TII is responsible for the provision of a safe and efficient network of national roads. While a lot of the associated construction and maintenance activities are carried out on its behalf by the Local Authorities, TII takes direct responsibility for the Road Signing and Delineation on the national road network. TII is supported in this role by teams in a number of National Roads Offices around the country and through the provision of technical services by external consulting engineering companies. TII wishes to appoint an Engineering Inspector – Road Signing & Delineation, reporting to the Senior Project Manager, Network Operations to lead the management and delivery of its Road Signing and Delineation Programme on the national road network. The appointee will have direct responsibility for all aspects of Road Signing and Delineation Programme, ensuring effective delivery and implementation and compliance with prescribed procedures and standards. The promotion of good, leading safety standards and practices on all TII works is a very important aspect of the role.
Transport Infrastructure Ireland Seek Engineer Inspector - Road Signage & Delineation
Role Responsibilities / Requirements:
The role will report to the Senior Project Manager in the Network Management Directorate of TII.
Principal responsibilities will include:
· Lead the management of the TII Road Signing and Delineation Programmes, including delivery of Programme objectives and targets, and provision of regular reporting to Network Operations and TII Board.
· Manage the Sign Maintenance and Delineation Maintenance Contracts to ensure that they perform to the required levels and provide good value for money.
· Responsibility for the oversight and supervision of signing and delineation contracts, ensuring that they are delivered to the required timescales and budgets and adhere to quality standards.
· Oversight and supervision of the Safety aspects of these Contracts and monitor compliance with Health & Safety legislation in respect of internal operations and external contractors. This is a particularly important aspect of the role, as these are direct TII Contracts and are carried out on live national roads with varying cross-sections and traffic volumes.
· Ensure that all aspects of TII schemes, including procurement and financial management, comply with prescribed governance procedures and standards.
· Preparation of budgets and monitoring and controlling of costs against budget, to meet TII’s commitments to its Government Agencies.
· Oversee the collection and analysis of data from the Asset Fault & Management System (AFMS) and lead the integration of this to the TII GIS platform.
· Liaise with Local Authorities, National Roads Offices and Consulting Engineers in the development, delivery and timely implementation of signing and delineation schemes.
· Develop and maintain productive relationships with Local Authorities, National Roads Offices and the construction industry, establishing an ethos which facilitates consistent quality and continuous improvement in the services provided to TII.
· Liaison with the TII Road Safety Team in addressing safety issues on the national road network including delivery of HD15 and HD17 RSI works requirements, and the maintenance and refurbishment of Traffic Calming installations.
· Maintain good working relationships with other stakeholders in the signing and delineation aspects of the National Roads Network, including Department of Transport and An Garda Síochána.
· Maintain strong and proactive working relationships with TII’s other Agents and Contractors such as the Motorway Maintenance (MMaRC) Contractors, PPP Companies and ITS Contractors across the network.
· Administration of the TII Traffic Signs Approvals Procedure.
· Responsibility for ensuring that reports destined for Regulatory and Financing Agencies on his/her portfolio of projects are consistently of a high degree of accuracy, quality and reliability.
· Assist in the development of strategies and plans to help to secure consistent levels of funding for TII’s Signing & Delineation Programmes.
· Assist in the ongoing review and revision of Standards and Manuals such as the TII Traffic Signs and Roadmarkings Dashboard Manuals, TII Technical Standards and the Traffic Signs Manual.
· Assist in the identification of areas where the principles of Sustainability may be enhanced across TII activities to further the embedment of Sustainability and Circular Economy objectives across the organisation.
· Provide full support in all relevant aspects to the Senior Project Manager, Network Operations and Director of Network Management.
· Liaise effectively with the TII Management Team, other members of staff and TII Board as required.
· Provide timely responses to submissions from public representatives and other parties to help TII to meet its commitments in this regard.
· To undertake such tasks, activities or other duties as may be required or assigned as appropriate to the grade.
Education & Experience
The successful candidate will be required to demonstrate the key competencies for an Engineer – Grade 1 position, as well as the following job specific requirements:
- Hold a Degree or 3rd level professional qualification (HETAC Level 8 or equivalent) in Civil Engineering or allied discipline.
- Be a Chartered Engineer with Engineers Ireland, or be professionally registered at an equivalent level with an appropriate professional body, or be in a position to attain such registration within a reasonable timeframe, such timeframe to be agreed with the Head of function.
- A proven track record, with a minimum of 7 years post-graduate experience with at least 5 years’ experience in a senior responsible role in the management of roads related projects.
- The capacity to provide effective leadership in a complex and changing regulatory and operating environment.
- An ability to provide leadership in a multi-disciplinary team responsible for the delivery of roads related projects.
- Experience of leading and managing multi-disciplinary teams of technical advisors, contractors and other resources (both internal and external).
- An ability to develop and foster good working relationships with stakeholders both internal and external to TII.
- A good knowledge of Health & Safety legislation and a strong commitment to road user safety, to staff safety and to the safety of those working on behalf of TII.
- The capacity to remain up-to-date with evolving standards and technologies.
- Proficiency in Contract Management reviewing and auditing contract documents, technical specifications and operational procedures.
· Currently hold and maintain a full driving licence.