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Experienced Groundworker – New Build Housing Scheme - job post

Tolman Homes
£140 - £160 a day - Full-time, Temporary contract

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  • £140 - £160 a day

Job type

  • Full-time
  • Temporary

Shift and schedule

  • Monday to Friday



Full job description

We are looking for an experienced Groundworker to join our in-house Groundworks team to support a project to deliver 23 new homes in Ashford, Kent.

This position will initially be a temporary contract role for 9-12 months, based on a day rate of £140-£160 per day depending on experience.

Who we are

Tolman Homes are an award-winning residential property developer, focusing on new build housing. We want to be known as one of the top residential developers in Kent for building high-quality family homes.

We are a fast-growing family run business operating over South East Kent. We have a relentless focus on delivering detail and quality across all of our developments and we have the same expectation of our people.

Our business growth targets are to deliver over £40m of housing projects over the next 5 years and the expansion of our in-house Groundworks division, with experienced and talented people, is critical to achieving our business goals.

The role

Working with the Groundworks Manager, this role will be responsible for delivering all drainage and groundworks activities for the project including external finishes like kerbs and paving, ensuing that NHBC standards / Regulations are adhered to, as well as our internal quality standards are met.

Your responsibilities will include but are not be limited to:

  • Interpreting and implementing construction drawings and technical specifications
  • Site preparation and clearing including setting out and levelling of work areas
  • Preparation, excavation and installation of various types of drainage include concrete and plastic systems as well as deep drainage
  • Preparation, excavation and installation of a variety of foundation systems including strip and slab foundations
  • Installation of road and driveway sub-structures
  • Installation of kerbs and edgings
  • Finishing groundworks including patios, block paving and tarmac
  • Safely excavating trenches and ditches, and moving soils and aggregates around sites
  • Operating a variety of plant machinery and vehicles, such as, Excavators, Dumpers, Rollers, Telehandlers, etc.
  • Adhering to relevant Health & Safety procedures and risk management

About you

We are looking for a high performing individual with an eye for detail with a passion for quality, has the right attitude to work effectively in a team. The successful applicant will be an effective leader who is pro-active, self-driven and result orientated.

  • MUST have 3 years + proven experience in a similar Groundworks position delivering similar new build residential schemes
  • MUST have experience of driving excavators
  • MUST have experience of external finishing such as kerbs, paving, etc.
  • Strong problem solver with the ability to lead and work effectively as part of a team
  • Ability to Interpret construction drawings and technical specifications
  • Strong capabilities of setting out and levelling using laser levels
  • Confident communicator with the ability to deal with a wide variety of people and challenges.
  • Hold a valid CSCS / CPCS card
  • Ideally hold tickets for plant machinery and vehicles, such as, Excavators, Dumpers, Rollers, Telehandlers, etc. but not essential, as we can provide the relevant training
  • Any of the following qualifications would be an additional benefit; abrasive wheels, manual handling, street works, first aid etc….
  • Candidates must have their own means of transport to attend work / site

Job Types: Full-time, Temporary contract
Contract length: 9-12 months

Pay: £140.00-£160.00 per day


  • Monday to Friday

Work Location: In person

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