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Assistant Engineer - Bridges Road Service

Posted on Jan 25, 2019 by Scottish Borders Council

Newtown St. Boswells, Roxburghshire United Kingdom
Construction & Architecture
Immediate Start
£166 - £29.6k Annual
Job Details

Grade: 8A
Hourly Rate: £14.88 - £16.22
Salary: £27,165.83 - £29,611.32 per annum
Contract Duration: Permanent

Role Purpose

Scottish Borders Council is looking for an enthusiastic and experienced assistant engineer to work primary within the Bridges Team, part of the newly formed Roads Service. The successful applicant will assist in the management of the road structure assets (bridges, culverts and walls) through the preparation of design and refurbishment works and through undertaking structural assessments and inspections. They will lead in the delivery of the schemes through procurement, construction and handover stages as well as assisting in the maintenance of the asset management systems.

The successful candidate will have a degree in Civil Engineering, or relevant discipline, or present evidence of comparable experience and training.

The successful candidate will need to be able to demonstrate suitable experience of road structures design and construction and have knowledge of the appropriate standards and guidance. They will also have:

  • the ability to deliver engineering construction projects through the design, procurement, construction and handover stages to agreed standards
  • the ability to carry out of inspections and condition assessments of road and bridge assets along with being able to appropriately collect data on site and import to the asset management system
  • the ability to assist with scheme identification, prioritisation, option appraisal and programming of road and bridge asset schemes based on a prioritised investment strategy.

Please note the closing date for this vacancy is the 10th February 2019.


Educated to degree level in Civil Engineering or relevant discipline or present evidence of comparable experience and training.

A current driving licence and use of a vehicle is an essential requirement of this post.
* If you have a disability which precludes you from holding a drivers licence, Scottish Borders Council will take into account its responsibility to make reasonable adjustments to allow for your disability. Should it be possible to make such an adjustment in order that you can undertake the travel responsibilities of the post, this will be taken into account in consideration for this role.

Informal enquiries to

Informal enquiries can be made to Stuart Moir, Senior Structural Engineer, by TelExt: 8103 or Email:

Scottish Borders Council is committed to improving the diversity of its workforce to better reflect the communities we serve. We welcome applications from all minority groups and individuals who identify with one or more of the protected characteristics as defined by the Equality Act 2010. In particular from candidates who assess themselves as having a disability, under the Disability Confident Employer scheme this guarantees an interview to those individuals who meet the essential criteria of the post. All appointments will be made on merit.

Reference: 632250616