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Roads Maintenence


A career in Roads Maintenance with Aberdeenshire Council is rewarding and vital in ensuring safe travel for members of the public across our region.  With 3400 miles of adopted road networks, our maintenance teams are responsible for all aspects of road, pavement and drainage upkeep and repair.

With expert training, our teams work all year-round undertaking wide range of duties such as surface dressing, resurfacing and footway works, drainage and many more seasonal duties.



Working Hours

Working hours are 39 per week  in the summer and 35 per week during winter months, with an opportunity to undertake a reasonable amount of overtime depending on the tasks required.


We offer the following roles across Aberdeenshire:

Road Worker – £22,048 – £22,839

Road Workers receive expert training in order to undertake duties such as patching, resurfacing and surface dressing of roads, slab and kerb laying for repairing and maintaining pavements and general drainage maintenance.   This includes training in the use of various hand and power tools.  Working as part of a road maintenance team you will have a varied workload including winter and summer duties.  Driving licence for non LGV vehicles is essential as you may/will be required to drive a council vehicle.

Skilled Road Worker – £23,148 – £23,920

In addition to the duties of Road Worker, you will receive expert training to undertake skilled road duties such as drain laying, trench timbering and manhole construction.  Working as part of a roads maintenance team you will assist the Road Chargehand in the planning of programmes of work and ensure the highest standard of road maintenance in order to complete programmes to timescales required.   Driving licence for non LGV vehicles is essential as you may/will be required to drive a council vehicle.

Road Chargehand – £24,789 – £25,755

Responsible for managing and supervising maintenance teams, the role of Chargehand involves overseeing the planning of programmes of work to be undertaken by the team.  Allocating work to ensure works are completed to the required standard and timescales and ensuring all team members receive expert training in all aspects of road maintenance.  Driving licence for LGV vehicles is essential as you will be required to drive a council vehicle.


Potential Earnings

By participation in the summer and winter duty rotas, where appropriate standby and overtime payments are received, there is the opportunity to increase earnings above the basic salary.

Roadworker Average £24,365 – £25,678

Skilled Roadworker Average £27,727 – £28,799

Chargehand Average £30,985 – £32,237



We have positions in various locations across Aberdeenshire, these include Banff, Alford, Strichen, Ellon, Turriff, Inverurie, Banchory, Stonehaven and Laurencekirk.  We endeavour to match successful candidates to locations nearest to their home location.


Employment Benefits

Aberdeenshire Council offer a variety of employee benefits including a secure pension scheme and other continual employment benefits such as:

  • Secure pension scheme
  • 28 days annual leave rising to 33 with length of service
  • Great work/life balance
  • Salary increases with continued service
  • Employee benefits platform – Vivup for Lifestyle savings, Support & Wellbeing, Car Scheme

Find out more about the many employment benefits for Aberdeenshire Council employees.


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