Bridge Inspector / Senior Technician
A bit about us
Somerset County Council is responsible for the management and maintenance of the County’s Highway bridge, culvert and retaining wall stock which stands at over 2500 structures. This stock contains a wide variety of asset types in respect of their form, construction, material, span and location. There are a significant number of masonry arches and simply supported reinforced concrete slabs as well as retaining walls of different construction forms and, of course, large multi-span structures, all located in both rural and urban areas. The oldest asset is Tarr Steps a 17 span Clapper Bridge reportedly dating back to prehistoric times located on Exmoor. We also have a bascule bridge, many swing bridges, footbridges, fords, railway, road and watercourse structures in our diverse stock. A vacancy has arisen for a Bridge Inspector/Senior Technician within this team which is based in Taunton
Here's what you can expect to be doing
The role primarily includes the following activities
· Carrying out/assisting with inspections & reporting
· Initiate deliver & supervise minor routine bridge maintenance schemes
· Liaison with statutory bodies, affected parties, consultants & contractors
· Act as a point of contact for public, parish, district councils
· Support senior members of the team with preparation of reports, schedules, calculations, costings, presentations etc.
· Assist with rationalisation of asset management data
A few things about you
You will be self-motivated, committed and enthusiastic with good standards of numeracy and ICT capability and happy to use your own initiative. As well as having a methodical and conscientious approach to work. You will be able to remain calm in difficult or uncertain situations and be a team player. Experience in technical/engineering/bridges would be advantageous.
As a key member of the group you will be expected to promote the image of the County Council and embrace a culture of customer care to ensure successful delivery of a quality service in Somerset.
For an informal discussion about the post please contact Paul Tucker [Service Manager] (07824 460548).
Please note we aim for all recruitment activity to continue as expected, however due to COVID-19 all interviews will be taking place virtually over Microsoft Teams.
Closing on 21 March 2021