Network Inspector / Permits – Engineering & Surveying

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Network Inspector / Permits – Engineering & Surveying
SLOUGH, Berkshire
Interim Position

Slough RQ743274

Posted: 24th November 2022 13:30
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  • Pay Rate:

    £25.00 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    35 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 2-3 months

  • SLOUGH, Berkshire,

    SL1 2EJ

What's involved with this role:

Interim Network Inspector / Permits – Engineering & Surveying

Reference no:  Slough RQ743274

Pay rate: £25.00 per hour PAYE

To provide inspection and coordination services to facilitate greater control of all works activities on the road network to minimise disruption, and to help in maintaining the expeditious movement of traffic on the network. Ensure compliance with network / Street Works legislation and codes of practice and that all applicable income is collected in order to maintain a ‘cost neutral scheme.

Key responsibilities:

  • Assist in ensuring that the Council discharges its legal duties in relation to the requirements imposed by the TMA, NRSWA and SEPS in respect of management of the highway network.
  • Complete inspections of statutory undertaker and highway authority works to ensure compliance with all conditions stipulated via the SEPS.
  • Complete computer generated random sample inspections of statutory undertaker, highway authority and licensee works to ensure compliance with the Safety at Street Works Code of Practice, Specification for the Reinstatement of Openings in the Highway (SROH), and to issue defect notices and/or directions as appropriate.
  • Complete computer generated random sample inspections of completed works (including highway authority works for road purposes) in order to monitor potential for section 74 overruns and issue challenges to works durations as appropriate.
  • Identify and report failures of statutory undertaker apparatus or the highway assets to the relevant parties and to follow up until remedied.
  • Procure remedial action from the term maintenance contractor, as a consequence of dangerous failures and to programme and complete follow-up inspections resulting from the issue of defect notices to works promoters.
  • Assist in the collection of evidence as may be required to support legal action related to the work within the scope of this post.
  • Assist in the coordination of works and activities on the highway network and liaise with the Statutory Undertakers, internal works promoters, the public, elected members, the Police, and all other relevant organisations concerning highway works and events, and to deal with any related correspondence.
  • Assist in the assessment of permit applications and the granting, refusal, or request for modification of permit requests. Also to monitor compliance via the inspection process and to assist with the issuing of Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs) or recommendation of prosecution where appropriate.
  • Produce and keep adequate records and to facilitate the compilation of statistics, reports or other relevant material as may be reasonably required.


“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:

  • NRSWA supervisor level certification.
  • Technical knowledge of highway maintenance and construction techniques.
  • Reasonable knowledge of traffic management and site safety.
  • Some experience in Highway / Network engineering environment.
  • Experience in assisting in the delivery of projects and programmes, ideally within the public sector, and providing effective administrative, financial and project support.
  • Ability to communicate and commit to a shared purpose and direction, aligned to the council’s vision, strategies and plans.
  • Experience of managing others and ensuring people are engaged and motivated.
  • Able to plan, prioritise and deliver allocated work within agreed processes and frameworks, including co- ordinating work of others.
  • Excellent customer service skills and an understanding of customers’ needs.
  • Flexibility and the ability to move between and across additional specialisms.
  • Ability to handle and process computerised data and information with care, accuracy, confidentiality and security to ensure accurate and reliable information.
  • Strong IT skills using Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).


NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via [email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly. SEE DETAILS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS AD.

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If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. ***Qualification details and any other experience/skills relevant to the job role to help support your application (and help us to help you!) – please give full details within your CV document.
  5. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed.


Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for.



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Job Ref: Slough RQ743274
Network Inspector / Permits – Engineering & Surveying
Client Category: Local Authority

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