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Job Ref:  EMP373282
Employer:  Matchtech Group plc.
Industry:  Highways & Transport
Country:  United Kingdom
County/State:  Essex
Salary:  £20 - £23/hour
14/10/2016 21:33
Our client is looking for a highways inspector to join a busy team on a 3-6 months contract to start ASAP.

Highways Inspection

The Job
The job will include inspecting the highway at agreed frequencies in order to maintain the highway in a safe and usable condition. It will involve collating, reporting and recording information; assessing condition of highway network, recommending and inputting to the design of remedial works; organising repairs and works identified in the annual maintenance programme, checking compliance with technical standards.
Monitor and control work on the highway by third parties and to deal with highway complaints, enforcement and insurance issues arising on the highway
To ensure efficient and effective delivery of the service to meet assigned Corporate, Directorate, Group and Unit objectives
NA carry out regular routine safety & service inspections on foot or by vehicle of the public highway recording all defects and its general condition such that the Council’s special defence provided by Section 58 Highways Act 1980 is not compromised having regard to carriageways, footways, cycleways, drainage systems, verges & trees, safety barriers& fences, road markings and signs etc. to the frequencies and standards prescribed.
2. To regularly inspect the public highway and those private highways under the Borough’s control (as determined by the senior management) to locate defects and areas likely to cause danger to the users of the highway, maintain accurate records determine and initiate remedial work
3. To download inspection data collected either electronically or in paper form.
4. Arrange remedial treatments for all defects which fall outside the adopted standards in an effective manner, ensuring essential records are kept of all repairs carried out.
5. To assist in team scheduling and the preparation of the annual programmes of works which will include identifying a priority programme of repairs for roads and footpaths for the areas within your inspection area.
6. To assist in the monitoring annual work programmes and to inspect work undertaken to maintain public highway.
7. To assist in the establishment and regular updating of computer held records of highway defects and provide Key Performance Indicator information on the Contractors’ performance
8. To provide information of the condition of the highway in response to third party claims and to represent the Council at meetings with the public and’ when necessary, at Court Hearings
9. Co-ordinate and inspect Utility Company works (Gas, Water, Electricity, British Telecom etc) on the highway and undertake Section 74 inspections if necessary
10. Inspect trenches and openings in the highway, identify defects, assess remedial action and organise works by Public utilities.
11. To monitor any activities within the Public Highway for compliance with current legislation and Council policy. To take appropriate enforcement action when required to ensure the proper and lawful use of highways.
12. Assist in determining the public highway limits in response to requests from Land Charges
13. Deal with telephone inquiries and written correspondence .Investigate and respond promptly to complaints and requests from elected members of the Council, Parish/Town Councils, other Directorates of the Council, Contractor and Partnership organisations and the public.
14. To be conversant with and maintain knowledge of the Highways Act 1980, New Roads and Street Works Act 1991,Traffic Management Act 2004, codes of practice and current legislation as it relates to the Unit’s responsibilities
15. To assist in the management of emergency situations arising as a result of roadtraffic accidents etc
16. To actively participate in promoting and assisting in the Group community engagement activities
17. To participate as required in out-of-hours duties as required by senior management
18. To be aware of and adhere to the Council’s health and safety policies and procedures. To be aware of and to comply with all Health and Safety requirements for both personal safety and that of other road users.
19. The postholder must adhere to the Council’s published guidelines relating to confidential information as covered by current Data Protection legislation. In particular, information must not be disclosed to unauthorised people or organisations.
20. To undertake any such comparable duties that may be allocated from time to time, as may be reasonably required and which are consistent with the general level of responsibility of this post.
21. To carry out the above duties in accordance with the Council’s Equalities Policies
To apply for this position, candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.
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