6 month contract with potential to go permanent
Â£16.95p/hr PAYE/ Â£21.00 LTD or Umbrella
An exciting opportunity has arisen within the highways and engineering division of a central/ west London council who are currently recruiting for a highways licensing inspector.
1.1 To undertake the inspection, recording and reporting of street works, licences, highway infrastructure and surface apparatus defects in accordance with street works legislation and associated regulations and codes of practice and other relevant highways legislation.
2. DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES
Key personal duties in order of importance:
2.1 To be responsible for carrying out systematic and ad hoc inspections, investigations and surveys of street works, highway licences and potential infringements of highway and other related legislation
2.2 To issue notices and other relevant instructions to utility companies, the emergency services, contractors and other technical support resources, concerning defective street works including remedial measures to ameliorate dangerous street works and highway surface defects
2.3 To be familiar with relevant aspects of the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 and Traffic Management Act 2004.
2.4 To extract notice and sample monitoring information from the Street Works Register for utility company street works and to use data capture devices for site recording of street works and associated highway defects, contravention and other data.
2.6 To authorise and expedite works on a rechargeable basis to private and utility companies, developers, frontagers and others to maximise financial recovery and prevent highway infrastructure deterioration.
2.7 To systematically record and collate relevant safety and defect inspections and details of works undertaken to demonstrate that the council has used all reasonable measures in the performance of their highway maintenance function in accordance with highway and street-works law and related legislation.
2.8 To initiate, supervise and monitor enforcement action under the relevant Highways Act and where any offence continues, to take action in support of others to obviate danger and/or prosecute offender(s) where appropriate.
2.9 To instruct the Council’s Legal Department’s Debt Recovery division or other sections to ensure that where offence(s) or defects have occurred, the Council’s costs incurred in obviating a danger or the making good of any defect(s) are recovered in full.
2.10 To attend appropriate training courses in relation to the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 and Traffic Management Act 2003 to ensure the Council’s compliance with any changes in the regulations associated Codes of Practice and any other related matters.
2.11 To respond to inquiries from members of the public, Councillors, stakeholders, and other departments of the Council and to take appropriate action, without prejudicing the Council’s position in litigation over accidents, planning appeals, and traffic enforcement.
2.12 To constantly review methods and procedures in order to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the highway maintenance and street works service, including the use of new technology.
2.13 To work effectively as a member of a team to ensure a good understanding of all highway maintenance, utility company and other highway related activity in progress in the borough. To provide safety cover in a colleague’s absence for all priority work and ensure that this is processed or completed on time.
2.14 To use computer and other IT equipment required carrying out the duties of the post.
2.15 To participate in the Environment department’s contribution to ensuring an effective response to civil and other emergencies using skills/expertise relevant to the functions of the post, and in accordance with Council emergency procedures.
2.16 To ensure that all work is undertaken within the framework of the Division’s
Quality Management System, providing support as necessary for auditing.
2.17 To carry out performance monitoring and report on performance indicators as
Contact: Marta Dimetros