highway maintenance

Q and A with Mathew Lugg: Self-assessment, self-assessed

13/02/2020

A top sliced cash pot is not really supposed to change a sector. It’s a politician’s gift, a press release, a civil servant’s pet project. In highways it often just shores up finance that had bled off into other services anyway. The highways self-assessment process was different.

Northamptonshire highways fails to stand up to scrutiny

28/01/2020

Northamptonshire County Council's highways department is under-performing, failing to get value for money, understaffed and in need of reform, according a review by the authority's scrutiny committee.

Balfour scoops £217m Lincolnshire roads deal

03/12/2019

Balfour Beatty Living Places has secured a highway maintenance contract with Lincolnshire County Council worth £217m over six years with an option to extend for a further six.

Stoke enters risky waters on maintenance

09/10/2019

City of Stoke-on-Trent Council is the latest highway authority to agree a new maintenance policy, which will delay defect repairs and has been linked to funding as well as updated risk management policies.

‘Excellent performance’ wins Balfour Beatty £34m Warwickshire extension

07/08/2019

Balfour Beatty Living Places has been awarded a one-year extension worth £34m on its Warwickshire highways maintenance contract.

Surrey seeks market help with rethink of £615m highways services

09/07/2019

Surrey County Council is consulting the market in what appears to be a major rethink of the delivery of its highways maintenance, construction and design services before the procurement of some £615m of work.

Be bold and brave, Balfour boss tells councils

02/05/2019

The head of a major term maintenance contractor has called on local authorities to stick with outsourcing for local roads, despite the collapse of major players in the field and a dearth of bids for contracts.

Renfrewshire launches £40m spend on 'quality, long-term repairs'

01/05/2019

Renfrewshire Council has launched a five-year, £40m roads maintenance programme, which it described as ‘the biggest ever sustained investment in our roads network’.

North Yorkshire considers Teckal option in highways revamp

10/04/2019

North Yorkshire County Council is considering using a ‘Teckal’ company in order to improve its highway maintenance services.

Wolverhampton keeps traffic moving with quick pothole repairs

29/10/2018

Wolverhampton Council has cut disruption on its roads by using a Velocity Patcher to fill potholes roads across the city at speed.

Unsung heroes

19/10/2018

The Ranty Highwayman is a chartered engineer who works in a local highways department. In this article he discusses unsung heroes.

East region maintenance contract worth £490m, Highways England confirms

16/10/2018

Highways England has valued its new combined Maintenance and Response contract for the East of England at £490m over 15 years.

Harrow looks over the hill for £110m highway works

16/10/2018

Harrow Council is looking for a highways maintenance contractor in a deal that could be worth £110m over 10 years.

Haringey advertises £108m highways and lighting works

05/09/2018

Haringey Council is seeking a contractor or contractors for a highway and street lighting contract worth up to £108m over eight years.

Local highways and transport underspends by hundreds of millions

29/08/2018

Local highways and transport services in England underspent by hundreds of millions of pounds in 2017-18, as the growing pressure from demand-led services such as social care continued to bite.

It’s coming home (for FM Conway at least): Firm secures £130m Croydon contract

09/07/2018

Infrastructure services company FM Conway has won a highway service contract worth up to £130m with the London Borough of Croydon, where it has an asphalt plant, as part of the town’s £5.2bn regeneration programme.

Incentive element 'likely to continue', DfT official says

27/06/2018

A Department for Transport official has said the argument has been won on highway authority incentive funding and the system is likely to continue into the next parliament.

Glos 'on track' to award term maintenance contract as three shortlisted

06/06/2018

Gloucestershire County Council has shortlisted three bidders to go through to the next stage of its procurement exercise for a term maintenance contract that could be worth up to £430m over 11 years.

Thirteen on £46m Edinburgh Highways framework

11/05/2018

Thirteen contractors are in line for construction, repair and maintenance work to the City of Edinburgh's road network under a framework valued at up to £46m.

Highways jobs

Street Cleansing Operative Driver (Large Goods Vehicles)

Redbridge London Borough Council
£22,377 to £23,607
We are looking to recruit staff for both our day service and evening service. Redbridge, London (Greater)
Recruiter: Redbridge London Borough Council

Senior Environmental Health Practitioner (Pollution)

Redbridge London Borough Council
£39,774.00 - £42,684.00
This is an excellent opportunity for individual who is looking to gain management experience.  Redbridge, London (Greater)
Recruiter: Redbridge London Borough Council

Senior Policy Planner

London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and London Borough of Wandsworth
£32,643 – £45,704 depending on skills
Are you looking for working arrangements that enhance your work-life balance? London (Greater)
Recruiter: London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and London Borough of Wandsworth

Strategic Director Environment and Climate Change

Kirklees Metropolitan Council
£119,940 to £131,935
A decade of investment invites the opportunity of a decade! Kirklees, West Yorkshire
Recruiter: Kirklees Metropolitan Council

Senior Environmental Health Officer (Housing Lead)

Mole Valley District Council
£37,821 - £42,329
An exciting opportunity for a Senior Environmental Health Officer to join our forward thinking Environmental Health Partnership Oxted, Surrey
Recruiter: Mole Valley District Council

Head of Operations

Rossendale Borough Council
£49,408 - £52,899
The Head of Operations is a key leader in the Senior Management Team. Rossendale, Lancashire
Recruiter: Rossendale Borough Council

Senior Engineer (Development Control)

Wrexham County Borough Council
£36,876 - £39,782 per annum
We are looking to appoint a suitably experienced and qualified candidate to work within the Contracts and Engineering team Wrexham (Wrecsam)
Recruiter: Wrexham County Borough Council

Strategic Director Growth and Regeneration

Kirklees Metropolitan Council
£119,940 to £131,935
A decade of investment invites the opportunity of a decade! Kirklees, West Yorkshire
Recruiter: Kirklees Metropolitan Council

Funeral Operative (As and When)

Brent Council
£24,462 - £26,274 p.a. inc. (pro-rata)
The person will not need previous experience in funeral services as full training will be given but experience would be an advantage. Brent, London (Greater)
Recruiter: Brent Council

Senior Engineer – Transport Policy

The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea Council
£38,800 - £52,600
This is an exciting opportunity to improve road safety and create healthy streets in a busy and dynamic central London borough. Kensington and Chelsea, London (Greater)
Recruiter: The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea Council

Environmental Health Officer / Health and Safety Practitioner

The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea Council
£33,600 - £45,400 per annum plus performance related pay
The ideal candidate will have a detailed knowledge/understanding of Health and Safety legislation.  Kensington and Chelsea, London (Greater)
Recruiter: The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea Council

Commercial Officer

Rossendale Borough Council
£25,801 - £29,636
We are keen to improve our recycling levels, tackle the climate change agenda and take pride in our open spaces. Rossendale, Lancashire
Recruiter: Rossendale Borough Council

Principal Electrical Asset Officer

Birmingham City Council
£34,788-£42,683
The role requires the post holder to be a key technical specialist for the Authority’s Highways Electrical Asset Management function, providing... Birmingham, West Midlands
Recruiter: Birmingham City Council

Highways & Drainage Team Manager

Newport City Council
£37,849 - £40,760
You will be skilled at analysing multiple sources of information, making excellent decisions, and driving difficult situations towards a... Newport (Casnewydd)
Recruiter: Newport City Council

Street Works Compliance Officer

Telford & Wrekin Council
£29,636 - £31,371 per annum
For further information on the role please click. Telford, Shropshire
Recruiter: Telford & Wrekin Council

Senior Sustainability & Resilience Officer

Essex County Council
£30001.0 - £34017 per annum
This opportunity is to be offered on a 6-month, fixed term / secondment contract basisInterviews scheduled to be held Friday 17th April Job Purpose Es England, Essex, Chelmsford
Recruiter: Essex County Council

Highway Electrical Maintenance & Installation Operative (Street Lighting) Apprentice

Kirklees Metropolitan Council
National minimum wage, currently £8.20 in first 12 months, increasing to £8.72 thereafter
If you are looking for hands on experience and learning on the job then an apprenticeship could be the right route for you. Kirklees, West Yorkshire
Recruiter: Kirklees Metropolitan Council

Highways Civil Engineering Technician Apprentice x 3

Kirklees Metropolitan Council
National minimum wage, currently £8.20 in first 12 months, increasing to £8.72 thereafter
If you are looking for hands on experience and learning on the job then an apprenticeship could be the right route for you. Kirklees, West Yorkshire
Recruiter: Kirklees Metropolitan Council

Safety, Health & Environment Technician Apprentice

Kirklees Metropolitan Council
National minimum wage, currently £8.20 in first 12 months, increasing to £8.72 thereafter
If you are looking for hands on experience and learning on the job then an apprenticeship could be the right route for you. Kirklees, West Yorkshire
Recruiter: Kirklees Metropolitan Council

Strategic Director, Environment & Regeneration

Brent Council
Circa £155,000
Brent is the Borough of Cultures - the most diverse in London - and as a Council we believe in delivering for our communities. Brent, London (Greater)
Recruiter: Brent Council

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