Senior Structures Inspector

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We are currently recruiting for a Senior Structures Inspector to join our team in the South West in either Bristol or Exeter. The main responsibilities for this role are to plan and complete inspections of all types of highway structure assets, in line with agreed inspections schedules, procedures and standards, raise jobs to address defects and contribute to prioritisation and development of maintenance schemes. The nature of your role will allow flexible working between home and site work, with office attendance for team meetings and check in sessions at the discretion of the structure manager.

You will be required to drive as part of your role and you will need to have a full clean driving license to be considered for this position and during employment.

What you’ll be leading on

  • Work with the Inspection Manager to plan, deliver and report upon the cyclical and adhoc Inspection programme for assets is in line with agreed timescales, budgets, procedures, standards, guidance and industry best practice.   
  • Provide support to Inspection Manager by arranging roadspace and creating orders for suppliers to deliver bridge inspections.   
  • Liaising with key stakeholders such as Local Authorities, Network Rail, Canal & River Trust and land owners to facilitate bridge inspections.   
  • Producing specifications to permit the procurement of monitoring, investigation, testing and other special inspections of structures. 
  • Complete cyclical and ad-hoc inspections of highway assets, including complex structures, identify defects, defect causes and options for remedial actions, in line with procedures and highway standards.   

To be Successful

  • Qualified to HNC/HND in Civil Engineering or Equivalent and qualified or working towards Senior Inspector on the Bridge Inspector Certification Scheme (NHSS31). Professional membership to Incorporated or Chartered Engineer or working towards is desirable.
  • Proficient in planning and ordering of traffic management and access equipment to enable structures inspections in a safe and timely manner.
  • Proficient in undertaking inspections of complex and non-complex structures and able to identify and describe defects and identify causes.
  • Proficient in recording of inspection findings and recommendations for repairs into a database (or other method) in a clear and precise manner.
  • Able to teach and guide others in terms of the planning/site inspection/reporting of structures inspections to current highways standards.

A bit about us

Making sure our customers have safe and reliable journeys is at the heart of everything we do. We keep the roads open for business and play a key role in making sure the network we manage is fit for purpose today and develop the network for future needs. 

Want to know more? 

To request a copy of the role profile, please contact quoting reference number #4183

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Contract Type
£36,720 - £41,180
Start Date
Immediate Start
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