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Environmental Officers NMWTRA - Ref: 22-22460
£30,984 - £32,798 a year | Permanent
- Job title:
- Environmental Officers NMWTRA
- North and Mid Wales Trunk Road Agent
- Network Management Unit
- Closing date:
- 26/05/2022 10:00
- Job type/Hours:
- Permanent | 37 Hour
- £30,984 - £32,798 a year
- Pay Scale:
- See Job Advertisement
NORTH AND MID WALES TRUNK ROAD AGENT
1 post [ Mid Wales])
SALARY: £30,984 - £32,798
LOCATIONS: Mid Wales: Llandrindod, Newtown, Aberaeron
The successful applicant will manage and implement a range of soft estate inspections, ecological surveys, environmental asset inventory and environmental maintenance activities for the trunk road network in accordance with Welsh Government requirements.
If you have any specific queries relating to the above post, please contact: Hannah Jones, 07773 616096 (Mid Wales)
The ability to communicate in both English and Welsh is desirable.
Gwynedd Council offers an attractive employment package, for more information please click on this [Information Pack]
Application forms and further details available from, Support Service, Gwynedd Council, Council Offices, Caernarfon, LL55 1SH
Tel: 01286 679076 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing Date: 10.00am, THURSDAY, 26 May 2022
If you are successful to be short listed for an interview you will be contacted by E-MAIL using the address provided on your application form. You need to ensure that you check your E-MAIL regularly.
Ability to work in a team environment
Self-motivated and committed
Well-developed interpersonal skills
Ability to work safely under pressure.
Able to work with limited supervision
Good organisational skills
Frequently work hours which are outside normal hours as required
Ability to manage and lead junior staff
Ability to motivate others
QUALIFICATIONS AND RELEVANT TRAINING
HNC/HND/NVQ (Level 4) in an environmental related subject and 5 years' industry experience OR Degree in an environmental related subject
Membership of relevant professional body
Health & Safety training
ECDL qualification in IT.
National Highway Sector Scheme 12D(M7) Traffic Management
Appropriate LISS/CSCS accreditation
Experience in environmental inspection and surveys.
Experience in the use of asset management systems
Experience in managing and controlling projects and budgets.
Wide range of experience of environmental management
SKILLS AND SPECIALIST KNOWLEDGE
Ability to use Geographical Information Systems (GiS)
Ability to work under own initiative and as a part of a team.
Well-developed communication skills, both oral and writing.
Good organisational skills.
Creativity and problem solving skills.
Ability to adapt quickly to changing situations.
Knowledge of relevant Health and Safety legislation
Current valid Driving Licence
IT skills use of Microsoft Office suite of programs including Word and Excel
Experience of operating within relevant legislation.
Ability to identify priorities within work programmes.
Listening and speaking
Reading and understanding
Purpose of the Post
• Manage and implement a rolling programme of soft estate inspections and ecological surveys for the trunk road network.
• Manage the soft estate inventory and identification of ecological assets.
• Manage programmed, routine and reactive maintenance activities associated with the soft estate and environmental management.
• To meet NMWTRA obligations under Section 41, “Duty to maintain highways maintainable at public expense” and Section 58 “Special defence in action against a highway authority for damages for non-repair of Highway” of the Highways Act 1980.
• To assist Environmental Co-ordinators and Ecologists with implementing the requirements of environmental legislation and Welsh Government (WG) policy.
Responsibility for functions e.g. staff, budgets, equipment
• Manage external service providers, partnerships and stakeholders
• Manage Assistant Environmental Officers (1No.) – pending business case with Welsh Government
• Manage related environmental inspection and maintenance budgets
• Tablet / laptop
• Mobile phone
• Welsh Government environmental asset management databases
• To deputise for the Ecologist or Environmental Co-ordinator when required.
• To manage external service providers (consultants / designers as a Project Sponsor and contractors).
• To manage relationships and liaison with environmental partners and stakeholders.
• To assist and advise the Environment team and Welsh Government regarding improvements to biodiversity, landscape or environmental management.
• To assist with the management of environmental inspections including of the soft estate on the trunk road network in accordance with the requirements of the Welsh Government Trunk Road Maintenance Manual (WGTRMM) and Welsh Government asset management systems.
• Assist with or undertake inspections for other highway asset types e.g. highway boundaries or environmental / noise barriers when required.
• To acquire expertise in using the network referencing system by understanding the Road Maintenance Management System (RMMS) link-section-node system and documentation managed by the Inspection team.
• Identify, risk assess and prioritise asset defects, injurious weeds, invasive species and plant diseases.
• To assist the Arboricultural Officers in the survey and management of hazardous trees under s154 Highways Act and the tree management database when required.
• To programme and undertake relevant inspections (cyclic, reactive) to comply with WGTRMM.
• Informing the NMWTRA Environment team, Operations team and Route Management teams as soon as practicable to enable WGTRMM Category 1 defects to be ‘made safe’.
• Liaise with landowners or stakeholder organisations (e.g. Natural Resources Wales [NRW] or local authorities) regarding environmental issues located adjacent to the trunk road.
• To assist the Police, enforcement bodies and Third Party Claims team by investigating pollution claims, damage or disturbance to ecosystems or protected species.
Ecological & Environmental Survey Function
• To assist with the management of ecological surveys on trunk road network in accordance with the requirements of the Welsh Government Trunk Road Maintenance Manual (WGTRMM) and Welsh Government asset management systems.
• To arrange surveys and manage records for protected species, pollinators and liaise with external bodies e.g. www.cofnod.org.uk
• To assist and liaise with the NMWTRA Delivery & Inspection Unit or others regarding ecological surveys required as part of capital improvement projects e.g. site inspection for Japanese Knotweed,
• To arrange for specialist ecological surveys by the NMWTRA supply chain e.g. licenced bat surveyors.
• To arrange for specialist environmental surveys by the NMWTRA supply chain e.g. water quality monitoring / testing or pollution detection to meet the requirements of The Water Environment (Water Framework Directive) (England and Wales) Regulations 2003.
Maintenance & Improvement Function
• Manage the procurement, commissioning and implementation of programmed, routine and reactive maintenance functions associated with the soft estate, for example:
o Annual programme for managing invasive species and injurious weeds (as per the Weeds Act 1959).
o Pollution mitigation measures to implement The Environmental Damage (Prevention and Remediation) (Wales) Regulations 2009.
• To assist and provide emergency incident management support to the emergency services and NMWTRA in the event of a pollution incident.
• Manage defect repairs and routine maintenance functions within available budgets and roadspace constraints.
• To provide support to NMWTRA teams and supply chain to manage the risks of damaging or disturbing ecosystems in particular the implementation of the Manual for Contract Documents for Highway Works (MCHW) Series 3000 Landscape and Ecology.
• To support the Environmental Co-Ordinators and Ecologists in the delivery of Welsh Government biodiversity objectives and Ministerial initiatives (e.g. Green Corridors) to meet Environment Act (Wales) 2016 requirements.
• Assist in the management of the NMWTRA Environmental Risk Database.
• Undertaking inspections and surveys for the creation of soft estate inventory information detailing new and existing assets in accordance with WGTRMM including woodlands, grasslands, water bodies, amenity areas, biodiversity assets (such as bat boxes, badger tunnels, hibernacula). The survey data is to be recorded in WG asset management systems.
• Undertaking inspections and surveys for the creation of ecological inventory information detailing new and existing soft estate assets in accordance with WGTRMM. The survey data is to be recorded in WG asset management systems.
• To assist NMWTRA in the management of land asset and highway boundary information using Geographic Information Systems.
• To supervise and provide guidance on work undertaken by service providers.
• To communicate effectively and courteously with elected members, the public, members and Welsh Government officers and other external organisations and bodies.
• To deal with complaints and enquiries in a courteous and professional manner whilst out on site and in the office.
• To co-operate and liaise with staff from other Departments of the Council and Partner Authorities in order to promote the effective management of NMWTRA.
• To be responsible for self-development.
• Undertake any other proportionate and reasonable duties that correspond with the salary level and responsibility level of the post as required by the line manager.
• Operate within the Council’s policy and procedures in relation to equal opportunities and equality.
Health & Safety and Environmental
• To comply with health & safety aspects of the inspection team including implementing risk management through compliance with for example established safe systems of work and operational risk assessments.
• To ensure that health, safety, environmental risk assessment processes are fully considered in all aspects of the work of the environmental service such as traffic management.
• It is the responsibility of every employee within the Agency to comply with the Health and Safety, environmental and quality policies as defined within the Agency Integrated Business Management System.
• Ensure that Health and Safety at Work and environmental legislation and policies are strictly adhered to.
• Undertake personal Health and Safety responsibility at all times.
• The post holder is expected to be aware of the requirements e.g. the Health and Safety legislation and to cooperate with the Council’s Health and Safety Manager to ensure compliance with the relevant requirements.
• Responsibility for self-development.
• Ensure compliance with Health and Safety rules in the workplace in accordance with the responsibilities noted in the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Council’s Health and Safety Policy.
• Operate within the Council’s policies in relation to equal opportunities and equality.
• Responsible for managing information in accordance with the Council’s information management guidelines. Ensure that personal information is treated in accordance with Data Protection legislation.
• Commitment to reducing the Council’s carbon emissions in accordance with the Carbon Management Plan, and to encourage others to act positively towards reducing the Council’s Carbon Footprint.
• Undertake any other reasonable duty which corresponds to the salary level and responsibility level of the job.
Special Circumstances e.g. the need to work unsociable hours, special working arrangements etc.
• Requirement to work hours which are outside normal working hours (bandwidth 08:00hrs to 18:00hrs in accordance with the flexi hours scheme) as requested for example evening and / or weekend inspections within traffic management.
• Requirement that the post holder will undertake training as and when required.
• Attend occasional meetings in other parts of the UK (e.g. Llandrindod, Cardiff).