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

  • Location: Inverness
  • Category: Engineering
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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 William, and operation / maintenance of the Kessock Bridge mobile inspection gantry.  Our current budget for bridge “M&E” maintenance works is £1-2 Million annually.


To help deliver this exciting programme of work we are looking for an M&E Engineer with experience of moving structures and/or bridge gantries operation and maintenance to join our existing team, based at our Inverness office.


The Engineer / Senior Engineer (M&E) will be involved in managing or carrying out the investigation, design, procurement and construction of a wide variety of bridges M&E schemes.


Candidates should have experience of design / maintenance of mechanical and hydraulic bridge components with electrical/electronic or systems control as well as a knowledge of health and safety, environmental and commercial aspects of schemes.


We are looking for a self-motivated individual who are interested in progressing their career by helping manage the delivery of a diverse programme of work. The successful candidate will have good team working and communication skills, be flexible and hold a valid driving licence.


Job Purpose:

  • The Engineer / Senior Engineer (M&E) will assist, complete or manage the investigation, design, planning, procurement and construction management of bridge M&E maintenance and replacement works on the network. The postholder will work with internal, consultant and sub-contractors’ resources

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

  • 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 works, operations or inspections take place
  • Work as part of a team within NW Major Bridges and with other BEAR departments
  • Update structural records through the clients’ preferred structures management systems
  • Detailed design of bridges M&E projects and the associated cost estimates and the production and retention of adequate design records
  • Produce tender documents and construction phase plans
  • Complete tender evaluations and assisting with contract assessment and award
  • Procure, supervise and measure construction works
  • Compliance with national technical standards (DMRB, BS, BS EN, etc.)
  • Ensuring that adequate environmental screening is undertaken and appropriate mitigation measures are implemented prior to work commencing
  • Preparation of Departures from Standard when applicable

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • Considerable experience in M&E engineering in moving structures and/or bridge gantries
  • Educated to degree level in Mechanical / Systems Engineering, or HND + significant experience
  • Professional qualifications and membership of an appropriate professional body to IEng or able to demonstrate comparable ability and a route to membership
  • A full approved UK driving licence
  • Clear communicator



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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