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Assistant Network Engineer



Job Title: Assistant Network Engineer

Location: Lydiate Ash, Bromsgrove

Business Area: Highways

Contract: Permanent, Full-time

Salary: Competitive + Company Car + Pension + 26 days annual leave + benefits

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.

The Assistant Network Engineer will be responsible for the effective management of reactive and proactive surfacing, other emergency works and small schemes across the Area 9 contract. Be part of the out of hours response rota for emergencies and winter maintenance as required.

Key Responsibilities

The Assistant Engineer will work in conjunction with the Highways inspectors, Asset Operational Managers, Team leaders, Asset Development and Commercial staff to deliver repairs in line with contractual requirements. Develop and deliver small schemes/emergency schemes on the network including programming, scheme plans, resource planning, record keeping, network updates and handovers. Prepare scheme packs, analysing and managing risk and methodology of works in line with CDM regulations. Attend regular team meetings (to include sub-consultants) in order to plan the immediate work, co-ordinate disciplines and identify any areas of concern on deliverables. Lead on governance and feasibility of schemes to ensure all schemes are delivered as per the client’s definitive requirements. Ensure that team members are provided with briefing statements, and clearly communicate any changes.

What do we need from you?

Relevant experience of working within the highways industry including knowledge of construction, design, scheme delivery, network operations and asset management. Able to demonstrate experience or knowledge of team leadership, people management skills. Good interpersonal skills and ability to adapt your approach/style to different situations and personnel. Knowledge of Health and Safety and traffic management requirements especially relating to highways operations. Computer literate in regard to Microsoft software programmes, especially excel spreadsheets, outlook and word documents. Full Driving licence.

What will you receive?

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

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: 15th November 2021

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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Occupational Health Coordinator




Occupational Health Coordinator
Full time
Breedon on the Hill, Derby

A competitive remuneration package will be offered including pension and life assurance.

Breedon is a leading constructions materials group in Great Britain and Ireland, with around 1 billion tonnes of mineral Reserves and Resources. Breedon has a strong growth strategy having significantly expanded in 2020/21 with the acquisition of the Cemex assets, delivering an additional 170 million tonnes.

We have an exciting opportunity to join our health and safety team as an Occupational Health Coordinator based at Breedon on the Hill.

The role will be responsible for ensuring compliance with related HSE guidance and legislation, as well as for the promotion of health and well being infrastructures across the group.

Key Responsibilities

  • In the initial stages, project managing the implementation of a centralised Occupational Health co-ordination approach for the business.
  • Ensure that the Company Occupational Health Standard and Policy is adhered to in conjunction with our occupational health provider.
  • Manage the entire occupational health process.
  • Liaise with line managers, employees and the provider to ensure efficient and cost-effective use of services.
  • Manage the collection and storage of occupational health documentation in accordance with GDPR, ensuring all stakeholders have relevant information as required.
  • Conduct regular meetings with the provider to discuss progress and any issues.
  • Provide guidance and training to line managers on occupational health requirements and compliance.
  • Support the HR team in managing new starter medicals and medical referral cases.
  • Support the HSE team with general administrative duties, including compliance training, organisation of health awareness initiatives and audit preparation.

The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate the following attributes:

  • Excellent organisational ability
  • Ability to influence at all levels of seniority
  • Confident communicator
  • Project Management
  • IT literate – specifically Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Proactive approach
  • Strong team player
  • Confident working in a fast paced, busy environment
  • Flexible and adaptable to changing priorities

About us

Breedon is a leading construction materials group in Great Britain and Ireland. We produce cement, aggregates, asphalt, ready-mixed concrete, Welsh slate and specialist concrete and clay products, and offer a range of contracting services.

The Group places the highest importance on sustained standards of excellence in all aspects of Health, Safety and Environmental management and you will be expected to contribute to the Company’s zero harm culture.

At Breedon, we are committed to making a material difference to our colleagues, customers and communities. We take a value-led approach in all our activities and respect the contribution of our colleagues in making this happen. In respect of this we’re working continuously to construct an inclusive working environment, promoting an environment where colleagues can be themselves, feel valued, respected and able to give their best.

Contract type – Permanent

Salary – Competitive

Closing date for applications
10th December, 2021

Reference ID: Breedon

Application deadline: 10/12/2021

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

By applying for this role, your details will be sent to Ortolan People, who are acting as consultants for the hiring company. Ortolan People are engaged to provide recruitment support in processing applications. We will endeavour to respond to all applicants within three working days. Occasionally for roles with a very high volume of applicants, this may not be possible.

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Brickwork – Construction Lead




Protocol are working with a leading FE College situated in Wirral. It is a very successful, vibrant college that is praised for its positive ethos, good student behaviour and inspiring attitude that encourages all their learners to fulfil their dreams and ambitions. Our client delivers high quality vocational training and higher education courses. The College’s students are at the heart of what they do, and their priority is to prepare all their learners for their future.

Our client currently has an exciting opportunity to join them on a permanent basis as a Construction Lead for Brickwork starting as soon as possible.

Role responsibilities
Planning and delivering Brickwork up to level 3
Motivating students to excel in their subject area

The person & qualifications
Have a minimum of a L3 in Brickwork
Recent experience of teaching
Must be enthusiastic and inspiring to learners
Must have an enhanced DBS on the update service or within 12 months (or be willing to apply for one)

As a Disability Confident business we warmly encourage applications from people with disabilities. Protocol is committed to offering opportunities to people from diverse communities. If you have specific requirements or adjustments please let us know if there is anything we can do to support your application.

About Protocol
Protocol are the specialist full-service recruiter dedicated to education, training and skills. People are at the heart of everything we do. We place people first.
We’re more than a recruitment agency – we pride ourselves on our ongoing support and aftercare delivered by our expert team, and all our candidates benefit from free access to our exclusive online CPD portal, Learning Zone.
Whatever your career goals, we’ve got the right role for you. With a wide range of temporary and permanent positions available, from lecturing and training jobs to assessment and support staff roles, all with very competitive pay rates and benefits – your future is in good hands.

The Legal Bit
Protocol National ltd trading as Protocol are acting as an employment business for this position. If you are successful, Protocol is required to see evidence of your Right to Work in the UK; in addition to you applying for an enhanced DBS Certificate should you not already hold a suitable certificate registered on the DBS Update Service. The position is subject to agreement to Terms and Conditions and suitable application and reference process. As a result of the volume of applications we are currently receiving we regret that we may be unable to respond with individual feedback. If we have not contacted you within two weeks of your application being received then regretfully your application will not be taken forward on this occasion.

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Commercial Analyst – Renewable Energy




Commercial Analyst – Renewable Energy

Algorithmic Energy Management & Optimization

Location. Applicants can be based in London Bishopsgate, EC2N Oslo or Dusseldorf

If you’re a professional or graduate with skills in Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, Engineering or Business, you might be our new colleague

You can start a career that helps to solve the climate crisis, with Statkraft. As a commercial analyst in algorithmic energy management and optimization you will leverage the power of digitalization to trade and steer flexible assets autonomously. Realise the potential of renewable energy. Make a positive impact on our planet.

Why Statkraft?

Statkraft has been making clean energy possible for over a century. That’s what we offer. 125 years of unrivalled expertise in supplying the world with what it needs most. Because in the fight against climate change, we don’t see renewable energy as part of the solution. We believe it must be the solution. With us, you’ll shape a career that is truly forward-facing with many amazing opportunities and offerings to match.

But there’s more work to be done. That’s why we need you to join us.

Working in Algorithmic Energy Management & Analysis Team

Energy Management is responsible for energy management of all Statkraft’s own and 3rd party assets and consumers in Europe, delivering production planning and access to physical energy markets. We also deliver weather, hydrology, climate and market analysis across Statkraft

The Algorithmic Energy Management and Analysis Team is responsible for developing and implementing algorithmic trading and virtual power plant solutions that automatically balance renewables, trade and steer asset flexibility in real-time and run proprietary trading activities. Additionally, the team is responsible for developing and managing renewable power production forecasts in order to commercially optimize Statkraft’s portfolio in the relevant energy markets. The exciting and innovative projects the team works on together with the trading desks are revolutionizing Statkraft’s energy management operations and helping to keep Statkraft as a leading market participant in the complex energy markets of the future.

The energy sector is currently facing a strong transition towards digitalization and automation driven by decentralisation of generation and increased market dynamics. In order to handle the resulting increased complexity efficiently, Statkraft makes use of algorithmic trading and virtual power plant solutions that automatically balance renewable generation, steer asset flexibility in real-time and run trading activities. These algorithms make millions of decisions per day to send orders to the power exchange and steer the physical assets. They are backed up by our state-of-the-art data science infrastructure and monitoring solutions, which need to be continuously developed further.

Key responsibilities

As Commercial Analyst in the Algorithmic Energy Management and Analysis Team you’ll:

  • Develop, improve and document robust optimisation algorithms for a wide class of flexible assets such as batteries, pumped and hydro storages, CCGT’s, gas engines and CHPs
  • Develop and improve trading algorithms for flexible assets in all relevant short-term markets for 3rd party assets and Statkraft’s continental asset fleet
  • Contribute to an “analyst in charge” duty to support the operationally running flexibility trading algos
  • Support the sales team in growing the customer portfolio. Join regular customer meetings and present analyses regarding the customers assets and trading strategies. With a focus on customer satisfaction and continuous improvement you deliver innovative contributions which strengthen our operations.
  • Collect and engineer the data necessary for modelling
  • Contribute to further developing the business and its profit by establishing models and procedures that facilitate extracting the market value of our portfolio

About you:

We are looking for graduates and professionals with backgrounds in Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, Engineering or Business with the essential skills to future-proof our business and renewable energy solutions. That includes knowledge in:

  • Excellent university degree, e.g. in mathematics, physics, computer science or business with strong quantitative focus
  • Strong analytical skills, commercial mind set, quick learner
  • High diligence and quality in coding and model development preferably experience in Python
  • Modelling and programming experience, experience with (stochastic) optimization
  • Experience as an intraday power trader is an asset
  • Experience with the UK short term power markets is an asset
  • Ability to solve analytical problems in limited time when necessary
  • Proactive and independent way of working, high reliability, strong communication skills

At Statkraft, we’re always looking for people with great social and communication skills. People who love to lead, teach and help others learn. English language fluency is necessary, other languages an advantage.

What we offer

A career with Statkraft is a career filled with purpose – meaning that every employee is not just making a living, they are making a real difference to the planet, our communities and the future. Together, we work on the front lines of changing the game for renewable energy. From hydrogen development to algorithmic trading and everything in between. We have 125 years of unrivalled expertise in creating the technologies that put ecosystems, communities and our environment first.

With us, you’ll shape a career that is truly forward-facing with many amazing opportunities and offerings to match. This includes:

  • Unlimited learning opportunities at various levels of the organisation including Linkedin Learning and our internal competence development system “Motimate”
  • The chance to grow your career alongside a truly global network of experts, leaders, specialists and graduates from different countries and backgrounds
  • The opportunity to work somewhere with pride, and to be able to honestly say “My work is contributing to saving the planet”
  • A work culture that puts emphasis on the individual, offering flexible working solutions, parental leave and work life balance principles
  • A focus on fun outside of work, supported by various activity groups.
  • Statkraft offers competitive terms of employment and benefits schemes, and we’re a trusted employer that puts the safety of our people first. We believe that a safe and healthy working environment is a matter of choice, not chance.

Statkraft manages critical infrastructure and services in several countries. The applicant must be eligible for security clearance and authorisation.

For more information about the job, please contact Konstantin Wiegandt Head of Algorithmic EM & Analysis, via e-mail:

By applying for this role, your details will be sent to Ortolan People, who are acting as consultants for the hiring company. Ortolan People are engaged to provide recruitment support in processing applications. We will endeavour to respond to all applicants within three working days. Occasionally for roles with a very high volume of applicants, this may not be possible.

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