HGV Driver /Jetting Operative

  • Job Reference: LAN962091
  • Date Posted: 9 July 2024
  • Employer: Lanes Group
  • Location: Bristol
  • Salary: £16.50 Per Hour
  • Sector: Transport & Logistics
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

HGV Jet Vac Engineer

Choose a career with the UK’s biggest independent drainage specialist

The Lanes Group needs a HGV Jet Vac Engineer to join our Operational Teams in  Bristol, to join our growing depot operational network. 

The job:

You will be part of a two-person team, operating our high specification jetting equipment and vacuolation units. Work Projects, will include any drainage related issues, including blockage clearance, pipe cleansing programmes and emergency reactive works

Although you start at the depot, you will be mobile attending to all work activities, within various work sectors, including industrial, rail, utility, commercial, residential.

About you:

You may already be familiar with high pressure jetting equipment and / or drainage networks, but no problem if not, as full training will be given for the right candidates.

You will be required to hold an HGV Class 2 licence, with no more than 3 penalty points. A Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) is desirable but not essential as Training can be provided.

You can become a successful Utilities Waste-Water Technician if you have problem-solving, listening, critical thinking, teamworking abilities and a customer focussed approach. Also, as you need to operate machinery, excellent hand-eye coordination and concentration are essential skills. The following skills are also useful:

  • Competent in using an electronic device – laptop / tablet for data entry.
  • Physical fitness and lots of energy.
  • Ideally A driving licence with no more than 6 points
  • An in date CSCS would be advantageous – however this could be obtained is necessary

To work in the Utilities industry, you may have to compete with inclement weather outdoors. Protective clothing such as a hi-vis jacket, boots, and a helmet are mandatory requirements, and you may be asked to travel to different sites. The workday starts early, especially during the summer, when there is light in the morning but drains can be blocked at any hour of the day and emergency assistant can often be needed.

You will be expected to comply with all Group Health Safety and Environmental compliance, full Training with be provided as part of a Group Induction Training package.


Hours of work 40 hours a week (usually 8 - 4.30) + overtime and overtime rates applicable  Flexibility required 

  • Enhanced overtime rates
  • 21 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Life Assurance scheme
  • Auto enrolment pension scheme.
  • Performance related incentive bonus scheme
  • Friendly working environment as part of a growing successful Group.

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.

Strictly no agencies please.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from under-represented members of the community.