Street Works Inspector – Transport & Environment

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Street Works Inspector – Transport & Environment
Contract / Temporary

Warrington 0007 124C / 1

Posted: 23rd February 2023 11:00
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  • Pay Rate:

    £15.97 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 5-6 months

  • WARRINGTON, Cheshire,

    WA1 4AL

What's involved with this role:

Temporary Street Works Inspector – Transport & Environment

Reference no: Warrington 0007 124C / 1

Pay rate: £15.97 per hour PAYE

Please note that the pay rate for this role is likely to be uplifted to reflect a higher than standard holiday allocation

Rate is negotiable for the right candidates – please state pay expectation clearly on your CV

Role length:  This opening assignment is for 5-6 months

Full and valid driving licence required

The Street Work Inspector is key to ensuring the Council meets its obligations under the New Roads & Street Works Act and in the effective delivery of the Permit Scheme. The role is integral to ensuring compliance with regulations, codes of practice and local procedures; coordinating works and other activities on the highway network; protecting the highway asset and minimising delays and disruption to highway users.

To undertake on site inspections and activities associated with the maintenance and management of highway assets including but not exclusively roads, footways, drainage in accordance with the statutory requirements of the Highways Act and Traffic Management Act. The role is to ensure the highway assets are maintained fit for purpose within resources allocated.

Key responsibilities:

  • Carry out inspections of utility companies, contractors and other 3rd parties working on the highway network. Make accurate records of those inspections and findings so that utility companies and other 3rd parties and their contractors can affect remedial repairs.
  • Undertake safety and serviceability inspections of assets and raise repairs as required to ensure highway related assets are maintained and inspected to appropriate standards in accordance with best practice and current legislation.
  • Play a part in planning and co-ordinating works in such a way as to minimise disruption to highway users. Undertake appropriate statutory street works/Permit inspections within timescale as required in accordance with up to date legislation and best practice and as directed by the Asset Maintenance and Street works Team Leader.
  • Use handheld computers to receive and record inspections. Working outdoors for long periods of time in all weather conditions.
  • Travel around Warrington, meeting utility company and contractor representatives and explaining in what way they have not complied with regulations and specifications and arranging and negotiating remedial actions.
  • Interact with the public and deal with and respond to customer complaints.
  • Undertake inspections of works on the highway network to ensure compliance with the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991, Specification for the Reinstatement of Openings in the Highway Code of Practice, Safety at Road and Street Works Code of Practice, Co-ordination Code of Practice and the Warrington Permit Scheme.
  • Propose remedial actions for defects and safety risks.
  • Undertake all inspections to the highest possible standards and in a timely manner adhering to all agreed timescales.
  • Be responsible for a handheld/personal computer and other equipment ensuring it is operating and used correctly and kept safe and secure.
  • Deal with customer requests and complaints in a timely and professional manner giving accurate information to all relevant interested parties and stakeholders.
  • Challenge unsafe and below standard work and practices of utility companies, WBC and other 3rd parties working on the highway. Undertake enforcement of illegal activities in accordance with the Highways Act, New Roads and Street works Act (TMA), Permitting and other appropriate up to date legislation as required. Attend court and support the legal process as required in the defence of claims made against the Council.


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


  • HNC Civil Engineering or equivalent technical discipline.
  • Highway Inspector Training City & Guilds Units 301 and 311 desirable.
  • Highways Inspector Registration with the IHE desirable.
  • SCS construction training certificate desirable.
  • Street works supervisor accreditation certificate desirable.



  • Experience of corresponding with members of the public, Council Members, MP’s and other stakeholders.
  • Experience of inspecting the highway and associated assets to appropriate standards and legislation.
  • Experience of serving enforcement notices in accordance with the Highways Act.
  • Experience of inspecting and supervising statutory undertakers work on the highway.
  • Experience of inspecting the highway in accordance with the New Roads and Street works Act (TMA) and serving appropriate notices and challenges as required.
  • Experience of applying the standard method of measurement and specification for highway works related to repairs to the highway desirable.
  • Experience of inspecting and recording technical data for highway assets desirable.



  • Knowledge and application of legislation and procedures/guidance relevant to street works activities.
  • Knowledge and application of legislation and procedures/guidance relevant to maintenance and enforcement of highway assets.
  • Basic knowledge of contract procedures and conditions relevant to the construction industry desirable.



  • Ability to analyse situations and issues and develop solutions to problems whilst on site.
  • Ability to develop co-operative working relationships with the public, contractors, utility companies and council members.
  • Ability to write technical reports and correspondence and to explain technical issues to a non-technical person.
  • Ability to work to technical specifications and research emerging legislation and technical requirements relevant to maintenance of highway assets.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrable organisational and planning skills to determine priorities, manage workload and manage effectively to ensure deadlines are met.
  • Ability to appraise situations, determine requirements and identify the most appropriate actions.
  • Ability to use Excel and perform arithmetic calculations.
  • Full and valid driving licence.


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. Full Driving licence.
  5. ***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.
  6. 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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Street Works Inspector – Transport & Environment
Client Category: Local Authority

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