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  • Sector:

    Highways & Transportation

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £45 - £50 per hour

  • Contact:

    Joanne Smith

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  • Contact phone:

    +44 (0)151 666 8972

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  • Published:

    10 months ago

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Our Client is responsible for looking after the North and mid Wales trunk roads.  An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Structures Manager to join them on a long term contract or permanent basis.  

The Structures Manager will be responsible for managing a team of 15 in-house staff and a wider supporting supply chain delivering the inspection, maintenance and capital programmes on all Trunk Road structures in North and Mid Wales. This covers over 2000 structures with an annual budget of approximately £6m.

Overall management of Trunk Road Highway Structures with specific responsibility: 
for Inspecting Asset Condition and managing delivery of Assessment, Strengthening, Maintenance, Upgrade and Renewal programmes.

Managing all routine structures maintenance programmes; To act as the Agency’s technical lead on all structures related issues.

To be responsible for overseeing and coordinating all Agency structures projects with regard to ensuring delivery to cost, time and quality requirements.
Assisting in the coordination and programming of the Agency’s annual and 5 year programme of structures renewal, maintenance, upgrade, and safety schemes.
Manage the implementation and delivery of the Inspection and Data management functions using the Welsh Government’s (WG) Trunk Road Agency Asset Management Systems, providing advice on the assets condition and works programmes to ensure value for money is demonstrated.
Manage the Agency Structures, Partner Authority service providers and external consultants in the delivery of highway structures and related commissions in accordance with Agency procedures to ensure quality, time and cost targets are met.
To continuously review the service, identify areas of best practice and advise senior management on appropriate improvement measures. To programme and implement agreed improvement plans.
To act as Project Sponsor and CDM Client on projects as agreed.
To procure and project manage consultancy design and contractor services in accordance with Agency procedures, ensuring compliance with performance requirements. Responsibility for functions . e.g. staff, budgets, equipment.
Manage the in-house structures capital delivery, inspection and maintenance team (15 staff) Management of external service providers (WG service providers, Partner Authorities and private sector consultants and contractors);
Management of bid preparation and associated structures budgets.

Main Duties

To implement, manage and review policies and procedures for the inspection, assessment, strengthening, maintenance, upgrade and management of the condition of WG structures and geotechnical asset in accordance with the Welsh Government’s requirements to minimise whole life costs.
To procure and manage structures service providers, external consultants and contractors to deliver the Gwynedd Council requirements.
Overall management of all structures related assets including Bridges, Tunnels, Viaducts, Culverts, Retaining Walls, Sign Gantries, ITS structures, Earth Retaining Structures and Road Restraint Systems.
Assessment and Strengthening Programme
Management of Sub-standard structures Parapet Upgrading Programme, Pier and Column Assessment / Protection, Bridge Upgrade programme (Waterproofing, Joints, Bearings)
Manage the role of Geotechnical Maintenance Liaison Engineer (GMLE) under DMRB HD41 and undertake geotechnical management functions under HD22 with assistance from service providers.
Assist the Welsh Government Statutory Tunnel Manager in delivery of Tunnel Structure related projects as required by The Road Tunnels Safety Regulations and other relevant national standards.
Manage the delivery of the above programmes whilst achieving value for money and ensuring safety, serviceability and sustainability.
Liaison with key stakeholders on all Trunk Road Structures related issues including WG Senior Management, Local Authority Bridge Managers, Service Providers, Private Sector Consultants, Public Bodies (Natural Resources Wales, Statutory Undertakers, CADW etc), Direct Works Organisations and Contractors, Emergency Services.
Review of Approvals in Principle for Assessments and Design for New or modification to existing structures in accordance with WG and National Technical Standards.
Acceptance inspection and management of all new structures and geotechnical assets as part of the WG asset register and incorporate into existing structures management regimes.
Review of all technical reports and surveys such as Principal and General Inspection reports. 
Management of the in-house bridge inspection and maintenance team in delivering General, Principal and Special Inspection Programmes ensuring delivery of service in accordance with WG requirements and performance indicators.

Essential requirements

Ability to lead teams and motivate staff and  manage delivery of multidisciplinary functions concurrently.  Ability to lead and co-ordinate service providers and to organise work priorities, forward plan and deliver programmes of work on time.
Ability to effectively co-ordinate and manage the delivery of work programmes through service providers Ability to work under pressure Self motivated and committed.

Skills and experience

Degree in a Civil Engineering /Structural Engineering related discipline or equivalent
Chartered Civil/Structural Engineer
Experience in managing the assessment, inspection, maintenance, design and improvement of highways structures assets.
Experience in project managing highway structures schemes.
Experience of managing bridge inspection and maintenance programmes.
Experience of managing a multifunctional team at a senior level.

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