Permit Scheme Inspector

Starting Point Recruitment
£15 per hour
20 Feb 2019
31 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time


To support the delivery of the Council's statutory duties and functions by undertaking inspections to ensure that all work activities carried out in the public highway are undertaken in compliance with the New Roads & Street Works Act 1991 (NRSWA), the Traffic Management Act 2004 (TMA), and the authorities Permit Scheme.


Must hold a full UK driving licence

Will be required to work outside normal office hours as the service requires

Will be required to work on site at any location within the borough of Walsall

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 carry out the inspection and supervision of works on site to ensure that they are being undertaken safely and in accordance with the current specification for materials and workmanship in line with current legislation, namely the New Roads & Street Works Act 1991 and the Traffic Management Act 2004.

To inspect sites to ensure compliance with permits and any issued conditions taking appropriate action, including the issue of fixed penalty notices as deemed necessary by the post holder where cases of noncompliance exist.

To inspect works sites for compliance with the Safety at Street Works and Road Works Code of Practice 2014 and arrange for appropriate rectification of works to be undertaken where a defect is identified.

To issue defect notices, clearly setting out required actions and to ensure that notices are complied with, including the arrangement and overseeing of remedial works.

To undertake routine monitoring, maintenance, support and responsive activities across all disciplines, (including licences granted for highway works outside the remit of the permit scheme. This includes prioritising and arranging remedial actions as necessary e.g. addressing traffic management problems including issues with both signals and closures under Temporary Traffic Regulation Orders, and assessing the condition and safety of the highway.

Person Specification:

Ability to understand and interpret relevant service specific legislation.

Ability to manage comprehensive and accurate record systems and compile statistical data.

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.

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.

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

A large part of this role will involve going out on site, compliance checking and issuing fixed penalties so the right candidate will need to be robust and able to deal with challenging behaviour.

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

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