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Infrastructure – Building Services, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Placements (2018) (Role closed)

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Infrastructure – Electrical, Building Services and Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Placement Scheme (2018)

As an Electrical, Building Services or Mechanical engineering undergraduate, we can offer you a Summer or Year in Industry placement where you’ll get to see your ideas put into place on the design and engineering projects that keep the world turning. We’re all about making spaces and places work perfectly for people.

Whether it’s an airport, a transport interchange, a university campus or the world’s first tidal lagoon, you’ll help us to deliver outstanding places that respond to the needs and resources of a contemporary world. Whatever your ambitions we’ve a role to match your passion and degree. We offer opportunities to develop industry skills that are highly sought after.

Join us in our vision to be the world’s best Infrastructure Consultancy, working with a broad range of clients to influence policy, future technology and global sustainability.


Daniel and Isaac are both Graduate Electrical Engineers within the Infrastructure division. Here they are talking about their experience at Atkins, in their own words, with their own camera!

What you’ll be doing

As an undergraduate, you’ll be joining one of the following teams:

Building Services

Our Building Services team provides technically excellent engineering solutions in the built environment. Our capabilities include Electrical and Mechanical engineering, Public Health, Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning, Sustainability, Fire and Security, Building Management Systems and IT and Vertical Transportation.
Working towards a Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in building services or electrical engineering, you’ll develop your skills working on different building and infrastructure projects. Collaborating with a diverse range of people, you’ll support on building services system inspections and heating ventilation and air conditioning design (HVAC). You’ll also prepare a variety of reports, contract documents and project designs, assessment calculations and drawings.

Engineering Technology

Our engineering technology team specialises in advanced computer-based structural and dynamic analysis using finite element analysis software to predict the behaviour of civil, structural and mechanical hardware.
Working towards a Master’s degree in mechanical engineering, you’ll get involved in a variety of fields from structural dynamics and seismic engineering to stress, thermal and fatigue analysis.

Mechanical, Electrical & Process Engineering (MEP)

Our MEP team provides mechanical, electrical, ICA (instrumentation, control and automation) and process engineering skills and expertise to water companies in the UK and overseas, supporting their capital (both new build and refurbishment) and operational (problem solving on existing sites) projects and programmes.
Working towards your Master’s degree in electrical engineering you’ll get the opportunity to develop your capability in a wide range of exciting projects including; water and wastewater treatment, sludge treatment, pumping stations, pipelines, electrical control systems, cooling water systems and computer aided design (CAD). Water, both clean and dirty, is a critical resource needing careful management and you could play a key part in this!

Where you’ll be based

Atkins Infrastructure have teams based across the UK:

Building Services - Bristol, Epsom, London, Warrington

Please note we are no longer accepting Mechanical or Building Services Engineering applications for the Building Services team

Engineering Technology - Epsom

Please note we are no longer accepting Mechanical applications for the Engineering Technology  team

MEP - Bristol, Warrington (Electrical Engineering students only)

Who we’re looking for

  • Talented undergraduates working towards an MEng/MSc degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject. Please note, we will also consider undergraduates working towards a BEng/BSc in electrical and building services engineering disciplines
  • For Summer placements, you must be available to commit to a 8-12 week placement, and following this placement returning to full time education
  • For Year in Industry placements you must be available to commit to a 10-12-month placement, and following this placement returning to full time education
  • Good written standard of English and oral communication abilities
  • Ability to apply your technical knowledge to analyse problems and create innovative solutions
  • Ambition, vision, enthusiasm and the drive to keep on developing your technical skills
  • Strong interpersonal and team working skills

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Rewards & Benefits

Atkins offers a competitive salary which will be discussed with you at offer stage. To find out more details about our rewards and benefits click here

How to apply

Our deadline for applications is Friday 16th February 2018.  Some of our programmes are incredibly popular, to avoid disappointment (where some roles may close earlier) we recommend you apply as soon as possible

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