Careers with BEAR Scotland


We’re hiring!


At BEAR Scotland we believe that the people who work with us are our greatest asset and, in order for us to succeed, we make sure we retain and attract a talented, innovative and dedicated team. We’re hiring now!

With approximately 900 staff across 17 offices and depots across Scotland, our teams work round the clock to keep trunk roads safe.

We strive for excellence in all we do. We offer the opportunity to be part of one of the leading companies in the industry and work in some of the most beautiful areas of Scotland.

From engineers to accountants, environmental advisors to surveyors, road operatives to network officers, we offer numerous in-house and external training opportunities for our teams as well as encouraging our staff to continuously strive for professional development within their career with us.

If you share our commitment to doing what’s best for clients, enjoy working in a supportive team and hold yourself to the highest ethical standards, you’ll fit right in.

Investing in People

We are an equal opportunities employer. We wish to ensure equality of opportunity in employment and the fair treatment of all our employees.

We offer a range of benefits and development opportunities for employees reflecting our commitment to be a responsible company; developed by clear communication of our values, policies, the breadth of opportunities within the business and remuneration packages that reflect the way in which we value our people.

To do what we do well, particular care is taken in nurturing and investing in our people. From operations teams on the network through to engineers, quantity surveyors and designers, we strive to embed talent into all levels of our organisation.



UK Armed Forces

BEAR Scotland is proud to support the UK Armed Forces community including Veterans, Reservists, spouses of serving personnel or Reservists and Wounded, Injured and Sick veterans.  We recognise the skills and attributes these valued members of society have and how they can add value to our business.

We are actively engaged with The Career Transition Partnership and other organisations to promote the Civil Engineering and Road Maintenance sectors as a meaningful and exciting career.  We want to make, the often difficult, transition from military to civilian employment as smooth as it can be by helping you to find the right role for you at BEAR.

If you are interested in a career with us, then we want to hear from you.

Send your CV to quoting reference ‘UK Armed Forces’

Employee benefits

We offer a range of benefits and development opportunities for our employees reflecting our commitment to be a responsible Company; developed by clear communication of our values, policies, the breadth of opportunities within the business and remuneration packages that reflect the way in which we value our people.

In return for joining us you’ll not only get a competitive salary, but a complete benefits package including a rewards programme to support everyone at every stage of their working life.

  • CSR Days
    The communities in which we work are of the utmost importance to us, and that’s why we offer staff the opportunity to take a day off to go and work for a cause that is important to them and get involved with the community.
  • Professional Memberships
    We want our teams to continually strive for professional development, that’s why we cover one membership fee each year per employee of any relevant professional association to help them continually learn and grow.
  • Employee Assistance Programme
    We have an extensive employee assistance programme available to all staff and their families to offer free health and wellbeing advice, 24/7.
  • Discount and Rewards Programme
    We have teamed up with Hapi Benefits to offer BEAR Scotland staff members discounts on high street stores, attractions and more.
  • Discounted Glasses
    Our staff can save on the cost of glasses through SpecSavers.
  • Team Building Days
    Working together as one team makes us a more efficient and forward thinking company, and that’s why we programme an active calendar of team building days to help us take time out and have fun.
  • Cycle2Work Scheme
    BEAR Scotland participates in the Cycle2Work scheme to encourage more people to get on their bikes to work, with savings of up to 40% on cycling equipment.
  • Pension Scheme
    We offer a Group Personal Pension Plan for our staff with BEAR matching a contribution of up to 6%.
  • Purchase Additional Annual Leave
    We offer a Purchase Additional Annual Leave scheme where staff can purchase up to five days off a year.

Living Wage

BEAR Scotland is an accredited Living Wage employer.

This Living Wage commitment sees everyone working at BEAR Scotland receive the real Living Wage. This rate is higher than the government minimum.

The real Living Wage is the only UK wage rate calculated according to the costs of living. Employers choose to pay the real Living Wage on a voluntary basis, recognising the value of their workers and ensuring that a hard day’s work receives a fair day’s pay.

Iain Murray, BEAR Scotland Managing Director said:

“We value our people and this commitment to ensuring all employees across the entire business get a fair wage that takes account of the cost of living is testament to that.”

Peter Kelly, Director of The Poverty Alliance said:

“We all need an income that is enough to cover our needs and protect us from poverty, and it’s only right that employers pay a wage that reflects the cost of living. Too many workers in Scotland are paid less than the real Living Wage and, at a time of rising costs, are struggling to stay afloat. The real Living Wage can offer protection from those rising costs.

“Congratulations to BEAR Scotland on their Living Wage commitment, I hope more organisations follow their lead by becoming Living Wage accredited.”

Lynn Anderson, Living Wage Scotland Manager said:

“We’re delighted that BEAR Scotland has become an accredited Living Wage employer. They join a growing movement of over 3400 accredited employers in Scotland who together want to ensure workers have what they need.

“Key employers like BEAR Scotland are helping to set the standard and we hope to see many more employers following their example.”

Highlighted opportunities

Highway Maintenance / Civil Engineering Operatives – Across Scotland

A fantastic opportunity has arisen to join BEAR Scotland operations teams across Scotland, delivering essential highway maintenance works. As an Operations team member, reporting into the Operations Manager, you should be an experienced roadworker/civil engineering operative with the necessary skills to conduct various road maintenance operations, training will be provided

Ardelve Bonnyrigg Brora Burghmuir near Linlithgow Chryston near Moodiesburn Corpach Dunbeath Eyemouth Inveraray Inverness Killin Kingussie Lochgelly Oban Perth South Queensferry St Boswells Stepps

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Planning & Development Control Engineer/Technician - Perth

The North West Trunk Road Unit spans some 1,422km of trunk road through some of the most scenic parts of the country. It also includes 1,501 bridges and structures, including the Kessock Bridge which carries the A9 north of Inverness and the A87 Skye Crossing. The North West Unit covers


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Bridge Maintenance Supervisor - South Queensferry

A fantastic opportunity has arisen to join BEAR Scotland’s Maintenance Team, looking after some of Scotland’s most iconic structures including the Queensferry Crossing. Based in our Queensferry depot and reporting into the Maintenance Manager, the Maintenance Supervisor will Carry out supervision of a multi-trade team, to deliver cyclic maintenance and

South Queensferry

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Mechanical & Electrical (M&E) Engineer/Senior Engineer

As part of our new Network Maintenance Contract we have an ambitious programme of bridge maintenance work to deliver including the upgrading or replacement of  life-expired and sub-standard Mechanical & Electrical (M&E) components on structures, including the Caledonian Canal swing bridges on the A82 and A830 between Inverness and Fort


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