Groundworker Gang (1 COSS, 2 Groundworkers)

  • Job Reference: BC103
  • Date Posted: 1 July 2024
  • Recruiter: McGinley Support Services
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  • Location: Rugby, Warwickshire
  • Salary: £17.00 to £22.00 Per Hour
  • Sector: PTS Certified - On Track
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Duration: 4 Month Rolling

Job Description

McGinley are looking for a Groundworker gang to join a busy project from Rugby - Bletchley. The work will start on days Monday - Friday (10 hours a shift) and will then move onto nights (Saturday and Monday - Thursday.

The Team will consist of a COSS and 2 x Groundworkers. The Pay terms are CIS.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Groundworkers (2 positions):

  • Installing Concrete: Installation of concrete structures, ensuring alignment and stability as per project specifications.
  • Ducting: Lay ducting systems for utilities, ensuring they are correctly placed and secured.
  • Stacker Boxes: Assemble and install stacker boxes, ensuring they are level and securely fitted.
  • Retaining Walls: Construct retaining walls, ensuring they are robust and in line with safety standards.
  • Removing Ballast and De-Veg: Remove ballast and vegetation from designated areas, ensuring the site is prepared for subsequent construction activities.

COSS (1 position - Controller of Site Safety):

  • Safety Oversight: Oversee safety protocols on-site, ensuring all team members adhere to safety regulations and guidelines.
  • Work Coordination: Coordinate the workflow of groundworkers, ensuring tasks are completed efficiently and within project timelines.
  • Site Management: Manage on-site activities, including the setup and maintenance of safety barriers and signage.
  • Documentation: Maintain accurate records of work completed and any safety incidents or observations.


  • Valid Personal Track Safety (PTS) ticket
  • Experience in groundworks and working in trackside environments
  • Cat scan trolley tickets and de-veg tickets are highly desirable

Skills and Attributes:

  • Strong understanding of trackside safety and construction protocols
  • Ability to work efficiently as part of a team
  • Excellent communication and coordination skills
  • Attention to detail and commitment to safety standards

Work Conditions:

  • Outdoor work on or next to the railway track
  • Physical labour involving lifting, digging, and handling construction materials
  • Adherence to strict safety protocols at all times

This role requires individuals who are diligent, safety-conscious, and skilled in groundworks. The team will play a crucial role in maintaining and improving railway infrastructure.

As an equal opportunities employer McGinley Support Services (Infrastructure) Ltd is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective applicants. We actively seek applications from all sectors of the community and particularly encourage applications from women, those with a disability (that is permissible to a safety-critical environment) and ethnically diverse or ethnic minority candidates, as these groups are underrepresented throughout the construction industry.