Drainage Industry Jobs in Newcastle

Lanes Group PLC

Unit 55 Hutton Close
Crowther Industrial Estate
Tyne and Wear, Newcastle, NE38 0AH 0191 419 5656
(Available 24/7)

Areas We Cover

Our Newcastle depot employs people in drainage jobs from all over the region, including:

  • Washington
  • Gosforth
  • Gateshead
  • North and South Shields
  • Sunderland
  • Chester-le-Street
  • Houghton-le-Spring

Types of Role Available

  • HGV drivers
  • Jet vac operators
  • CCTV drainage engineers and assistants
  • Jetting engineers and assistants
  • Excavation operatives and assistants
  • Depot managers
  • Administrators
  • Operations managers

Drainage industry jobs in the Newcastle area

Lanes Group is on the lookout for skilled workers to join their ever-growing team of specialist drainage contractors in Newcastle.

Lanes is an industry leader who employ more than 2,200 employees across the UK and Ireland, and are currently looking to find more hardworking candidates to join our team in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

The Tyne and Wear depot is based in Washington, south east of Newcastle. All of our depots use advanced drainage technology, but what makes our Washington depot stand out is their use of CityFlex, a smaller and more versatile jet-vac unit that ensures we can access all types of sites, including tight spots on industrial sites and height-restricted multi-storey car parks.

Equipped with this unique technology, our Newcastle team are responsible for providing drainage and sewer services across the Tyne and Wear region, including emergency drain unblocking and routine maintenance, for both domestic and commercial clients.

This challenging role provides long-term prospects for career progression and skills development. What’s more, as a sizeable, stable operation turning over more than £200m each year, you can be confident in your decision to join our team.

To find a role to suit you, view our available job listings below:

Who we employ at the Newcastle depot

HGV driver/operators

We offer a wide range of driver/operator job vacancies in Newcastle, giving qualified HGV operators the chance to develop their skills and learn new disciplines, above and beyond what would be expected of a standard driver role.

Lanes driver/operators are expected to get directly involved in our essential engineering, repair and maintenance work, learning to use our top-of-the-range tools and jet vacuumation equipment while also providing responsive customer service to a wide range of clients.

Prior drainage industry experience is a plus, but not essential, as all members of staff will receive extensive training. That could make this an ideal opportunity for drivers from other professional backgrounds to pursue a new line of work.

Roles include:


As the biggest privately owned specialist drainage contractor in the country, Lanes Group are among the UK’s leading employers of drainage engineers. Our team in Newcastle plays play a pivotal role in helping us meet demand for our services, and are responsible for imaging, repairing and unblocking drains and sewers across the region.

These highly skilled jobs will give you the opportunity to work alongside some of the industry’s most experienced engineers, utilising sophisticated CCTV imaging equipment and high-powered jetting technology. You will also interact directly with customers and clients as representatives of Lanes.

Roles include:

  • CCTV drainage engineers and assistants
  • Jetting engineers and assistants


Our groundworkers and small civils workers are in charge of the renovation and excavation work associated with our drainage projects, carrying out everything from straightforward excavations of individual pipes to large-scale processing of material weighing hundreds of tonnes.

Candidates will need to be well-equipped for physical outdoor work, and to be able to work efficiently, as minimising disruption for the property owner is key.

Roles include:

  • Excavation operatives and assistants


Our office-based workers and administrative staff in Newcastle are essential to everything we do. They work tirelessly to provide our field engineers and drivers with the information they need to resolve emergency situations, while keeping clients in the loop at all times.

Our Newcastle depot is currently looking to expand our office-based workforce with highly organised recruits with an aptitude for cooperative, collaborative teamwork. By joining our team, you’ll be playing an indispensable role in helping Lanes maintain its industry-leading reputation.

Roles include:

  • Area development managers
  • Depot managers
  • Customer coordinators
  • Administrator jobs
  • Operations managers

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Newcastle staff stories

Our depot in Newcastle provides staff with an opportunity to explore varied work opportunities and develop their skills over time. Every member of the team is valued for their unique expertise, and have plenty of options in terms of how they wish to develop their careers.

To hear directly from some of our employees about what it’s really like to work at Lanes Group, check out our staff stories page and learn about the life-changing impact that working with us can have!

We provide all of our valued employees with a range of rewards and benefits, including training opportunities, health schemes, pension options and childcare support.
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At Lanes, we deliver industry-leading training courses and programmes to help our staff do the best job they can, while developing their skills over the span of their careers.
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We offer a diverse range of roles and opportunities in locations across the UK, and applying for them is as easy as filling out our online application form.
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Our Offices, Divisions & Depots

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Lanes Group plc,
17 Parkside Lane, Parkside Industrial Estate, Leeds, LS11 5TD

Lanes Group plc
Customer Solutions Centre
9 Cambridge Avenue

01753 254001


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