Highway Maintenance Operatives / Roadworkers (Various locations in SE Scotland)

Salary: Competitive

BEAR Scotland is a leading provider of highways maintenance services across Scotland. We manage and maintain over 2,500km of Scotland’s trunk road network, tackling just about every imaginable task and working round the clock to help keep Scotland moving.

We have opportunities for Highway Maintenance Operatives in our depots across SE Scotland including Rosyth, Queensferry, Bonnyrigg, Burghmuir near Linlithgow, St Boswells, Eyemouth and Chryston near Moodiesburn.

We take pride in offering a dedicated, flexible approach which supports our clients, underpinned by the recruitment, development, and retention of a locally based workforce.

We are looking for Highway Maintenance Operatives across all levels of experience to join our team and help us continue to deliver the high standard of service and road maintenance we offer for our clients.

At BEAR Scotland, our highly skilled team is our greatest asset, and we want you to grow your career in a way that suits you, whether that is making the best of your skills in a role you enjoy or developing new skills as you progress with our company.

Purpose of the role and your responsibilities;

  • Work safely and promote a safe environment for all operations
  • Ensure all operations are carried out to the highest standard
  • Produce accurate records of all projects carried out
  • Operating small plant and equipment used in highway maintenance
  • Being part of our first-rate winter service operations

Formal qualifications preferred;

  • HGV C + E is preferable
  • Traffic Management 12 A, B or D
  • CSCS

Skills required;

  • Good numeracy and literacy skills
  • A courteous approach to colleagues and members of the public
  • Willingness to work in a physically demanding role in all weathers and unsociable hours

Experience required;

  • Previous experience of highways maintenance would be an advantage


  • Good knowledge of health & safety procedures
  • Good knowledge of highways maintenance industry

Personal qualities;

  • Be able to work as part of a team.
  • Have good communication skills, able to communicate well with all stakeholders.

Please note we have permanent and temporary positions available.