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Inspector - Structures - Essex

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Reporting to your line manager the role involves assisting in providing a first class service to our customers, completing inspections of the highway network, helping to ensure that all defects are dealt with in accordance with the strategies and policies of the County Council and Essex Highways.

Technical experience as well as excellent customer skills is required to maintain the highest standards within the team and keep abreast of new national and local directives. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills will be necessary to ensure that all matters are dealt with in a courteous and helpful manner and customers are made fully aware of the services and standards the Council is able to deliver.

The main purpose of this role is to undertake all types of bridge/structure inspections, recording all defects in accordance with the Maintenance Strategy, as part of the delivery of the maintenance work for the Structures Maintenance Service. This will include both scheduled and ad hoc inspections undertaken by motor vehicle and on foot. The role will also include assisting in the design of maintenance works and also requires delivery of bridge management including the following areas: data management, third party approvals, emergency call outs, NRSWA, works programme & budget control, abnormal loads.


To carry out Inspections and record the condition of the public structure in accordance with the Essex Highways policies and national legislation to ensure the structure is safe and maintained in a condition acceptable to the Highway Authority

Raise defects/jobs using data capture devices that allow the delivery team to take the appropriate action to rectify the defect in accordance with Essex Highways policies and national legislation.

Specify, monitor and supervise as required structures work by operatives and supply chain partners or utility companies and to ensure compliance with specification, safety, legislation and objectives of Essex Highways.

To assist in maintaining a comprehensive record keeping system that will provide full information to colleagues who will be maintaining or improving the structures stock in the future.

Take responsibility for personal intervention and instruction of immediate response where imminent and significant hazards are identified.

To assist with the identification of structures works for the future programmes as required.

Provide a speedy and courteous response to requests for information and service requests.

To participate in meetings with colleagues to share experience, develop, review and document best practices and ensure consistency of approach.

To comply with all Health and Safety Policies and procedures.

Understands the overall functions, aims and directions of the County Council and Essex Highways and how the structures service fits into those objectives. 


Skills and Experience

Completion of secondary school education, good general standard of literacy and numeracy, City and Guild relevant to highway engineering or ONC/HNC or equivalent qualification preferred.

Current valid driving licence and use of a car.

Good level of mobility in order to cope with site and Health and Safety regulations.  For applicants with a disability as defined by the Disability Discrimination Act the scope for reasonable adjustments will be explored with them as part of the selection process.

Appropriate knowledge of Health and Safety Legislation including Construction, Design and Management Regulations and Chapter 8.

Good IT skills encompassing the use of remote data capture device and inspection recording systems.

Experience and good working knowledge of structural software.

Ability to work with minimum supervision, excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with key people both internally and externally.

Good communication and organisational skills including experience of dealing with contractors, utilities, Members and the public.

Knowledge, experience and ability to carry out all types of bridge/structure inspections. Demonstrable working knowledge of Bridge Condition Indicator Reporting.

Assist on bridge management duties.

Other Information

  • Salary: TBC - depending on experience
  • Type: Permanent
  • Location: Chelmsford, Essex
  • Career Level: n/a
  • Terms: n/a
  • Keywords: Inspector Structures
  • Closing Date Details: This role will close when we receive enough suitable applicants.