Temporary Asset Inspector


Opportunities have arisen to join the team in our Perth, Inverness and Corpach offices as an Inspector.


The Inspectors will carry out the asset condition surveys as well as assisting with other inspections on the network to locate and record defects for immediate repair, or for inclusion in routine programmes of repair.


The post will be both office and site based and will require an element of out of hours working. It is essential that you are a team player who is flexible, keen to develop, and committed to ensuring the success of all projects.


A full approved driving licence is essential



The closing date for applications is Friday 8th September 2017.


Job Title:

Asset & Inventory Inspector

Job Holder:


Reporting To:

 Inspection Team Leader





1.         Job Purpose:


§          The Inventory Inspector will carry out detailed inspection of the trunk road assets, including assess condition, amending and updating inventory items, recording defects to insure that there is a fully accurate database.






2.         Responsibilities and Activities:


§    Undertake weekly inspections and safety patrols.


§    Undertake detailed inspections of carriageways and footways.


§    Undertake detailed inspections of other trunk road inventory items.


§    Collect and verify roads inventory information.


§    Ensure data collected is accurate and meets Transport Scotland’s criteria.


§    Reporting of inaccurate assets and faults with the data and software.


§    Carry out condition rating inspections.


§    Recording and reporting of defects


§    Carry out adhoc inspection when required/instructed.


§    Liaison with members of the public as required.


§    Maintain vehicles and equipment.


§    Other duties applicable to the post as directed from time to time by the Inspection Team Leader.






3.         Knowledge, Skills and Experience:


§    Working knowledge of inspection procedures.


§    Working knowledge of data capture hardware and software currently in use within the roads maintenance environment.


§    Working knowledge of Integrated Road Information System (IRIS).


§    Knowledge of Transport Scotland’s Asset Inventory requirements.


§    Ability to comply with relevant Health and Safety legislation.


§    Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office packages.


§    Ability to work to tight deadlines and work under pressure.


§    Ability to work effectively in a team.


§    Good communication skills.


§    Ability to solve problems.


§    Flexible attitude to working practices.


§    Capable of self management and self motivation.


§    Ability to cope with change.


§    A full approved UK driving licence.






4.         Key Relationships, Internal and External:





Members of the public








5.      Required Competencies:

·         Communication Skills

·         Physical fit.

·         Team Working

·         Problem Solving

·         Planning and Organisation

·         Customer Focus.



Start date:
07 Aug 2017
Closing date:
09 Sep 2017

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