Roads Network Inspectors & Roads Asset Inspectors

Type: Permanent

Date Posted: 44986

Closing Date: 45016

Location: Fort William, Highland

Salary: Not specified

Roads Network Inspectors & Roads Asset Inspectors

Fantastic opportunities have arisen to join BEAR Scotland’s NW team as a Road Network Inspector or an Asset 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.

Role includes:

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 attention.
Walked conditions inspections to validate the inventory held in the Transport Scotland Asset Management Performance System and to collect and update the inventorywhen changes are made.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

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.


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
Flexible/Hybrid working
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.