Highways Inspector (Morpeth).2872

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
24/09/2021 23:59
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Traffic / Highways / Road Safety
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Coopies Lane Depot
Number of posts:
Closing date:
24 Sep
Further Information

Highways Inspector (Permanent, Full time)

£24,982 - £27,741 (Band 6)

You will be responsible for the planning and carrying out statutory highway inspections within the Castle Morpeth Area, process results and effectively manage the resources on general and routine maintenance work to achieve the required response times and financial performance and compliance within service specification. Plan and organise the provision of plant and materials to depot and sites as well as leading a dedicated local response gang, providing clear guidance to staff, delegating work appropriately and motivating staff to achieve set objectives. Carry out place of work assessments, undertake dynamic risk assessments and make sure all requirements are in place prior to commencement of any work. Maintain and update highways inspection routes as and when necessary on Mayrise Highways system. Assist with the planning and supervision of winter services operations

You will carry out visual safety inspections of the public highway and other council maintained open spaces, Investigate complaints and enquiries associated with highway and environmental issues and to ensure their successful resolution, including being responsible for all forms of communication with internal and external bodies and customers. Represent the interests of Highways and Neighbourhood Services for the County Council at Public, District or Parish Council meetings as required.

You should have working knowledge of highway law and procedures as well as Investigating third party public liability insurance claims, assist Insurance Section in formulating a defence and represent Council in Court to defend claims. Also to fully develop, implement and enforce any existing or new National or Regional Legislation or Policies.

Travel to operational sites on a daily basis throughout the county with occasional visits to area offices and training premises further a- field. Site visits occur at all times of the year and in all weather conditions. Lone working on highway or further a- field most of the time, need concentration and awareness to ensure own and others safety when working on the highway.

You should have experience of the supervision of individuals and teams, essentially you should hold a BTEC or ONC in Civil Engineering have NVQ level 3 Qualification in an appropriate subject and the ability to work towards a relevant NVQ Level 4 Qualification. The ability to understand complex detailed spoken and written instructions.

For a copy of the job description/person specification please see the supporting documents.

We have some outstanding benefits to offer you, including:

· 25 days annual leave plus public and bank holidays (rising to 30 after 5 years of service)(pro-rata for part-time employees) · Automatic enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme

· Flexi scheme applicable to majority of roles

· Local government discount schemes available to all employees with offers at local businesses along with various national brands

· A commitment to work-life balance offering flexibility through various schemes including job sharing, home working, flexible working, part-year working, and compressed hours

· Car Leasing Scheme

For guidance on completing your application and for information about our Equality and Diversity principles, please check the Northumberland Council Website.

We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. If you wish to notify us of your eligibility for this scheme please email hrrecruitment@northumberland.gov.uk with your name and the job title you have applied for and one of the recruitment team will ensure this is factored in the shortlisting process and kept anonymous. If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to attend an interview please also let the team know.

Closing date for applications is midnight on 24th September 2021