CCTV Drainage Assistant

  • Job Reference: 00005796-1
  • Date Posted: 9 July 2024
  • Employer: Lanes Group
  • Location: Birmingham
  • Salary: £11.50 Per Hour
  • Sector: Construction, Engineering
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Start your career with the UK’s biggest independent drainage specialist


The Lanes Group is looking for a CCTV Assistant to assist the lead CCTV Engineer to boost the team and manage our increased workload to our growing network.


The job:


  • You will be trained and become familiar with CCTV equipment that montior's the water through the Utilities pipes. This equipment measures the heights and depths of the pipe, as well as checking for any damages that needs to be recorded.
  • You will use the CCTV equipment to measure the heights and depths of the pipe, as well as to check for any damages that needs to be recorded i.e. debris in the pipe or grease build up.
  • Initially the role will involve, you accessing the pipe via manhole covers to put the CCTV camera down the pipe with accuracy.
  • You will then carry out majority of the work from your van which has been installed with the CCTV and computer system for you to carry out the work.
  • You will be using a tablet to keep records of the work you are carrying out which involves crucial paperwork to be carried out as this needs to be reporting back to the clients you are carrying out the work on behalf of.


*An example of the work... a new housing estate is built and there is a requirement to check the pipes for pre adoption this means sign off for the pipes. the work involved is as above and this is recorded on the tablet for the pre adoption paperwork to be completed.


Working Hours: Monday to Friday 50 hours per week (7am-5pm, 30 mins unpaid lunch), being flexible is essential due to travel requirements.




The training will consist of a detailed breakdown of the equipment and how to use the equipment to show the drains and their defects.

You will be shown how to use Excel to do site drawings that show the layouts of the drains so the team can easily identify where the defects or damages are within the drains.


As well as this you will be shown how to use the internal CCTV system to record the drains and be shown the coding that identifies differ aspects of the drain.

Desirable Qualities: 


We are looking for someone who has an interest in gaining a career in a field based role where you will be hands on in the operations.

Key skills required:


  • Driver
  • Ability to work in a 2 person team
  • IT skills including Excel
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • OX19 Preferrable
  • CSCS Card Preferrable


You’ll be polite and respectful when dealing with customers and the public, and observe all health and safety procedures. Being flexible is essential, as some jobs may require early starts and/or weekend working.




  • Enhanced overtime rates (Time 1.5 Weekends, Time 1.25 Weekdays)
  • 21 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Life Assurance;
  • Auto enrolment pension scheme;
  • Free onsite parking;
  • Friendly working environment;


About Lanes:


At the Lanes Group, we believe firmly in looking after our people and our customers. It’s a big part of who we are. It’s also one of the reasons that we have a £200 million+ turnover, over 2200 staff and a network of depots across the country.