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Controller of Site Safety (COSS)/Ganger

Location: South Contract: Full TimeSalary: £Competitive

R&W has an exciting opportunity for a Controller of Site Safety (COSS)/Ganger to join our Rail and Civil Engineering teams. We are recruiting for numerous positions for this role for servicing works in the South, South East and South West geographical areas with a base location at Tichborne near Winchester, with works locations varying depending on a scheme by scheme basis.

Benefits: R&W offer a generous holiday allowance, competitive salary and fantastic benefits packages including; pension and high street discounts (incl. cinema and gym).

Key objective:

To carry out Civil Engineering and Rail works to the highest standards of quality whilst ensuring the safety of yourself and of those around you.

To be responsible for your own team of operatives, ensuring your team works efficiently whilst taking responsibility for maintaining excellent customer service and efficiency.

Qualifications and Training:

Essential –

  • Personal Track Safety (PTS)
  • CSCS/CPCS (360)
  • SSSTS/SMSTS training
  • First aid at Work
  • Full UK driving licence
  • Both Civils’ & Rail experience

Non-Essential/Desirables –

  • COSS/SWL/IWA/E/S competencies
  • CSCS – Gold card

Personal Skills and Experience

  • Ability and experience in the implementation of safe systems of work, identification of unmanaged H,S & E risks and taking immediate action to resolve or report risks.
  • Experience in conducting effective COSS, Task and Tool Box Talk briefings at the start of shifts, regularly checking to ensure the safe system of work is being appropriately implemented as the works progress, promptly reporting any problems, close calls or operational issues to site management staff.
  • Experience of prior responsibility for maintaining accurate records, ensuring the recording of change, materials and plant on Daily Allocation records.
  • Proven leadership and management skills to, take responsibility, set example, drive performance and develop members within a team.
  • An inspiring leader, able to effectively and safely manage works in a flexible and responsive manner in line with R&W’s company values.

Technical Skills and Experience

Candidates should possess a high degree of experience in one or more of the following trade areas and be coherent in undertaking them in accordance with Highways and Network Rail Standards;

  • Groundworks – Drainage, Pavement Construction, Earthworks
  • In-Situ Concrete – Shuttering, Placement and Finishing
  • Structures – Preparation & Painting (ICATS), Bricklaying, Masonry Repairs

R&W Recruitment mailbox: 02380 423597

We aim to respond to your application within one week. If you do not hear from us within this time-frame, then unfortunately you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.



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Controller of Site Safety (COSS)/Ganger

Location: South

Contract: Permanent

Salary: £Competitive

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