Highways Team Leader

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Kier Group

Job Title: Highways Team Leader
Location: Birmingham
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 be responsible for managing and administering the construction works in accordance with the contract. You will be accountable to oversee fulfilment of the duties of the Principal Contractor under CDM and/ or undertaking the role of the Supervisor under the NEC conditions of contract. Your involvement will be crucial in the preparation of monthly progress reports and assisting with financial reporting. You will need to manage all changes to the works and ensuring that they are agreed and properly communicated, including the issue of instructions to the contractor.

What do we need from you?

  • SMSTS (5 Day CITB Site Manager’s Safety Training Scheme).
  • Experience in the delivery of the Principal Contractor’s obligations under the CDM Regulations 2015 and/or role of the Supervisor under the NEC
  • Knowledge in the successful delivery of highway renewals and improvement schemes involving restricted site availability (e.g. night working)
  • Able to deliver construction projects to tight time and budget constraints
  • Manging or managed the concurrent delivery of a number of schemes (individual scheme value up to £5m)
  • Structures, roads and technology scheme skills

What will you receive?

You can expect a competitive salary and an outstanding package that includes a company car, 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 CollaborativeTrusted 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.

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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