Electrician – South Queensferry

  • Location: South Queensferry
  • Category: Electrical
  • Salary: Competitive
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A fantastic opportunity has arisen to join BEAR Scotlands SE team as an Electrician.

The South East Trunk Road Unit spans 506km through some of the busiest sections of the country, from central Scotland to through the Scottish Borders. It includes routes such as the Edinburgh City Bypass, as well as a large section of the M8 connecting Edinburgh to Glasgow.

The Electrician, reporting into the Electrical Supervisor, will carry out electrical duties as deemed necessary as part of our Highway Electrical works in line with Highways Sector Schemes 8, 9b & 10, contract specification and business requirements.

This is a full time role.

Role includes:

  • Comply with Health, Safety, Environmental & Quality procedures that form part of BEAR’s Management Systems.
  • Carry out site specific risk assessment.
  • Install, test and commission Highway Electrical Equipment.
  • Support and assist installation, routine maintenance and fault repair crews.
  • Participate in emergency response on a rota basis in and out of hours.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • A recognised apprenticeship, NVQ/SVQ in Electrical Installation and experience in Highway Electrical industry, Construction or Electricity Supply Network.
  • An understanding of the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989, BS761 – 17th Edition Wiring Regulations /  BS2391 – Electrical Test and Inspection / TR22 – ILE report on planned inspection regime of lighting columns, signs & posts, specification for highway works 1998.
  • Be conversant with G39/1 Engineering recommendations.
  • Be conversant with HS (G) 47 & GS6 Electrical Safety regarding overhead and underground cables.
  • To be able to identify the areas of work, i.e. the boundaries between public and private areas and between neighbouring local authorities.
  • Identify the varied types of Highway Electrical Equipment and components parts including a practical and theoretical understanding of the basic fundamentals of Electrical Circuits.
  • Be able to recognise the potential dangers of the electricity supply network.
  • Have an understanding of the relevant Health & Safety Legislation and Standards of competence in assessing risk.
  • Have an understanding of and adhere to good manual handling techniques.
  • Be able to administer Emergency First Aid.


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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