Job Location:     Site Based

As General Operative your role is to ensure site performance and progress to meet contractual requirements cost-effectively and on time.

In this role, you will be responsible to the Site Manager.

Key responsibilities

This will include, but is not limited to, the following duties:

  • Carry out duties as instructed by the Manager to deliver a high quality service to specification, time and cost targets
  • Maintain accurate and high quality work, demonstrating attention to detail in all areas of work
  • Complete all paperwork as defined in the relevant company procedures, including assistance with compiling risk assessments, method statements, rectification and day work sheets as required
  • Report back any useful market information to the Manager for further action
  • Actively seek and promote ideas to improve the efficiency and image of the company as both an employer and a company, helping to create an environment of continuous improvement
  • Actively participate in training and development to meet company objectives
  • Actively monitor and promote all aspects of health and safety in line with the company health and safety policy
  • Promote and ensure good housekeeping and maintenance, both on site, in vehicles and at the yard
  • Ensure the safekeeping of all company property
  • Wear company provided PPE equipment and uniform at all times, ensuring it is well maintained and kept clean
  • Ensure all equipment is in the van prior to going to site and is maintained and safely stored in the van
  • Ensure all equipment and machinery is maintained, cleaned and oiled on a daily basis
  • Ensure all records including timesheets are completed accurately and submitted on time each week
  • Provide holiday and sickness cover as required


At Meldrum, we place real importance on recruiting the right person for the right role. Our Core Values govern the culture and behaviours we expect all of our employees to personify.


Being honest and having strong consistent moral and ethical standards combined with mutually beneficial colleague relationships in order to drive positive behaviour and culture. Respect and trusting in each other’s ability to do our job well, being accountable for our own actions and therefore being part of a successful team.

Pride & Passion

Placing a high importance on the value of the positive contribution each of us makes to the Organisation and the strength of commitment to do so.


Providing a level of service in line with our Quality, Environment Management Safety System (QEMS) and Best Practice.


New methods of working which drives efficient behaviours and Continuous improvement.


Meldrum Construction are looking for a committed and driven General Operative.

In this role there is a high level of self-motivation & organisation, as well as the requirement to use your initiative. Someone with a proven track record of these skills is required. You must be committed to health and safety and striving towards high quality work.

This role is a great opportunity for someone who likes having no two days the same and rises to the fast-paced challenges of the business.


We promote a culture which recognises innovative, creative and new ideas which adds value and helps the business grow. This means you will be able to put your stamp on the business.

To support you in achieving the best results, we offer fully funded training in a variety of fields, including technical, managerial and safety training.

We pride ourselves in our twice-yearly Staff Forums, where all employees are invites to celebrate and recognise their achievements with awards, drinks and food.

Meldrum is an equal opportunities employer, which means that the Company is committed to a policy of treating all its employees and job applicants equally

For more information on this role, please review the attached job description.

Job Description


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