Highways Inspector

Posted 14 February 2023
Salary £28 - 30 per hour
LocationCentral Bedfordshire
Job type Contract - Full Time
Job duration6 Months
Discipline Highways, Transport & Infrastructure
Contact NamePhoebe Kingston

Job description

Highways Inspector

We are currently assisting one of our clients based in Bedfordshire to find an experienced and available Highways Inspector

What you will be doing:

·Inspect and monitor the councils highway network to ensure it is maintained in a safe and serviceable condition and take action for non-compliance under Highways Act.
·Inspect the integrity and structure of the council's highway network, determine any appropriate remedial action that is required and raise task orders instructing the council's contract to take action
·Inspect and monitor our highway contractor's work on the public highway to ensure compliance with permit requirements and the council's network management responsibilities.
·Communicate effectively with Highways Traffic and Highways Improvement colleagues and stakeholders in the delivery of the service.
·Keep accurate records of inspections and maintain and update Highways records
·Ensure the delivery of the Highways Maintenance Contract through the performance management of the appointed Service Provider.
·Manage the contract by monitoring the provider's performance, ensuring that corrective measures are taken in cases of underperformance.
·Monitor the providers performance by undertaking inspections of completed works, and measuring their performance against contracted service standards
·Analyse performance information and produce reports, seek agreement on payments/deductions in accordance with agreed performance standards.
·Provide advice on the Highways Maintenance Contract and to service colleagues, elected members, internal departments and members of the public and ensure effective communication with all stakeholders.
What you will need to succeed:
·Highways Act 1980 and key highway authority responsibilities.
·Steetworks legislation including New Roads and Street Works Act & Traffic Management Act
·Highway safety inspection
·Highway reinstatement methods and materials.
·Works promoters' highway operations.
·Health and safety as it effects works on the public highway.
·Sound engineering knowledge of highway maintenance
·Knowledge and understanding of specialist area of engineering and associated IT systems, applications and packages.
·Knowledge of use of engineering contracts for delivery of works.
·Appreciation of performance management and quality in service delivery.
·Appreciation of legal agreements and their use to secure improvements to the borough's infrastructure including its economic development and regeneration.
Previous experience in Highways is essential for this role.
Carrington West are also looking for Engineers & Transport Planners with similar backgrounds across the South of UK - please get in touch to find out more.

For a full description and further information on the role, please call Phoebe Kingston at Carrington West on 02393 876043 or email phoebe.kingston@carringtonwest.com

If you feel that you are right for this role technically, but the rate, location or seniority does not suit you specifically then please still feel free to send us your CV. We constantly recruit for roles very similar to this one at all levels UK Wide. We are always keen to chat with you discreetly about your employment situation.

Even if you are happy in your current role for now, we always welcome calls from Highways, Traffic & Transportation professionals keen to make their introductions for future months or years. Our specialist team has a combined 25+ years experience in this market. Please call Phoebe at Carrington West on 02393 876043 for more information

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