Senior Inspections and Assurance Manager

  • Work locations Severn First Maintenance Unit (South Gloucestershire)
  • Job Operational Delivery
  • Employee Status Regular
  • Salary £40,911 - £45,004
  • Closing date 20/10/2020 23:59

Your new role

Here at Highways England we manage one of the world’s most advanced road networks. Join us as a Senior Inspections and Assurance Manager where you will be part of the team that manage and direct inspections and maintenance to large structures including the M48 Severn Bridge, M4 Prince of Wales Bridge and M5 Avonmouth Bridge. Not only are the bridges iconic, they provide essential transport links for over 70,000 road users each day, connecting our country to benefit our economy, businesses and customers.

You will be responsible for providing onsite management and direction to supply chain specialist inspection teams that perform all routine, non-routine and special inspections of the bridges, access equipment and concession area. You will provide guidance, defining the work of the team to ensure delivery of inspections and collection of asset data in line with relevant standards for the specialist bridges within your remit. You will also support the Asset Needs and Programme Development Manager to define future inspection and maintenance programmes to ensure the long term integrity of the asset.

In line with the duties of the role you will be required work outdoors and at height. The role may have on duty responsibilities and you may be required to work unsociable hours.

You will be required to drive as part of your role and you will need to have a full clean driving license to be considered for this position and during employment.

What you’ll be leading on

• To ensure the health and safety needs and wellbeing of customers and employees are fully considered and accounted for throughout the planning and delivery of each service activity.
• To ensure planning, delivery and reporting on all inspections schedules in line with agreed timescales, budgets and procedures and to ensure that all inspection findings are recorded in the relevant systems and meet data capture standards.
• Determination of potential asset remedial repairs and urgency for incorporation to the annual maintenance plans.
• To manage the delivery of timely inspections for asset repairs, and ensure that any delays, reoccurring quality issues or concerns are resolved or escalated, as appropriate.
• To facilitate positive and collaborative ways of working with internal and external stakeholders, to share knowledge, collaborative planning, and ultimately contribute to the overall improvement of the asset condition and customer experience.
• Where necessary to be available for on-call duty responsibilities, attending incident sites and providing advice, including managing duty responsibilities for specialist advice for related asset at incidents.
• Organise, supervise and carry out routine, special inspections, projects, investigations and tests as directed. Produce, review and implement NDT techniques and Procedures as required and manage the Project NDT qualification and training requirements.

To be successful

• Proficient in planning and prioritising an entire programme of Maintenance and Acceptance Inspections
• Extensive experience of undertaking Inspections (long span steel bridges desirable)
• Proficient in recognising and categorising defects and maintenance needs of the asset and providing clear recommendations on maintenance interventions to remedy defects identified from inspections.
• A sound understanding of asset management databases and data capture devices used for asset management.
• Sound understanding welding procedures, welding inspection and associated requirements.

A bit about us

Making sure our customers have safe and reliable journeys is at the heart of everything we do in Operations. We keep the roads open for business and play a key role in making sure the network we manage is fit for purpose today and for the future.

Want to know more?

To request a copy of the role profile please contact quoting the reference number HIG04016.

Why you should join us

At Highways England we believe in a connected country. We are passionate about creating a culture where colleagues feel connected, included and enjoy greater wellbeing to achieve this.  We’re proud that as an organisation we are continually striving to do better and actively encourage and support our colleagues to do the same with their careers. 

So if you put safety first, take ownership of your work, show passion for what you do, work effectively in a team, and demonstrate integrity in how you do it – then you’ll be a great fit for our organisation.
And finally

And finally we reserve the right to close before the advertised closing date, so we recommend completing your application as soon as possible.

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