Scottish Road Works Commissioner


£74,038 - £76,574

Closing date:

7 Jul 2020

The Commissioner’s aim is to improve the planning, co-ordination and quality of road works throughout Scotland.

We are looking to appoint a new Scottish Road Works Commissioner for a maximum term of five years. The Scottish Road Works Commissioner is based in Saughton House, Edinburgh. The post holder may work flexibly from any location, however, a key part of the role requires effective leadership of the Edinburgh based office staff. 

The Scottish Road Works Commissioner is an independent public office established under section 16 of the Transport (Scotland) Act 2005. It is accountable to the Scottish Ministers and ultimately the Scottish Parliament for the exercise of their functions.

The post holder will monitor performance, promoting and encouraging good practice across utility companies and roads authorities.


Transport Scotland is the national transport agency for Scotland and is accountable to Parliament and the public through Scottish Ministers, with a budget of around £2 billion per year. Transport is a vital feature of the Scottish Government's focus on increasing sustainable economic growth, and transport investments and policies have major impacts on the economy, people, and the environment.