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Network Enforcement Officer

Employer
West Sussex County Council
Location
East Grinstead, West Sussex
Salary
Up to £13.47 per hour
Closing date
18 Jan 2021

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Sector
Public Sector
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Job Details

Manpower is currently recruiting for a Network Enforcement Officer to work on a temporary assignment on behalf of our client to start ASAP for approximately 6 months. This role will be based out of East Grinstead to cover 1 project and Utility. You will be able to work from home and will be provided with a company van for site visits. Due to lock down the van can be stored at home or in a local depot after the shift.

Making sure the road network operates as smoothly and efficiently as possible is a key service for WSCC. We know that engineering works must take place on our roads. That could be because an improvement is being built, a utility company needs to maintain their services, a developer needs to create a new junction, or an event is happening. Whatever it is, it's important that these works are properly planned, managed and carried out in a way that creates the least impact on other road users. This vital work is carried out by the Network Management team. So, if the thought of making sure people can get around without being confronted by delays appeals then we want to talk to you.

About the job

You will work within a forward-thinking network management team responsible for delivering duties under the Network Management Act 2004 for the expeditious movement of traffic on the highway network of West Sussex County Council and that of any neighbouring authorities. You will ensure that utility companies and other persons under Permit and / or licence, carry out works on the public highway safely and in accordance with the New Roads and Streetworks Act 1991, Traffic Management Act 2004 and West Sussex County Council Permit Scheme and other relevant legislation and council policy. You will also be responsible for responding to, and resolving, a range of customer issues relating to the licensing of temporary obstructions to the highway, and to take a lead in enforcement for infringements.

Key responsibilities

  • To carry out a range of monitoring tasks to ensure that organisations carrying out Streetworks comply with statutory requirements in terms of the accurate and timely submission of information, permits and requests.
  • To schedule and carry out inspections of the highways for Streetworks, compliance and licencing, taking account of the frequency of the need for inspections, the findings from the previous inspection, and any other relevant information.
  • To monitor compliance for Streetworks, Licencing, moving traffic violations and other offences and issue penalty notices using CCTV and ANPR office-based systems.
  • To provide advice and support to the Permit Officers, for example, in the placing of traffic management by suggesting solutions to problems.
  • To contribute to the income target for fixed penalty notices and compliance fines
  • To use a range of software, including hand-held terminals, for the reporting of faults, writing reports and documents, sending emails etc.

The role will include undertaking site visits, which may mean being exposed to unpleasant environmental conditions, due to being outside.

What you'll need to succeed

You'll have experience within Network Management or an equivalent area, including an understanding of the way in which roads are built and maintained. You'll need to ensure that utility companies and other persons under Permit and/or licence, carry out works on the public highway safely and in accordance with the New Roads and Streetworks Act 1991, Traffic Management Act 2004 and West Sussex County Council Permit Scheme and other relevant legislation and council policy. This means that you will be responsible for carrying out inspections and responding to problems related to the licensing of temporary obstructions to the highway.

To be successful you'll be able to work on your own initiative - organising your workload and responding to unanticipated problems. You will anticipate problems and make informed decisions, particularly in relation to traffic management.

Required experience and skills

Key Skills:


  • Sound communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent literacy and numeracy skills.
  • Sound and accurate IT skills including specialist software such as Symology (or equivalent package). Good working knowledge of Word, Excel and PowerPoint (or equivalent packages).
  • Strong problem-solving skills with the ability to anticipate problems and resolve issues independently, planning solutions and make sound pragmatic decisions.
  • Strong observational skills and attention to detail to identify illegal activity.
  • Ability to organise / prioritise work, co-ordinate a variety of tasks in a clear and logical way and meet agreed deadlines which minimise the disruption to the business.

  • Qualifications and/or experience:

    • New Roads and Street-Works Supervision Qualification.
    • Level 1 Police Contractor Vetting (once appointed).
    • Experience within Network Management or equivalent area, including an understanding of the way in which roads are built and maintained.
    • Experience of a coordinating role including traffic management, drawing together a range of activities.
    • Experience of carrying out site inspection work.
    • Experience of effectively working with other agencies, stakeholders and members of the public.

    If this is the role for you, please apply today!

    Company

    Employing around 6,000 people, with an additional 21,000 people employed by schools, West Sussex County Council helps it’s residents to lead happier, healthier and longer lives – and this is your chance to join them.

    Not many workplaces offer such a wide range of different job opportunities - from social care, education, libraries, and many more.

    You can be a part of this by working for Manpower in one of our long-term temporary assignments.  We work with the Council to provide quality and dedicated people into every area of their organisation.

    So if you’re looking for a local job, or pursuing a professional career, you’ll find a dynamic working environment that will support you every step of the way.

    Contact Us
    • West Sussex County Council
    • County Hall
    • Chichester
    • PO19 1RQ
    • GB
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