Pavement Engineer (NE) – Perth/Edinburgh

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.

An opportunity has arisen for a suitable candidate to take on the role of Pavement Engineer in the North East Unit Planned Maintenance team.

This role can be based in our Head Office in Perth or within our Broomhills office in Edinburgh.

Reporting to the Pavement Manager, the Pavement Engineer will assist with the development of the forward programme of pavement maintenance works by identifying, investigating and designing maintenance schemes.

You should have a good knowledge of materials behaviour and the underlying specifications for materials used in the construction of pavements; as well as experience of investigation techniques used for determining deterioration mechanisms. A background in pavement materials engineering/testing and/or development of pavement maintenance designs in line with the DMRB would be beneficial, as well as experience with client liaison on technical issues.

The successful candidate would also assist other members of the team in the development of specific projects, in particular mentoring of technicians and graduates.

Candidates should be qualified to a minimum of HNC level, with additional proven experience working in a pavement/highway/materials engineering setting as an essential requirement; in addition working towards Pavement Engineer certification and/or professional registration is desirable.

We are looking for self-motivated individuals who are interested in progressing their careers by contributing to the delivery of a diverse programme of work. The successful candidates will have good communication skills, be flexible and hold a valid driving licence.


Responsibilities and Activities:

  • Co-ordinate annual programme for pavement investigations, including rotary coring, DCP, FWD and GPR surveying techniques.
  • Produce technical reports detailing the findings of investigations.
  • Attend technical workshops with Transport Scotland to discuss projects.
  • Conduct technical report reviews for junior staff.
  • Mentoring and developing Graduates & Technicians
  • Preparing and delivering operations in compliance with the CDM Regulation 2015
  • Preparation and management of scheme and site files.
  • Management and supervision of supply chain contractors.
  • Management of health and safety requirements for specified schemes.
  • Assisting in the development of the wider programmes & treatment options
  • Supervision of site operations
  • Inspection & measurement of completed works
  • Comply with all BEAR Scotland policies and procedures

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • Working knowledge of Contract Control and Management System.
  • Knowledge of current design standards.
  • Knowledge of temporary traffic management requirements.
  • Ability to comply with relevant Health and Safety legislation.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office packages and AutoCAD.
  • Ability to produce innovative solutions.
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and work under pressure.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Ability to solve problems.
  • Capable of self management and self motivation.
  • A full approved UK driving licence.

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