Street Lighting Manager

Wales, Cardiff
£20.00 - £25.00 per hour
11 Oct 2016
08 Nov 2016
Ralph McQuillan
Contract Type
Full Time

Street Lighting Manager and Routine Maintenance

Your new role
To manage (and train where necessary), staff, contractors and expenditure on capital and other projects to ensure all aspects of routine maintenance and street lighting works are completed to programme and within budget and to resolve claims as necessary.
To effectively manage highway assets and prioritise emergency/safety patching and repairs; planned permanent repairs; hazarding; weed control; verge maintenance; cyclical surface dressing and surfacing; disabled crossings, fencing/barriers/bollards/alley gates, and fly tipping to maintain highway in a safe condition.
The manage, control and issue permits for street café licenses (table & chairs) and the use street / pavement space for displays or signage associated with existing businesses on highway.
To manage all street lighting assets, including illuminated signs, illuminated bollards, traffic signals (management) and pedestrian signals (management) and effectively maintain and comply with current regulations guidelines and codes of practice affecting the same.
To manage and control costs, quality, performance, labour and staffing to ensure cost effective service delivery for all routine maintenance and street lighting activities.
To manage and control energy costs and implementation of energy conservation procedures.
To manage and ensure compliance with Council's statutory requirements under the Highways Act 1980, New Roads and Street Works Act 1991, Traffic Management Act 2004 and ensure compliance with HAUC code of practice and Code of Practice for Highway Maintenance Management, as required.
To manage and co-ordinate highway condition inspections to meet Section 58 Highways Act defence for the Council and investigate and prepare reports for third party claims.
To coordinate and participate in the emergency out of hours highway service operation.
To participate in the Welsh Highway Authorities and Utilities Committee (WHAUC) to effectively coordinate and control Street Works affecting the Council's local highway network.
To participate and engage in County Surveyors Society Wales asset management planning and ensure the Council's highways asset management plan is maintained.
To coordinate the supervision of highway development works in conjunction with the relevant Highway development team manager.
To manage any consultation on a variety of Council projects including the preparation of Cabinet and Committee reports.
VOG10 - Job Description April 2015
To investigate verbal and written complaints by MP's Councilor's, Community Councilors, Police, general public, developers, utilities etc.
To manage any Quality Management and System Procedures documentation, including assisting with any audits.
To actively participate in any service change management programmes.
To represent the Council at local and regional working groups as required.
Ensure compliance with the Council's Financial Regulations, Standing Orders, Policies and Procedures
To implement the principles of the Council's Equal Opportunity Policy whilst carrying out the above duties
To adhere to Health and Safety legislation / relevant Council policies and procedures and to take reasonable care for the health and safety of yourself and other persons who may be adversely affected by your acts / omissions.
To implement the principles of the Council's Environment Policy while carrying out the above duties.
To report without delay any safeguarding concerns to the appropriate safeguarding officer.
Such other duties and responsibilities commensurate with the grade and in accordance with the general character of the job as may reasonably be required by the Chief Officer from time to time.

What you'll need to succeed
A minimum of ten years' experience within a local government engineering department of which two years should be at a management level.
Experience of managing all types of highway routine maintenance and street lighting.
Experience of managing budgets.
Experience of working with Elected Members, customers, workforce and contractors.
Experience of developing highway and street lighting policies and procedures.
Excellent knowledge of engineering contracts, traffic management procedures and matters relating to site health and safety.
Experience of highways asset management planning and operational procedures.
Ability to manage and motivate staff.
Ability to meet deadlines.
Good with customers and workforce.
Ability to communicate with all types of customer.
Ability to deliver highway and other schemes on time and to
Educated to first degree level in a relevant subject.
IEng or equivalent Member of the Institute of Civil Engineers.
Street Works qualification or similar.
Ability to drive/travel throughout the Vale or between locations as
Driving licence and access to a vehicle.
Willingness to participate in Emergency Out of Hours Highway
Service as required.
Work in all weathers on site.
Experience of managing large amounts of money and equipment

What you need to do now
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