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Highways Engineer

  • Job reference: JAMC782
  • Location: Shrewsbury, Shropshire
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Project Management
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Job description: My client, a local authority based in Shropshire is looking for Highways Maintenance Technician to join their team. This is a full time, temporary ongoing agency contract and the successful candidate must have a relevant highways qualification for example NRSWA, experience with lines/signs/drainage and ideally extensive experience managing teams in local authority/public sector roles.

The main purpose of the role is to lead and manage the day to day activities on the Highway ensuring that the highway remains safe and fit for purpose.

The main responsibilities of the role are as follows;

Highway maintenance technicians respond to customer service requests, undertake scoping and quoting processes in line with contractual requirements, monitor contractor performance and develop programmes for routine maintenance programmes such as lines, signs, cleansing and drainage.
Respond and resolve customer service requests in line with Council timescales
Assist in the preparation of Freedom of Information and insurance claim responses for queries within the post holders remit
Monitoring of contractor performance
Undertaking scoping and quoting process in line with contractual requirements
Ensure processing of payment requests from contractors/consultants are resolved promptly and in accordance with contractual timescales
Proactively manage payment disputes with the contractor within contractual timescales
Focus on ensuring value for money when ordering and scoping works
Support development of the Future Works Programme
Manage work identified by inspectors that is outside the scope of their remit

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following competencies/attributes;

Relevant Highways Qualification
Experience with Managing all kinds of highway repairs and maintenance
Experience of highway inspections
Construction methods and maintenance techniques

The client is looking to move quickly with appointing to this position and as such, are offering £24p/hour Umbrella Ltd depending on experience/qualifications (approx. £600 NET p/week after deductions) for the duration of the role. If this position sounds of interest, please email a copy of your up to date CV to or call Jamal at Service Care Construction on 01772 208967.

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