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SRL Traffic Systems, the UK & Republic of Ireland’s leading manufacturer and supplier of mobile intelligent transport systems (ITS), are growing and looking for more talent to join the team…

We’re a driven, passionate and approachable team of professionals, who want to make a difference in our industry, delivering unparalleled service and leading-edge
product innovations for our customers.

We are now on a search for committed individuals to join our team and support the ongoing delivery of leading-edge solutions to the traffic management, construction, event and utilities sectors and to maintain our competitive technological edge.

It’s an exciting opportunity for the right people to join a fast growing, fast moving company at the forefront of its industry.

We have several employed opportunities across the UK and Ireland for Depot Supervisors, Operatives, Night Operatives & Administrators, making now a great time to talk to us.

Here you can find all our current career opportunities.

If you would like to learn more about a role, or wish to send us your CV directly, please email: recruitment@SRL.co.uk, or complete the form on this page.

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Traffic Light Operative, Romford


Are you looking for a new challenge? Something with fantastic earning potential, with no previous experience necessary? Then look no further

The Benefits:

Operatives have the potential to earn substantially more through overtime and on-call shifts as well as taking part in three levels of training.

Company van + fuel card
28 days holiday (including bank holidays)
Enhanced maternity/paternity packages
Training is split into three levels and is linked to pay.
The Company

Our client is the UK and Ireland's biggest supplier of temporary traffic light equipment with 30 depots nationwide. We also manufacture and hire various other products that are often used in tandem with temporary traffic signals, products like CCTV cameras, ANPR, automatic work-zone protection barriers, and variable messaging signs. Traffic light operatives are the backbone of the business. Day in, and day out, the operatives are on the front line with customers, you might say like the 4th emergency service, delivering on the partnerships that have enabled them to continue to grow over the last 25 years. With no experience required, our client invests in comprehensive training for all new starters. They want to help you build a career, not just a job and there are fantastic progression opportunities and a clear pathway.

The Role:

As a Traffic Light Operative (TLO), your main role will be installing, repairing, and removing temporary traffic lights. This tends to be working on behalf of their hire customers some of whom will be contracted for long-term works, while others will be working more reactively in response to things like emergency utilities works or road-traffic accidents. The nature of these emergency works means hours will vary. This can occasionally involve weekend work and night work.

Your main responsibilities include:

Working on-site Traffic Management plans.
Basic fault finding and resolution of company equipment.
Signal maintenance and battery exchanges.
Adhering to all company policies, procedures, and safe methods of working.
You will promote a positive company image whilst at work, wearing company-branded PPE.
The operative roles are fast-paced and active. There certainly won't be a dull day! Applicants for the role should bear in mind that the batteries in our traffic lights weigh 23kg each, so there can be quite a lot of manual handling involved day-to-day. It's important to mention we continue to invest in EHSQ to ensure that our whole team works safely throughout and are ROSPA Gold winners.

The Person:

So, what does a good operative look like? To succeed in this role, you will need to be:

Super organised to help you keep on top of your workload.
A fantastic communicator to keep your teammates and customers in the loop.
Flexible and adaptable, keep calm under pressure, and multi-task as the day's requirements and task list evolve.
Punctual and reliable. We need to know that you'll turn up and get the job done for our customers you are the face of the business, and our reputation is key!
Energetic and enthusiastic! If you're looking for a desk job this is not for you! You will certainly burn a few calories
Experience and qualifications:

A full UK driving license is essential as you will have a company van/truck, which will be taken home at night. A safe place to park is essential.
Desirable:

A previous role in maintaining or operating temporary traffic systems.
A previous electrical background would be beneficial

Salary:

Traffic Light Operative, Aberdeen

Are you looking for a new challenge? Something with fantastic earning potential, with no previous experience necessary? Then look no further

The Benefits:

Operatives have the potential to earn substantially more through overtime and on-call shifts as well as taking part in three levels of training.

  • Company van + fuel card
  • 28 days holiday (including bank holidays)
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity packages
  • Training is split into three levels and is linked to pay.

The Company

Our client is the UK and Ireland's biggest supplier of temporary traffic light equipment with 30 depots nationwide. We also manufacture and hire various other products that are often used in tandem with temporary traffic signals, products like CCTV cameras, ANPR, automatic work-zone protection barriers, and variable messaging signs. Traffic light operatives are the backbone of the business. Day in, and day out, the operatives are on the front line with customers, you might say like the 4th emergency service, delivering on the partnerships that have enabled them to continue to grow over the last 25 years. With no experience required, our client invests in comprehensive training for all new starters. They want to help you build a career, not just a job and there are fantastic progression opportunities and a clear pathway.

The Role:

As a Traffic Light Operative (TLO), your main role will be installing, repairing, and removing temporary traffic lights. This tends to be working on behalf of their hire customers some of whom will be contracted for long-term works, while others will be working more reactively in response to things like emergency utilities works or road-traffic accidents. The nature of these emergency works means hours will vary. This can occasionally involve weekend work and night work.

Your main responsibilities include:

  • Working on-site Traffic Management plans.
  • Basic fault finding and resolution of company equipment.
  • Signal maintenance and battery exchanges.
  • Adhering to all company policies, procedures, and safe methods of working.
  • You will promote a positive company image whilst at work, wearing company-branded PPE.

The operative roles are fast-paced and active. There certainly won't be a dull day! Applicants for the role should bear in mind that the batteries in our traffic lights weigh 23kg each, so there can be quite a lot of manual handling involved day-to-day. It's important to mention we continue to invest in EHSQ to ensure that our whole team works safely throughout and are ROSPA Gold winners.

The Person:

  • So, what does a good operative look like? To succeed in this role, you will need to be:
  • Super organised to help you keep on top of your workload.
  • A fantastic communicator to keep your teammates and customers in the loop.
  • Flexible and adaptable, keep calm under pressure, and multi-task as the day's requirements and task list evolve.
  • Punctual and reliable. We need to know that you'll turn up and get the job done for our customers you are the face of the business, and our reputation is key!
  • Energetic and enthusiastic! If you're looking for a desk job this is not for you! You will certainly burn a few calories
  • Experience and qualifications:
  • A full UK driving license is essential as you will have a company van/truck, which will be taken home at night. A safe place to park is essential.

Desirable:

  • A previous role in maintaining or operating temporary traffic systems.
  • A previous electrical background would be beneficial

Salary:

Internal Sales Manager, Winsford, (£32,000 - £38,000 + Bonus)

Are you passionate about driving sales success? Do you thrive in a dynamic environment where your leadership skills can make a real impact? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you!

The Company:
My client is at the forefront of the traffic management industry, providing innovative solutions that keep our roads safe and efficient. With a commitment to excellence and a focus on customer satisfaction, They are dedicated to shaping the future of transportation.

The Role:
We seek a dynamic and results-driven Internal Sales Manager to join our team in Winsford. As the Internal Sales Manager, you will be pivotal in driving revenue growth and expanding our market presence. You will lead a team of talented sales professionals, fostering a culture of success and delivering exceptional service to our clients.

The Daily Duties:

Outbound cold calling to non-active and dormant customers, to understand current requirements, and reasons why they never/did and/or don't use us.
Set up meetings for regional managers to go in and meet with them.
Offer product trials
Contact existing live customer base, go deeper and wider into accounts making them fully aware of the whole products and services portfolio.
Work with marketing to launch product promotions/events
Follow up on enquires following trade events
First point of contact for new account enquiries
Follow up following the opening of the account
Tracking of new business
 
The Responsibilities:

Lead, motivate, and inspire a team of internal sales representatives to achieve and exceed sales targets.
Develop and implement strategic sales plans to drive business growth and expand market share.
Identify new business opportunities and develop relationships with prospective clients.
Collaborate with the external sales team to ensure alignment and maximize sales opportunities.
Provide ongoing training, coaching, and support to enhance the skills and performance of the sales team.
Analyse sales data and market trends to identify areas for improvement and capitalize on opportunities.
Foster a customer-centric culture focused on delivering exceptional service and building long-term relationships.
Drive continuous improvement initiatives to optimize sales processes and enhance efficiency.

The Qualifications:

Proven track record of success in sales management, preferably in traffic management or related industry.
Strong leadership skills with the ability to motivate and inspire a team.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build rapport and negotiate effectively.
Strategic thinker who can develop and implement sales plans to achieve business objectives.
Analytical mindset with the ability to interpret sales data and make informed decisions.
Results-oriented with a passion for driving sales success and exceeding targets.
Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Marketing, or related field (preferred)
Why Join Us:

Opportunity to make a meaningful impact in a dynamic and growing industry.
Competitive salary and benefits package.
Collaborative and supportive work environment.
Ongoing training and professional development opportunities.
Career advancement opportunities within a leading organisation. 
If you're ready to take your sales career to the next level and be part of a winning team, we want to hear from you! Apply now and join us in shaping the future of traffic management.

Salary: £32,000 - £38,000 + Bonus

Depot Supervisor , Watford

Key Benefits:

  • 20 Days holiday + 8 bank holidays
  • PPE paid for
  • Company Van and phone
  • Rapidly growing company
  • Free onsite parking
  • Competitive salary

About The Job:

Reporting to the Regional Manager, you will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the depot operation. Some of your roles as a Depot supervisor include managing the day-to-day operation within your depot, completing daily depot checks and returning to HQ, managing product stock levels, performing weekly/monthly checks (completed online system), and managing your team of 5/6 operatives and their workloads.


You will also work closely with new starters until they work to a safe and competent standard, complete customer satisfaction site visits, and be available to support your team while performing hours of activity. You must be able to support the team by ensuring equipment is tested before, and after hire, complete hire delivery and collections, setups, and battery exchanges respond to breakdowns. You will be required to be on call (evenings and weekends) 1 week out of 4.

About The Candidate:

  • A person who takes safety as seriously as we do
  • A person who has the drive to train and manage a team of 5/6 operatives
  • A person who will ensure that the depot is always presentable for customer visits
  • A strong communicator
  • A person who is agile and professional
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • A flexible, proactive individual who can deliver at pace in a fast-changing environment
  • A problem solver who is highly organised working to time constraints
  • Be comfortable using a tablet to complete daily work
  • Be comfortable spending a lot of time driving between our network of depots
  • Experience using Syrinx is desirable but not essential
  • Ideally looking for people who are 45 minutes away from Northampton
  • You must have the right to work in the UK and a full English driving license with no more than 3 points.

Salary:

Traffic Light Operative, Nottingham


Are you looking for a new challenge? Something with fantastic earning potential, with no previous experience necessary? Then look no further

The Benefits:

Operatives have the potential to earn substantially more through overtime and on-call shifts as well as taking part in three levels of training.

Company van + fuel card
28 days holiday (including bank holidays)
Enhanced maternity/paternity packages
Training is split into three levels and is linked to pay.


The Company

Our client is the UK and Ireland's biggest supplier of temporary traffic light equipment with 30 depots nationwide. We also manufacture and hire various other products that are often used in tandem with temporary traffic signals, products like CCTV cameras, ANPR, automatic work-zone protection barriers, and variable messaging signs. Traffic light operatives are the backbone of the business. Day in, and day out, the operatives are on the front line with customers, you might say like the 4th emergency service, delivering on the partnerships that have enabled them to continue to grow over the last 25 years. With no experience required, our client invests in comprehensive training for all new starters. They want to help you build a career, not just a job and there are fantastic progression opportunities and a clear pathway.

The Role:

As a Traffic Light Operative (TLO), your main role will be installing, repairing, and removing temporary traffic lights. This tends to be working on behalf of their hire customers some of whom will be contracted for long-term works, while others will be working more reactively in response to things like emergency utilities works or road-traffic accidents. The nature of these emergency works means hours will vary. This can occasionally involve weekend work and night work.

Your main responsibilities include:

  • Working on-site Traffic Management plans.
  • Basic fault finding and resolution of company equipment.
  • Signal maintenance and battery exchanges.
  • Adhering to all company policies, procedures, and safe methods of working.
  • You will promote a positive company image whilst at work, wearing company-branded PPE.

The operative roles are fast-paced and active. There certainly won't be a dull day! Applicants for the role should bear in mind that the batteries in our traffic lights weigh 23kg each, so there can be quite a lot of manual handling involved day-to-day. It's important to mention we continue to invest in EHSQ to ensure that our whole team works safely throughout and are ROSPA Gold winners.

The Person:

So, what does a good operative look like? To succeed in this role, you will need to be:

Super organised to help you keep on top of your workload.
A fantastic communicator to keep your teammates and customers in the loop.
Flexible and adaptable, keep calm under pressure, and multi-task as the day's requirements and task list evolve.
Punctual and reliable. We need to know that you'll turn up and get the job done for our customers you are the face of the business, and our reputation is key!
Energetic and enthusiastic! If you're looking for a desk job this is not for you! You will certainly burn a few calories
Experience and qualifications:

A full UK driving license is essential as you will have a company van/truck, which will be taken home at night. A safe place to park is essential.


Desirable:

A previous role in maintaining or operating temporary traffic systems.
A previous electrical background would be beneficial

Salary:

Are you looking for a new challenge? Something with fantastic earning potential, with no previous experience necessary? Then look no further

Benefits

Operatives have the potential to earn more through overtime and on-call shifts as well as taking part in three levels of training.

  • Company van + fuel card
  • 28 days holiday (including bank holidays)
  • Enhanced maternity / paternity packages
  • Training is split into three levels and is linked to pay.


The Company

SRL is the UK and Irelands biggest supplier of temporary traffic light equipment with 30 depots nationwide. We also manufacture and hire various other products which are often used in tandem with temporary traffic signals, products like CCTV cameras, ANPR, automatic work-zone protection barriers and variable messaging signs.

Traffic light operatives are the backbone of the business. Day in, day out, the operatives are on the front line with customers, you might say like the 4th emergency service, delivering on the partnerships which have enabled them to continue to grow over the last 25 years.

With no experience required, our client invests in comprehensive training for all new starters. They want to help you build a career, not just a job and there are fantastic progression opportunities and a clear pathway.

Your role

As a Traffic Light Operative (TLO), your main role will be installing, repairing, and removing temporary traffic lights.

This tends to be working on behalf of their hire customers some of whom will be contracted for long-term works, others will be working more reactively in response to things like emergency utilities works or road-traffic accidents. The nature of these emergency works means hours will vary. This can occasionally involve weekend work and night work.

Your main responsibilities include:

  • Working to site Traffic Management plans.
  • Implementing and configurating traffic control measures.
  • Basic fault finding and resolution of company equipment.
  • Signal maintenance and battery exchanges.
  • Adhering to all company policies, procedures, and safe methods of working.
  • You will promote a positive company image whilst at work, wearing company branded PPE.
  • The operative roles are fast-paced and active. There certainly wont be a dull day! Applicants for the role should bear in mind that the batteries in our traffic lights weigh 23kg each, so there can be quite a lot of manual handling involved day-to-day. Its important to mention we continue to invest in EHSQ to ensure that our whole team works safely throughout and are ROSPA Gold winners.

About You

So, what does a good operative look like? To succeed in this role, you will need to be:

  • Super organised to help you keep on top of your workload.
  • A fantastic communicator to keep your team-mates and customers in the loop.
  • Flexible and adaptable, keep calm under pressure and multi-task as the days requirements and task-list evolve.
  • Punctual and reliable. We need to know that you'll turn up and get the job done for our customers you are the face of the business, and our reputation is key!
  • Energetic and enthusiastic! If you're looking for a desk job this is not for you! You will certainly burn a few calories

A full UK driving license is essential as you will have a company van/truck, this will be taken home at night. A safe place to park is essential.


Desirable:

A previous role in maintaining or operating temporary traffic systems.
A previous electrical background would be beneficial

Salary:

Traffic Light Installations Supervisor

Division: Urban64

Location: Romford

Type: Permanent, Full-time

Working Hours: Full-time; flexibility required, including nights, weekends, and occasional travel.

Reports to: National Installations Manager

About Us:

 Discover an exciting opportunity with us as we seek a qualified candidate to fill the position of Traffic Light Installations Supervisor within our renowned Urban64 division. In this role, you will lead a dedicated team of approximately five professionals, overseeing the preparation and on-site installation of temporary traffic lights. Beyond ensuring the timely completion of projects, your responsibilities will extend to effective team management, emphasizing preparedness, and upholding rigorous Health and Safety standards. This role offers a chance to make a significant impact on the trajectory of our urban infrastructure development and safety enhancement initiatives. If you have a passion for leadership and operational excellence, we welcome your application.

As a Traffic Light Installations Supervisor, you'll play a vital role in our Urban64 division, overseeing the strategic placement of concrete blocks and 7m posts to facilitate the installation of temporary traffic signals. Your expertise will be pivotal in ensuring the seamless installation of temporary traffic signals onto these posts, creating a reliable and adaptable traffic control system. This involves precision cabling at a height of 7m, skilfully connected back to a central controller. Your hands-on leadership will be crucial in maintaining the integrity of these installations, contributing to the effective management of urban traffic flow and safety.

The supervisor role demands a unique skill set. Punctuality is paramount, ensuring timely project execution and team readiness. You'll be a decision-making expert, entrusted with critical choices in on-site activities, team coordination, and safety assessments. The ability to remain calm under pressure is non-negotiable, steering the team through unforeseen challenges while maintaining composure. Your role involves leadership in a dynamic environment, motivating and guiding a team of professionals, making punctuality, decisive action, and composure under pressure key attributes we seek in the ideal candidate. If you bring these qualities to the table, we invite you to be a driving force in our Urban64 division.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the preparation and on-site delivery of Urban64 traffic light installations.
  • Manage a team of around five people, ensuring they are suitably prepared & trained for on-site work.
  • Prioritize Health and Safety procedures to ensure the safety of the team, clients, and the public.
  • Report and manage near misses to prevent potential accidents.
  • Ensure compliance with company risk assessments, method statements, and COSHH assessments.
  • Conduct toolbox talks and promote a culture of safety within the team.
  • Coordinate and use all installations equipment, maintaining accurate stock records.
  • Complete quality checks on work carried out by the installation teams, promoting a "Right First Time" culture.
  • Provide updates to clients and ensure all mandatory information and reports are submitted promptly.
  • Represent the company professionally and demonstrate discretion with confidential information.
  • Supervise the development and training of new starters and less experienced installers.
  • Take responsibility for the maintenance and organization of the depot yard. Ensure that all equipment and vehicles are stored appropriately, and the yard is well-maintained for efficient operations.
  • Support Regional and escalation managers in decision-making by communicating on-site considerations effectively.
  • Conduct daily vehicle inspections to ensure high serviceability and cleanliness.
  • Oversee and implement housekeeping standards at the depot, ensuring a clean and organized workspace. Promote a culture of cleanliness and organization among the team.
  • Effectively manage and monitor the stock of equipment and materials used for installations. Ensure accurate records are maintained, and stock levels are replenished as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the National Manager.


Desirable Qualifications:

  • GCSEs in English and Mathematics.
  • City and Guilds qualification or equivalent in highways installations.
  • Sector 8 Accreditation, Health, and Safety qualifications (NRSWA, G39, and ECS).
  • IT literate.
  • IPAF Trained.
  • Hold an NPOR competency card.
  • SSSTS Qualified (mandatory within 6 months of employment).
  • CSCS cardholder.


Essential Experience:

  • Ability to work alone and as part of a team.
  • Full driving license with no more than three points.
  • 80/20 split between site and depot work.
  • Supervision of onsite works.
  • Ability to work at heights.
  • Competent in driving company vans and pickups up to 3.5 Ton.
  • Competent in towing a trailer with loaded plant equipment.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and activities.
  • Ability to switch between tasks/projects.
  • Ability to effectively influence onsite work activities.

Desirable Experience:

  • Basic electrical knowledge.
  • Basic knowledge of traffic signals theory (phases/stages/detection).
  • Experience in a Highways environment.
  • Basic knowledge of traffic light installations.


Personal Attributes / Skills:

  • Safety-oriented individual.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Reliable and flexible team player.
  • Confident communicator (verbal and written).
  • Ability to handle tense/challenging situations.
  • Organized, trustworthy, and self-motivated.
  • Enthusiastic.
  • Effective time management.
  • Punctual


Recruitment process:

Apply: Interested candidates begin by submitting their applications through the apply feature, providing comprehensive details about their qualifications, experience, and motivation for joining our team.
Pass Sift: Applications undergo an initial screening process to assess alignment with the role's requirements. Successful candidates proceed to the next stage based on their qualifications and suitability for the position.
Interview: Shortlisted candidates participate in a competency-based interview, conducted by the National Installations Manager. This interview, whether on Microsoft Teams or in person at the Romford depot, delves into key competencies relevant to the role. Candidates can expect questions such as recounting experiences involving critical decision-making.
Accept Role: The Successful candidate will receive a formal offer and are invited to accept the Installations Supervisor role. This marks the culmination of the recruitment process, and the newly appointed supervisor begins preparations to contribute to our dynamic Urban64 division.


Throughout this process, we prioritize transparency, fairness, and equal opportunity, ensuring a seamless journey for candidates aspiring to be part of our dedicated team.

Salary:

Traffic Light Operative, Watford


Are you looking for a new challenge? Something with fantastic earning potential, with no previous experience necessary? Then look no further

The Benefits:

Operatives have the potential to earn substantially more through overtime and on-call shifts as well as taking part in three levels of training.

  • Company van + fuel card
  • 28 days holiday (including bank holidays)
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity packages
  • Training is split into three levels and is linked to pay.


The Company:

Our client is the UK and Ireland's biggest supplier of temporary traffic light equipment with 30 depots nationwide. We also manufacture and hire various other products that are often used in tandem with temporary traffic signals, products like CCTV cameras, ANPR, automatic work-zone protection barriers, and variable messaging signs. Traffic light operatives are the backbone of the business. Day in, and day out, the operatives are on the front line with customers, you might say like the 4th emergency service, delivering on the partnerships that have enabled them to continue to grow over the last 25 years. With no experience required, our client invests in comprehensive training for all new starters. They want to help you build a career, not just a job and there are fantastic progression opportunities and a clear pathway.

The Role:

As a Traffic Light Operative (TLO), your main role will be installing, repairing, and removing temporary traffic lights. This tends to be working on behalf of their hire customers some of whom will be contracted for long-term works, while others will be working more reactively in response to things like emergency utilities works or road-traffic accidents. The nature of these emergency works means hours will vary. This can occasionally involve weekend work and night work.

Your main responsibilities include:

  • Working on-site Traffic Management plans.
  • Basic fault finding and resolution of company equipment.
  • Signal maintenance and battery exchanges.
  • Adhering to all company policies, procedures, and safe methods of working.
  • You will promote a positive company image whilst at work, wearing company-branded PPE.

The operative roles are fast-paced and active. There certainly won't be a dull day! Applicants for the role should bear in mind that the batteries in our traffic lights weigh 23kg each, so there can be quite a lot of manual handling involved day-to-day. It's important to mention we continue to invest in EHSQ to ensure that our whole team works safely throughout and are ROSPA Gold winners.

The Person:

So, what does a good operative look like? To succeed in this role, you will need to be:

  • Super organised to help you keep on top of your workload.
  • A fantastic communicator to keep your teammates and customers in the loop.
  • Flexible and adaptable, keep calm under pressure, and multi-task as the day's requirements and task list evolve.
  • Punctual and reliable. We need to know that you'll turn up and get the job done for our customers you are the face of the business, and our reputation is key!
  • Energetic and enthusiastic! If you're looking for a desk job this is not for you! You will certainly burn a few calories

Experience and qualifications:

A full UK driving license is essential as you will have a company van/truck, which will be taken home at night. A safe place to park is essential.

Desirable:

A previous role in maintaining or operating temporary traffic systems.
A previous electrical background would be beneficial

Salary:

VMS Driver Operative, £25,300, Bristol

The Role:

The primary role of a VMS Driver Operative is to support the VMS operations team in deploying, setting up, and collecting VMS (Variable Message Sign) units at customer locations. The role involves carrying out off-hire inspections, minor repairs, and preparing units for hire at the depot. It also includes performing battery exchanges, cleaning, and inspections on long-term hired units in the field. Additionally, the role requires assisting the local depot in preparing, delivering, and collecting traffic lights and other SRL products.

The Responsibilities:

  • Ensure adherence to all health and safety procedures, risk assessments, and environmental regulations during work at depots and customer sites.
  • Conduct oneself courteously and professionally when attending client sites and follow all local site rules.
  • Maintain professional working relationships with colleagues across all departments.
  • Deliver and collect VMS, CCTV, and traffic lights.
  • Carry out full inspections, servicing, and repairs on the hire fleet.
  • Complete all relevant delivery, collection, and inspection paperwork.
  • Identify fair wear and tear and customer damage on equipment.
  • Ensure cleanliness and legal compliance of assigned vehicles and work tools.
  • Quarantine all equipment that isn't fit for purpose until repairs are carried out.
  • Liaise with customers before and after visits.
  • Work safely, wear appropriate PPE, and maintain a neat work area.
  • Occasional working away from home and night shift work may be required.

The Essentials:

  • Ability to work alone and as part of a team.
  • Full driving license with no more than 6 points.

The Desirables:

  • Basic electrical fault-finding skills.
  • Experience working within a highway environment.
  • Basic knowledge of traffic light equipment.
  • CSCS card holder.
  • Competent in driving company vans and pickups up to 3.5 tons and towing trailers with loaded plant equipment.

The Qualifications:

  • GCSEs in English and Mathematics.
  • City and Guilds or equivalent qualification in highway installations.
  • Sector 8 Accreditation, Health and Safety qualifications (e.g., NRSWA, G39, ECS).

Personal Attributes / Skills:

  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, able to react professionally to changing demands.
  • Resourceful with excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to deliver an excellent customer experience, both internally and externally.
  • Prioritize safety for oneself and others.
  • Reliable, flexible team player.
  • Organised, trustworthy, and able to take initiative.
  • Enthusiastic and collaborative approach.

Salary:

Traffic Light Operative, Carlisle, starting salary £25,300

Are you looking for a new challenge? Something with fantastic earning potential, with no previous experience necessary? Then look no further

The Benefits:

The competitive starting salary is £25,300. Operatives have the potential to earn substantially more through overtime and on-call shifts as well as taking part in three levels of training.

  • Company van + fuel card
  • 28 days holiday (including bank holidays)
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity packages
  • Training is split into three levels and is linked to pay.

The Company:

Our client is the UK and Ireland's biggest supplier of temporary traffic light equipment with 30 depots nationwide. We also manufacture and hire various other products that are often used in tandem with temporary traffic signals, products like CCTV cameras, ANPR, automatic work-zone protection barriers, and variable messaging signs. Traffic light operatives are the backbone of the business. Day in, and day out, the operatives are on the front line with customers, you might say like the 4th emergency service, delivering on the partnerships that have enabled them to continue to grow over the last 25 years. With no experience required, our client invests in comprehensive training for all new starters. They want to help you build a career, not just a job and there are fantastic progression opportunities and a clear pathway.

The Role:

As a Traffic Light Operative (TLO), your main role will be installing, repairing, and removing temporary traffic lights. This tends to be working on behalf of their hire customers some of whom will be contracted for long-term works, while others will be working more reactively in response to things like emergency utilities works or road-traffic accidents. The nature of these emergency works means hours will vary. This can occasionally involve weekend work and night work.

Your main responsibilities include:

  • Working on-site Traffic Management plans.
  • Basic fault finding and resolution of company equipment.
  • Signal maintenance and battery exchanges.
  • Adhering to all company policies, procedures, and safe methods of working.
  • You will promote a positive company image whilst at work, wearing company-branded PPE.

The operative roles are fast-paced and active. There certainly won't be a dull day! Applicants for the role should bear in mind that the batteries in our traffic lights weigh 23kg each, so there can be quite a lot of manual handling involved day-to-day. It's important to mention we continue to invest in EHSQ to ensure that our whole team works safely throughout and are ROSPA Gold winners.

The Person:

So, what does a good operative look like? To succeed in this role, you will need to be:

Super organised to help you keep on top of your workload.
A fantastic communicator to keep your teammates and customers in the loop.
Flexible and adaptable, keep calm under pressure, and multi-task as the day's requirements and task list evolve.
Punctual and reliable. We need to know that you'll turn up and get the job done for our customers you are the face of the business, and our reputation is key!
Energetic and enthusiastic! If you're looking for a desk job this is not for you! You will certainly burn a few calories

Experience and qualifications:

A full UK driving license is essential as you will have a company van/truck, which will be taken home at night. A safe place to park is essential.


Desirable:

A previous role in maintaining or operating temporary traffic systems.
A previous electrical background would be beneficial

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Our People

We’re always on the lookout for outstanding individuals, so if you’re looking for your next career challenge but can’t see the right opportunity, please get in touch. Let us know how you can make a difference at SRL.

Daniel Duncan

“I’m very hands-on and passionate about doing everything we can to support our customers. For me, that’s about getting the basics right."

Daniel Duncan

“It’s a team effort at SRL and everyone supports each other, so I will always attend call-outs if I’m needed.”

Ryan McCutcheon

Ryan McCutcheon
Matt Felce

“I knew a lot of people at SRL already and I’ve been fortunate to work with a brilliant team that’s highly knowledgeable, but also really passionate about what it does. It has been a great fit for me.”

Matt Felce

“Before I joined SRL in September last year, I’d worked for many organisations, including Bristol City Council, Highways England and Atkins. So, my background had been predominantly in permanent signals, which are a different dynamic to temporary systems”

Max Thorley

Max Thorley
Stephen Daly

“I am really proud of my team, they work very hard to keep the region running and we achieve great results. It really is a team effort at SRL and everyone plays their part in delivering a great customer experience,”

Stephen Daly

“Having spent nearly 10 years at SRL as an operative and then as a supervisor, I’ve picked up a lot of in-depth product knowledge and this has equipped me well for my new role as training manager,” says Matt. “In my training, I cover everything that’s needed to run a hire depot, such as how to put out mobile traffic lights, how to test a battery, how to maintain and repair traffic lights and how to fix a trailer. It’s all vital in helping SRL to deliver it market-leading service – we never let customers down.”

Matt Hunns

Matt Hunns
Debora McKay

“No two days are the same for me, but that’s what I love about my job,” she says. “It gives me a great sense of achievement to help customers and to be involved with so many depots. I’m proactive and I always respond to customers as quickly as possible – they rely on us to provide the support they need, whenever they need it."

Debora McKay

“I was delighted to be given the opportunity to become a supervisor,” says Ryan. “The role comes with a lot of responsibility and hard work, but I thrive on that. This job is a lifestyle and it may not suit everybody, but it is perfect for me. I really do enjoy coming to work every day. I love my job.”

Ryan Pearce

Ryan Pearce
Dilan Rees

“The role with SRL was completely different to what I had been doing before, but I love a challenge and I knew it was exactly what I wanted to do,”

Dilan Rees

“I’ve had a variety of customer-facing jobs and I’m at home with technology, so this role was ideal for me”

Malcolm Law

Malcolm Law
Joe McWilliams

“When the job came up at SRL, I knew it was for me – I could see that SRL had a great team of people and was growing rapidly, and I wanted to be a part of that.”

Joe McWilliams

“I’ve always been the type of person that likes to be occupied. I don’t want to be sat still. I worked in the construction industry before I joined SRL, so I’m used to a physical job and early starts”

Billy Chapman

Billy Chapman
Vanessa Johnson

“This job carries a lot of responsibility and things can change at any minute, but I love the variety of the role and I really enjoy working with customers”

Vanessa Johnson

“This is very much a customer service role for me and I see everyone – whether they’re a client or a member of the SRL team – as a customer,”

Claire Ingham

Claire Ingham
Nathan Chalder

“I was excited about the product and I could immediately see that there was a great opportunity for us to progress from cross-hiring VMS to building our own fleet.”

Nathan Chalder

“It is a very busy role and I get hundreds of calls a day from my colleagues and customers, but I really enjoy playing a part in keeping people safe on the roads. It is an important job.”

Paul Hamilton

Paul Hamilton
Vicki Jagger

“When I started working at SRL, I was responsible for looking after the company’s master spreadsheet. Like many businesses at the time, we were still manually invoicing and there was a lot of information being duplicated.” says Vicki.  “Back then, we had just six depots, so it was manageable to collate information for each one, but, as the business was growing, it was clear that we needed to introduce a system that would reduce our manual inputting to help us ultimately improve productivity and save time.”

Vicki Jagger

"I had a call recently at 2am from a client about the Testo’s junction in the north east. The Urban 64 kit was not performing properly and the timings were slightly out. We were keen to resolve the problem before the rush hour started, so I called an engineer who arrived on site within two hours. It turned out that some traffic management equipment had been moved and it just needed a minor adjustment to get the system up and running normally again. The issue was solved within a two and a half hour window and the client was delighted."

James Smart

James Smart
Tracy Sezol

It’s a busy role looking after so many large customers with very demanding requirements, but I love the customer service element of my job and building relationships with people,” says Tracy. “I have a great rapport with my customers and they know that they can come to me with any requests or issues and I will look after them.”

Tracy Sezol

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