Velta Construction – Building Foundations, Building Excellence

Velta Construction is at the forefront of shaping the infrastructure for modern life. With a commitment to excellence in quality, safety, and environmental protection, we are a trusted partner in the construction industry – delivering outstanding results since 2019.

We are looking for experienced and dynamic Lead Hands/Gangers to join our high-performing team. As a Lead Hand/Ganger, you will play a leadership role in ensuring the success of our construction projects, upholding our core values of integrity, inclusivity, innovation, and quality.

Job Location:
Wales & West Country

Position Overview:
As a Lead Hand/Ganger at Velta Construction, you will be responsible for supervising and co-ordinating the activities of a construction gang. Working closely with the project management team, you will ensure construction tasks are completed safely, efficiently, and in line with project specifications.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Supervise the gang, ensuring adherence to company values and safety protocols.
  • Lead, manage, and support construction workers, ensuring effective task allocation.
  • Collaborate with project managers and stakeholders to coordinate construction activities, ensuring safety compliance.
  • Monitor and maintain high work standards, addressing issues for project success.
  • Co-ordinate construction equipment, plan material needs, and ensure proper maintenance.
  • Provide safety and construction training to gang members, sharing knowledge for skill enhancement.
  • Address issues promptly, making decisions to keep projects on track.
  • Discuss changes or amendments to method statements with the site supervisor.
  • Establish a safe systems of work, undertaking task briefings to maintain a secure worksite.
  • Ensure timely completion of works, implementing best practices for efficiency.
  • Ensure permits are in place and signed before work commences.
  • Provide feedback on plant no longer required and report issues promptly.
  • Address personnel changes or conflicts within the construction gang.


  1. Experience: Proven experience as a Lead Hand/Ganger in the construction industry.

  1. Skills: Strong leadership and interpersonal skills with the ability to motivate and guide a construction team.

  1. Certifications: NRSWA, EUSR, SHEA Water, CPCS / CSCS, First Aid, CAT and Genny, Plant above and below 10t, Dumper and roller, Slinger / signaller.  Control point experience is desirable.

  1. Attributes:
  1. Inspiring leader with the ability to motivate and lead staff effectively.
  2. In-depth knowledge of safety regulations and a strong commitment to promoting a safe working environment.
  3. Excellent communication skills to liaise effectively with team members, project managers, and other stakeholders.
  4. Strong problem-solving skills with the capability to make decisions under pressure.

Ability to work collaboratively within a construction team and with external partners

Why Join Velta Construction:

We are committed to offering an excellent package based on your experience and dedication. As part of our growing team, you will have the opportunity to advance your career in a company that values its people and recognises their importance in achieving our collective success.

Ready to Build Your Future?

If you are an experienced Lead Hand/Ganger ready to contribute to our commitment to excellence, we encourage you to apply. Take the first step in building your future with Velta Construction.

Velta Construction is an equal-opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive work environment and welcome applications from all sectors of the community.





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South Wales