Network Management Streetworks Coordinator

£22.70 - £23.7 per hour
21 Jun 2017
19 Jul 2017
Richard Bennett
Contract Type
Full Time
Responsible to the Head of Network Management for assisting in the application of the
New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 (NRSWA) as amended by the Traffic
Management Act 2004 (TMA) and the London Permitting Scheme (LoPS)

Key Accountabilities
• Assist in the management and development of administrative systems and procedures for the NRSWA, as amended by the TMA, and the London Permit Scheme (LoPS) to ensure permit applications are correctly received and assessed.
• Carry out assessment, co-ordination activities and proactive review of planned works and schemes around development related works affecting the road network and approving Provisional Advance Authorisation (PAA) and Permit Application highlighting any co-ordination issues.
• Manage the interface between Tideway related works and other projects taking into consideration wider implications on the network.
• Undertake review and assessment of submitted traffic schemes and traffic management plans which form part of the planning application, DCO and S278 agreement with all stakeholders accordingly.
• Assess permit applications for accuracy and potential breaches of the NRSWA, TMA and LoPS, discussing details with the works promoters where these do not comply and applying judgement as to any subsequent action, including implementation of the fixed penalty notice (FPN) process to drive improvement and thereby the potential for coordination, granting or refusing Permit Applications in line with the requirements of LoPS applying relevant conditions where applicable.
• Undertake continuous monitoring of Permit applications, major projects and programmes to identify works clashes and collaboration opportunities, based on system advice, experience and local knowledge, and proactively advise and/or negotiate with works promoters on alternative dates to ensure minimal disruption.
• Assist in coordinating and challenging works promoters on their works arrangements including timing, duration, location and traffic management, negotiating to reach an agreement between all parties.
• To keep abreast of technical developments and changes in legislation to ensure compliance with statutory requirements and to be able to take forward innovation relating to the duties of the post.

Person Specification
High level of knowledge, understanding and experience of working with the New Roads and Street Works Act

Detailed knowledge, including the practical application of legislation relating to the LoPS, TMA 2004, Highway Act 1980 and NRSWA 1991

Good understanding of information systems and is application to service delivery

Understanding of local government and contract management

An understanding of Health and Safety Legislation and the requirements in connection with works on the highway

• Experience of delivering high levels of customer service
• Experience in developing partnering arrangements internally and externally
• Experience of representing your organisation with internal and external interests to senior management level within a politically sensitive environment.
• Very good analytical and interpretation skills.
• Experience of road engineering/impact mitigation particularly remedial scheme/traffic signal design.
• The ability to prepare and present reports, presentations and technical findings.
• Experience of managing the implementation of road works and street works.
• Strong understanding of the systems and processes employed in this environment.
• Good negotiation and consultation skills.
• Good understanding of relevant legislation, the political context and public sector environment.
• Excellent communication skills.
• Ability to make decisions based on the interpretation of complex information obtained from a range of sources (numerical and written)
• Ability to organise workload to meet often conflicting targets and deadlines.
• Ability to deal successfully with conflict