Main Responsibilities & Duties
Inspect and monitor the construction of highway infrastructure works implemented via private development, from commencement through to eventual adoption, by undertaking site visits and attendance at site meetings as required.
Instruct and advise developers, their contractor and/or agents upon all matters of specification and quality of workmanship to ensure works are constructed to appropriate standards acceptable to the Highway Authority.
Identify and document definitive lists of defects, decide upon the type and extent of remedial works necessary to address these identified defects, inclusive of these recommendations made in any pre-opening and post-opening Safety Audits and instruct developers, their contractors or agents accordingly.
Ensure the progression to adoption of previously or partially constructed infrastructure works by undertaking surveys that determine the extent of remedial works required. Thereafter compose contract documentation, including designs, specifications, bills of quantities to facilitate the procurement of works via either the Service Provider or private sector contractors. Manage the contract through construction to completion by supervising the works, directing works programming, measuring/valuation of completed works and authorising payments.
Enforce the conditions of all licences and permits granted by the Highway Authority, to developers and/or their contractors, permitting works on the existing public highway network and arranging with the Area Highway Service Manager for any remedial measures to be undertaken by the Highway Authority in default.
Ensure that developers and/or their contractors work in compliance with current health and safety legislation, street works legislation and codes of practice as it relates to works on the public highway with primary emphasis on safety of the general public. Instigate enforcement and/or remedial action where considered appropriate and necessary.
Ensure developers abide by conditions, stipulations and obligations of all agreements with the County Council enabling subsequent adoption of the completed highway infrastructure. Advise upon the enforcement or remedial action to be taken to address any non-compliance.
Technical Audit Role:
Ensure that submitted engineering details for proposed highway infrastructure and improvements, to be implemented either by the private sector or the Highway Authority, comply with the appropriate national, regional or local design manuals and specifications by undertaking a technical audit of key aspects of the proposals.
Research via the Area Highway Service Manager and via on site investigations/appraisal any local highway related issues and existing apparatus within the boundaries of the highway that may have been a bearing on, or be affected by the design, construction and operation of the proposed infrastructure/improvement scheme.
Work with colleagues in Street Works to effectively co-ordinate proposed development infrastructure schemes on the existing highway network by interrogating the Highway Scheme Proposal Register subsequently book road space and update such bookings through the life cycle of the works.
Assess and approve proposed works programmes with consideration to traffic sensitive designations and the effects upon works progress, all road users, road frontagers, businesses etc. of any further timing restrictions imposed by the County Council.
Assess and approve proposals for temporary traffic management to ensure that the highest standards of road safety are maintained throughout the durations of the works.
Arrange for the routine inspection of specialist areas of the works by the Service Provider, coordinate the requirements resulting