Optimisation Engineer

  • Job Reference: 203068
  • Date Posted: 23 April 2021
  • Employer: Kier Ltd
  • Website: https://www.kier.co.uk/
  • Location: Birmingham, West Midlands
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: Competitive + benefits
  • Sector: Construction
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

Optimisation Engineer

Location: Home based - Birmingham & West Midlands preferred

Business Area: Highways - Area 9

Contract: Permanent, full time

You're more than a number in the No.1 Highways Service team.

Kier Group is the UK's leading highways service provider, delivering an incredibly diverse range of road, bridge and tunnel projects - from planning and programming stage through to delivery, maintenance and operation. We work with a wide range of partners such as local authorities and Highways England to improve the quality and safety of UK roads - making us the No.1 highways and tunnel maintenance team across the country, delivering over £1 billion of social value by maintaining 31,000km of roads used by six million people in their everyday lives.

Kier Highways are recruiting for an Optimisation Engineer to join the Area 9 team based in the Birmingham and West Midlands area, to be part of the team driving change in Highways technology maintenance.

Key Responsibilities

As an Optimisation Engineer part of the Kier Strategic Highways Area 9 Asset Support Contract, you will take responsibility for delivering targeted network optimisation across all asset types - including MIDAS, Message Signs, Signals or CCTV. This will involve working closely with the performance team to selectively optimise sections of the network., use your experience and knowledge to train, mentor and develop the technology optimisation technicians, work with the technology operations manager(s) to assist in developing the maintenance requirements plan, and work closely with the performance team to ensure faults are dealt with intelligently.

The Optimisation Engineer role is based on a normal 40 hours per week. There will be a requirement for occasional night shifts as required.

What do we need from you?

Ideally, we are looking for someone with experience working as a highways technology maintenance engineer or optimisation engineer, with understanding of Highways England technology systems including TPMS, COBS and its subsystems, display equipment, CCTV, digital storage devices and motorway communications. You should also have knowledge and application of current technologies, standards and best practice relating to Highways England`s Motorway and trunk road communications systems.

Finally, it is highly desirable that you have Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS), and have HERS Sector 8 training relevant to role.

What will you receive?

You can expect a competitive salary and an outstanding package that includes a matched pension scheme up to 7.5%, 26 days' annual leave (with the opportunity to buy or sell holiday), two employee Share Scheme options, together with additional valuable benefits such as:

  • Free Life Assurance
  • Access to a range of attractive Flexible benefit options to tailor your package to suit your lifestyles
  • Flexible and Agile working (dependent on your role)
  • 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 we'll undertake the relevant/standard employment checks if you're successful in the selection process. This includes taking up your references, as well as checking your ID, driving licence (if appropriate) and your right to work in the UK. 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: 21st May 2021

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