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Highways Technician

  • Job reference: JAMC755
  • Location: Shrewsbury, Shropshire
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Highways Engineers (All Levels), Project Management
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Job description: A Local Authority based in Shropshire is looking for a Highways Technician to join their team. This is a full time, temporary ongoing agency role and the successful candidate must have a full relevant highways/civil qualification, extensive experience dealing with all manner of highways maintenance projects and ideally a strong background in Local Authority projects.

The main purpose of the role is to 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.

The main responsibilities associated with the role are as follows;

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
Decision making in accordance with winter maintenance service policy
Partake in the out of hours rotas for winter maintenance, emergency responses etc.
Frequently meet with term maintenance contractors to resolve any issues and promote collaborative working

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

HNC/HND or equivalent in highways or civil engineering related discipline with relevant experience
Experience In Aspects Of Highway/verge Maintenance Operations
Experience in highway inspection of construction/repair work completed
Knowledge of Environmental Protection Act and Highways Act

The client is looking to move quickly with appointing to this position and as such, are offering a rate of between £18 - £22 p/hr Umbrella ltd (Approx. £470 - £560 p/week NET) for the duration of the assignment. 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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