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Highways Supervisor

  • Job reference: JAMC610
  • Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Building Surveyors (All Levels), Highways Engineers (All Levels), Project Management
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Job description: A local authority based in West Yorkshire is looking for a Highways Site Supervisor to join their team. This is a full time, temporary ongoing agency role and the successful candidate must have extensive experience in a similar role, relevant professional qualifications (NRSWA/S38/Surveying Degree) and ideally experience in a local authority setting.

The main purpose of the role is to monitor and supervise works undertaken on highways structures and other civil engineering projects carried out by Developers under Section 38 (Highways Act) Agreement, and other highway contracts.

The main responsibilities associated with this role are as follows;

Liaise directly with Developers and Contractors to prioritise workload, plan travel and site inspections to cover all S38 sites throughout the city.
Ensure all construction works and applicable site-safety management standards are being undertaken in accordance with the relevant Regulations and Specifications / Drawings agreed by the City Council for each site.
Identify on-site construction, geotechnical and structural problems, and liaise with the appropriate parties to recommend suitable appropriate changes to the works.
Ensure that an appropriately high standard of workmanship is maintained and that any materials used are of sufficient quality.
Document a comprehensive daily works diary and applicable scheme site file.
Assess works for, and process, bond reductions.
Confirm that works are completed to a satisfactory standard and prepare Provisional and Final certificates on behalf of the City Council.

The successful candidate will demonstrate the following skills/attributes;

Applying extensive knowledge of building defects / construction techniques.
Actively identifying problems and suggesting solutions.
Listening actively, asking questions, clarifying points and understanding.
Developing and contributing to partnerships involving various stakeholders to achieve positive outcomes.
Having good organisational skills and capable of achieving agreed deadlines and targets whilst maintaining quality.
Persuading encouraging or requiring developers and contractors to amend their works to comply with City Council requirements.
Having knowledge of the Specification for Highway Works and of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, plus knowledge of Chapter 8 of the Traffic Signs Manual.
Having appropriate level of experience working on highway construction projects.
Having experience in the use of computers including Word and Excel
Understanding of employees' responsibility for health and safety.
Full UK Driving Licence

The client is looking to move quickly with this role and as such are offering up to £17 p/hour Umbrella Ltd (approx. £450 p/week after deductions) dependant on experience and qualifications. So if this position sounds of interest, email a copy of your up to date CV to or call Jamal at Service Care Construction on 01772 208967

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