Highway Bridge Inspector – Equans – Grimsby


Domain: Trades & Maintenance/General Maintenance

Job type: Standard

Schedule: Part-time

EQUANS are recruiting for a Highway Bridge Inspector to be based in Grimsby. This is a permanent part-time role working 22 hours per week. On offer is a competitive salary, mileage allowance and benefits package.

General Overview:

The post holder will undertake general and special inspections on highway structures and support the Structures Engineer in the development of policies and programmes of work for highway structures. They will contribute to the delivery of the Council’s Highway Asset Management Policy and Strategy and fulfil the council’s responsibilities for the maintenance of highway structures, which are aligned to the delivery of local and national objectives.

Key Accountabilities:

Delivery of General and Special Inspections and testing regimes to HA DMRB and the Inspection Manual for Highway Structures, in order to identify defects and early signs of structural failure, supporting life cycle planning. Score the extent and severity of defects to the national standard and identify suitable remedial works where necessary.
Highway structures asset management, including all highway safety fence (VRS) installations, capturing any missing information and updating existing information on the highway authority’s asset management database
Support the Structures Engineer to manage the procurement and delivery of maintenance works through internal workforce or through sub-contractors including supervision to ensure that works meet required standards and are delivered in accordance with company health and safety requirements.
Assist with the development of processes and procedures to continually improve the service area in accordance with the principles in the relevant Code of Practice
Assist with the processing of abnormal load applications ensuring that system records are maintained, and that appropriate advice and directions are issued for the highway authority.
As instructed by the Structures Engineer, carry out initial inspection following bridge strikes.
Be creative in adapting experience and knowledge to resolve highway asset management problems involving statutory bodies and services, and user groups, often with conflicting interests and aspirations. Innovation is required to deliver value for money.
Ensure compliance with relevant Codes of Practice relating to highways maintenance activities e.g. Well Managed Highway Infrastructure.
Contribute to the full range of related highway duties associated with the Highways and Transport service.
Contributing ideas for the use of technological advances, and the delivery of service improvement and efficiencies.
Coordination with others for boat inspections / traffic management as required.
Working in (wellington boots/waders) or around water is required as part of this role.
Undertake such other duties as may be reasonably expected at this level.

What can we offer you?

On offer is a competitive salary, mileage allowance and benefits package, which includes;

Pension Scheme
24 days annual leave (+ public holidays)
Life Cover equivalent to 1 times annual salary
24/7 Employee Assistance Program and access to mental wellbeing app
Employee discount shopping schemes on major brands and retailers
Gym membership discounts
Cycle to work scheme
Broad range of learning opportunities, such as professional qualifications, collective/individual training, and personalized support programmes

Who are we looking for?


Have a minimum of an HNC/HND in civil engineering or a related discipline
A minimum of 3 years’ experience of working on highway structures inspections within a local authority highway service or an engineering consultancy
National Bridge Certification Scheme (BICS) Accredited or working towards
Knowledge of CD450 (formally BD 63/07) The Inspection of Highway Structures
Knowledge of the latest policies within the Bridge Inspection field.
Good understanding of working in traffic management / Chapter 8 knowledge
A good understanding of the principles of asset management
Knowledge of CDM and other Health and Safety legislation
Ability and confidence to work alone on site as and when required following the relevant lone working procedure.
Ability to self – manage and programme inspections to follow the required inspection timetable
Experience of working near or on water
Good oral and written communication skills
Full valid UK driving licence
A reasonable fitness level for day-to-day duties.
Effective communication skills with the ability to present complex information in a clear and concise way, both verbally and in writing.
Experience and ability to effectively use IT including databases and Microsoft Word Excel Outlook and Teams
Flexible to meet the needs of the service
Adaptable to change and new ways of working
Building and maintaining effective relationship with customers, partners, communities and citizens.


Civil Engineering or Structural Engineering degree qualified
Knowledge of local authority highway services, including the relevant legislation and regulatory framework for the provision of highway services.
Experience of inputting and retrieving data from electronic record systems/databases
Experience of asset management in highways and transport environment, and the use of highway asset data management systems
Able to communicate effectively and with assurance, with senior officers, managers and elected members and contractor personnel.
Knowledge and application of procedures for collecting and maintaining data for infrastructure management

Who are we?

EQUANS is a market leader in the sector with 74,000 employees leveraging 200 years of expertise. With revenues of €12 billion, EQUANS is present in 17 countries – mostly across Europe, but also with significant interests in North America, Latin America and Australia.

In the UK, & Ireland, all of ENGIE’s activity in technical services & facilities management, energy efficiency and regeneration are now part of EQUANS. The new entity also includes specialist energy related capabilities: smart buildings, green mobility, district & embedded energy and decentralised renewables.

EQUANS is an autonomous business within ENGIE Group – with its own dedicated management team and operating structure to help further accelerate growth and service performance.

EQUANS supports its customers by mobilising its expertise to provide low-carbon energy solutions, offer cutting-edge technical and FM services and transformative regeneration in the UK & Ireland. From homes to cities, hospitals to the heart of government, offices to industry.

EQUANS empowers transitions both for today and tomorrow.

What’s next?

If this role is of interest to you, please click below to register, apply and track your progress! A member of our Resourcing Team will review your application and be in touch.

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For this role, you must have evidence of the right to work in the UK. There is no re-location package with this job role. EQUANS do not discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, race, colour, religion, disability or sexual orientation, and we welcome applications from all sections of the community. Certain roles may require applicants to undergo a Disclosure check, as noted in the role requirements.

The EQUANS Resourcing Team supports this job advert. Agency involvement is not required. All related enquiries must come to the resourcing team not direct to EQUANS Managers.

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