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Highways Bridge Inspector


Calling all Highways Technicians and Bridge Inspectors - XEIAD are the largest provider of civil infrastructure inspections in the UK and we have an exciting future ahead of us! We would love for you to join us…

We pride ourselves on supporting the end-to-end management of a range of civil engineering assets, helping asset owners and managers keep critical infrastructure safe, reduce risk and maintenance costs as well as extend asset life.

To meet growth ambitions, XEIAD are looking to appoint a Highways Technician / Bridge Inspector to support the delivery of an exciting portfolio of multi-disciplinary projects for a major client in London. You will be leading a specialist team on some of our key infrastructure projects. As well as supporting planning, co-ordinating road space, producing RAMS you will be undertaking inspections on a number of Strategic Bridges around the M25.

This is an excellent opportunity to gain further experience in Highways bridge engineering. You will be placed under an approved ICE Training Agreement and supported to achieve Incorporated Engineer leading to Chartered status. Further development will be provided by supporting the candidate to work collaboratively with other workstreams within XEIAD such as Rail, Highways, Marine, Utilities and defence.

Having joined the BES Group, we are able to offer our customers an even more diverse array of asset and risk management services thus building an exciting career here

Main Purpose

Assist and lead maintenance inspections and record information to best practice in accordance with the requirements of the Inspection Manual for Highway Structures, CS450 and other bespoke DMRB standards.


  • Undertake site reconnaissance and liaise with statutory agencies, landowners and clients.
  • Develop Desktop Studies of structures to provide specific methodologies for inspections including inventory and defect reviews, access requirements and constraints and general reviews of methodologies and procedures.
  • Produce written technical reports summarising structural defects ensuring reports meet the desired standards for National Highways.
  • Report inspections into different Asset Management Systems and contribute to the use of innovative technology in inspections.
  • Undertake site works in a safe manner in-line with company procedures and the safe systems of work put in place for each task.
  • Prepare RAMS documents relating to structures inspections. Ensure working practices adhere to the RAMS.
  • Identify and submit close calls in line with company procedures.
  • Consult with road space coordinators to ensure road space, traffic management and access arrangements are in place.
  • Support the Senior Engineering team in the management of critical defects identified in inspections.
  • Support the Senior Engineering team on the technical delivery of engineering projects, for example, those which involve post tensioned structural inspections and investigations.

What makes XEIAD a great place to work?

Our people and our customers come before everything else and that will never change. Knowing we always do the best job we can with absolutely no compromise means everything to us.

If you work for us, you will get the below and, so much more: 

  • A competitive salary from £30,000 (depending on experience), reviewed P/A
  • You will be based in/around the London area, with some home working depending on business needs (you must have suitable Wi-Fi, and provide your own office set up at home)
  • 24 days annual leave, plus bank holidays raising to 25 after 4 years service
  • Auto enrolment into our pension scheme
  • Access to lots of discounts and benefits via our company benefits portal including; retail, fitness, holiday and cinema discounts.
  • The support of a superb employee assistance programme.
  • Life assurance and private healthcare scheme.
  • Employee recognition scheme

What are we looking for?

Essential requirements

  • Degree or HNC/HND in civil or structures engineering.
  • Greater than 3 years post graduate experience (desirable)
  • Graduate Member of ICE, or other relevant professional institution
  • UK Driving Licence

Desirable requirements

  • Experience in inspection, testing and reporting 
  • Awareness of CDM
  • Knowledge of risk management and mitigation
  • Organisation/Industry Awareness
  • This particular role requires a good knowledge/awareness of industry standards under the Design Manual for Road and Bridges (DMRB

To apply for this role, simply click “Apply”. We ask for some basic contact information and a CV or your LinkedIn profile, it’s that easy! Please keep in mind, successful candidates will be required to complete the relevant background checks as part of the recruitment process. 

We want to inspire everyone to see how important safety is and we expect the same from our people.  And if you’re on the same page as us about that and you’ve got the right skills, experience and attitude, you’ll fit right in.  Simple.  We’re all about diversity and inclusion and that means we want our people to be themselves.  We’re delighted to be an equal opportunities employer and that will never change!

BES Group, Your Trusted Advisor.


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