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Structures Inspector

Bristol City Council
£28,672 - £32,234
Closing date
7 Oct 2021

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Environment, Bridges, Environmental Management, Flood and Coastal Protection, Highways, Streetscene, Traffic Management, Transport Planning
Job role
Engineer, Technician
Contract Type
Full time
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This is a fantastic opportunity for someone to join Bristol City Council as a dedicated Highways Structures Inspection Officer and be part of a flexible and committed team delivering high quality service standards in relation all the City's Structures and Bridges. You will be working within the Bridges and structures team as part of the large Highway Maintenance Group embedded with the Transport Service, helping to keep our spectacular waterfront City on the move, both from a maritime and Highway structures perspective.

The overall Highway Maintenance Service consists of 5 Teams covering the City: - Area Highways Team, Strategic Highways Team, Bridges and Structures Team, Highway Electrical Assets Team and Assets and Contracts team. Each Team is managed by a distinct Team Manager, all overseen by the Highway Maintenance Group Manager.

The Highways Maintenance Group within the Transport Service is at the very forefront of the efforts being made by the City Council and other stakeholders to improve maintain and develop the transport service in our City, for the benefit of its Citizens, businesses, and visitors. Key to this is the effective inspection, maintenance, and improvement/refurbishment to all the highway bridges and structures and other authority owned structural assets, located within the public domain.

What will I be doing?

You will take a lead role in ensuring the safety of all those who use the bridges and structures highway infrastructure, by undertaking cyclical programmed Bridges and Structures inspections, identifying and data logging all observed defects, and entering inspection information onto the existing Bridges Asset Management database systems. You will also be required to inspect and engage with external Contractors on sites to ensure compliance with private Developer work, form a structural approval and compliance perspective.

You will be in a public facing role, sometimes investigating, and responding to complaints and enquires, and will also work with businesses and organisations associated with the Highway. The post will mainly be based at 100 temple Street but will involve significant site and outdoor Bridge inspection work.

What do I need to have?

You will have experience of Highway Maintenance works and an understanding of the legislation that governs it, and be someone who thrives on responsibility, continuous performance improvement and customer focus. You should also be willing to work outdoors and be able to meet the physical demands of the job.

Why Bristol City Council?

At Bristol City Council, we go that extra mile for our people; we offer a work environment which is fast moving and supportive, giving you the chance to use your skills and develop new ones within a high-profile organisation.

Join us and you will receive a generous rewards package including flexible working and flexi-time, membership of the Local Government Pension scheme, and a generous annual leave allowance. In addition, you will be working in a supportive environment where you will have the chance to make Bristol a better place and contribute to its future.

How do I apply?

If you share our values and are ready to be part of our exciting journey please select the apply button.

Please note this position is not suitable for job share.

For further information, please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification or alternatively, please email Chris Dooley:

Closing date: 7 October 2021.

At Bristol City Council, we value having a workforce as diverse as the City we serve. We therefore welcome, develop and promote people from all sections of the community. We particularly welcome applications from Asian and minority ethnic candidates who are currently under-represented within this Service of Bristol City Council. Appointments will be made on merit.

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