Highways Maintenance Operative

  • Job Reference: 210420
  • Date Posted: 27 April 2021
  • Employer: Kier Ltd
  • Website: https://www.kier.co.uk/
  • Location: Reading, Berkshire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: Competitive + benefits
  • Sector: Construction
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

Highways Maintenance Operative
Location: Reading
Business Area: Kier Highways
Contract: Permanent

Better Together

Every day, 21,000 vehicles travel across the 31,000 km of roads, bridges and tunnels that are built, maintained and operated by the team here at Kier Group. It's one of the reasons why we're acknowledged as the UK's No.1 Highways Services team- delivering £1 billion of social value to the six million people and wider communities who rely on our expertise and experience. Can you join our team? Yes, you can- if you want to be valued for who you are as well as what you do, in a company shaping the future.

We are recruiting for a Highways Maintenance Operative to carry out a variety of highway maintenance duties as instructed on a day to day basis to ensure the efficient running of the Area 3 network.

Your key duties will include responding promptly to incidents on the network, working with the Network Control Centre on commencement and end of winter maintenance and occupation of Road space for Traffic Management, as well as ensuring that site and equipment is secure and safe at all times. You will be operating plant and equipment in order to carry out required duties effectively, whilst maintaining a safe and healthy working environment at all times.

What do we need from you?

To be successful, you will ideally be 12ab Lantra Traffic Management trained, hold basic Lantra VRS qualification and experience and knowledge of strict Health & Safety operations. Due to the nature of the role you will also need to hold a full Driving Licence.

What will you receive?

You can expect a competitive salary and a strong benefits package that includes:

  • Free Life Assurance
  • Access to our valuable pension scheme - Kier Retirement Savings Plan
  • Generous annual leave allowance
  • Options to participate in Cycle2Work and Payroll Giving schemes
  • Two employee Share Scheme options
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Access to Kier Rewards, our exclusive Discount Shopping Site with deals available at over 800 retailers
  • Plus, many more benefits geared to your wellbeing

    Pre-employment checks

    It's worth remembering that if you are successful, we'll undertake the relevant / standard pre-employment checks after you have been offered a job. This includes taking up your references, verifying your right to work in the UK, verifying your driving licence (if applicable) and a health assessment. Some roles may also be subject to further pre-employment checks.

    Make the journey. Leave a legacy.

    Being part of Kier means living our values of being Collaborative, Trusted and Focused. We all have the potential to shape our world, and it's through these values that we will leave a lasting legacy. Bring your talent and ambition to Kier and you will be given the scope and opportunity to invest in your own future, to build your expertise and contribute to a rich and diverse culture.

    Kier is an inclusive employer.


    Closing Date: 25th May 2021

    Please note, interviews may take place before the closing date, and we reserve the right to close applications early.