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Lee - Groundworker - Manchester, England, UK

Mark Lee

Manchester, England, UK



  • Full time
  • Part time
  • One time
  • Contract
  • Temp


i am competent in all areas of groundwork, including kerbing and drainage

Work History

Ground worker


From December 2013

This was a short project, on Bredbury recycling plant. A small group of us were drafted in, to turn a piece of waste land, in to a site suitable for portacabin offices to be situated, and off course provide the services to the offices. We worked hard, pushed to a short schedule; we worked every day for 3 weeks.
First we had to clear the land of a lot of old scrap metal and shrubbery.
We used road formers to create two concrete strips for the cabins to sit on. We used terram, 6f2 and MOT to create a nice rolled finished carpark that sloped in to a land drain. We used the road formers again to create pathways in to the offices. We put in cable ducts for the electric supply, and installed the small waste water, and fouls drainage. Lastly we helped out with the general logistics, and assisted the fitters with moving in furniture ect.

Ground worker

Time Recruitment

September 2013 - December 2013

This was an extension to the existing 'Millstead' SEN School. We started by laying the 'piling mat' seperating the layers of 6f2 and MOT using terram. This also involved me reversing wagons on site and tipping stone where necessary, and reversing them off site safely.
Later once the piles were in place I assisted an excavator in digging the ground beams, working to drawings, and using a laser level and staff. I assisted the steel fixers also, in positioning the steel into the beam digs, and ultimately poured the beams alongside my colleagues. For a week I was banking a 21 ton excavator, during a large excavation, we were told there was risk of asbestos contamination in the land, I had to look out for asbestos and remove it from the excavation, and store in asbestos bags.
In the last few weeks of the job, alongside a colleague, I built a 100m dry stone wall, with a land drain.

Ground worker

Time Recruitment

June 2013 - July 2013

We were carrying out all aspects of ground works, in a large project to build the new Notre dame catholic high school in Everton Liverpool.
We carried out basic tasks of 'stoning up' areas prior to tarmac, and laying cable ducts, to more skilled tasks such as laying Aco drains, edgings, and bricking up manholes. We used a wide range of power tools electric and pneumatic including 110v drills, petrol floor saws, and pneumatic jackhammers


Ground worker

Time Recruitment

April 2013 - June 2013

This was an extension to the Hugh Baird College in Bootle, Merseyside, where myself and my work partner carried out all aspects of groundwork including 'tanking' and applying bituthene, preparing the internal grounds, for visqueen and concrete pours, banksmen to various excavations, demolition of existing walls and masonry.

Ground worker


From September 2013

This was on a recycling plant in Widnes. I was laying pipes for small fouls and surface water drainage. I only stayed a week as more substantial work was offered to me.

Ground worker


August 2013 - September 2013

This was a brand new national storage warehouse for B&M bargains in Speke, Liverpool. I assisted a 360 excavator using a laser level and staff, to stone up and grade a large sloped area of land prior to concrete pour for the loading bays. I and my work partner laid edgings, and assisted laying kerbs.

D Morgans

Ground worker

Time Recruitment

From August 2013

I was here just for a week, nevertheless here are the tasks I undertook: Drilling and inserting re-bars, laying out steel cage, and finally a large concrete pour.

Ground worker

Time Recruitment

From June 2013

This was 1 week's work where we were brought in to pour and bring to level various slabs on Fleetwood FC.

Ground worker

Liam O'Brien Groundwork

January 2013 - April 2013

We have built the foundations for a new accommodation block on the biggest manufacturing site in Europe, Airbus UK my role here has included pile cropping, assisting a digger driver with laser levels and general excavation, blinding, concrete pours for the 'slab' drilling piles to insert re-bars, installing large sewage drains, to small foul waste drains.

Whitecroft Lighting

November 2012 - December 2012

Assembly Operative
See previous job description

Whitecroft Lighting

March 2012 - July 2012

Assembly Operative
I worked in the 'louvers' department of a large light fittings factory. We manufacture and then manually assemble intricate parts for a vast range of different fittings. I work in a pressured environment where targets must be met on a daily basis. This is a role where teamwork is paramount of everything we do, and something I now apply in all aspects of daily life.

Electricians mate

The Works Recruitment

July 2012 - September 2012

Manchester metropolitan university

I was part of a team of Electricians, carrying out a full refurbishment on the chemistry department this involved a complete 'rip out' and brand new installation of all wiring system and containment. Work had to be carried out at a fast pace, as the work was to be completed within an 8 week period, for the university to re-open in September.

Electricians Mate

TK Platt

From September 2011

I gained some new experience installing BMS cables to serve an 'intelligent' heating and ventilation system, on the brand new Huddersfield College, and gained a rare insight in to a specified sector of the trade.

Electricians Mate

Meridian Agency

August 2011 - September 2011

A short placement of just over a month, I carried all aspects of electrical installation as part of the refurbishment of Manchester fire station. I formed and installed steel conduit, steel trunking and cable tray. I wired new circuits for sockets and lights.

Ducting Fitter

JPH Site Services

August 2011 - September 2011

During my time at JPH, I was a fitter/ labourer in a company that installed heating and ventilation systems nationwide. I joined as a labourer, and increased my skills over the time I spent there. My duties were distributing 'pre fab' ducting parts and components to locations according to drawings, assisting in fitting the ducting. I took deliveries of materials checked and signed them off.

Apprentice Electrician

DMS Electrical

February 2006 - March 2008

I joined DMS Electrical in the latter stages of my apprenticeship. I quickly became part of a team of around 15 electricians. We mainly carried out full electrical installation on 'new build' retirement apartments nationwide. We then maintained the buildings after completion.

Apprentice Electrician

I R Electrical

From September 2004

Sub contracting to various companies carrying out aspects of electrical work. Commercial contracts included office rewiring and building maintenance. Industrial work included: switchgear, cable tray trunking, armoured cables, mineral insulated cable and the wiring of machinery. Wiring industrial loading bay doors, dock-levellers and shelters.

Qualifications & Certifications

Tameside College


Copley High School

City and Guilds

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