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Assistant Highways Consents Manager

Job Introduction

Coordinating and assisting in the management of Highways Consents in accordance with the Route-wide Traffic Management Plan. Liaising between the project, HS2 Ltd, other contractors and the relevant stakeholders with regards to Highways Consents and proactively developing productive relationships which deliver benefits for all parties.

The Assistant Highways Consents Manager reports directly and will be line managed by the Area Traffic and Highways Manager.

Role Responsibility

  • Assist the Area Traffic and Highways Manager;
  • Provide support to and Highways team when required;
  • Attend site meetings, progress meetings and other meetings where required;
  • Collate and process where required, and track the progress of highways consent applications, producing reports in accordance to the client requirements.
  • Investigate and provide information for non-compliance, highways related but also an awareness of non-compliance or safety issues within all areas of HS2 works.
  • Identify the extent of the works required and ensure that all aspects of the design, construction highways issues will comply with our clients Assurance and Undertakings. Record evidence of compliance;
  • Ensure all parties are coordinated and aware of all surrounding works.
  • Providing progress reports, including closure of mitigation actions
  • Build solid relationships with key Stakeholders and Commitment Beneficiaries to ensure that we are able to maintain a time critical and cost sensitive project;
  • Work closely with the construction teams to maintain a dialogue internally and with our stakeholders to ensure that their needs are considered during the planning and delivery of various projects 

The Ideal Candidate

  • Understanding of the High Speed 2 London to West Midlands Act, and the Highways consenting regime
  • Understanding of the New Roads and Street Works Act NRSWA
  • Understanding of the Streetworks noticing using DfT’s StreetManager
  • Understanding of Design Manual for Roads and Bridges (DMRB), Traffic Signs Manual, Traffic Signs Regulation and General Directions (TSRGD)
  • Understanding of traffic modelling – desirable
  • CSCS Card
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong presenting skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to maintain and build relationships
  • Strong listening skills

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