Major Bridges Manager Queensferry Crossing

  • Location: South Queensferry
  • Category: Engineering
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Applications Close: Aug Wed, 2022
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A fantastic opportunity has arisen to manage one of Scotland’s most iconic structures: the Queensferry Crossing. Opened in September 2017, it is the longest three-tower cable-stayed bridge in the world.

The Major Bridges Manager (Queensferry Crossing) has overall responsibility for the management of the Queensferry Crossing and Kincardine Bridge. This includes inspection, testing and monitoring as well as management of maintenance projects required on the structure. This role forms part of the South East Bridges management team, and reports to the Unit Bridges Manager.

Candidates must have a passion for design and management of major bridges as well as a demonstrable level of appropriate experience. The successful candidate will need to be approved in the role by Transport Scotland, and as a minimum have a degree in an appropriate engineering discipline and be a Chartered member of the Institution of Structural Engineers or the Institution of Civil Engineers.


Role includes:

  • Support the Unit Bridges Manager to ensure delivery of all the Transport Scotland contractual requirements.
  • Ensure all work is planned and constructed in compliance with CDM 2015 and any other relevant Health and Safety legislation.
  • Oversee the preliminary and detailed design of projects and the associated cost estimates and the production and retention of adequate design records.
  • Oversee the production of tender documents and As of Right construction packages.
  • Undertake the role of Principal Designer and Principal Contractor under the CDM Regulations, on behalf of BEAR Scotland, as required and ensure that robust risk assessments are carried out before works, operations or inspections take place.
  • Liaise with stakeholders and others as appropriate when undertaking maintenance, inspection and testing of QC.
  • Ensure compliance with technical standards of design and construction.
  • Submission of Departures from Standard when applicable.
  • Ensure that adequate environmental screening is undertaken, and appropriate mitigation measures implemented prior to work commencing in compliance with environmental legislation.
  • Ensure temporary works associated with maintenance or inspection works comply with current standard.
  • Ensure the health, safety and welfare of all staff involved with QC.
  • Evaluate tenders and assist client with contract award.


Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • Demonstrable appropriate experience working on a trunk road maintenance contract or having successfully fulfilled a role of a similar nature.
  • Chartered Engineer (CEng MICE/MIStructE) and have a degree in an appropriate engineering discipline.
  • Experience of commercial management in a construction/maintenance environment.
  • Must be able to work to strict deadlines.
  • A full approved UK driving licence.
  • Detailed knowledge of the DMRB, Transport Scotland specific requirements in bridge design and construction, particularly in a maintenance environment.



BEAR Scotland currently manages, maintains and improves 2,541km of Scottish trunk road including bridges and structures through some of the most scenic, but challenging, parts of the country. That means delivering £185 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
  • 25 days annual leave, plus 4 bank holidays increasing with your years of service
  • BEAR Rewards – shopping discounts and cashback
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • 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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