About the role
The Street Works Inspector will carry out systematic and ad hoc site inspections, investigations and surveys of street works, road works and highway licences in relation to the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 (NRSWA), the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 the Traffic Management Act 2004 (TMA) and all other associated regulations and codes of practice relevant to highways legislation. As a Shared Service, we have two vacancies for this position. One will be based in Kingston and the other to be based in Sutton.
In this role you’ll work as part of a small team of dedicated inspectors to ensure that the public highways in Kingston and Sutton are maintained in a safe condition for all users, which is our primary concern. The Street Works Inspector duties will include:
- Gather and produce evidence to support and enforce breaches in highway legislation or health & safety. Where required, assist the Network Manager in carrying out prosecutions and / or act as a witness for such evidence in court cases that relate to activities on or adjacent to the public highway.
- Assist the Senior Technician in relation to highway licences, diversion routes or other highway network related matters. Providing cover of basic operational functions relating to the assessment and approval of licences on the Highway for the Senior Technician during periods of absence.
- Operation of NRSWA hosted street works noticing system (confirm desirable), including interrogation/investigation of street works or highway licence notices.
- To be responsible for and lead on a programme of coring, collate, investigate and report findings to the Network Manager.
- Attend site meetings where advice or information is required that relates to temporary traffic management on the highway.
- Attend public meetings to provide technical information about particular schemes and represent the highway/water management authority.
- Escalate any emergencies found on the network accordingly.
- Undertake bespoke data and asset analysis and auditing to support contract monitoring and service performance by others or recommendations for service improvements.
Benefits we offer
Kingston Council has good access to central London and our offices are a short walk from the station based in the middle of the historic and vibrant high street next to the open spaces of the river Thames, offering a wide range of shops, restaurants and leisure facilities; all making for a desirable place to live and work.
The successful candidate will have access to a wide range of staff benefits, some of which include:
- 26 days annual leave - In addition you will receive 8 statutory bank holidays
- Local government pension scheme
- Interest free season loan ticket
- Cycle to work and Zip Car Scheme
- Discounts on a range of local shops, restaurants, gyms and leisure centres
- Comprehensive Learning and Development programme
- A forward thinking and networked organisation where employee’s views are valued.
- Modern and flexible working environment allowing employees to benefit from agile working practices.