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HGV Driver/HIAB Operators

Location: Ayrshire / South Caledonia.

Main Purpose of Job:

The primary role of the HGV Driver/HIAB Operator is safe loading/unloading, transportation and delivery of Poles and other equipment to site.

Key Tasks and Accountabilities:

  • To promote, develop and maintain a positive Companywide health, safety and environmental culture.
  • Driving responsibilities regarding safety and following the Highway Code.
  • Comply with any Legal Requirements, including Drivers’ Hours, recording of work, and driving in the logbook, and Working Time regulations.
  • Check the vehicle is safe, legal, and roadworthy before it is driven.
  • Ensure the vehicle is not overloaded.
  • Carry out a walkaround check before the vehicle is used, record any findings and submit a report, including a ‘Nil’ defect if defects are not found.
  • Complete any forms or other documentation issued by your employer. This includes permissions to access certain personal data required for safe operation, including access to online driver licence checks.
  • Develop skills and knowledge to ensure safe, legal, and efficient driving.
  • Adhere to the safety rules as set out by the Company and its Client.
  • To operate a HGV Hiab vehicle, loading, transporting and delivering Poles and other equipment to various locations.
  • Loading and unloading of vehicles in a safe manner and maintaining security at all times;
  • Assisting in planning next day deliveries;
  • Complete a Pre and Post operation vehicle check;

Aptitudes Required:

  • Team working skills.
  • Able to work under pressure and deliver results to a defined deadline.
  • Can-do attitude, self-motivated.
  • Flexible.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Confident.
  • Good communication skills.


  • Good work Ethic;
  • Experience of strapping and securing loads;
  • Pole Grab experience (Essential);
  • Min 1yrs HIAB exp;
  • Clean License (Desirable);
  • Some exposure to working in a Utilities Company (Desirable);
  • Valid Full Driver CPC + Digi Tachograph Card (Desirable).


  • HGV License Class C1, and C1E
  • Driver CPC Qualification
  • CSCS or equivalent (Desirable)
  • HIAB Certification

To apply for a position with Gaeltec Utilities UK Ltd, please apply directly by sending your CV to: john.stephenson@gaeltecutilities.com

Gaeltec Utilities UK Ltd is an Equal Opportunities employer and we are always looking for talented individuals to join our team. If you don’t see you don’t see a suitable job role advertised. Please send me your CV for consideration and brief description of what you’re looking for and we will respond.

Gaeltec Utilities UK Ltd, is a Licenced sponsor and can support Visa applications to work for our Company in the UK. If you are a Skilled Worker, have English language to a B1 level and would like to work in the UK please send your CV to john.stephenson@gaeltecutilities.com