VRS Operative – Perth/Dundee

  • Location: Dundee Perth
  • Category: Operations
  • Salary: competitive
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We are looking for enthusiastic Individuals to join our ever expanding Vehicle Restraint System squad carrying out repairs to damaged systems and Installing new upgraded VRS Systems. Excellent rates of pay available for the right candidates depending on experience. As this is an ever expanding team all levels of experience shall be considered and full training available also.

Flexibility is required as working away from home on occasion will be part of the role, as will involvement in the Winter Maintenance Rota.

The North West Trunk Road Unit spans some 1,422km of trunk road through some of the most scenic parts of the country.  It also includes 1,501 bridges and structures, including the Kessock Bridge which carries the A9 north of Inverness and the A87 Skye Crossing.

The North West Unit covers a huge area of Scotland, from Thurso and Wick in the very north of the Highlands down to Campbeltown in Argyll and Bute, from Uig on Skye to Perth and Stirling in the central belt.

The Installation Operative, reporting into the Electrical Manager, should be an experienced roadworker with the necessary skills to carry out various road maintenance operations, training can be provided if necessary. Ideally you should have, as a minimum, an LGV Class 2 Licence (HGV2), NHSS 12D, Excavator below 10T, Lorry Loader and slinger signaller.

This is a full time role and a driving licence is essential.


Role includes:

  • The erection and removal of temporary and permanent crash barriers, as well as traffic management signs
  • Installation and fixing of temporary/permanent road furniture
  • Operation of power tools, small plant and machinery
  • Driving vehicles including those with simple attachments such as tractors
  • Provide support for specialist VRS team members
  • Responsibility for the health and safety of the public, colleagues and yourself
  • Participating in standby and winter maintenance rota
  • Winter maintenance duties which include fitting gritter body and blade, driving gritter and spread salt by hand if required


Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • There is a requirement to undertake training and to achieve competence in aspects of the current job as well as preparing oneself to progress to the next level of job
  • Achievement of the H&S CLSA 34X and CITB H&S touch screen tests
  • Experience of using small plant
  • Holding tickets for plant, traffic management, Health & Safety, an advantage
  • Hold a clean driving licence, preferably at LGV2 level
  • Flexibility for shift work



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, 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 email your CV to recruitment@bearscotland.co.uk

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