Street Lighting Operatives

  • Location: South Queensferry
  • Category: Electrical
  • Salary: Competitive
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A fantastic opportunity has arisen to join BEAR Scotlands SE team as a Street Lighting Operative.

The South East Trunk Road Unit spans 506km through some of the busiest sections of the country, from central Scotland to through the Scottish Borders. It includes routes such as the Edinburgh City Bypass, as well as a large section of the M8 connecting Edinburgh to Glasgow.

The Street Lighting Operative will report into the Electrical Supervisor.

Role includes:

  • 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

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • 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
  • Previous experience of street lighting or highways maintenance would be an advantage
  • Good knowledge of health & safety procedures
  • Good knowledge of highways maintenance industry
  • Be able to work as part of a team.
  • Have good communication skills, able to communicate well with all stakeholders.
  • Qualifications preferred – HGV C + E, Traffic Management 12 D, CSCS, NPORS, NRSWA.


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.


Please apply by completing the application form below or sending your CV to:


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