As one of the world’s leading engineering, professional services and technical consultancy firms, at WSP, we’re passionate about the big questions. And big answers, naturally. For us that’s all about reaching beyond the expected to do work that’ll make a profound impact felt long into the future.
WSP are looking for a Trainee Bridge Inspector to join our Highways team in Scotland.
A typical week would include:
To assist the inspection team in undertaking Principal and General Inspections for trunk road bridges (comprising steel, concrete and masonry), retaining walls and high mast lights. This may include nightshift and weekend working.
Ensure current inspection standards are known and adhered to. Training will be provided.
Use and update the Structures Management System (SMS). Training will be provided
To assist the inspection team to produce inspection reports from the Polmadie Office, identifying any areas of concern immediately to the Bridge Inspections Manager.
Assist with the organisation of the traffic management, testing, plant and workforce to complete all aspects of the inspections.
Assist in undertaking project specific risk assessments and safety checks.
Assist with first response to any incidents involving structures.
Other duties as required.
We'd love to hear from you if you have:
Basic knowledge of structures (bridges, retaining walls, culverts etc)
Ability to work at height and in confined spaces.
Good written, verbal and interpersonal skills.
To have qualifications/grades to achieve HNC in Civil Engineering, or other appropriate qualifications.
The following qualities/experience are desirable:
Basic knowledge of Construction Site Safety.
Full driving licence or working towards
What if we can?
What if we can have work-life balance? What if we can be rewarded in ways that support our individual needs? What if we can be accepted for who we are? Here at WSP – we can!
WSP recognizes that work is only one part of our lives and making time for the other things in our life is important – be that our families, our friends or ourselves. So, if working from home, working part-time or having flexible start and finish time will help with this let us know as part of your application.
As well as rewarding you with competitive pay, WSP offers standard benefits including a 37.5 hour working week, 25 days annual leave, pension schemes, life assurance, personal accident cover and paid professional subscriptions, and some not so standard benefits as part of our flexible benefits scheme – so if you would like to hop on a new bike (cycle to work scheme) or thrill the family with your Lego building skills (Discount at Legoland Windsor) – WSP can help!
Be you, be happy - we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture which respects and maximizes the contribution individuals can bring to WSP. We recognise the benefits that people with varying backgrounds and experiences can bring. Our VIBE (LGBT + employee network) and PLEDGE (Promoting Leadership, Encouraging Diversity & Gender Equality) networks work with the business to help ensure we continue to promote the right environment to enable LGBT+ and female employees to reach their full potential, and to ensure we continue to promote equality, inclusivity and diversity for everyone.
Here at WSP we positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy or maternity/paternity. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.
In addition we support our people to achieve their personal health and well-being goals through our Thrive programme.
WSP is one of the world's leading engineering professional services firms providing technical consultancy to the built and natural environment. We believe that for societies to thrive, we must all hold ourselves accountable for tomorrow. For us, that means creating innovative solutions to the challenges the future will bring to the communities and environments where we live and work across the UK.
We are locally dedicated and propelled by international brainpower. We are technical experts and strategic advisors, including engineers, technicians, scientists, architects, planners, surveyors and environmental specialists, as well as other design, programme and construction management professionals. Our experts design lasting solutions in the property & buildings, transportation & infrastructure, environment, industry, resources (including mining, and oil & gas) and power & energy sectors as well as project delivery and strategic consulting services. And safety and sustainability are embedded in everything that we do.
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Please note that WSP reserve the right to close this vacancy prior to the advertised closing date.