9 days ago
Location: Longbridge Motorway Depot, Warwickshire
Contract: Permanent, full time
The Highways Services team showing the UK the way.
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 Strategic Highways are recruiting for a Plant Operative who will be part of a team working toward a step change in highways technology maintenance on Kier’s contract extension in Area 9. Breaking with tradition, we will be implementing a proactive, analytical approach, and the Plant Operative will play an important part in implementing this change.
As a Plant Operative part of the Kier Strategic Highways Area 9 Asset Support Contract, you will be responsible for operating plant to enable technology maintenance activities – including but not limited to operating the maintenance access vehicle and vehicle mounted cranes to replace assist in maintaining technology equipment.
We will give you responsibility for ensuring plant and equipment is regularly checked, inspected and safe for use, ensuring plant is loaded and secured safely before accessing the network, and be responsible for transportation of technology assets, between depot and equipment manufacturer.
Finally, you shall produce & approve lift plans for lifting operations delivered by the Kier technology maintenance team.
The Plant Operative is expected to cover night shifts as required.
What do we need from you?
The successful candidate for this role should have experience operating safety critical lifting equipment, being competent in the operation of a HIAB to perform complex lifts, and have experience producing and approving lift plans.
In terms of qualifications and certifications, we are looking for someone IPAF qualified, HGV Class 2 certified (minimum), has taken the Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS) course, and has 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
* 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.
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: 12th November 2020
Please note, interviews make take place before the closing date, and we reserve the right to close applications early.