A fantastic and new opportunity has arisen to join BEAR Scotland’s NW Severe weather team as a full time Severe Weather Officer/Winter Service Duty Officer.
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.
Based in the Perth office and reporting to the Severe Weather Manager, the main responsibilities of the role will involve co-ordinating the day-to-day delivery and ensuring contractual compliance of the Winter Service. During the winter service period, which runs from the 01 October through to the 15 May, the successful candidate will work to a 4 days or nights on and 4 days or nights off 12-hour shift pattern. Between 16 May and 30 September, the successful candidate will work a 5-day 40-hour week.
The role will also involve the design and implementation of schemes to resolve problems related to non-winter severe weather conditions.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience:
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 millions of pounds of investment from Transport Scotland on road maintenance and improvement every year.
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