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Groundwork Operative

Crawley, Sussex
£20,000 to £27,000
Job Type
7 Sep 2022

Groundwork Operative required. Our client is a leading renewable energy design, installation, and maintenance contractor, specialising in heat pumps, solar PV, and biomass systems who are looking for a Groundwork Operative to join their engineering team based in Surrey working on large residential and high-end commercial projects. Typical projects include carrying out ground works and working on the pipework installation of large renewable heating systems including biomass boiler and heat pumps.

The engineer will ideally be based in Sussex or Surrey and will be working across the South East of the UK, with the occasional project further afield. The role would suit an experienced plumber, pipe fitter or pump engineer, however, they will consider a ground worker with basic plumbing skills as training will be provided. They will also consider candidates who have worked in the building industry and have a keen interest in the Renewables sector.

My client are recruiting a groundwork operative for the installation of ground and water source heat pumps. Heat pump groundworks include the installation of ground array, boreholes, energy blades and lake loops. Full training can be provided. A company van for company use is provided.

Groundwork Operative Position Overview

  • Install hydraulic HPE/MDE pipework that forms the heat collector of ground or water source heat pumps.
  • Install headering pipework for borehole array collection/connection into heat pump.
  • Carry out electrofusion and butt welding of plastic pipe.
  • Install the inspection of manifold and pits.
  • Pressure test and certify the installation.
  • Flush and fill large hydraulic systems with water and glycol solutions.

Groundwork Operative Position Requirements

  • Driver's license- no more than 3 points.
  • Works within the building industry.
  • Desire to learn about renewable energy systems and get into the industry.
  • Happy to work outside.

Desirable but not essential:

  • Experience/qualifications in installing hydraulic HPE, MDE and/or headering pipework.
  • Experience/qualifications in electrofusion and butt welding.
  • Experience/qualifications in installing manifold and pits.
  • Able to read and understand schematic diagrams and instructions.
  • CSCS Card.
  • CITB SSSTS Qualification.
  • Forklift Qualification.
  • Experience in renewable, construction and gas industries.

Groundwork Operative Position Remuneration

  • £20,000 - £27,000
  • Van and fuel card
  • Generous holiday allowance with the office being shut between Christmas and New Year.
  • All statutory bank holiday's off.
  • Discretionary bonus system.
  • Pension contribution.
  • Onsite gym in Horley.
  • Life Assurance Insurance.
  • Private Medical Insurance.
  • Long service awards.
  • Employee events.
  • Market leader in renewable energy: one of the UK's most experienced consultants, designers, suppliers, installers, and maintainers of renewable energy systems.

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  • Job Reference: 706413441-2
  • Date Posted: 7 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Bennett & Game Recruitment
    Bennett & Game Recruitment
  • Location: Crawley, Sussex
  • Salary: £20,000 to £27,000
  • Sector: Construction
  • Job Type: Permanent