Building Tradesperson

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Building Tradesperson

  • Post Date:14th August 2023
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Job Description

Job title: Building Tradesperson
Department: Civil Engineering
Reporting to: Civil Engineer
Grade: 8
Starting Salary: £38,380 per annum (inclusive of allowances)
Base: Gravesend, Kent
Closing date: 23 August 2023
Interview date: 31 August 2023
Reference number: 68

Who we are:

The Port of London Authority is the statutory harbour authority for the tidal Thames and responsible for 95 miles of the River Thames from the Estuary to Teddington Lock in West London. We work to keep river users safe, protect and enhance the environment and promote the use of the river for trade and travel.

The Civil Engineering department is responsible for constructing and maintaining a variety of structures along the Thames, ranging from buildings, to lighthouses, to radar towers.

The role:

This is a great opportunity for someone with a wide range of skills in construction and maintenance to work on any PLA facility, building structures and PLA marine craft between Margate and Richmond. The role will undertake duties of carpenter, bricklayer, groundworker, plumber, roofer, glazier, painter and decorator, kitchen fitter.

What we are looking for:

The successful candidate will hold a City & Guilds – Full Technological Certificate (FTC) in relevant trade or minimum level 2 NVQ Diploma in Building Maintenance, Multi-trade Repair and Refurbishment (Construction). You will have a minimum 5 years subsequent experience in a relevant trade and hold a current qualification in Site Supervision Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS). Qualification in, or willing to be trained to, work at height and over water.

A full UK driving licence is essential. ‘C1’ LGV driving licence is required or will be expected to be obtained.

Benefits package:

  • 28 days annual leave
  • Medical Cash Plan (Westfield Health)
  • Generous pension
  • Onsite parking with electric charging
  • Access to Occupational Health, Mindfulness, Counselling and Physiotherapy
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Access to MyGymDiscounts

Additional information

For further information or if you would like to have an informal discussion about the position, please contact Nick Jordan, Civil Engineer on 01474 562267 or nick.jordan@pla.co.uk.

A full job description is available here.

To apply, please complete the application form, including the reference number stated above.

You are required to have a Right to Work in UK, as currently the PLA is not a sponsor employer, therefore an offer of employment cannot be made unless you currently hold the rights to live and work in the UK.