Highways Expert Joins Yotta
Jonathan Williams, an experienced street works and highways professional, has joined Yotta in the position of Mayrise Product Consultant. Williams will work closely with both existing and potential users of Mayrise Street Works, Highways and Street Lighting software to ensure maximum return on investment and effective and productive use of the Mayrise range of asset management solutions. He will also support councils across the UK as they implement new legislation and working practices including Street Works Permit and Lane Rental schemes.
Nick Smee, CEO of Yotta, commented on the appointment of Jonathan Williams, “The addition of Jonathan to our Mayrise team is a real boost not only for us but for our growing local authority user base. Jonathan has first-hand experience of the challenges faced by those at the frontline of street works and highways service delivery and really understands how effective use of technology can help. His experience of implementing innovative schemes such as Permit and Lane Rental will be invaluable as will his knowledge of the policies and legislation that underpin their development and day to day running.”
Williams joins Yotta from Kent County Council where he held a number of positions including, most latterly, Compliance Team Leader. In this role Williams was responsible for the coordination of street works ensuring the County Council carried out its obligations under the Traffic Management Act (TMA) and the New Roads and Street Works Act (NRSWA). This responsibility included the introduction and effective implementation of the Kent Permit and Lane Rental Schemes – both firsts for UK Council’s.
Williams, a graduate in Geography and Geographical Information Systems from the University of Greenwich, joined Kent County Council in 2009 as Roadworks Data Officer. Prior to this he held positions with Medway and Canterbury City Councils as well as roles with Mouchel and Jacobs. During his time at Kent County Council Williams rose through the position of Compliance Officer before being promoted to Compliance Team Leader. In this role his team provided three core functions; policy compliance, financial monitoring and system and performance management.
Williams was also elected, by other Street Authority Custodians, as the joint chair for the South East Regional LSG and as Permit Authority representative on the SEHAUC (South East Highway Authorities and Utilities Committee) working group.
Williams added, “Joining Yotta as Mayrise Product Consultant represents the next stage in my street works career. I will be able to share my frontline experience with other users and shape the design and development of the next generation of software for highways professionals.”