Service Care Solutions Ltd

Permit Officer

A Local Authority based in Merseyside is currently recruiting for a permit officer to join their Highway Network Management team.


This is a full time, temporary position with the ideal candidate having previous experience in this field of work and have have working knowledge of current NRSWA legislation.


The purpose of the role is to to inspect, monitor and co-ordinate all utility works and third party works on the highway.

You will be expected to ensure compliance with the current NRSWA legislation, including identifying defects and assessing remedial works.

You will liaise closely with all works promoters with regards to the timing and duration of works and will play a key supporting role in councils delivery of its Network Management Duty.


The main responsibilities of the role are:



  • Assist in the processing of permit applications

  • Attend site meetings and agree traffic management issues.

  • Undertake routine, sample and 3rd party inspections of works on the highway.

  • Identify defects and assess remedial works to ensure legislative compliance.

    Provision of all relevant information for input into computerised and manual systems to ensure maximisation of income to the Authority from statutory undertakers and third parties.

  • Identify potential coring sites, issuing works packages for assessment and arranging for follow up defect inspections where required.

  • Undertake miscellaneous highway matters and enforcement duties as may be required in accordance with the Highways Act 1980 and Chapter 8 of the Traffic Signs Manual.

  • Assess and respond to enquiries and complaints within the relevant timescales.



The client is looking to move quickly with this role and as such are offering between £17.50 - £18.50 p/hour Umbrella Ltd (approx.

£456 - £478 p/week NET after deductions) dependant on experience and qualifications.

So if this position sounds of interest, email a copy of your up to date CV to james.glover@servicecare.org.uk or call James at Service Care Construction on 01772 208967


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