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Senior Engineer – Highways


Kier Group
Location: UK
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Highways & Transport
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Job Title: Senior Highways Engineer
Location: Saltash, Cornwall
Business Area: Strategic Highways
Contract: Permanent

Let’s shape a world, together.

Kier Group is many things to many people. We’re a leading Regional Builder, the UK’s No. 1 Highways service team and a Top-Three Utility & Power provider. We’re an industry-leader in health and safety at work - and a responsible citizen who adds billions of pounds of social value to the communities where we do business. Above all, we’re a team of people built on many backgrounds and experiences, a company that values you for who you are and what you do.

Every day, 210,000 vehicles travel across the 31,000km 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.

Key Responsibilities

You will carry out highway scheme identification, study work and prepare detailed designs for maintenance and improvement schemes. You will be required to manage/mentor other staff in the highways design team and stand in for the Team Leader whenever necessary.

Other elements of the role will involve will include the need to design and deliver cost effective, buildable and technically sound design solutions for Highways schemes in accordance with the forward programme. You will contribute to the successful delivery of the programme of work by designing, developing and overseeing sound design solutions to meet client requirements within budget and timescale, following Kier processes and procedures as well as any client specific requirements. Carrying out the checking and certifying of design deliverables (including drawings specifications, certificates, reports and contract documents), and authorising where appropriate

The new team member will be developing, designing and reviewing solutions in accordance to National design standards, procedures and requirements and any specific parameters. You will be ensuring compliance with Kier’s Safety, Health and Environmental Management System (SHEMS) requirements. You will review and approve design calculations, drawings and tender/contract documents.

Production or overseeing of scheme documents, including BoQs and reports in accordance with the relevant contract. Ensure suitable site investigations are undertaken as part of design, including a focus on ensuring there are no clashes with buried services. Making sure an environment assessment is undertaken and then acting on its findings. Completing CEMP and WMP documentation.

An important element will be to work with Kier and HE Management / Project Management teams to ensure scheme designs and works are delivered on time and to budget, delivering best value for Highways England, this is including the preparation of design cost estimates and budget control including the preparation and issue of early warnings and quotations

What do we need from you?

* Degree/Higher National Certificate/Diploma in Civil Engineering or equivalent with appropriate experience to be able to undertake the role
* C Eng/I Eng with appropriate Institution (ICE, CIHT, RGS, CIWEM) desirable or working towards achieving this
* Demonstrable broad in-depth experience in inspection, assessment, design and construction of highway assets
* Knowledge of design using DMRB and other Highways England standards
* Leading and managing technical compliance checks for project team outputs
* Previous experience supervising staff
* Detailed understanding of health and safety management and the requirements of CDM
* Hold CSCS card qualification
* Full UK driving licence

What will you receive

You can expect a competitive salary and an outstanding package that includes private healthcare, a matched pension scheme up to 7.5%, 26 days’ annual leave + bank holidays (with the opportunity to buy or sell holiday) together with two employee Share Scheme options (Sharesave and Share Incentive Plan). To find out more about the rewards and benefits at Kier, click here.

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.

Thinking. Doing. Innovating. Delivering.

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 committed to creating supportive and inclusive opportunities for all of our applicants and employees. We appreciate applicants from all backgrounds and we specifically encourage those from underrepresented communities to apply. If you’d like to learn more about our commitments to diversity and inclusion at Kier, you can contact the team by emailing -*******

If you require any reasonable adjustments during any part of the application process, please let us know so we can discuss and arrange these.

Closing Date: 09/08/2021

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

Recruitment Agencies - opportunities at Kier are managed by our internal recruitment team. We are unable to accept unsolicited CVs and communications from external recruiters. If there is a specific business need a member of the recruitment team will engage with agencies who have signed up to our PSL to ensure all CV’s are uploaded onto our portal to be considered. For further information, visit our Careers Help page.
Job Title: Senior Highways Engineer
Location: Saltash, Cornwall
Business Area: Strategic Highways
Contract: Permanent

Let’s shape a world, together.

Kier Group is many things to many people. We’re a leading Regional Builder, the UK’s No. 1 Highways service team and a Top-Three Utility & Power provider. We’re an industry-leader in health and safety at work - and a responsible citizen who adds billions of pounds of social value to the communities where we do business. Above all, we’re a team of people built on many backgrounds and experiences, a company that values you for who you are and what you do.

Every day, 210,000 vehicles travel across the 31,000km 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.

Key Responsibilities

You will carry out highway scheme identification, study work and prepare detailed designs for maintenance and improvement schemes. You will be required to manage/mentor other staff in the highways design team and stand in for the Team Leader whenever necessary.

Other elements of the role will involve will include the need to design and deliver cost effective, buildable and technically sound design solutions for Highways schemes in accordance with the forward programme. You will contribute to the successful delivery of the programme of work by designing, developing and overseeing sound design solutions to meet client requirements within budget and timescale, following Kier processes and procedures as well as any client specific requirements. Carrying out the checking and certifying of design deliverables (including drawings specifications, certificates, reports and contract documents), and authorising where appropriate

The new team member will be developing, designing and reviewing solutions in accordance to National design standards, procedures and requirements and any specific parameters. You will be ensuring compliance with Kier’s Safety, Health and Environmental Management System (SHEMS) requirements. You will review and approve design calculations, drawings and tender/contract documents.

Production or overseeing of scheme documents, including BoQs and reports in accordance with the relevant contract. Ensure suitable site investigations are undertaken as part of design, including a focus on ensuring there are no clashes with buried services. Making sure an environment assessment is undertaken and then acting on its findings. Completing CEMP and WMP documentation.

An important element will be to work with Kier and HE Management / Project Management teams to ensure scheme designs and works are delivered on time and to budget, delivering best value for Highways England, this is including the preparation of design cost estimates and budget control including the preparation and issue of early warnings and quotations

What do we need from you?

* Degree/Higher National Certificate/Diploma in Civil Engineering or equivalent with appropriate experience to be able to undertake the role
* C Eng/I Eng with appropriate Institution (ICE, CIHT, RGS, CIWEM) desirable or working towards achieving this
* Demonstrable broad in-depth experience in inspection, assessment, design and construction of highway assets
* Knowledge of design using DMRB and other Highways England standards
* Leading and managing technical compliance checks for project team outputs
* Previous experience supervising staff
* Detailed understanding of health and safety management and the requirements of CDM
* Hold CSCS card qualification
* Full UK driving licence

What will you receive

You can expect a competitive salary and an outstanding package that includes private healthcare, a matched pension scheme up to 7.5%, 26 days’ annual leave + bank holidays (with the opportunity to buy or sell holiday) together with two employee Share Scheme options (Sharesave and Share Incentive Plan). To find out more about the rewards and benefits at Kier, click here.

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.

Thinking. Doing. Innovating. Delivering.

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 committed to creating supportive and inclusive opportunities for all of our applicants and employees. We appreciate applicants from all backgrounds and we specifically encourage those from underrepresented communities to apply. If you’d like to learn more about our commitments to diversity and inclusion at Kier, you can contact the team by emailing -*******

If you require any reasonable adjustments during any part of the application process, please let us know so we can discuss and arrange these.

Closing Date: 09/08/2021

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

Recruitment Agencies - opportunities at Kier are managed by our internal recruitment team. We are unable to accept unsolicited CVs and communications from external recruiters. If there is a specific business need a member of the recruitment team will engage with agencies who have signed up to our PSL to ensure all CV’s are uploaded onto our portal to be considered. For further information, visit our Careers Help page.
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