Groundworker – Construction

Smith’s (Gloucester) Ltd is a family run business owned and run by the Smith family since 1982. Smith’s (Gloucester) Ltd has grown from a single owner-operated plant hire company to a multifaceted group with family values still firmly at the heart of each project undertaken. At Smiths we pride ourselves on our ethics of reliability and hard work which enables us to deliver a wide range of services that we can all be proud of. We specialise in Construction, Waste Management, Plant Hire, Demolition and Transport operations.

With over 25 years of experience in Construction Smiths is now firmly established as one of the region’s most experienced and trustworthy firms.

We are currently recruiting for groundworkers to join our well-established family company, offering a complete service to the construction industry.


  • Working within policies and procedures, covering all aspects of Groundworks to achieve a high standard of work completed on time within budget.
  • Reporting to Site Manager

Key responsibilities

  • All aspects of Groundworks
  • Drainage and ducting
  • Digging footings whilst having an understanding pf plans and datum
  • Externals and finishing’s (slabbing, kerbing, paving)
  • Concreting
  • Complying with Health and Safety policy and procedures
  • General labouring
  • Ensuring company property is looked after

The successful candidate will

  • Have ability to work as part of a team
  • Have ability to think ahead and give consideration to the job in hand
  • Ability to use of power tools
  • Have an understanding/reading drawings
  • Be self-motivated, keen to learn, conscientious and prepared to work in all weather conditions
  • Be reliable and punctual

Education /Experience

  • Must hold a valid full UK driving licence
  • Must hold a valid CSCS
  • Experience in operating dumpers and rollers
  • Minimum 2-3 years experience
  • Machine tickets – preferred


  • 6 monthly boot allowance
  • Workplace Pension Scheme
  • Life Assurance Scheme
  • Free on-site Parking
  • Corporate gym membership discount
  • Staff discount on skip hire
  • Complimentary PPE
  • Family-run business
  • Progression opportunities
  • Commitment from employers to continued learning and development
  • Access to mental health support

Closing Date:

August 31, 2022


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