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Date Added: Wed 28/10/2020

Highway Maintenance Technician

Shrewsbury, UK
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Job Type: Contract

Salary: £22.47 - £25.4 / hourly

Location - Shropshire Council (SY1)

Pay Rate - £22.47.06 to £25.40 P/H

Start Date - ASAP

Contract - Temp - 3-6 Months (Unless Stated Otherwise)


Your key responsibilities will be: 


The Highways Operations team is tasked with managing the day to day activities on the Highway ensuring that the highway remains safe and fit for purpose. Highway maintenance technicians respond to customer service requests, undertake scoping and quoting processes in line with contractual requirements, monitor contractor performance and develop programmes for routine maintenance programmes such as lines, signs, cleansing and drainage

  • Respond and resolve customer service requests in line with Council timescales
  • Assist in the preparation of Freedom of Information and insurance claim responses for queries within the post holders remit
  • Monitoring of contractor performance
  • Undertaking scoping and quoting process in line with contractual requirements
  • Ensure processing of payment requests from contractors/consultants are resolved promptly and in accordance with contractual timescales
  • Proactively manage payment disputes with the contractor within contractual timescales
  • Focus on ensuring value for money when ordering and scoping works
  • Support development of the Future Works Programme
  • Manage work identified by inspectors that is outside the scope of their remit
  • Decision making in accordance with winter maintenance service policy
  • Partake in the out of hours rotas for winter maintenance, emergency responses etc
  • Monthly meetings with Cllrs within their area
  • Frequently meet with term maintenance contractors to resolve any issues and promote collaborative working
  • Support line manager in budget and resource management
  • Undertake audits of completed works to ensure contractual compliance and undertake appropriate actions
  • Undertake audits on ongoing works to ensure contractual, safety and programme requirements are being met
  • Ensure data management systems are up to date
  • Attending evening meetings as directed by their line manager as and when required with local stakeholders including parish and town councils.
  • Support the council and defend against any insurance claims
  • Instruct drainage investigations
  • Undertake proactive enforcement of breaches of relevant legislation
  • Undertake safety barrier inspections
  • Develop programmes of any routine maintenance programmes such as lines, signs, cleansing, drainage


  • Normal office hours are 8.45am - 5pm Monday - Thursday and 8.45am - 4pm Friday with a lunch break of 40 minutes. Occasional evening work may be required,
  • The post is required to undertake out of hours work in accordance with the winter maintenance and emergency phone rota
  • The post is subject to the Council's Flexible Working Hours Scheme.
  • A vehicle will be provided for the post holder




Essential Experience:


  • Relevant experience in similar role
  • Driving License (essential)

If you wish to apply for this role then please respond with your recent CV.

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