Street Works Officer

Reference HQ00021692
Service Cambridgeshire County Council
Contract Type Temporary
Duration Initially three months
Location Cambridgeshire
Job Type Full-time
Hours per week 37
Rate £14.38 per hour

About the job:

As a Street Works Officer for Cambridgeshire County Council through Opus Cambridgeshire, your key priority is to carry out inspections of Street Works and other Highway Works as required to ensure compliance with NRSWA and the Cambridgeshire Permit Scheme and other associated specifications, codes of practice, legislation and regulations.

Working from Alconbury Weald.

  • Undertake pre-works site meetings, agree conditions
  • Undertake sample, third party and routine inspections, take photographs, prepare site inspection reports verbally notify and physically serve defect notices as appropriate.
  • Carry out S74 site inspections take photographs and compile information packs to enable S74 charges to be raised.
  • Carry out S81 site inspections take photographs and compile information packs to enable S81 re-charges to be raised
  • Carry out Permit Compliance Inspections take photographs and compile information packs to enable Fixed Penalty Notices to be raised as appropriate
  • Provide daily advice and support to Street Works and Permit Coordinators
  • Feedback to Coordination team
  • Record Permit Inspections
  • Provide witness statements as and when required in the prosecution of statutory undertakers found to be in breach of NRSWA and Cambridgeshire Permit Scheme and other associated specifications, codes of practice, legislation and regulations.
  • Hold defect joint site visits with statutory undertakers and/or their appointed representatives.
  • Liaise with the Police, Cambridgeshire Highways, and statutory undertakers with regard to S278, S50 and traffic management related issues.
  • Deal with correspondence and third party complaints as required
  • Collect and maintain records, manage data and performance information, accurate data entry in to the back office IT systems.

The successful candidate will ideally have the NRSWA Supervisors Accreditation, together with a degree in a related subject or HND or HNC or Civil Engineering or equivalent relevant experience.

Successful candidates will also have knowledge of the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 and the ability to use specialist back-office management software.

  • Holiday entitlement of up to 31 days per annum, pro-rata (including bank holidays) where applicable
  • Permanent equivalent council pay rates offered from commencement
  • Pension contribution from employer
  • Flexible working hours
  • Opus candidates hear about jobs first
  • Opportunity to apply for permanent positions as an ‘internal candidate’
  • Gain experience to support permanent applications

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CCC are proud to serve the diverse communities of Cambridgeshire/Peterborough and want our workforce to reflect this diversity, which we believe is beneficial for our employees, the organisation and the communities we serve.

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