Highways Maintenance Operative - Fencing

230325 Requisition #

We’re looking for a Highways Maintenance Operative – Fencing to join our Highways Team based in Birmingham. Within this role, you can enjoy a competitive annual holiday entitlement with opportunities to buy/sell leave, a huge range of deals and discounts at many of your favourite brands, 24/7 virtual GP service for you and your family and even more.


Location: Thimble Mill Lane, Birmingham

Contract: Full Time, Permanent

Salary: £Competitive



As a Highways Maintenance Operative – Fencing, you’ll be working within the Highways Team to support them with the BHMMS Project in all aspects of Supervision for Fencing, Street Furniture and General structures maintenance, this will include safety audits toolbox talks, people managing (internal and subcontractor) and the monitor and ordering of stock.


Your day to day will include:

  • Undertake works to a high technical standard -Installing Fencing -PGR-VRS. All aspects of highway Fencing maintenance works including routine and cyclical maintenance activities and minor civils works
  • Taking responsibility for the safety of yourself and others within your team to ensure compliance with the relevant health and safety legislation and safe operation to protect members of the public
  • To keep records, complete all necessary paperwork, communicate and liaise with Supervisor and other Kier service Ares, the emergency services, the police, the general public, clients and customers



Who are we looking for?

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


  • L3 Lantra in General Fencing and Vehicle Restraint Systems
  • NSWRA Operative
  • Clean UK Driving licence
  • Construction Skills Certification Scheme – Skilled Worker or higher


We’re all about finding potential here at Kier, and transferable skills are always welcome! So even if you don’t tick every box, please apply and we can have a chat. We want to hear from candidates from all backgrounds and experiences, and we especially encourage those from underrepresented communities to get in touch with us.

If you require any reasonable adjustments during any part of the application process, please get in touch at InclusiveRecruitment@kier.co.uk to discuss and arrange these. 


Benefits at Kier

We’re proud to be able to offer our fantastic employees a wide variety of benefits that you can tailor to your needs. Some of our favourites include:

  • New and enhanced family friendly policies, including eight weeks paternity leave, 26 weeks maternity leave, pregnancy loss leave, surrogacy leave, menopause guidance and more
  • A fantastic matched pension scheme
  • Life assurance
  • Wellbeing resources
  • Kier’s Green Car Scheme

And so much more! You can read the full details of all of our benefits on our website: www.kier.co.uk/careers/rewards-benefits


Who is Kier?

We’re made up of six business units, Group Functions, Construction, Highways, Infrastructure, Utilities and Property, and as a group, our purpose is to sustainably deliver construction and infrastructure services which are vital to the UK. Take a look at our sustainability objectives: https://www.kier.co.uk/sustainability/


At the core of all our projects is technical excellence, utilising the latest building methods and innovations to ensure we offer the best value to our clients as sustainably as possible.

Our projects are those that support the local communities we work in, helping them thrive and progress. We are collaborative, trusted and focussed in all that we do, and our people are essential in helping us achieve our goals.


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 (D&I) initiatives, and our people have made a huge impact on how we work, by using their experiences to shape our policies and initiatives.


You can see more about our D&I action plan here: https://www.kier.co.uk/media/6668/di-roadmap-2021.pdf

Closing date: 18 February 2023

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


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