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Waverley Court 4 East Market Street, EH8 8BG
£28,854 - £34,057 per year
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Full Time
36 hours per week

Job Description


Clerk of Works / Bridges Inspector - Structures
Waverley Court

Salary: £28,854 - £34,057
Hours: 36 per week

An opportunity has arisen within Roads & Infrastructure for the permanent post of Clerk of Works. This post is nominally based at the Council’s Headquarters, Waverley Court, but generally this is a site-based post with some office and home-based working.

We are seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual to undertake this challenging but highly rewarding role. The successful candidate shouldhave an interest in bridges andretaining walls and inspections; previous experience will be beneficial. The Council has a vast array of over 500 interesting bridges and other structures. You will be part of a team undertaking inspections, and managing and co-ordinating the on-site works associated with Edinburgh’s bridges, tunnels, gantries and retaining walls.

Our carbon-conscious approach to project delivery allows innovative individuals to flourish and the successful candidate will be encouraged to influence the future direction of their work, whilst operating in this site-based role.

The successful candidate will have: -

Experience of supervising and overseeing the construction of civil engineering projects ensuring the agreed specifications are met in full and the required quality standards are consistently achieved.

Experience of inspecting road structures (bridges and retaining walls) to assess their condition and safety, including identification of remedial works, reporting on standards of workmanship and compliance with national and local standards.

Experience in the management of projects, fostering working relationships with contractors to ensure delivery, whilst maintaining excellent value for the Council;

Experience in ensuring that all work is carried out with due regard for public safety and traffic/pedestrian management requirements.

Duties mayinclude:

• General inspection of road structures (bridges, tunnels, gantries and retaining walls);

• Preparation of contract documents for small maintenance projects such as masonry repairs, de-vegetation, graffiti removal or painting;

• Deputising for Engineers and the Senior Engineer within the team;

• Maintaining bridge records using the team's asset management database;

• Preparation of engineering sketches and drawings;

• Risk assessments;

• Site supervision;

• Response to structural emergencies such as collapsed cellars, bridge strikes or collapsed walls.

We're committed to creating a workplace culture where all our people feel valued, included and able to be their best at work, and we recognise the benefits that a diverse workforce with different values, beliefs, experience, and backgrounds brings to us as an organisation.

Our salary range typically reflects the initial starting salary and annually increases until it reaches the top of the range. Annual increments in our contribution zones are dependent on achieving agreed performance goals.

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