to deadline.
    • Professional and positive approach 
    • Self-motivated and organised.
    • Flexible attitude and approach.
    • Team player, and able to work on own initiative.

    Ipsum is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, transgender status, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.