Bridges Maintenance Operative – South Queensferry

  • Location: South Queensferry
  • Category: Trades
  • Salary: Competitive
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A fantastic opportunity has arisen to join BEAR Scotlands SE Bridges team as a Maintenance Supervisor.

The South East Unit includes 870 bridges and structures including the iconic Queensferry Crossing and Forth Road Bridge, as well as other major bridges such as the Kincardine Bridge and Clackmannanshire Bridge.  Trunk roads in the South East serve as a vital link for Scotland’s economy, ensuring thousands of daily journeys and deliveries are carried out safely.

The BMO, reporting into the maintenance manager, Will carry out cyclic maintenance routines on Forth Road Bridge and Queensferry Crossing. Assist trade teams with daily tasks such as access installation, bridge repair and maintenance tasks. Driving duties will include drop off /collection of materials to suppliers as required.

Role includes:

  • Carrying out bridge cyclic routines.
  • Assisting trades as required.
  • Driving duties.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:


  • Current experience/qualification in a relevant discipline, typically SVQ 3 as a minimum.
  • Must be able to work to strict deadlines.
  • Must be able to work as part of composite team as required,
  • Work at height.
  • Confined Space
  • A full approved UK driving licence
  • Experience of power tools – grinders, drills etc.
  • Telehandler
  • HIAB
  • Abrasive Wheels


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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