My Client, a prestigious Local Authority in Surrey, seeks a Highways Engineer for a contract role
This role is inside IR35
This role is about providing operational delivery of specialist highways and transport related services for the client in one of the teams within Shared Highways & Transport Service
Essential skills and experience required to carry out the role:
- HNC in Highway / Traffic Engineering or equivalent.
- Incorporated Member of a recognised engineering institution or equivalent.
- New Roads & Street Works qualification or accreditation
- A sound educational background with a proven record of continued professional development.
- Experience in design, construction and maintenance of highway improvement Schemes / Projects
- Experience of general civil engineering works and specifications
- Practical experience of highway construction methodologies and techniques
- Experience in planning and supervision of highways and traffic engineering schemes
- Experience in managing consultants/ contractors
- Experience of works ordering, payments and budgetary control
- Budgetary responsibility for specific projects and programmes or work areas
- Experience of work programming, risk identification/management and performance monitoring
- Good understanding of relevant highway and planning legislation, codes of practice and statutory instruments
- Knowledge, including the practical application, of legislation relating to highway matters including the Highway Act 1980, New Roads & Street Works Act 1991
- Knowledge of construction contracts and their administration
- Knowledge of NEC Contracts
- Knowledge of Health & Safety as it relates to working on the public highway
- Good knowledge of new materials, developments and methods in highway maintenance
- Good Knowledge of local government administration and finance
- Evidence of continual professional and personal development and actively develops the skills and knowledge of others
The role involves the following:
Assesses the feasibility of projects and carries out the design, procurement, implementation and supervision of highway maintenance, drainage works, traffic management schemes and other associated works, within allocated budgets
Investigates complaints regarding highways and transport issues and develops scheme proposals to resolve them
Undertakes preliminary site surveys, taking various dimensions, logging street furniture, road markings and signs etc., to allow feasibility, consultation and 'as built' drawings to be prepared
Undertakes accident analysis, identifies road safety issues and develops accident remedial measures to resolve them
Prepares concept and detailed scheme designs and drawings, using computer aided methods where appropriate, estimates costs, obtains competitive quotations in line with the Councils Standing Orders, procurement and financial regulations and supervises works on site (both planned and responsive)
Liaises with the emergency services, statutory undertakers, TfL, public transport operators, officers of this and other local authorities, members of the public and elected Members, for development of proposed schemes and works
Writes reports and deals with correspondence relating to schemes
Prepares preliminary and detailed estimates for works to be undertaken
Undertakes measurement of works, checks contractors applications for payment and keeps appropriate records Informs residents, businesses and elected Members of forthcoming works that may affect them, and maintains close liaison throughout the duration of the works in order to minimise delay, local disruption and disturbance
Provides and drafts technical input into legal agreements for highway and development works and ensures compliance with planning agreements during the applicable period
Provide supporting information to enable the preparation and provision of programme and project updates, cost estimates, and expenditure profiles monitored against targets
Raises Task Request and Task Orders, measures and certifies works undertaken to initiate payment to comply with corporate and contractual targets
Assists in identifying future budget requirements, using asset management principles to support the relevant budget/funding bid submission process
Assists in monitoring allocated budgets, contribute the end of financial year process, e.g. reporting liabilities, and reporting any anticipated variances.
Complies with the statutory provisions of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 CDM Regulations and any other associated legislation or Council Policies and procedures
Provides advice and assists the Streets Inspectors on programmed and responsive highway works
Ensures operational co-ordination of street works and road works in accordance with TMA Permitting and NRSWA requirements, including ensuring that notifications, registration and temporary traffic management requirements are properly provided when works are planned and undertaken
Assists in the preparation of the annual programme of works
Assists in the preparation of the annual programmes of works
Ensures that all relevant asset inventories/records are comprehensive and updated for service planning and budgetary provision
Support the Street Works Co-ordination function in operating the London Permit Scheme (LoPS),
Manages Permit applications ensuring that the only deemed permits that have occurred have been as the result of technical issues and to ensure that the aims of the Traffic Management Act are adhered to
Manages permit fee reconciliation on a monthly basis and deals with financial queries when they arise from utilities
Takes the necessary action to resolve disputes between the Public Utilities and the Public
Manages the issuing and tracking of Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs) when breaches of conditions included in the LoPS are identified by the Streets Inspectors
Monitors expenditure, income, fees and charges in relation to NRSWA and LoPS
Keeps abreast of current NRSWA legislation and Codes of Practice (CoP) and initiates any necessary changes in working practices
Ensures all Public Utilities' and Highway Authority's Notices and Registrations are logged into the computer system, checking that Notices conform to the templates in the CoP for Co-ordination of Street Works, and that the notice periods are correct for the location and type of works
Monitors charge production work specifically related to Defect and Sample Inspection fee charges
Develops procedures within the Team to evolve more efficient ways of working and aid improvement within the performance of the team
Undertakes investigative work to defend charges where they are challenged including Permit Charges and Defect Charges, demonstrating a knowledge and application of key CoP(s) and legislation
Co-ordinates the collation of evidence in the event of prosecution against undertakers for a breach of NRSWA or TMA offences in accordance with the legal team and the Senior Professional Engineer assigned the operational Network Management function
Manages Crystal reports that will provide improved performance management information showing efficiency and effectiveness of the LoPs
Liaises with Utilities and other organisations about works activities on the public highway network
Liaise with Corporate IT to ensure that the IT systems continue to operate effectively and where problems have arisen to help identify and resolve them quickly
Undertakes site visits and inspections with Undertakers when required
Deals with verbal and written enquiries, service requests and correspondence from Councillors, members of the public and other agencies on relevant TMA and NRSWA related matters
Represent the client at various meetings and forums involving street works, such as HAUC meetings
Maintains close working relationships with TfL and other LoPS authorities
Organises performance meetings with stakeholders on a regular basis
Consults with other members of staff from different departments to raise awareness how the LoPS could fit into policies within other departments
Works closely with the Shared Services project managers and engineers to ensure street works and permit compliance is met and parity with Statutory Undertakers is adhered to
Liaises with the Traffic Signals Engineers and others to co-ordinate installations and works for Statutory Undertakers and any other organisations that carry out works affecting the public highway, and to monitor and arrange inspections of such works as required
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