Gangers – Plympton, Exeter, St Austell & Yelland

Glanville Environmental is a reputable and thriving drainage and civil engineering company that has been a driving force in the South West region for over three decades. As we continue to expand our impressive portfolio of clients and secure long-term contracts, we are seeking talented individuals to join our passionate team. If you are ready to make your mark in the industry and be part of a family-owned business, this is your opportunity to thrive.

We are currently seeking highly skilled and experienced Gangers to join our exceptional team across the South West. Exciting opportunities are available at our Plympton, Exeter, St Austell, and Yelland depots. This is your chance to become an integral part of our dynamic and reactive team, working on a well-established repair and maintenance wastewater contract for our key clients.

We are in search of dedicated individuals with a strong work ethic to join our esteemed civils team. As a member of this team, you will be entrusted with the important task of executing drainage repairs and installations to the highest standards. This role offers a 45-hour work week, providing ample opportunities for overtime, and you will also be included in our on-call rota.

In the role of Ganger, you will assume a pivotal leadership position, ensuring the seamless execution and timely completion of projects. Your role will involve not only completing daily safety documents, inspections, and records with unwavering precision but also guiding and supervising the operatives working alongside you. Your expertise and attention to detail will be paramount in maintaining our commitment to excellence.

To be successful in this role, we require the following qualifications and experience:

  • Strong background in utility work, particularly sewer repairs, and maintenance, including experience in manhole and chamber construction, benching, butt fusion welding, and pipe laying.
  • Proficiency in excavations, both manual and machine-assisted, including deep excavations. Qualifications in operating excavators under 10T are desirable.
  • Experience in street works and highway excavations, along with the relevant qualification.
  • Knowledge and certification in manual handling, abrasive wheels, and the use of Cat & Genny.
  • Minimum requirement of a CSCS operatives’ card, and ideally SSSTS certification.

While not essential, the following qualifications and experience would be highly desirable:

  • Experience and qualifications in confined space entry.
  • Experience in managing works and handling communication with interested parties, such as customers, clients, or other organisations.
  • Experience and qualification in operating excavators over 10T.
  • Experience and qualification in operating a wheeled dumper.

At Glanville Environmental, we offer a competitive package designed to attract and retain top talent. This includes:

  • Competitive hourly rate up to £17.50, depending on experience
  • Standby payments
  • Regular overtime opportunities, paid at enhanced rates of time and a half after 5pm, double time after 11pm (until 7am on weekdays), time and a half on Saturdays, and double time on Sundays.
  • A pension scheme
  • 28 days of annual leave, including bank holidays, with the option to purchase up to 5 additional days
  • Health Cash Plan to support your well-being
  • A wellness program to promote a healthy work-life balance
  • Access to our accredited training academy, providing industry-led courses for your ongoing professional development
  • A Cycle to Work scheme that encourages sustainable transportation
  • Discount voucher scheme for various retailers, products, and services

At Glanville Environmental, we take pride in acknowledging that our exceptional accomplishments are a direct result of the dedication and skill of our workforce. We are fully committed to fostering an environment that nurtures and develops our staff, ensuring plentiful avenues for continuous training and personal growth. By joining our team, you become part of a collective that is spearheading sustainable infrastructure in the civil engineering and drainage sector by revolutionising the industry, embracing innovation, and challenging conventional boundaries.

If you are looking for a secure and permanent position with a family-owned business and have the attributes that we are looking for, please apply today by filling out the form below or email your CV to

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