An immediate requirement has arisen for a Highways Inspector to join our clients growing team based in South East London.
As the successful candidate you will be expected to assist the Highways team by providing an inspection, monitoring, and public liaison service relating to the highway network. The main responsibilities will include completion of visual inspections of the highway assets to identity defects and raising works orders with the contractors or defect notices with utility companies to arrange suitable repairs.
·Research, resolve or refer enquiries concerning matters relating to street inspection activities, ensuring that issues are dealt with in accordance with current procedures, specifications, policies and legislation.
·Undertake inspections of the highway assets, identifying defects and ordering suitable repairs using appropriate guidelines whilst demonstrating an awareness of financial processes and budget control. (Some of this work will require attendance at weekends and outside normal working hours)
·Liaise with contractor's representatives to monitor contractors' work and processing of invoices.
·Produce and process all works' requests and defaults arising from site inspections and performance monitoring functions.
·Deal with rechargeable works enquiries and raise works instructions as required.
·Investigate and report on all claims submitted by users of the streets in the Borough. Where necessary assist in the preparation of legal proceedings, providing witness statements and attend Court to give evidence.
·Carry out investigations of public utility works in accordance with the New Roads and Streetworks Act 1991 and subsequent revisions thereof, serving Defect Notices to responsible third parties.
·Perform appropriate enforcement duties to ensure that activities associated with the public highway, the local environment and its associated assets comply with current policies and legislation. Where necessary assist in the preparation of legal proceedings, providing witness statements and attend Court to give evidence.
·Participate in the operation of the emergency procedures for dealing with urgent problems, including Winter Service duties, both during and outside normal working hours.
·Take part in the training and instruction of trainees and new staff in the relevant areas of responsibility.
·Undertake any other duties commensurate with the level of the post, as required to ensure the efficient and effective running of the Department / Section.
There is an opportunity for this position to last longer than the initial 6 months, with a chance of going permanent too.
For a full description and further information on the role, please call Luke Clifford at Carrington West on ************. IND123
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 Luke at Carrington West on ************ for more information.