Highways Maintenance Operative

Full-time Permanent Kier in Maintenance Email Job
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Job Description

We’re looking for a Highways Maintenance Operative to join our Transportation team based in Birmingham. Within this role, you can enjoy a fantastic, pension scheme, a competitive annual holiday entitlement, and even more.

Can you envision a world without transportation links by land, sea, or air? Neither can we! Your journey is our journey. Join us at Kier Transportation, where we are working brilliantly together to make a difference, supporting the movement of people, goods, and equipment.


Location: Birmingham

Contract: Permanent, Full time


What will you be responsible for?

As a Highways Maintenance Operative, you’ll be working within the IRV team, supporting them with all aspects of incident response, including attendance at, making safe, and repair of category 1 defects and assisting with highways emergencies as directed, there will also be a need to help the team in the delivery of category 2 defects as well.

Your day to day will include:

  • Undertaking works to a high technical standard, wherever practical, conducting a full repair of the defect, and when this is not possible, completing a high quality temporary repair, aligning to the agreed operating practices
  • Attending briefings as required, allocating and capturing of time and resources used in completing tasks, in line with the systems
  • Operating vehicles and plant machinery, carrying out daily vehicle checks, routine maintenance (e.g. oil, water, wiper fluid) and cleaning, completing and submitting defect reports
  • Record keeping, completing all necessary paperwork, liaising with other employees of Kier, sub-contractors, the emergency services, general public, clients and customers
  • Communicating with the OCR, delivering the attend and make safe requirements of the project, recording  times and actions


What are we looking for?

This role of Highways Maintenance Operative is great for you if:

  • You drive and hold a driving licence
  • Have a CSCS – Skilled Worker or higher and have relevant essential qualifications in traffic management, incident response, winter maintenance and highway maintenance operational tasks
  • Good knowledge of health and safety especially relating to highways operations

We’re all about finding potential here at Kier, and transferrable skills are always welcome! So, even if you don’t tick every box, please apply and we can have a chat.


Rewards and benefits
We’re proud to be able to offer our brilliant people a wide variety of benefits that you can tailor to your needs. You can see more information of benefits here.


Diversity and inclusion
Making Kier a diverse and inclusive place to work is a huge priority for us. We’re proud of the steps we’ve taken so far, but we know we must always do more. Our employees are key in shaping Kier’s diversity and inclusion initiatives and our people have made a huge impact on how we work, by using their experiences to shape our policies. You can see our D&I action plan here.


We look forward to seeing your application to join the #constructionrevolution #joinkier

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