Highways Maintenance Operative

June 8, 2023 | Comments Off on Highways Maintenance Operative

We're looking for a Highways Maintenance Operative to join our Highways Team. Within this role, you can enjoy a competitive salary and 22 days annual holiday entitlement with opportunities to buy/sell leave plus bank holidays, a huge range of deals and discounts at many of your favourite brands. We also offer 24/7 virtual GP service for you and your family and more.

Can you imagine a world without roads or bridges? Neither can we! Your journey is our journey, come and join us at Kier Highways and make a difference to the high speed road network by connecting people.

Location: Weatherhill Depot, Smallfield

Contract: Full Time, Permanent

Salary: £23k - £28k (weekly paid) + benefits package. With the potential to significantly increase your take-home package with standby, call-out, and overtime.


As a Highways Maintenance Operative, you'll be working within the Highways Team to carry out highways maintenance duties as instructed as well as winter maintenance, and emergency response when required.

Your duties will include:

  • Respond promptly to incidents on the network as instructed.
  • Carry out a wide variety of maintenance activities including defect rectification.
  • Work closely with team members to actively promote Health and Safety in the workplace, setting a good example to other employees and ensuring awareness of and compliance with general Health and Safety responsibilities as set out in the Health and Safety Management System.
  • You will be required to work nights and days as instructed and also required to participate in out of hours rotas for emergency response.

Who are we looking for?

This role of a Highways Maintenance Operative is great for you if you have the following but not essential:

  • 12A,B,C,D Lantra Traffic Management trained.
  • Basic Lantra VRS qualification
  • Experience and Knowledge of strict H&S operations
  • LGV driving licence group "C" minimum.

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 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 leaves, surrogacy leave, menopause guidance and more
  • A fantastic, matched pension scheme
  • Life assurance
  • Wellbeing resources
  • Keir's Green Car Scheme
And so much more! You can read the full details of all of our benefits on our website: https://www.kier.co.uk/reward-and-benefits-summary-operatives

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: 8 July 2023

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