Career opportunities across BEAR Scotland’s North West Bridges Team

  • Location: Perth
  • Salary: Competitive
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BEAR Scotland inspect, manage and maintain over 2500km of Scotland’s trunk road network including 1400 trunk road structures in the North West of Scotland for our client, Transport Scotland.  We have recently been successful in retaining this contract until at least 2030.

As part of our new Network Maintenance Contract we have an ambitious programme of bridge maintenance work to deliver including the strengthening or replacement of numerous sub-standard structures.  We also have large scale upgrade works planned for the major structures on the network which include Kessock Bridge in Inverness and Connel Bridge near Oban.  Our current annual budget for bridge works is over 20 million pounds.

To help deliver this exciting programme of work we are looking for Technicians and Engineers at all levels to join our existing team who are split between offices in Perth and Inverness.  Positions are available for Graduate Engineers straight out of university, Bridge Engineers who have experience but are yet to be professionally qualified, Senior Engineers who are already Incorporated or Chartered and Principal Engineers with extensive post-chartered experience.

Engineers at all levels will be involved in managing or carrying out the investigation, design, procurement and construction of a wide variety of bridge maintenance schemes.  The bridge stock in the NW of Scotland is very diverse, including many unusual and historic structures set in some of the most scenic areas of the country.  We like to ensure our Engineers are able to take ownership and progress projects at every stage from initial inception through to final completion.

Candidates for more senior roles should have experience of civil engineering design and construction as well as a knowledge of health and safety, environmental and commercial aspects of schemes.  They will also have management responsibilities for mentoring the team.

We are looking for self-motivated, enthusiastic individuals who are interested in progressing their careers by helping manage the delivery of a diverse programme of work.  The successful candidates will have good team working and communication skills, be flexible and hold a valid driving licence.  BEAR have a hybrid working policy which allows a split between home and office working.

Job Purpose:

  • Technicians and Engineers at all levels will assist, complete or manage the investigation, design, planning, procurement and construction management of bridge maintenance works on the network. The postholder will work with internal, consultant and sub-contractors’ resources.

Responsibilities and Activities include (but are not restricted to):

  • Work as part of a team within NW Bridges and with other BEAR departments
  • Detailed design of bridges projects including design documentation and records
  • Preparing bills of quantities and cost estimates
  • Compliance with technical standards
  • Preparation of Departures from Standard when applicable
  • Produce tender documents and construction phase plans
  • Complete tender evaluations and assisting with contract award
  • Manage suppliers and sub-contractors during construction
  • Procure, supervise and measure construction works
  • Ensuring that adequate environmental screening is undertaken and appropriate mitigation measures are implemented prior to work commencing
  • Monitor the internal financial performance of individual schemes
  • Follow Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality procedures that form part of the company’s Integrated management systems
  • Assist in the team’s compliance with the CDM Regulations and ensure that robust risk assessments are carried out before construction works or inspections take place
  • Update structural records through the clients’ preferred structures management systems

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • Educated to degree level in Civil or Structural Engineering (HNC or HND for Technicians)
  • Experience in civil engineering design (unless Graduate Engineer)
  • Professional qualifications and membership of an appropriate professional body to IEng / CEng or able to demonstrate comparable ability and a route to membership. (Senior and Principal Roles only)
  • A full approved UK driving licence
  • Must be a clear communicator and a team player


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
  • 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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