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Sheffield is one of the UK’s largest cities and has been transformed over the last 10 years with major investment in regeneration and infrastructure. One of the final pieces of the jigsaw to fulfil the Council’s vision of being a modern vibrant city is to bring the City’s highway infrastructure up to standard.
Sheffield City Council has recently appointed Amey as Service Provider for a 25 year Highway Maintenance PFI contract, commencing in August 2012, to improve the condition of the highway network over the initial core investment period (5-7 years) and to sustain this condition over the remaining period (18-20 years). The Council is in the process of establishing a new Highway Maintenance Service with responsibility for highway maintenance in the City, primarily through the strategic and operational management of the PFI Contract. We are looking for a suitably experienced person with drive, enthusiasm and commitment to fill an Inspector – Structures post.
The successful candidate will carry out sample inspections and investigations, to ensure the PFI Service Provider is delivering service standards and outputs in line with the requirements under the terms of the PFI Contract, in relation to Bridges, Retaining Walls, Culverts, Other Structures and Third Party Structures and will work in the Technical Section of the Highway Maintenance Service and carry out integrated inspections and investigations under the direction of the Technical Officer on all works of maintenance delivered through the PFI Contract.
You will have experience of working in the highway maintenance industry and in particular practical experience of or training in the respective specialist area of the post for which you are applying. You will operate in your specialist area for the majority of time but on occasions you will be expected to work anywhere in the highway maintenance service to suit operational need.
We particularly welcome applications from women as they are under-represented in this area of work: Section 158 of the Equality Act 2010 applies and from ethnic minority communities as they are under-represented in this area of work: Section 158 of the Equality Act 2010 applies.
Sheffield City Council is an equal opportunities employer and has publicly committed to this by signing up to the “Two Ticks – Positive About Disabled People” scheme. This ensures that all disabled applicants, able to demonstrate that they meet the minimum criteria of the job description are guaranteed an interview.
It is not enough to tick that you are disabled on the monitoring form, if you are disabled and feel this applies to you, please let us know by quoting:- “I am eligible for a guaranteed interview under the two ticks scheme” on your application form at the bottom of the “Suitability for the Job” section. Please make sure this is written as a separate paragraph to make sure it does not get lost in the content of your application.
Due to the level of organisational change within the Council, all vacancies that are advertised may be withdrawn at any stage if matched with an employee who is being made redundant. This not only mitigates a redundancy but helps the Council to retain talent. You will be notified directly if this happens and you have submitted an application.