NRSWA Inspector

Posted 20 July 2022
Salary Up to £25 per hour
Job type Temporary
DisciplineProfessional & Technical
ContactLiam Burgess

Job description

Job Title: NRSWA Inspector

To undertake the inspection, recording and reporting of Street Works, Permits, Highway infrastructure and surface defects in accordance with street works legislation and associated regulations and code of practice and other relevant highways legislation.

To ensure compliance with the NRSWA and Northamptonshire's permit scheme for road and street works to enable the County Council to hold utility providers accountable for their works on the highway network.

Main accountabilities

Please list the accountabilities in descending order of priority. Please include 6-9 accountabilities.

Main accountabilities


Carry out and record Category A, B & C inspections in line with relevant legislation (NRSWA). Identifying, reporting and recording utility defects on the public highway. Downloading inspection data collected either electronically or in paper form. Meeting representatives from utilities companies to agree on section 72, 74 & 81 defects and remedials.


Monitor the activities of utilities on the highway network. Assist in the development of traffic management measures as required. Deal with matters as required by the NRSWA legislation and Northamptonshire County Councils permit scheme for road and street works.


Support the resolution of customer complaints and queries by providing detailed information.


Advise utilities, council staff and contractors undertaking private openings on the technical aspects of the NRSWA including materials specification and construction methods detailed in the NRSWA Code of Practice for reinstatements. Check that both supervisors and operatives present on-site carry NRSWA accreditation.


To ensure that the Statutory Undertakers adhere to Health and Safety legislation in relation to both on site working practices and aspects associated with work on the highway and safety of the travelling public. In particular, to ensure that Chapter 8 of the Traffic Signs Manual is adhered to. Close down sites contravening any legislation with regard to Health and Safety.


To support the Highways and Street Works Co-ordinator/Manager in provision, management and Co-ordination of Street Works.


To demonstrate awareness/understanding of equal opportunities and other people's behavioural, physical, social and welfare needs.