Highway Inspector

£27000 - £30000 per annum
04 Jul 2017
01 Aug 2017
Natasha Jones
Contract Type
Full Time
They are looking for a Highway Inspector to join their team to undertake Safety Inspections, Insurance Inspections and Crossover functions in order to effectively and efficiently meet the Councils Network Management duties.

The company's services include: Planning and development management, building control, land charges, environmental health, trading standards and licensing, cemetery and crematorium, highways, regeneration and strategic planning.

From construction to completion; our highways team deal with all elements of highway design and works not only for the company, but for other local authorities.
About the role

Roles & Responsibilities:

- To assist the Senior Highways Inspector to ensure that the Inspections and other operations are carried out in accordance with documented procedures and in compliance with recommended codes of practice and to agreed timescales.
- Ensure the cost effective and efficient co-ordination of required works identified through the inspections including making effective use of internal resources and external contractors as needed.
- Effectively oversee the works carried out by third party contractors and the Authority to ensure compliance with regard to instructions, specifications, timescales and quality of works.
- To assist in minimising claims and litigation opportunities by fully documenting all observations from site visits/investigations and ensuring appropriate actions are taken in accordance with documented procedures.
- Assist the Senior Highways Inspector in developing procedure documents which clearly define operational process and procedures.
- Assist the Senior Highways Inspector in producing reports as required that demonstrates that process and procedures are being complied with.
- To assist the Senior Highways Inspector in ensuring that the needs of customers and users of the public highway network in Barnet are met where the Council is responsible, justified and appropriate action is taken to establish and understand these needs and feedback is given.
- Ensure effective liaison with other colleagues, services and appropriate outside agencies in order to facilitate efficient working.
- Promote continuous improvement and best value in the work of the section and to the service.
- Undertake inspections in line with key performance indicators and assessment tools to enable improvements to service and quality.
- To represent the Council and/or the Service, when necessary, and attend meetings, area forum, working parties, steering groups and public meetings as necessary and required.
- Assist in dealing with all claims, legal challenges and disputes against the Council that can have an impact financially and in terms of service delivery.
- Ensure that Customer Care strategies are implemented in accordance with agreed Council standards and practices.

Experience & Qualifications:

Essential Qualifications required

Professional qualifications/memberships
NRSWA Supervision
Member/associate member of a professional institution (Desirable)
Substantial experience in local government (Desirable)
Some experience in highway engineering and/or management (Desirable)
Some Experience of supervising contractors (Desirable)
Good knowledge of current legislation (Essential)

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