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Highways Inspector

  • Job reference: JAMC418
  • Location: Thurrock, Essex
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Ground workers, Highways Engineers (All Levels)
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Job description: My client, a local authority based in Essex is looking for a Highways/NRSWA Inspector to join their team. This is a full time, temporary ongoing agency contract and the successful candidate will have a NRSWA accreditation Supervisor Certificate and knowledge of both the NRSWA and TMA.

The main purpose of the role is to inspect activities undertaken by statutory workers on the public highway, ensuring compliance with relevant legislation such as Traffic Management Act 2004, New Roads and Street Works Act 1991, and Highways Act 1980.

The main responsibilities associated with the role are as follows;

To carry out inspections of all streets and footways during and/or following works, monitoring compliance with specifications and codes of practice for signing and guarding, safety, and standard of reinstatement.
Recording of utility works defects and ensuring remedial work is carried out in a timely and satisfactory manner reporting non-compliance to the Street Works Manager.
To collect evidence in respect of offences committed under the Traffic Management Act 2004, NRSWA, Highways Act 1980 and Health and Safety at Work legislation, preparing statements and reporting offences to the Street Works Manager to facilitate the issue of Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs).
To ensure that works undertaken by statutory undertakers meet the requirements of the client's Permit Scheme and provide advice to statutory undertakers, reporting non-compliance to the Street Works Manager.
To inspect, track and manage the quality of utility reinstatements following completion taking into account statutory inspection requirements, coring outcomes and reactive maintenance to ensure that defects are rectified properly and within specified times-scales.
Undertake inspections relating to S50 road openings, with any non-compliance being escalated and reported to Network Manager.
To use the street works permit scheme database to accept, reject and apply conditions to permit applications from utility companies and contractors ensuring compliance with the requirements of the Traffic Management Act and other associated legislation.
To accurately record and input street work activity records using hand-held technology to maximum effectiveness.

The client is looking to move quickly with this role and as such are willing to offer up to £15.50 p/hr Umbrella Ltd, so if this position seems of interest please email a copy of your up to date CV to or call Jamal at Service Care Construction on 01772 208967.