Assistant Engineer – Highways

April 22, 2021 | Comments Off on Assistant Engineer – Highways

Assistant Engineer

Location: Birmingham or Bristol

Business Area: Highways

Contract: Permanent - 37.5 hours per week

Make the journey. Leave a legacy.

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.

An exciting opportunity is available for an Assistant Engineer in our Design Team. The overall purpose of the role is to assist in the development of engineering & design solutions for a wide array of ITS projects to be delivered for a number of different clients as guided by the Senior Engineer, against defined governance and assurances frameworks, processes and procedures to proactively highlight issues at an early stage, allowing Technology Design and Engineering to recommend timely mitigations to facilitate designs that are right first time.

What do we need from you to be successful in this role?

  • Industry knowledge, experience and understanding essential; specifically relating to Highways Technology Infrastructure, Highways England, Key Stakeholders and associated contracts.
  • Possession of multiple practical skill sets across the HE Technology and Infrastructure Projects (3+ years).
  • Some experience and a proven track record of successful service delivery, operational, design, and delivery of Highways Technology Infrastructure Projects; with knowledge of operational maintenance, construction and site experience being essential.
  • Ability to organise, plan, programme and manage workloads
  • Have a basic understanding of overall commercial, financial, and business best practise.
  • Effective and confident communication, professional in approach and presentation, with the ability to build relationships and interact effectively with business and client stakeholders at all levels.
  • Knowledge of ITS, IoT, Telco, and IP technologies and their applications against the services Kier Services | Highways supplies
Appropriate Qualifications

  • Degree or equivalent qualification within a technology bias engineering discipline e.g. communications, electronic/electrical engineering.
  • Relevant experience in highways & traffic technology or similar would be desirable.
  • Programme and Project Management qualification (PRINCE2, Primavera P6 Professional etc)
What will you receive?

You can expect a competitive salary and an outstanding package that includes a company car or allowance, 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
  • 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 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. Due to the nature of this role, you will also be required to complete a Basic Disclosure and Barring Service Check (applicants with criminal convictions will be treated on a case by case basis. We do not discriminate based on an applicant's criminal record or the details of any offences disclosed to us). 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: 6th May 2021

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