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Structures Inspection Technician - Bridges


Chesterfield, United Kingdom

We provide professional services in areas such as aviation, transit, freight rail, highways and bridges, planning, and ports and marine. Our global network of top-tier specialists delivers comprehensive services over the full life cycle of a project to benefit clients in government and private industries.

We are currently recruiting for a Structures Inspection Technician who wants to pursue a career in the inspection and maintenance of bridges and other transportation structures. This role will be based in our Chesterfield office as part of our busy bridge investigations and surveys team within the bridges section.

Our office is a two minute walk from the railway station and equally close to Chesterfield town centre. In addition to a large bridges team of circa 30 staff, it also accommodates busy geotechnical engineering, environmental, buildings and places, transportation planning, water and major highways teams. We are now looking to enhance and grow the bridges investigations and surveys team with hard working individuals who share our enthusiasm and determination to support our expanding workload.

The bridges investigation and surveys team are difficult access specialists able to carry out rope access, confined space entry, operate cherry pickers and erect scaffold towers. The team’s workload ranges from carrying out cyclical inspection programmes, inspection for assessment, special inspections, non-destructive testing and site supervision on a wide range of highway and rail bridges, buildings and other structures. The team is involved in local, national and international work with a variety of both, from the public and private sector.

Current projects include:
Derbyshire County Council Cyclical Inspections
Wolverhampton City Council
Sheffield Supertram
City of Edinburgh Council
Highways England Structures Inspection Review

As a Structures Inspection Technician you will have the following daily responsibilities:
Assisting with the Inspection of bridges, underground structures and retaining walls to national and international standards, principally on highways and railways bridges, culverts, subways etc.
Assisting with preparing inspection reports including producing sketches and drawings within AutoCAD.
Complying with health and safety and quality procedures
Care/maintenance of inspection equipment

To be considered for this position we would like to hear from candidates with the following;
• 9 GCSE grade A-C including Science, English and Maths.
• Good communication skills and an enthusiastic attitude to work.
• A commitment to comply with Health and Safety at Work and meeting the needs of our Clients.
• Willingness to work towards accreditation for the Bridge Inspectors Scheme.
• A good understanding of standard computer software packages, MS Office.
• Experience of / qualifications in difficult access techniques such as roped or confined space access would be advantageous but is not essential as training in this area will be given if necessary.


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