Mountain Bike Trail and Pump Track Builder

Job Location

Bristol

Expected Start Date

Jan 2023

Published Date

5 December 2022, 13:00:00

Overview

We are seeking a trailbuilder with some experience in construction to further bolster our strong team.
Our ideal candidate will already be a skilled and diligent groundworker or trailbuilder. You will be working as a key part of the team to construct pump tracks and mountain bike trails across the UK. Employees can be expected to operate appropriate machinery as well as carry out physically demanding manual tasks in all weather conditions on remote and rural sites.

Interested candidates should send a max 300 word overview of their experience and a completed CV to sophie.abrahams@velosolutions.com

Starting Salary

£25,000+ based on experience with an opportunity to increase in the future.

Typical Hours

7.30am-5.30pm (these hours may need to be extended or shortened depending on current workload and daylight hours)

Annual Leave

GENEROUS! - 20 days plus bank holidays plus 2 week Christmas closure

Job Description

Love digging trail? Love riding? Turn what you love into a full time paid job!

Duties

Skills

·  Work safely and securely in compliance with given information, organisational policies and procedures, and current health, safety and welfare legislation including following the procedures for working in contaminated ground.

·  Conform with productive working practices and completing the work in accordance with the programme of work

·  Interpret and follow verbal and written work instructions from supervisors and managers

·  Access, interpret and use drawings and specifications

·  Use and maintain power tools and equipment (including;. compactor plates, portable power tools, levels, lines, pins 
and laser equipment)

·  Select and use basic setting out equipment including tape measures, levels, straight edges and laser and RTK GPS equipment under guidance of the supervisor

·  Install and test basic drainage and ducting

·  Shape, compact and tes ride pump tracks and mountain bike trail

·  Transport, place, and compact track pavement

·  Create formwork and pour, vibrate and finish concrete

·  Set out and lay edging/kerbs to paths

·  Install gully grates and frames including preparatory brickwork

·  Locate and excavate to expose buried utility services using electronic location instruments

·  Form and reinstate excavations and surfaces to sub-bases

·  Prepare to, then direct and guide the movement of vehicles, plant or machinery

·  Shape and compact asphalt pump tracks 

·  Landscape and turf to a high standard 

·  mask and apply red paint to asphalt pump tracks


Behaviours:

·  Effective communication - oral, written, electronic, listening, body language and presentation.

·  Customer service – develop customer relationships; build customer confidence; meet expectations and contribute to the development of an ongoing relationship with the organisation

·  Respect - apply equality, diversity and inclusion in dealing with others.

·  Team work - work effectively and safely with others under minimum supervision.

·  Independent working - take responsibility for safe completion of your own work.

·  Logical thinking - use clear and valid reasoning when making decisions to undertake the work instructions and when problem solving

·  Working effectively - undertake the work in a reliable, safe and productive manner.

·  Time management - use own time effectively to complete the work instructions to schedule and always arrive at, and be ready to work on time

·  Adaptability - be able to adjust to changes to the work instructions, be able to identify when specialist advice may be needed and when to advise of the need to change work instructions.

·  Risk Management - be able to resist pressures to follow unsafe working practices


Qualifications


Trailbuilder with Construction experience


Job Title:  Mountain Bike Trail and Pump Track Builder


Attributes:

Essential

·  Construction experience

·  Full UK Driving licence

·  A passion for wheel sports


Desirable Competencies

·  CSCS/CPCS/NPORS Card

·  CS30/CS31 chainsaw tickets

·  Good problem solving skills

·  Health and safety conscious

·  Punctual and reliable

·  Ability to work outdoors for long periods in all weather conditions

·  A keen eye for trail shaping and finishing

Closing date – 17th Dec 2022


Interested candidates should send a max 300 word overview of their experience and a completed CV to sophie.abrahams@velosolutions.com


Candidates should expect a short telephone interview and will be invited to work for a day with us, after which an offer of employment will be made.