A fantastic opportunity has arisen to join BEAR Scotlands NW Landscaping team as a Landscape Inspector.
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.
As part of the Landscape Design Team the Landscape Inspector will carry out a range of inspections on landscape assets and assist with surveys for the preparation of landscape schemes. An element of design for the repair of landscape defects and problems will be undertaken.
Undertake regular inspections of the landscape assets in the North West Unit.
Undertake detailed surveys of landscape assets where defects are identified by other BEAR Scotland inspection staff or members of the public.
Undertake ad hoc inspections as instructed by the Design Team Leader to assist in the preparation of landscape schemes.
Liaise with members of the public regarding issues or complaints regarding landscape assets as required.
Carry out minor operations on landscape assets where safe to do so.
Prepare work packages from inspection data for dealing with Category 1 and 2 defects – includes designing the repair and collating the paperwork required for the safe implementation of the repair by the Landscape Operations team in accordance with company procedures.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience:
Previous experience in a landscaping environment would be beneficial
Working knowledge of landscape inspection procedures.
Knowledge of relevant health and safety legislation.
Knowledge of Microsoft office products (Excel, Word and Outlook).
Ability to work to tight deadlines and work under pressure.
Ability to work effectively in a team.
Good communication skills.
Ability to solve problems.
Flexible attitude to working practices.
Capable of self-management and self-motivation.
Ability to cope with change.
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
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We are an equal opportunities employer. We wish to ensure equality of opportunity in employment and the fair treatment of all our employees.