winter service

A new road to winter efficiency

18/10/2019

Jamie Watson and Ian Buchanan of Edinburgh Road Services explain how Edinburgh moved past 'one forecast fits all' and saved 22% in costs.

Econ at 50: True grit and laser accuracy

30/08/2019

It's not rare for the people of Yorkshire to hit half centuries, but it is always worthy of celebration. Econ Engineering - the UK's most popular gritting manufacturer - has reached this milestone in style and shows no signs of slowing down.

M8 Charing Cross tunnel to become 'icephobic'

15/08/2019

Scotland TranServ will install a new 'icephobic' coating on the M8 Charing Cross tunnel to help tackle the potential for icicles in extreme weather.

New and improved with Exactrak

02/08/2019

Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council is one of the youngest authorities in the country having only been established in April, but it has not been wasting any time getting ahead on winter service with the help of Exactrak.

‘Golden Gritter’ marks 50 years for UK manufacturer

15/05/2019

Winter maintenance vehicle manufacturer Econ Engineering is celebrating the start of its 50th year in business with a series of events that will showcase its market leading products and services across the UK.

Vaisala puts winter service on a new route

15/05/2019

Vaisala has launched a new web-based route optimization service using automation and advanced algorithms to help design winter road maintenance treatments more efficiently.

New winter service guidance published

15/04/2019

Five new chapters from the key guidance for winter service have been published by the National Winter Service Research Group.

Hacked off by Appendix H? Help is coming

02/01/2019

Chris Cranston, chair of the National Winter Service Research Group (NWSRG) discusses the guidance we love to hate and where winter service is going next.

Winter service heavyweights team up for research framework

20/12/2018

The two top winter service research groups are teaming up to carry out studies into future resilience in the face of climate change.

New gritters aim to stand out for safety

13/11/2018

Highways England has rolled out the first of a fleet of new gritters that employ the latest technology and are designed to stand out in winter conditions.

Winter is coming: Highways England gets ready

20/09/2018

When winter bites, Highways England will be rolling out some new gritters fitted with the latest technology to help keep drivers safe and traffic flowing.

Winter is coming: The NWSRG spreads the word

20/09/2018

Highways reports from the National Winter Service Research Group’s workshop on forthcoming changes to its guidance.

NWSRG announces practitioner-led workshop for new guidance

24/08/2018

As part of the vital preparations for the new highways winter service guidance, the National Winter Service Research Group (NWSRG) has developed a workshop to prepare practitioners for the changes.

Powys planning new £600k salt dome to bring storage up to the mark

23/08/2018

Powys County Council plans to invest £600,000 in a new salt dome to quadruple storage capacity at its depot.

International line-up for Cold Comfort 2018

25/04/2018

A large delegation from Highways England will join other public sector representatives from across the British Isles and international experts in the field of winter maintenance at Cold Comfort 2018 next month.

Hot topics for the cold season

19/03/2018

Highways speaks to the chair of the National Winter Service Research Group (NWSRG), Chris Cranston, about what the key areas for debate will be at this year’s Cold Comfort and receives an exclusive briefing on the latest news and research.

Wales considers Bellwin scheme as Highland councillor seeks alternatives

16/03/2018

The Scottish Government is facing calls to adapt its approach to the Bellwin emergency scheme to help cash strapped councils hit by extreme weather.

Transport Scotland versus the Beast from the East - Q and A

14/03/2018

Dominic Browne caught up with Hugh Gillies, director of trunk roads and bus operations at Transport Scotland, for a Q and A about the recent extreme weather seen north of the border and how the devolved nation fared when it came up against the Beast from the East.

‘Wrong time of snow’ leaves council with £2m roads overspend

02/03/2018

Scottish roads authority The Highland Council is forecasting an overspend of £2m in its winter maintenance budget after severe weather at weekends and bank holidays pushed up its labour costs.

Councils battle to keep roads open as Emma meets the Beast

01/03/2018

Councils across the country have been battling to keep their highway networks operating safely as the most severe threat of snow moved from Scotland and the North East to Wales and South West England.

Highways jobs

Assistant Director - Planning and Transportation

Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council
£81,495 per annum
We are looking for a highly accomplished, ambitious and determined Chartered Town Planner to join the Growth Directorate’s leadership team. Tameside, Greater Manchester
Recruiter: Tameside Metropolitan 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

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

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

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

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

Transport Planning Officer 

Plymouth City Council
£32,878 - £42,683
This is a full time position (37 hours per week) with flexible working arrangements. Plymouth, Devon
Recruiter: Plymouth 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

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

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

Street Cleansing Operative x6

Redbridge London Borough Council
£20,466.00 - £20,835.00
This role will involve working as an individual as well as part of a team, litter pick the streets in the local area, empty the litter bins. Redbridge, London (Greater)
Recruiter: Redbridge London Borough Council

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