We are looking for Highway Inspectors to carry out Highway Safety Inspections as per our Statutory function
About the role
As a Highway Authority Brighton and Hove City Council have a statutory duty to inspect and to ensure that the public highway is maintained in a safe condition in accordance with council policy and DfT guidance standards. This duty includes undertaking routine inspections of all roads in the city at least twice a year, investigating and addressing reports/complaints and compiling reports for the council’s insurers arising from accident claims against the Highway Authority.
In order to fulfil this role a highway inspector must have:
A good understanding of highways legislation specifically Sec 41 and 58 and Well Managed Highway Infrastructure.
The skill to judge the overall “risk” posed by a defect in order to assign an appropriate repair response time, taking into account both the severity of the defect and the likelihood of someone encountering it.
A sound knowledge of highways materials and construction and competence to recognise early signs of structural failure.
Good time management skills and ability to prioritise own workload, in particular with regard to inspections that must be completed as scheduled and complaints that must be assessed in a timely manner.
Good communication skills both written and verbal and ability to work closely with key stakeholders including local transport operators, businesses, local communities, councillors and a variety of teams from across the City Council.
Interview date: w/c 09/11/2020
For an informal discussion, please contact Simon Marchant- Highway Asset and Maintenance Team Manager email@example.com
We highly recommend you read the ‘Statement Guidance’ below before you apply for this job. It is important you are able to show how you meet the essential criteria within the Person Specification when applying. Not following this guidance is likely to reduce your chances of success.
At Brighton & Hove City Council we offer staff a range of benefits. If you choose to work for us, in return we can offer you:
A competitive salary
Career average pension scheme
Generous holiday (23 days rising to 25 days after 5 years)
An opportunity to enhance your knowledge and skills
A range of other staff benefits
Find out more about Living in Brighton & Hove on our website.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.
Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System.
From 6 April 2011 the Home Office has placed a permanent restriction on the number of migrant workers that all Tier 2 (General) Sponsors can recruit. Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.
We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, LGB, female or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce.
As part of Brighton & Hove City Council's ongoing commitment to redeployment, please note that this vacancy may be withdrawn at any stage of the recruitment process, without prior notice if a suitable redeployee (internal employee at risk of redundancy) is identified.