Technology Service Manager



Job Title: Technology Service Manager
Location: Reading
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

The Regional Technology Service will be integrated as part of the M&R contracts and supported in their role by the wider technology maintenance community within Kier Highways. The Regional Technology Service Manager will work closely with Highways England Asset and Service Managers to ensure the needs of the network and Highways England's customers are best served. Manage a step change in the delivery of technology maintenance services in line with ADAMR. Responsible for delivery of cyclic and reactive maintenance within a challenging set of SLAs agreed with Highways England and outlined in ADAMR. Take responsibility, as the designated manager for the electrical compliance in accordance with BS7671. Plan, deliver, innovate and manage the allocated work programmes and services to time, within budget and in accordance with best value to satisfy the objectives and targets of the contracts.

The Regional Technology Service Manager must ensure close collaboration with Kier Traffic Management teams to ensure excellent traffic management provision for maintenance services. Report directly to Highways England and the project board on contract performance. Collaborate with key supply chain partners, other areas of Kier and with our client to deliver exceptional service levels to customers.

What do we need from you?

Degree/equivalent qualification in technology related discipline – Desirable
A good understanding of the highway technology and electrical industry
Working knowledge of current Health and Safety, Highways Act, Electricity at Work Act, CDM legislation, Highway electrical asset management plans
Proven experience leading, motivating, managing and developing a team of site-based engineering staff.
Electrical Compliance in accordance with BS7671, Lighting Compliance in accordance BS5489
Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) or IOSH Managing Safely qualified
Computer literate and fully conversant with Microsoft OfficeWhat will you receive?

You can expect a competitive salary and an outstanding package that includes a company car or allowance, 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: 24/09/2021

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

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