highway maintenance

Spencer Group bridges a gap with cantilever walkway on cantilever bridge

26/04/2022

Bridges specialist Spencer Group is to cantilever a temporary walkway off the side of what is itself a historic cantilever bridge while it carries out major deck replacement works.

DfT expects mayors to honour highways allocations

14/04/2022

A senior Department for Transport official has played down the possibility that city regions will divert government cash intended for road repairs to pay for their plans to improve bus services.

DfT announces £30m Live Labs 2

07/04/2022

Ministers have announced a second, UK-wide round of the ADEPT Live Labs programme, with a particular focus on making the construction, maintenance and running of the country's roads more sustainable.

West Sussex boosts highway spending again

24/03/2022

West Sussex County Council has agreed a £32m package of highways and transport spending for the forthcoming financial year, with an extra £21m from the council’s capital budget over the next five years.

LA maintenance funding frozen after cut fears

03/03/2022

The Department for Transport has announced individual allocations for all local highway authorities outside London and the City Region Sustainable Transport Settlements – with cash frozen at 2021-2022 levels for the next three years.

Liverpool seeking to change highways scene

08/02/2022

Liverpool City Council is aiming to develop a new operational model for highway maintenance within 18 months as the internal supplier has struggled to meet its needs, its troubleshooter highways boss has told Highways.

Battle to commence for £730m East Sussex deal

15/11/2021

East Sussex County Council is advertising a contract worth up to £730m over 14 years covering the maintenance, improvement and design of the county’s highways and civil infrastructure.

Highways England treads water with £218m East spend

14/06/2021

Highways England has announced maintenance works totalling £218m over the next year in the East of England.

Council to insource routine maintenance

16/02/2021

Cheshire West and Chester Council has revealed plans for the delivery of its Highways Service, which include delivering most small-scale maintenance services in-house.

Leafy Surrey seeks bidders for £800m roads deal

25/06/2020

Surrey County Council is carrying out further pre-market engagement for a highway maintenance contract that could be worth £800m over 14-21 years.

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.

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Project Manager

£32,798 to £38,553
The post holder will be required to undertake all project management duties necessary to deliver those essential activities. Torfaen (Tor-faen)
Recruiter: Torfaen County Borough Council

Parking Team Leader

£28,226 - £29,174
We have an opportunity for a Parking Team Leader to join our team in West Cumbria. Cumbria
Recruiter: Cumbria County Council

Recycling Monitoring Officer

£27,009 - £31,155
Turn your environmental passion into practical action. Kensington and Chelsea, London (Greater)
Recruiter: The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea Council

Engineer (Highways)

£37,491 - £44,598
To provide operational delivery of a range of specialist professional and technical services for the Highways Group. Tower Hamlets, London (Greater)
Recruiter: Tower Hamlets London Borough Council

Senior Engineer (Assets and Design) – Assets

£36,371 - £38,553
We are seeking to recruit a Senior Engineer (Asset and Design) to join our Highway Asset and Design team. Aberaeron, Ceredigion (Sir Ceredigion)
Recruiter: Ceredigion County Council

Assistant Director of Highways and Engineering

to £85,239
Imagine a diverse town full of contrasts, a strong identity and residents who are proud to call it home. Bolton, Greater Manchester
Recruiter: Bolton Council

Assistant Engineer (Assets and Design)

£25,419 - £30,984
We are seeking to recruit an Assistant Engineer (Asset and Design) to join our Highway Asset and Design team. Aberaeron, Ceredigion (Sir Ceredigion)
Recruiter: Ceredigion County Council

Senior Engineer (Assets and Design) – Structures

£36,371 - £38,553
We are seeking to recruit a Chartered Structural Engineer to join our Highway Asset and Design team on a permanent, full-time basis. Aberaeron, Ceredigion (Sir Ceredigion)
Recruiter: Ceredigion County Council

Senior Engineer (Highways Development Control)

£36,371 - £38,553
We are looking to recruit a highly-motivated, creative and innovative and suitably qualified or experienced Senior Engineer. Aberaeron, Ceredigion (Sir Ceredigion)
Recruiter: Ceredigion County Council

Senior Engineer

£35,336 to £41,591
The successful applicant should hold a degree or equivalent in a technical/engineering subject and have 5 years’ experience. Newbury, Berkshire
Recruiter: West Berkshire Council

Transport Strategy Officers

£33702 - £35432 per annum + generous pension, agile working + more
The Transport Strategy team at Buckinghamshire council is recruiting to 4 exciting new roles, focusing on our priorities to encourage people to travel England, Buckinghamshire, Aylesbury
Recruiter: Buckinghamshire Council

Specialist Heavy Plant Operator

£22,571 - £24,920
This new opportunity/position is to work within both the Northumberland County Council SE Maintenance. Northumberland
Recruiter: Northumberland County Council

Network Coordination Assistant

£19,650 - £20,043
This is an exciting opportunity to work in the Network Management team within the Highways service. Barnsley, South Yorkshire
Recruiter: Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council

Development and Flood Risk Officer

£28,373
Essex is committed to enabling inclusive economic growth. Essex (Anywhere Worker)
Recruiter: Essex County Council

Waste Management Operative

£20,468
Leicestershire County Councils, Contracts and Haulage Team are looking to recruit a Waste Management Operator to join the team. Leicestershire
Recruiter: Leicestershire County Council

Waste Transfer Station Plant Operative

£20,807
An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Waste Management Delivery Service. Leicestershire
Recruiter: Leicestershire County Council

Contract Management Officer

£22,571 - £32,798
Cambridgeshire County Council is seeking to appoint a Contract Management Officer into the Highways Contracts and Commissioning Team. Various places - working out of office base
Recruiter: Cambridgeshire County Council

Waste Management Supervisor

£24,283.58 - £26,812.09
The role will be responsible for supervising the Waste Transfer Station and Internal Haulage operation. Leicestershire
Recruiter: Leicestershire County Council

Project Engineer

£25,418 to £36,370
We are looking for Project Engineers to join our teams in Brompton-on-Swale, Richmond and Boroughbridge. Boroughbridge, York
Recruiter: North Yorkshire County Council

Project Engineer – Electrical

£33,486-£36,370
We are looking for a Project Engineer – Electrical to join our Electrical Engineering Team. Leeming Bar, Northallerton (Hybrid Working)
Recruiter: North Yorkshire County Council

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