18 May 2021 | Environment

Vacancy – Lancashire County Council – Street Works Inspector

Title – Street Works Inspector

Location – Bamber Bridge, South Ribble

Salary £21,748-£25,481 per annum

Type – Permanent, Full Time

Hours – 37 hours per week

Reference – 2100014C

Lancashire County Council has an opportunity for a Street Work Inspector within the Highways Regulation Team.

The Street Work Inspector is key to ensuring Lancashire County Council meets its obligations under the New Roads & Street Works Act and in the effective delivery of the Lancashire Permit Scheme.  The role is integral to:

  • ensuring compliance with regulations, codes of practice and local procedures.
  • co-ordinating works and other activities on the highway network.
  • protecting the highway asset.
  • minimising delays and disruption to highway users.

The post is a full-time position (37 hours per week) and the normal working hours are 8am till 4pm.  However, flexibility is required in terms of working hours and out of hours.  The team operates 7 days a week therefore you will be expected to work weekends on a rota basis.

The team’s office base is at Cuerden Way, Bamber Bridge but the successful candidate will be mobile working covering various parts of Lancashire.

You must have a full and valid driving licence and you will be required to drive a Lancashire County Council vehicle.

Street Works Inspectors are responsible for carrying out inspections of utility companies, contractors and other 3rd parties working on Lancashire’s highway network.  Inspectors are required to make accurate records of those inspections and findings so that utility companies and other 3rd parties and their contractors can affect remedial repairs.  This role also plays a part in planning and co-ordinating works in such a way as to minimise disruption to highway users.

Inspectors use handheld computers to receive and record inspections.  Working outdoors for long periods of time in all weather conditions is also part of the role.  The role requires you to do a lot of travelling around Lancashire, 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.

The role also requires you to interact with the public and deal with and respond to customer complaints.  You may also be required to undertake claim investigations, provide witness statements and represent the authority in a court of law.  You will be required to undertake inspections of skips and scaffolding.

In return Lancashire County Council offers a range of benefits, found on the website.

Lancashire County Council do not hold a sponsorship licence and can only consider applications from candidates who are legally entitled to work in the UK. If you do not have the right to work in the UK, your application will not progress.

For more information and to apply, please click here.

Lancashire County Council reserve the right to close down a vacancy early, before the closing date, if they receive sufficient applications.

Job Description and Person Specification

Closing date – 31 May 2021