Permit Scheme Coordinator

Starting Point Recruitment
£13 per hour
20 Feb 2019
05 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Full Time


To support the delivery of the Council's Coordination & Network Management duty by assessing, determining and processing permit applications in accordance with the requirements of the New Roads & Street Works Act 1991 (NRSWA), the Traffic Management Act 2004 (TMA) and the Council Permit Scheme.


1. Must hold a full UK driving licence
2. Will be required to work outside normal office hours as the service requires
3. Will be required to work on site at any location within the borough of Walsall
4. Must keep abreast of the latest technical development in highway maintenance techniques, the Highway Maintenance Code of Practice, the New Roads and Street Works Act, the Traffic Management Act, Chapter 8 of the Traffic Signs Manual and any amending legislation of Regulations and Acts.


To be responsible for the coordination of all works on the highway network in accordance with the New Roads & Street Works Act 1991 (NRSWA) The Traffic Management Act 2004 (TMA) and the Council Permit Scheme.

To assess the impact of any works and impose appropriate permit conditions to minimise disruption to traffic networks and any foreseeable inconvenience which could be caused to road users.

To electronically process all permits applications in order to coordinate Street Works throughout the Permit Authority's area.

To be responsible for the detailed examination of all permit applications submitted for either immediate, minor, standard or major works and to request modifications alongside the attachment of permit conditions that must be adhered to, as determined by the post holder.

To assess applications for the implementation of temporary traffic management systems and approve or request amendments as necessary to ensure that any detrimental effect on the highway is minimised.

Person Specification:

Ability to communicate effectively in writing, including letters, email correspondence, reports and legal evidence.

Ability to communicate effectively orally with members and the general public, and represent the Council in court when defending third party liability claims.

Ability to persuade others to adopt a course of action, which is not necessarily their preferred approach.

Ability to use own initiative to respond independently to difficult problems and unexpected situations.

Experience in site supervision and management of highway works.

Experience and working knowledge of the operation of permit or noticing systems for the control and regulation of roadworks.

Experience of undertaking highways related statutory inspections.

Have a working knowledge of relevant legislation including Highways Act 1980, New Roads and Street Works Act 1991, Traffic Management Act 2004.

Candidates must be able to deal with challenging behaviour from the general public in a calm yet robust professional manner.

Although this is a temporary role, there will be an opportunity to apply for a permanent role at the end of this assignment through the client's internal recruitment process.

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