Fabriation Welder – South Queensferry

  • Location: South Queensferry
  • Category: Trades
  • Applications Close: May Fri, 2024
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A fantastic opportunity has arisen to join BEAR Scotland’s SE bridges team as a Fab Welder.

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.

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Fabrication Welder to join the Major Bridges Maintenance Team. The post holder will carry out cyclic maintenance, repairs, fabrication, and welding duties as part of a comprehensive maintenance team. The role is of a craft nature and as such the post holder should be time served or appropriately qualified tradesperson from an engineering discipline.

This is a full-time role.

Responsibilities include:

  • Carry out cyclic maintenance tasks within own team.
  • Carry out bridge structural repairs
  • Fabrication of new steelwork as required
  • Mechanical plant service and repair
  • Rescue Team participation.
  • Adhere to Health & Safety legislation.
  • Operation of bridge access systems (gantries).
  • Assist other trades as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • Desirable if weld coding’s are held for: MMA/FW/PF, MMA/FW/PB, MMA/FW/PD, MAG/FW/PB, MAG/FW/PB or ability to pass weld tests.
  • 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.


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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