Asset Manager Uk Visa Sponsorship Available

June 16, 2024
£45.4 - £45.4 / year

Job Description





Transport Scotland is the national transport agency dedicated to providing a safe, efficient, cost-effective, and sustainable transport system for the benefit of the Scottish people. Transport Scotland is answerable to Parliament and the public through Scottish Ministers, and has a budget of approximately £2 billion per year. Transport is an important component of the Scottish Government’s strategy for improving sustainable economic growth, and transport investments and policies have a significant impact on the economy, people, and the environment.

Transport Scotland’s Roads Directorate is in charge of operating and maintaining the trunk road network. Within the Roads Directorate, the Asset Management Team is in charge of establishing and implementing asset management practices for trunk roads. Our Road Asset Management Plan (RAMP) outlines the level of service we want to deliver on the trunk road network, as well as the effort and investment required to achieve this.

To assist us in fulfilling our responsibilities, we are looking for a skilled and experienced civil engineer to fill the position of Asset Manager (Geotechnical) in the Roads Directorate. This is an exciting and challenging position with potential for influence and impact on delivery services.

Pay Supplement.

This position comes with an annual salary supplement of £7862.

Important Information.

The Scottish Government is preparing to install a new HR and Finance platform, thus some job offers will be contingent on a start date of October 2024 at the latest. This will be validated when your application proceeds.


● Provide technical expertise and direction to Transport Scotland project managers on geotechnical issues; assist in the procurement and management of framework contracts for Ground Investigation and Geotechnical Certification; and, as needed, assist colleagues with framework call-offs and tender evaluation.

● Contribute to Transport Scotland’s responsibility to revise design standards and specifications (including the DMRB and MCHW), as well as liaise with other trunk road overseeing organisations.

● Lead the implementation of asset management principles in the maintenance and management of trunk road assets, including the creation of new management processes to increase efficiency and effectiveness.

● Support the progress of ongoing projects to improve the stability of landslides, rock slopes, and other geohazards along the trunk road network.

● Contribute to Transport Scotland’s Climate Change Adaptation Programme and Vulnerable Locations programmes to help it respond to climate risk and achieve Net Zero.

● Lead, participate in, and report on ongoing and emerging geotechnical research initiatives.

● Leading and coordinating the development of strong long-term financial investment strategies for geotechnical trunk road assets; effectively conveying the results at all levels.

● Support the development of Asset Management Systems to ensure alignment with the most recent advances in asset management and new technology for geotechnical, drainage, and other assets.


People management, evidence analysis, communication, and performance improvement are all key areas.

Essential Criteria and Qualifications:

Qualifications Required

You must have a relevant degree in civil engineering or equivalent, be a chartered member of an acceptable professional association, and be registered with the Engineering Council.

Other qualifications equivalent to these may be accepted; if you are unsure, please contact us to discuss.

Please keep in mind that if you do not demonstrate how you meet the above-mentioned minimal criteria, your application will be automatically rejected.

Essential Criteria

1. Excellent communication skills (both written and spoken); comfortable presenting complicated issues to a wide group of stakeholders.

2. The ability to network and maintain positive and productive relationships with a diverse spectrum of internal and external groups, agencies, and individuals.

3. Capable of gathering and arranging evidence and information from a range of sources to inform the creation or improvement of procedures, policies, or guidelines.

4. Has experience providing geotechnical advice and is conversant with design standards for ground engineering and geotechnical activities.


Minimum time in post.

Unless you are promoted to a higher Band or Grade, you will be required to stay in your current position for at least three years.

If more roles are necessary, a reserve list of successful candidates will be maintained for up to 12 months.


This position is headquartered in Glasgow and involves hybrid working in accordance with current Transport Scotland policies. You will be expected to be in the office twice a week, pro rata.

The position is full-time, however employees with alternative work schedules are encouraged to apply, and we will consider proposed schedules in light of the business requirements for this position.

Additional Information

To apply, please complete the application and include evidence-based examples of your knowledge/skills (300 words). Remember, your replies should be clear, succinct, and reflect the steps you took. To answer to each requirement, consider using the STAR(R) technique.

Sponsorship Information

Changes to legislation regarding Skilled Worker Visa Sponsorship went into effect on April 4, 2024. If you believe you may require Visa Sponsorship, you should read the official Home Office instructions before applying to ensure your eligibility.

Any applicants who are not qualified for sponsorship will be withdrawn at either the application stage or the moment of offer, as would any provisional employment offer.


Important Information about Interviews

Interviews may be performed virtually or remotely. All applicants must have an appropriate place to complete the virtual interview via MS Teams, as well as sufficient Wi-Fi/Broadband capacity to carry both audio and video feeds during the interview.

For more information on this position, please contact Hiring Manager Martin McLaughlin via email at

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