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Highways Maintenance Operative

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Highways Maintenance Operative

74% Flex
Remote: Full Remote
Contract: Full time
Work from: United Kingdom

Offer summary

Qualifications: No specific qualifications required, training will be provided if needed, Full driving license required.

Key responsabilities:

  • Performing reactive and planned highways maintenance works like pothole repairs and drainage
  • Operating various equipment, ensuring maintenance of a safe working environment
  • Contributing to customer care through polite interactions with clients and network users
  • Filling out daily reports, conducting vehicle defect evaluations, and maintaining vehicles
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Kier Group
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10001 Employees

Job description

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We’re looking for a Highways Maintenance Operative to join our Highways team based in Oswestry. We will consider, trainees, operatives, operatives with HGV and skilled operatives. Within this role, you can enjoy a fantastic, pension scheme, 24/7 virtual GP service for you and your family, a competitive annual holiday entitlement and even more.

Location: Oswestry

Contract: Full time

Salary: Up to £13.25 per hour (Skilled Operative) + Pension + Benefits + Life assurance


As Highways Maintenance Operative you’ll be working within the Operative team, supporting them with reactive and planned highways maintenance works such as pothole repairs, kerb laying, drainage, out of hours emergency call out and winter maintenance duties

Your day to day will include:

  • Working in close cooperation with team members and subcontractors, contributing to the maintenance of a safe and healthy working environment
  • Carrying out collective and personal on-site risk assessments in accordance with company requirements, contributing to the promotion of customer care by working closely with team members to ensure client and network users are dealt with in a polite and courteous manner
  • Operating a variety of plant and equipment, carrying out required duties effectively, training will be provided if required, ensuring site and company equipment is always secure, use of Confirm application accurately recording siteworks and upload photographic evidence
  • Completing daily record sheets as required, conducting daily defect reports on vehicles and ensure vehicles are maintained in good order

Who are we looking for?

This role of Highways Maintenance Operative is great for you if you can:

  • Show a willingness to develop and learn within a highways maintenance environment, work outside, have a flexible approach to working patterns
  • Drive and hold a full driving licence
  • Contribute to a weekend, bank holiday and out of hours / call out roster

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 leave, surrogacy leave, menopause guidance and more
  • Kier’s Green Car Scheme
  • A huge range of deals and discounts at many your favourite brands

And so much more! You can read the full details of all of our benefits on our website:

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:

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:

Closing date: 23 March 2023

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

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  • Willingness to learn and develop within the highways maintenance field and adapt to various work patterns
  • Comfort in working outdoors
  • Flexibility to contribute to weekends, holidays, and on-call schedules

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