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Civils Manager

Kier Group PLC
Closing date
28 Jun 2022

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Job Title: Civils Manager
Salary: £40,000 to £50,000 doe
Location: Basingstoke
Business Area: Utilities - Telecoms
Contract: Permanent, Full Time

Join Kier, connect to your future.

We are Kier, one of the UK's leading construction and infrastructure services, working on projects such as BT and Virgin Media. As a Civils Manager your skills and expertise will be utilised to positively impact people, communities, and the environment for generations.

Kier Utilities keep our telecoms clients' customers connected to superfast broadband, digital TV and the latest full-fibre gigabit internet services through the design and construction of new fibre networks as well as the maintenance of existing HFC networks.

With a nationwide 5G fibre build planned over the next 10-15 years, it's a great time to work in Telecoms. Working for Kier you'll be at the forefront of this growing market, providing you with opportunity to expand your skills and achieve your career ambitions within a dynamic and passionate team.

Your role as a Civils Manager

Kier Utilities are currently looking to recruit a Civils Manager to work on our delivery programmes in partnership with Openreach. You will be part of our delivery team, responsible for providing leadership, direction, and development of the wider team.

The successful applicant would need to be from a strong telecommunications background, preferably with a proven track record in managing field operational teams in a delivery environment and with experience of working on the Openreach network. Experience on Fibre build programmes would be advantageous.

Key Responsibilities of a Civils Manager

You will be responsible for the Project Management of civils delivery, underpinning the build of new Fibre network delivering to thousands of properties. Along with management of Supply chain resources and direct labour teams
Attend and chair all required meetings with client, internal stakeholders, and delivery teams. Liaise with the local authorities to ensure appropriate notices and work programme agreements etc
Ensure coordination of work stack is in line with delivery programme, ensuring delays are minimised by resolving operational issues to enable swift job closure and invoicing. Ensuring prompt and accurate completion and return of relevant compliance documentation
Ensuring relevant Health and Safety standards are followed and achieved
Lead and develop the team to successfully meet and exceed both Kier/Openreach expectations. Jeopardy management of works to ensure that date delivery and volume delivery targets are met.
Regularly monitor and motivate staff/operatives to deliver the highest possible standardsTo be a successful Civils Manager we need from you:

Telecommunications/ Utilities work with an in-depth knowledge of Openreach specifications & documentation is desirable and
Experience in Civils' delivery ideally related to fibre network build programmes.
Excellent communicator with leadership skills, with the proven ability to build strong relationships and exceed client expectations. You will need to have the
Ability to motivate, manage and grow a successful team. A valid UK driving licence is required for this role.
SSSTS or SMSTS (desirable)
NRSWA accreditation to supervisor (desirable)What we can offer you:

You can expect a competitive salary and an outstanding package that includes 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,

Kier is committed to creating supportive and inclusive opportunities for all our applicants and employees. We appreciate applicants from all backgrounds and we specifically encourage those from underrepresented communities to apply. Look to learn more about our commitments to diversity and inclusion. If you require any reasonable adjustments during any part of the application process, please let us know so we can discuss and arrange these by emailing .

Closing Date 6th June 2022

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

Recruitment agencies - we are unable to accept unsolicited CVs and communications from external recruiters. The recruitment team will engage with agencies who have signed up to our PSL should we require assistance. For further information, visit our
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