Civils Operative

London, UK
Employment type
Permanent / Full-Time
On Site / Office

Who are Vorboss:

Vorboss is building London’s next-generation business fibre network. This is a responsibility that we take seriously; we understand that for most businesses, reliable fibre internet is as important as heat, electricity, and water. We want to completely change the fibre network in London (and beyond), and we’re on the hunt for smart, talented people to join us.

At Vorboss, we do the right thing—no matter what. Our unwavering focus on engineering excellence and unrivalled commitment to customer service is trusted by the most important organisations across the UK and Europe in the technology, pharmaceutical, financial, and e-commerce industries.  

We’re proud to have earned one of the best reputations in the industry, and it is essential to us that we maintain that reputation as we grow. Our team is tight knit and highly talented. We trust each other to do the right thing, take responsibility, and be a champion for our collective success.  

We’re looking for talented, smart people to join us as we embark on this exciting period of growth. Our vision for Vorboss is to be ‘the best job that someone ever had’, regardless of how long they stay with us, and promise to provide a supportive workplace based on respect and trust.

Role overview:

Vorboss is looking for driven and proactive individuals (or teams) to take on the permanent position of Civils Operative/ Groundworks Team. The Civils Operative/ Groundworks Team will join the exciting team at Vorboss to perform excavations, duct lay, duct repair, chamber construction and general street works within the Vorboss network. They will ensure that they stick to guidelines and procedures and maintain high health and safety standards throughout.

Key responsibilities:

The Civils Operative/ Groundworks Team responsibilities will consist of (please note that this is not an exhaustive list):

  • To ensure that the safety of colleagues and the public at the centre of everything you and the team do.
  • Site Set-up including signage, guarding and barrier.
  • Clearing blockages, including test rod, and roping duct in the highways and footways.
  • Trenching and laying duct.
  • Excavations and chamber builds.
  • General groundworks and reinstatements.
  • A Commitment to health and safety, including compliance with internal policies and procedures, as well as the applicable regulations (NRSWA).
  • Communicating back to the Civils Manager and planning team on the status of ongoing projects.
  • To log and use Vorboss in-house systems efficiently.

The right candidate:

Essential required skills and knowledge:

  • Full Clean UK driver’s license and CSCS card.
  • NRSWA Streetworks (units 1-9).
  • Previous experience working on a Civils team or in Groundworks, with familiarity with all Tools and equipment to undertake such works.

Desirable skills and knowledge:

  • PIA qualifications (Duct Blockages, Duct Laying, Box building, General Operatives 1 and 2).
  • Experience in the telecommunications industry.
  • Excellent communication skills.


We believe in taking care of our staff both mentally and physically and in order to support this we offer a range of benefits that you can access.  

• Employee Share Plan-Once an employee at Vorboss, we offer the opportunity to become a shareholder in the company*. 

• Company pension scheme. 

• Bonus scheme. 

• 5% of your annual salary to go towards any training course of your choice**. 

• 25 days of annual leave allowance that increases with years served (excluding bank holidays). 

•  Private Healthcare. 

•  Life assurance.

•  Income Protection.

•  Access to Spill, our mental health support partner. 

•  Cycle to work scheme.  

•  Half price gym memberships through the healthcare provider. 

• Free eye test. 

•  Travel loan. 

•  Hastee app, to help manage your salary and finances. 

    (*Terms & conditions apply- amount possible to buy is capped and contingent on pre-existing variables.) 

    (**This is capped up to a certain salary).

Diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunities:

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and we are determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, age, disability, religion, belief, sexual orientation, marital status, or race, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which cannot be shown to be justifiable.

We aim to create a working environment free of bullying, harassment, victimisation, and unlawful discrimination, promoting dignity and respect for all, and where individual differences and the contributions of all staff are recognised and valued.

This commitment includes training managers and all other employees about their rights and responsibilities under the equality, diversity, and inclusion policy. Responsibilities include staff conducting themselves to help the organisation provide equal opportunities in employment, and prevent bullying, harassment, victimisation, and unlawful discrimination.

Vorboss promotes step-free access at our main headquarters, whilst taking into consideration physical barriers employees might face across all other sites.