Highway Technicians

Location
Wiltshire
Salary
£24,313 - £26,317 per annum
Posted
24 Oct 2019
Closes
17 Nov 2019
Ref
HAE00395
Job role
Technician
Contract Type
Full time

The local highways and street scene team currently has three vacancies for technicians to carry out the statutory and safety functions of the service.

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This is an interesting and varied role involving inspecting and monitoring the condition of the highway to ensure that it is maintained to the statutory standard and provide the necessary documentation to protect the council from claims.

About the role

You will ensure that roads built by private developers that are to be adopted are constructed in accordance with Wiltshire Council’s specifications by monitoring construction works and liaising with the developer’s agent. You will also inspect and respond to reports from our customers via the MyWiltshire App.

  • Carry out driven and walked inspections of the highway ensuring that it is maintained to the statutory standard and provide the necessary documentation to protect the council from claims.
  • Carry out section 38 inspections ensuring that roads built by private developers that are to be adopted are constructed in accordance with Wiltshire Council’s specifications by monitoring construction works and liaising with the developer’s agent
  • Investigating and actioning service requests submitted by members of the public
  • Approve the placement of skips, scaffolding, hoarding and deposits of materials on the highway and seek their removal if illegally placed.
  • Initiate initial enforcement procedures in relation to the Highways Act 1980, for example overgrown hedges, obstructions and mud on the road, etc. 
  • Give assistance in health and safety and risk assessments both the council’s and partners seeking advice on proper procedures.   
  • Provide cover for other technicians during periods of absences when requested. Provide support to the area engineer in respect to their role in particular with regard to investigations, granting permissions/licences and working with other bodies/originations.  Assist in control of emergencies as required.

About you

You will need an HNC or equivalent in civil engineering or relevant experience in a highways or street scene post, a sound knowledge of mapping systems and excellent IT skills. You will also need to be an effective communicator with excellent negotiation skills.

In return, you will have the opportunity to broaden your technical knowledge in a highways and street scene field with the full support of an experienced team.

You can then make your application online by clicking the apply button at the bottom of this web page.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Find out more and apply

Please download and read the role description and person specification carefully before you apply (see below), as well as our values and behaviours framework (Approximately half of all interview questions relate to the framework).

You can then make your application online by clicking the apply button at the bottom of this web page. If you are submitting a CV please ensure you read our CV and cover letter criteria carefully to avoid your CV being rejected.

For specific information about this job, please contact Christopher Clark, Client Area Manager. Email: Christopher.Clark@wiltshire.gov.uk Telephone: 01225 718369

This role is subject to certain successful security checks; please see role description for more information.

Values and Behaviours Framework

All candidates are assessed against the Council’s Behaviours Framework (available below) during the interviewing process.  Approximately half of all questions relate to the framework.

Click here to download our behaviours framework

Download Attached Documents:
RT08-0526 Technician RD.docx

Interviews, offers and rejections will happen on a rolling basis. This advert will close when sufficient applications have been received. Please apply as soon as possible to ensure that your application can be considered.