Network Bridges Manager - Scotland Transerv

Network Bridges Manager

Posted 4 months ago

Reports to:

Bridges & Abnormal Loads Routing Manager

Job Role:

  • Delivery of Transport Scotland’s annual programme for network bridges and highway structures within Transport Scotland’s South West Unit.
  • Supervision of site and office based teams for the management of designs and the administration of site works to the highest standards. To assure safety, quality, budgetary control, technical excellence and compliance with CDM 2015.


Polmadie, Glasgow


All as agreed with the Bridges & Abnormal Loads Routing Manager: Health & Safety and CDM:

  • Implementation of ScotlandTranServ’s policy of “Zero Harm”
  • Management and maintenance of a safe environment for staff, operatives and network users
  • Ensure compliance with Health and Safety legislation and CDM regulations and act as Principal Designer when required
  • Undertake project specific risk assessments and safety checks


  • Ability to provide direction on projects using risk management and mitigation techniques whilst working across projects and stakeholders to the benefit of Transport Scotland and ScotlandTranServ
  • Ensure current design standards are known and adhered to by all staff
  • Adoption of State of the Art methodologies together with the provision of advice and support in all aspects of bridge and highway structures design
  • Prepare reports, studies and designs as required
  • Ensure that the design team’s assessments, designs, reports, studies, tenders, etc, are continually delivered to a high standard in accordance with company procedures and aspirations

People & Communications:

  • Development and coaching of staff
  • Undertake performance and development appraisals of direct reports
  • Support team members in their personal and professional development, including the identification of appropriate training, etc, and recommendation of suitable action
  • Checking and approval of staff timesheets
  • Approval of staff holiday requests

  Client & Customers:

  • Provision of details for past and present programme including financial and resource forecasting. Accrual of project
  • Lead and give direct input to monthly network bridges programming meetings with Transport Scotland/PAG
  • Create and maintain strong working relationships with the Client, Transport Scotland/PAG, 3rd Parties, supply chain partners and ScotlandTranServ colleagues


  • Effectively manage and co-ordinate the workload of the Network Bridges design team
  • Delivery of the structures annual inspection and monitoring programmes on time to a high quality standard
  • Specific responsibility for technical content, programming, management and delivery of all tendered works packages produced by the Network Bridges design team
  • Ensure output (designs, reports, tenders, studies etc) from the Network Bridges team is produced to a consistently high standard and is on programme and within budget
  • Management of external sub-consultants to ensure the delivery of design and assessment packages
  • Ensuring that maintenance and operations manuals, health and safety files, as-built records and sub-standard structures proformas are kept up to date


  • Implementation and compliance with ScotlandTranServ procedures and protocols
  • Assistance with QA audits as programmed by ScotlandTranServ and the Client
  • Ensure all licences, permissions and orders, etc, are in place in sufficient time to allow construction to progress unhindered

  Budget & Programme:

  • Delivery of the Network Bridges annual programme to cost and time
  • Close liaison with all ScotlandTranServ team managers and other department heads to ensure a coordinated approach to delivery of Transport Scotland’s annual network bridges programme
  • Coordinate Network Bridges programme and budget with that of the Major Bridges team

Other duties as may be required.

The Following Personal Qualities/ Experience are Essential:

  • Chartered Membership of the Institution of Civil or Structural Engineers
  • BSc, BEng, MEng or other equivalent qualification
  • Detailed knowledge and understanding of bridges and highway structures in accordance with DMRB, MCHW, statutory procedures, forms of contract, European & British Standards and CDM 2015
  • Broad experience from project inception though assessment and detailed design to construction administration and close out with the production of the H&S File
  • Self motivated but relaxed attitude whilst delivering the programme; at times under pressure
  • Ability to lead a team of diverse capabilities
  • Sound verbal and written communications skills
  • Possession of clean full driving licence

The Following Personal Qualities/ Experience are Essential:

  • Working knowledge of computer design and analysis
  • Experience in different uses of construction materials
  • Project Management techniques
  • Proven record of the management of multidiscipline and complex projects

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