Roads Network Inspectors & Roads Asset Inspectors – Inverness, Fort William & Inveraray

  • Location: Inverness
  • Category: Operations
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Applications Close: Jul Fri, 2022
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BEAR Scotland is delighted to announce that we have been awarded the new Network Management Contract
for the North West Unit by Transport Scotland and as a result we are looking to strengthen our teams across
several departments.

Within our Asset Management team, we have several vacancies for Inspectors who undertake a variety of
essential safety and condition inspections of the NWU roads and assets.

For successful candidates new to road maintenance these roles provide an entry opportunity to a career in
the industry through the attainment of wide-ranging experience and potential technical qualifications.

Responsibilities and Activities include:

• Undertaking weekly daytime Safety Inspections and Safety Patrols to record defects that represent a
hazard to the travelling public and, where safe to do so, carrying out minor repairs.
• Undertaking two weekly / monthly night-time Safety Inspections of illuminated assets and six-monthly
Safety Inspections of reflective assets.
• Walked condition inspections to visually assess the condition of the assets to identify defects that will
contribute to the establishment of programmes of routine maintenance tasks that do not require urgent
• Walked conditions inspections to validate the inventory held in the Transport Scotland
Asset Management Performance System and to collect and update the inventory
when changes are made.


  • As the role of an Inspector can involve interaction with the public, candidates will be
    subject to the basic disclosure process through Disclosure Scotland.
  • Although previous experience of road maintenance is preferable, it is not essential as
    training and mentoring will be provided.
  • Candidates must however have good computer skills as all inspections are carried out using data capture devices that download to Transport
    Scotland’s Asset Management Performance System.
  • Experience of Microsoft Word and Excel will also be useful.
  • A full approved driving licence is essential.

The minimum working week will be 40 hours, but a flexible approach will be expected regarding overtime
and start / finish times depending on the time of year. Overnight stays away from home might be required to
complete some inspections.

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