210676 Requisition #

Surface Treatments General Operative (April – August)

£8.55- £9.83 depending on experience PH + Bonus/Overtime

Kier Surface Treatments Business is looking to recruit a General Operative, who will report to the site Foreman. The successful post holder will be expected to work in Norfolk or Suffolk as part of a team to ensure safety of site, self and colleagues, quality of work and production. The surface dressing season is expected to last for approximately 20 weeks.

The role has a particular focus on surface treatments on the UK highway network.

The successful candidate will be responsible for undertaking site operations as directed and could include operating of vehicles or plant (where trained and competent), using codes of practice and in compliance with Kier policies and all health & safety regulations and procedures.


Key Responsibilities

  • Behave at all times in a manner that is befitting of a Kier employee and that you do not act in a manner which may bring the Company, the Client or its agents into disrepute
  • Be flexible and carry out duties required of you, for which you are trained and considered competent
  • Establish good working relationships with Foreman, Agent/Supervisor and other work colleagues
  • Take ownership and communicate any issues on site
  • Carry out your responsibilities in an efficient and safe manner
  • Whilst driving/operating vehicles or plant, ensure all daily checks are carried out and recorded. Ensure that whilst driving you do so in a safe and courteous manner and within legal requirements at all times
  • Working to ensure we provide a high quality cost effective service to our Client
  • Produce quality work and maximum financial return in a safe and professional manner
  • Recognise opportunities to reduce costs and improve margins through innovations or working smarter


Key Skills and Competencies


  • A reasonable level of education
  • Have reasonable written and numerical skills
  • Full UK Drivers Licence


  • Experience in Surface Treatments or Highway Maintenance Industry
  • Sector Scheme 12d Qualifications (M1/2)
  • Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) card – Blue – Skilled Worker
  • First Aid certificate
  • Holder of a CPC Card (LGV roles)
  • Holder of CAT C driving licence (LGV roles)


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 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. We encourage flexible working wherever possible in your role - and this may allow you to work from home or from one of our other offices/sites, if appropriate. 


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: 12/03/2021 


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






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