Highway Infrastructure and Maintenance Manager
Highway Asset Maintenance Team
An exciting opportunity has arrived inside the Highway Asset Maintenance Team within the Communities Directorate. We are seeking a Highway Infrastructure and Maintenance Manager to oversee the Highway Asset Maintenance of the Borough.
The department has recently secured funding to tackle the backlog of maintenance works to the major assets controlled by the team, such as carriageways, footways and structures with a capital budget alone of approximately £4 million. The successful candidate will be continuing on the with good work the team have undertaken to date, which will lead to future similar levels of investment as the Council look improve the community access needs.
The role will require a candidate who has a good knowledge of maintenance of highway structures, carriageways, footways and the ability to manage a team of 7 members (including Engineers, inspectors, technicians with extensive experience of the highway asset), and oversee a revenue budget of approximately £2 Million per annum. The role is both challenging and rewarding as you will be involved in solving day to day maintenance issues that can improve the quality of life to many residents within the County Borough.
The role will require you to:
- Oversee the highway structures maintenance programme, by coordinating the structures inspection program, coordinating minor maintenance repairs, and arranging for major refurbishment contracts to the infrastructure. Currently there are schemes ongoing and in design stages, with budgets of in excess £2.5 million for specific capital structures projects, which are programmed to be completed over the next couple of years.
- Manage and develop the Authorities Highway Asset Management Plan for structures, carriageways and footways
- Develop and draft policies, procedures, reports etc relating to the management of the highway network, and provide advice to colleagues
- Manage the Highway Asset Maintenance team to ensure that the Authority complies with its statutory duties/powers as set out in the Highways Act 1980, and other relevant legislation
The applicant must have knowledge, experience and be able to demonstrate the ability to undertake this challenging and varied role within the Highway Maintenance area. You must be able to work well as an individual and as part of a team and communicate effectively with colleagues, external companies and members of the public.