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Senior Engineer / Transportation Officer - Highway Reactive Maintenance



Stockport Council

Senior Engineer / Transportation Officer 
Highway Reactive Maintenance
Network Asset Maintenance Team
Job Description

We are seeking to appoint a Senior Engineer / Transportation Officer in the Highway Reactive Maintenance team within the Highways & Transportation Service. The successful applicant will oversee a small team who carry out routine highway safety inspections and arrange reactive repairs. Key aspects of the role include monitoring performance of contractors, working with Utility companies including other key internal and external stakeholders. 

The ideal candidate will have experience of delivering smaller scale maintenance schemes, dealing with complaints, enquiries and service requests from the public and represent the Council in court to defend highway related claims. 

The post-holder will review the profile of enquiries, claims and defects and provide service reports, presenting data at stakeholder meetings when required. 

We are expecting you to work in a fast paced, changing environment and generally show the following:

Ability to guide, develop and support a team of highway inspectors
A working knowledge of GIS systems 
Knowledge of Council policy in relation to safety inspection & repairs with an awareness of other types of highway survey and their purpose
Experience of dealing with enforcement issues using relevant legislation 
A working knowledge of highway maintenance materials and design specifications
Experience of reactive repair work including the various options for traffic control
An understanding of the general principles of highway asset maintenance
Knowledge of the Council’s Committee structure and approval process

This is a permanent post.

System training and support will be provided. 

The successful applicant will be required to carry out regular site visits using their own vehicle and will need the necessary insurance for this type of use. The Council has a scheme in place to reimburse employees who are required to use their vehicle for business purposes.

Working as part of the Network Asset Maintenance team you will be involved in the following:
Highway reactive maintenance 
Highway drainage maintenance
Gully cleansing regime
Contractor performance monitoring
Representing the team at various meetings

Systems and software we are using:
Pecos / SAP (financial)
Kaarbontech (gully maintenance)
Pitney Bowes, Confirm (asset management system)
QGIS mapping
Microsoft Software Suite 

Benefits include:
Flexible working environment
37 hour working week
22 + 2 extra statutory days holiday to start which will increase after 5 years service
Car allowance
Employee discounts
Salary Grade SO1/SO3 (Career Grade) £27,741 to £37,890 

To apply or for more information, please click on the link below;

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working hours

full time

application deadline

11 59 pm

8th Mar 2021