Drainage Industry Jobs in Southampton

Lanes Group PLC

Unit 2-4 Parham Drive
Boyatt Wood
SO50 4NU

Areas We Cover

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

  • Dorset, Hampshire and West Sussex
  • New Forest
  • Bournemouth
  • Isle of Wight
  • Poole
  • Gosport
  • Portsmouth
  • Worthing
  • Cleveland

Types of Role Available

  • HGV drivers
  • Jet vac operators
  • CCTV drainage engineers and assistants
  • Drainage engineers and assistants
  • Jetting engineers and assistants
  • Excavation operatives and assistants
  • Area development managers
  • Depot managers
  • Administrator jobs
  • Operations managers

Excavation operatives and assistants

Drainage industry jobs in the Southampton area

Are you looking for an exciting new career in the drainage sector? If so, the industry leaders at Lanes Group are on the lookout for highly-skilled individuals to join their team of specialist drainage contractors in Southampton, servicing clients in rural locations across the region.

With a depot based in Eastleigh, just north of Southampton city centre, the local team provides a complete range of commercial & residential drain and sewer services for clients who are often based in rural areas. This includes septic tank servicing and installation, as well as flood management and emergency response services to protect residents living near the Test and Itchen rivers.

Since the company was founded in 1992, Lanes have grown from a team of 15 into the UK’s biggest privately-owned drainage contractor, providing national coverage with the help of our 2,200 employees across the UK and Ireland.

Lanes’ Southampton team are always on call and ready to respond to emergency situations at locations along England’s south coast. This includes some unusual jobs - in 2012, our Southampton team was called to survey and repair the drainage system at Marwell Wildlife in Winchester, Hampshire, where the work was overseen by the local monkeys!

Our commitment to innovation, customer service and the health and wellbeing of our staff and the public form the cornerstone of our operations, and will continue to do so for years to come.

To find out more about the opportunities currently available in our Southampton depot, check out our current job listings below:

We are looking for applicants from a range of locations around the region including:

  • Dorset, Hampshire and West Sussex
  • New Forest
  • Bournemouth
  • Isle of Wight
  • Poole
  • Gosport
  • Portsmouth
  • Worthing
  • Cleveland

Who we employ at the Southampton depot

HGV driver/operators

We are seeking qualified HGV operators to take the wheel of one of our distinctive fleet of Lanes vehicles and fill our Southampton-based driver/operator job vacancies.

These vehicle operator positions are much more than standard driving roles, with direct involvement in essential engineering, drainage clearance, repair and maintenance work. Staff will receive extensive training on the use of our top-of-the-range high-pressure water jetting tools and equipment, and will also be expected to deliver a top-notch customer service experience for clients.

Prior drainage industry experience is beneficial but not essential, which makes this a potentially ideal opportunity for drivers with backgrounds in other sectors to retrain in an exciting new field.

Driver roles include:


Lanes Group are among the biggest employers of drainage engineers in the UK. Our team of qualified engineers in Southampton are responsible for CCTV surveys, as well as repairing and unblocking drains and sewers of all shapes and sizes across the region.

Working with some of the most sophisticated technology available and serving both domestic and commercial clients, our engineers are highly skilled and ready to handle any challenge. Those joining the team as a drainage engineer will have the opportunity to work alongside some of the most qualified professionals in the industry today.

Drainage engineer roles include:


Many of our drainage projects require renovation and excavation work. Our groundworkers and small civils workers are in charge of making sure this process is completed efficiently, minimising any potential disruption for the resident or property owner.

Ranging from straightforward excavations of individual pipes to large-scale digs involving hundreds of tonnes of material, our excavation projects can be physically demanding, which is why candidates joining the team should have an affinity for outdoor work.

Groundworker roles include:


The office-based staff at Southampton oversee the administration, planning and management of all our work at Lanes. They are responsible for building strong relationships with clients, while coordinating with team members to provide the information they need on the job, whether they are a field-based engineer, driver, civil engineering contractor or any other member of staff.

As such, our office workers have a crucial role to play in our success at Lanes, providing crucial support, operational knowledge and coordination across our entire operation. Anyone looking to take on an office-based position should be highly organised, with a talent for working as part of a multidisciplinary team.

Office-based roles include:

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Southampton staff stories

Our Southampton depot is a dynamic, exciting workplace, where no two days are ever the same, and staff can expect to grow and develop their skills over time. We pride ourselves on offering employees the ability to build a long career with Lanes, and will provide you with plenty of opportunities to expand your knowledge and earn promotions.

Check out our staff stories page for some first-hand accounts of the kind of life-changing impact a Lanes Group career can provide!


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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Working at Lanes can be rewarding and fulfilling, but you don’t have to take our word for it - we’ve asked some our staff to share their stories of what it’s really like to work here.
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Lanes Group plc,
17 Parkside Lane, Parkside Industrial Estate, Leeds, LS11 5TD

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Customer Solutions Centre
9 Cambridge Avenue

01753 254001


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