Asset Structures Abnormal Load Engineer

Reed Property & Construction
10 May 2017
09 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Asset Structures Abnormal Load Engineer – Essex

Reporting directly to the functional manager/Senior Engineer and acting as their deputy to form part of the local operational team, the role involves developing a first class service to our customers, delivering the planned works and ensuring that the challenges of delivering the vision and priorities of the County Council / Essex Highways are met.
Liaising as required directly with Elected Members, District Councils, and strategic partners and other providers, the role is to manage the implementation of the programmes of work relevant to an operational or service area in accordance with the strategies and policies of the County Council.
The post holder will act as the Structures Advisor as defined in the Well-Managed Highway Infrastructure: A Code of Practice document with regard to the management of abnormal loads on behalf of the local Highway Authority in Essex.
To review and assess any abnormal loads which fall outside the agreed guidelines referred from the Abnormal Loads Officer, within statutory deadline periods.
To update and maintain the abnormal load register as required and identify improvements to the processes and systems used to record and manage abnormal load movements to improve efficiency and resilience of abnormal load reviews.
To assist with asset management activities in relation to Structures to ensure the effective and efficient management of the asset as required.

To review and manage abnormal load routing requests that fall outside the agreed guidelines (generally greater than 80 tonnes), liaising with the Abnormal Loads Officer and Network Management teams as appropriate recording all information in the relevant management systems.
To identify process and assessment improvements that can be made to the abnormal load review process for implementation to improve the efficiency and resilience of the service.
To use abnormal load assessment data to contribute to the development of structures works programmes, in particular the structures capital strengthening and upgrading programme.
To provide timely and accurate advice to County Councillors, District Members, Parish Councils and the general public on all highway-related matters as required.
To assist with the management and provision of technical support for staff dealing with all aspects of the service.
To provide assistance to the Asset Strategy and Policy Structures Engineer in relation to all aspects covered within the group and deputise in their absence.
Ensure strong budgetary control and financial management is undertaken throughout areas of responsibility.
To assist with the preparation of reports, strategies and policies and to attend challenge meetings to provide support as appropriate.
Support Health and Safety, Environmental Management System, Quality Management System and Construction Design Management in a positive and constructive manner, with the aim of minimising work related injuries by implementing ECC and Essex Highways policies and procedures.
Understands the overall functions, aims and directions of Essex Highways, and how their specific area of responsibility fits into those objectives.
Is able to translate this for team members and ensure they also understand how their objectives fit into the wider organisation.
To provide clear and effective leadership and line management of team to ensure that staff are aware of their objectives, motivated and that productivity is maximised. The individual and team performances to be regularly monitored to ensure staff are developed positively.
To assist in the management and review of asset budgets to ensure available funds are allocated according to need and expenditure is in accordance with agreed programmes and policies.

Knowledge, skills and experience:
HNC or equivalent level qualification. Degree or equivalent high level qualification in civil engineering would be an advantage
Demonstrable knowledge of Asset Management principles and concepts
Working towards Chartership with the IStructE or ICE, or membership of a relevant Professional Institution
Evidence of continuous professional development.
Extensive knowledge and application of Highway Legislation, relevant structures procedures and standards and good practice, in particular selection of maintenance approach.
Knowledge and experience of budgetary governance, management and control measures.
Detailed knowledge and experience of a wide range of relevant engineering or service techniques and procedures including being fully conversant with the use of specialist software tools as required.
Knowledge and application of Health and Safety legislation including Construction (Design & Management) Regulations.
Experience of dealing with members of the public.
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