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Street Works Officer
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/13485/12330
  • Published: Fri 19/02/2021, 15:43 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 07/03/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £31,273 per annum
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Leatherhead

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Street Works Officer

This is an opportunity to join a dynamic and innovative team that work closely together to determine best ways of working. The role involves lone working for much of the day, carrying out inspections on statutory Undertakers’ traffic management at sites that are in progress and the subsequent reinstatement of any excavations in the highway. You will also be helping to manage Surrey’s permit scheme ensuring that works are undertaken with a valid permit and any conditions placed on the permit are being adhered to.

Surrey County Council also operate a Lane Rental scheme on the most traffic sensitive sections of the network and close monitoring of any works on these roads will be an essential part of the role.

As part of the team, you will work with the Street Works Compliance Team Leader and other Street Works Officers to continually assess current ways of working and to determine if these can be improved.

Surrey County Council’s Street Works Team manage the activities of statutory undertakers and Surrey’s own contractors works on the highway network. The Street Works Compliance Team’s role is primarily to monitor the performance of the statutory undertakers. This will include working closely with the Street Works Coordination Team to ensure that utility works are completed expediently and with the minimum disruption to highway users and residents.

You will conduct site inspections to ensure that Streetworks and Roadwork activities on the public highway are completed in a safe and effective manner in accordance with any conditions placed upon the permit for each activity; and that the reinstatement of the highway is completed in accordance with the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 (NRSWA) and associated Codes of Practice, as amended by the Traffic Management Act 2004 (TMA) and the South East Permit scheme within Surrey. This contributes to the key Local Transport Plan objective of reducing congestion and ensuring the best possible service to all highway users.

To apply and be considered for this position your application will clearly evidence:

  • Experience of working in a 'Lone working' on-site Highway environment, including related risk assessments
  • New Roads and Street Works Act (NRSWA) Supervisor accreditation including modules for SLG as well as reinstatement.
  • Experience of operational and administrative NRSWA & TMA activities, including specialised computer systems
  • Sound knowledge of the Specification for the Reinstatement of Openings in the Highway (SRoH) and the Safety at Street Works & Road Works, A Code of Practice
  • A working knowledge of the range of relevant principles, practices, and procedures relating to highway maintenance and construction
  • Technical knowledge of relevant legislation especially New Roads & Street Works Act 1991, Traffic Signs Regulations, Road Traffic Act, Health & Safety At Work Act, Traffic Management Act 2014 and the application of the legislation when making decisions about works proceeding on the highway
  • The ability to take a flexible approach to your work

Knowledge and practice of current site safety procedures and guidance, as well as temporary traffic management, is essential.

For more information please find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job description.

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For an informal discussion contact Michael Coombes on 07815 439424 or by e-mail at Michael.coombes@surreycc.gov.uk.

We look forward to receiving your application. 

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The job advert closes at 23:59 on 07/03/2021.

Interviews will take place on the week commencing 15/03/2021.

From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years’ service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

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