Senior Bridge Inspector

  • Job Reference: AM17612
  • Date Posted: 30 September 2020
  • Employer: Amey
  • Location: Bristol
  • Salary: £30,000 to £45,000
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

About Amey

We're committed to creating better places for everyone. We take pride in making a difference, but also in being the difference: for the communities we serve, whatever the challenge, whatever the weather. By designing and consulting, building and maintaining, managing and investing in our country's services and infrastructures we create better places to live, work and travel.
As one of us, you can really be you because your individuality is an asset. You're surrounded by a team of people who want you to grow and embrace new challenges. People who care about your job satisfaction as well as your wellbeing. There'll be experiences as original as you are, in a career that can feel like many rolled into one. You'll be stretched but always supported. To bring out the better in you. To shine as a better team player or self-starter. To help you commit to better each day, delivering whatever steps it takes, great or small, to create better places for everyone.

We believe that we are what we do.
It's more than just wanting to do better.
At Amey we're proud to be the better.



What is the purpose of this role?

To undertake and take a leading role in the inspection of all components of major bridge crossings on the Severn Bridges Inspection and Maintenance Contract as required by the contract specification and relevant industry standards, and associated duties.



What will this role involve?

  • Carry out a variety of different inspections on the Severn Bridge, Prince of Wales Bridge and the Avonmouth Bridge
  • Lead and supervise the work of junior inspectors when required
  • Arrange and carry out special inspections and detailed investigations of defects
  • Recording all defects and reporting on all inspections
  • Weld inspections and interpretation of steelwork defects.
  • Concrete inspection and interpretation of concrete defects
  • Supervision of works
  • Raising of non-conformities
  • Record keeping
  • Liaison between departments
  • Assist in ensuring the delivery of inspection programmes.
  • Assist in optimising output of the inspection process and ensuring that inspections and reports are completed and submitted in accordance with the contract
  • Assist in the monitoring and reporting on progress
  • Assist in ensuring that the works within the area of operations are completed safely (in accordance with the plan and method statements), and to the correct quality (in accordance with the contract, plan and company procedures and instructions)
  • Cooperate with the project team in order to undertake HSEA checks and audits as agreed



What are we looking for?

  • HNC/HND in Civil Engineering minimum requirement or in a similar relevant discipline, examples include welding and steel fabrication.
  • Member of professional body desirable, example EngTech, CSWIP
  • Good IT skills, including Microsoft office
  • Technical knowledge of major bridge works
  • Knowledge of maintenance works
  • Good knowledge and understanding of Health and Safety and CDM 2015
  • Considerable experience in the inspection of major bridges, preferably large cable supported estuarial crossings. This must be accompanied by successful completion of an approved structures examination course
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • IOSH working safely or equivalent (SMSTS)
  • Personal highways safety training
  • The successful candidate will be expected to work towards attaining LANTRA/BICS Bridge Inspection certification as required by Highways England



What makes this role unique?

You will be based at the Severn Bridges Offices and will assist the small team of bridge Inspectors to carry out all inspections on the Severn Bridges and Avonmouth Bridge. This will include, Principal Inspections, General Inspections, Special Inspections.

The applicant must be comfortable at working at height and over water and be familiar with all aspect of Health and Safety related to this type of working.

The role offers the opportunity for the successful candidate to gain experience in the role and progress and develop their career with the goal of becoming a team leader and Senior Inspector.