Engineering Tradesperson – South Queensferry

  • Location: South Queensferry
  • Category: Trades
  • Salary: Competitive
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A fantastic opportunity has arisen to join BEAR Scotlands SE bridges team as an Engineering Tradesperson.

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 Engineering Tradesperson to join the Major Bridges Maintenance Team. The role will involve installing access installation and operation (of both underdeck staging and overhead cradles) as part of a comprehensive maintenance team. You may also be required to carry out minor metal work repairs/installations, driving/operating bridge gantries works on the Forth Road Bridge/Queensferry Crossing and other locations throughout the SE Unit as required. The role also requires involvement in the day-to-day activities relating to the delivery of routine and cyclic maintenance works and schemes of up to £1,000,000 in value, at South Queensferry Depot in the South East Unit.

This is a full-time role.

Responsibilities include:

  • Carry out cyclic maintenance tasks on FRB and QC.
  • Carry out installation of bridge access systems – e.g., cradles, underdeck access platforms.
  • Minor fabrication and installation works
  • Rescue Team participation.
  • Adhere to Health & Safety legislation.
  • Operation of bridge access systems (gantries).
  • Assist other trades as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • Current experience/qualification in an appropriate Engineering discipline, typically SVQ 3 as a minimum.
  • Must be able to work to strict deadlines.
  • Must be able to work as part of composite team as required,
  • Must be able to work at height.
  • Must be able to work in confined Spaces.
  • 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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