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Job title:
Senior Technician Highways Maintenance
Job reference:
Place Services
SCP 19 – 28
From: 24,799 To: 31,371 per annum
37 per week
Closing date:


We are looking to recruit a Senior Technician to work within the Highway Maintenance Section of the Engineering Division of St Helens Council based at Wesley House.

Applicants will be required to assist the Highways Maintenance Manager to manage all aspects relating to the management, improvement and maintenance of the Highway.

Applicants should be experienced in the monitoring of statutory undertakers working on the public highways and should be experienced in undertaking inspections of street works, attending site meetings, agreeing permit conditions, monitoring Section 50 licences, as well as the monitoring of skip and scaffolding permit holders.

The post holder will be required to investigate and resolve customer enquiries, undertake highway safety inspections and be able to identify and deliver the Councils priorities and implement recommendations from the Highways Maintenance Efficiency Programme (HMEP) Asset management in accordance with the ‘Well-managed Highway Infrastructure’ and ‘Well-maintained Highways’ code of practice.

They should also have experience in the production of feasibility studies, cost estimating, assistance with the preparation of technical documentation and reports, site supervision duties, Health and Safety policy, procedures and legislation, Enforcement of the Highways Act 1980, insurance procedures in relation to highways issues, and Highways Winter maintenance including monitoring of weather conditions and forecast data as well as undertaking inspections of the network and monitoring the effectiveness of treatments.

Applicants should possess a knowledge of highways materials and construction, highway and street works legislation and have gained experience in a highways maintenance environment.

Candidates should ideally be qualified to HNC/HND standard, or equivalent and must hold a relevant qualification (City & Guilds or equivalent) in ‘Safety Inspections of the Highway and be NRSWA 1991 accredited.

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Geoff Caine, Highways Maintenance Manager on 01744 676733.

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