Assistant Network Manager

  • Location: Perth
  • Category: Network Team
  • Salary: Competitive
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A fantastic opportunity has arisen to join BEAR Scotlands NW Network team as an Assistant Network Manager.

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 a huge area of Scotland, from Thurso and Wick in the very north of the Highlands down to Campbeltown in Argyll and Bute, from Uig on Skye to Perth and Stirling in the central belt.

The Assistant Network Manager, reporting into the Network Manager, will be responsible for the monitoring and reporting of the Incident Response Operations and shall be responsible for providing an effective response appropriate to each Incident occurring on or near the Trunk Road network on a 24 hours a day, seven days a week basis.

Role includes:

  • Be the first point of contact within the Operating Company for all Incidents on or near the Unit during and outwith Normal Working Hours.
  • Manage the delivery of the Trunk Road Incident Support Service and Incident Support Unit’s requirements.
  • Ensure mobilisation of Incident Response Resources and maintain contact with and keep informed the Emergency Services, the Traffic Scotland Operations Infrastructure Contractor and any other Network Services Provider , local authorities and other affected parties as necessary during the Incident.
  • Ensure Standard Incident Diversion Routes are kept updated at all times and activate Standard Incident Diversion Routes in response to Incidents.
  • Implement contact arrangements with Operational Partners during the occurrence of an Incident and ensure prompt notification of Incidents to Operational Partners.
  • Coordinate activities relating to the planning, response and mitigation of Incidents.
  • Utilise appropriate support personnel to assist in delivering Incident Response Operations.
  • Record and manage all relevant information relating to Incidents.
  • Provide Incident reports to the Network Manager
  • Coordinate Incident Response Operations relating to Severe Weather

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • Have experience of either working on a trunk road maintenance contract or having successfully fulfilled a role of a similar nature.
  • Have a sound knowledge of the Scottish Road Works Register and other relevant systems to ensure the coordination of all roadworks and events.
  • Excellent IT and communication skills
  • Maintain a driver’s license.


BEAR Scotland currently manages, maintains and improves 1962km of Scottish trunk road including over 2000 bridges and structures through some of the most scenic, but challenging, parts of the country. That means delivering £million investment on road maintenance and improvement every year.

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. In return, we offer:

  • A tailored, competitive salary
  • Pension and life assurance
  • Up to 34 days annual leave per year
  • Additional annual leave purchase through Salary Sacrifice
  • 2 paid days per year to help to support your charity of your choice
  • BEAR Rewards – shopping discounts and cashback
  • Employee Assistance Programme available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Flexible/Hybrid working
  • Development and progression plan

Grow your career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, flourish, and succeed.

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


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