Bridge Inspections Engineer

Ringway Jacobs

Bridge INspector

Place of Work: Essex

Position Type: Permanent


We are Ringway Jacobs, a leading highways service provider working with local authorities across the UK. Formed in 2005, specifically to provide road network management solutions to local government, our unique blend of engineering capability, innovation and customer care make us the best in class. We support over 10,000 miles of highways, 8,400 miles of footway, almost 7,000 miles of public rights of way and 242,000 street lights. We excel in delivering safe, sustainable service excellence, through our passion, integrity and collaborative culture.

This new opportunity has come about from an transformation project and a move to bring previous outsourced work inhouse on our Essex highway maintenance contract. The Bridge Inspector will be responsible for undertaking highway structure inspections and supporting the Senior Inspector with inspection reporting across the Essex highway network. The successful candidate must have +3 years’ experience completing bridge inspections and ideally hold a relevant degree to support their practical knowledge with health and training safety to support. 

Location: Chelmsford, CM1 1GF (limited office attendance, site focused)


o Experience of leading structure inspections and checking inspection reports
o Working towards LANTRA Bridge Inspector Certification Scheme (NHSS31) - desirable
o A degree in Civil or Structural Engineering or equivalent practical experience 
o Good understanding of inspection codes and standards
o Ability to assess risk and proposing mitigation measures when safety defects are identified
o Ability to work in water, willingness to work at height and/or confined spaces
o UK - Full Driving Licence (no more than 6 points)


o Checking Inspection Reports
o Preparation of Safe Systems of work for the undertaking of inspections
o Undertaking General Inspection of highway structures
o Undertaking Principal Inspection of highway structures
o Accurate identification and reporting of defects
o Immediate reporting of safety defects
o Inputting defect information and photographs into the bridge inspection database (BridgeStation)
o Responding to customer enquiries and preparation of response to FOI
o Emergency Call out following bridge strike
o Deputising for Senior Inspector when needed

If you require further details, please contact our Resourcing Team on 0330 311 2502 or e-mail them on, or click on the Apply Now button.

As an equal opportunities employer, should you require any reasonable adjustments to be made as part of the application process please contact us directly. 

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