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STE4 Examiner


XEIAD, part of the BES Group are recruiting for a STE4 Examiner.

Specialising in difficult access, our teams have extensive experience inspecting structures such as bridges, culverts, retaining walls, tunnels, and shafts across industry sectors such as Rail, Highways, Marine, Utilities and Defence.

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.

We are currently engaged in the delivery of numerous projects throughout the UK for and on behalf of many asset owners, managers and a large diversity of engineering consultancies including Network Rail, National Highways, Balfour Beatty, Kier and Atkins to name just a few.

Main Purpose

To take lead responsibility for the examination of structures in accordance with project requirements. All work must be delivered safely and in compliance with all relevant standards

  • Ensure that safety is always the priority, taking personal responsibility for your safety and the safety of others at all times.
  • Promote safe working practices, ensuring full implementation and compliance with Key Processes and Procedures
  • Contribute to the preparation of any site safety documentation for projects as appropriate.
  • Undertake the role of PIC and/or Site Team Leader, always take lead Xeiad responsibility on-site, undertake safety critical duties and supervise other Xeiad sub[1]contractors as appropriate Provide the management team with information as required, particularly regarding shift reporting, compensation events and reasons for programme slippage.
  • Where required, undertake the examination of structures using handheld technology, then compile and submit reports within the designated reporting system?
  • Where required undertake BSE duties
  • Where qualified, undertake specialist access exams using roped access, confined space or working at height techniques.
  • Ensure the write-up of examination reports is optimised so that our clients receive technically compliant reports in accordance with contract deadlines
  • Provide guidance, training and support to other team members where necessary. In particular, you may be required to supervise and mentor trainee examiners towards full competence Ensure the proper use, maintenance and safe keeping of any company vehicles, plant or equipment for which you are deemed responsible

Essential Qualifications & Skills

  • At least 1 years’ experience as a fully-competent examiner working on the rail 
  • 5 GCSE's Grade A-C, including Maths and English
  • Medically fit (pass pre-employment medical and ongoing medicals, including Drug and 
    Alcohol tests).
  • Full, clean UK driving licence
  • IT Literate (Microsoft Office

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 starting salary of £39,879 (depending on experience)
  • You will be issued with a van for business travel
  • Employee recognition scheme 
  • You will be home-based, with travel around your region (you must have suitable Wi-Fi)
  • Annual salary review
  • 23 days annual leave, plus bank holidays
  • 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
  • Private healthcare scheme (after 12 months employment)


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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    28 June 2024
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