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Infrastructure - Civil and Structural Engineering Graduate Scheme (2019)

As a Graduate Civil or Structural Engineer, you will help to support the technical aspects of civil engineering and multidisciplinary designs across a range of challenging and exciting projects in the UK and internationally.

Whether it’s an airport, a transport interchange, a university campus, a nuclear power station or the world’s first tidal lagoon, you’ll help us to deliver outstanding projects that respond to the needs and resources of a contemporary world. Whatever your ambitions we’ve a role to match your passion and degree, while our training will help you achieve Chartered status and 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.

Katie and Rosario are both Graduate Civil 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 a Civil or Structural Engineering graduate, you’ll be joining one of the following teams:

Civil Engineering and Advanced Technology
Our Civil Engineering team creates all kinds of infrastructure systems, ranging from power supply, water and wastewater, marinas to power stations, private developments and industrial facilities. With a Master’s in civil engineering, you could get involved in the design of a wide variety of water and wastewater projects, buildings and structures, tunnels, ports, dams, hydraulic systems, rail/road and nuclear infrastructure. You could even find yourself producing specialist blast or seismically classified heavy civil engineering designs.

We also offer exciting opportunities to work in one of three specialist areas (Please clearly state on your application if one of these is of specific interest):

Engineering Technology - With a Master’s degree in civil or mechanical engineering, you’ll get involved in a variety of fields from structural dynamics and seismic engineering to stress, thermal and fatigue analysis. 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.

Airport Planning/Airfield Engineering – With a Master’s in civil engineering or an air transport related degree, you’ll get involved in developing airport masterplans, undertaking airport planning studies and designs. The opportunity would suit a graduate with ambitions to work, or extend experience in the aviation industry through working in a consultancy that delivers excellence within the global aviation sector.

Water Engineering – With a Master’s degree in civil engineering, you will get the exciting opportunity to work within our design team on a wide variety of water and wastewater projects. Our team of Water Engineers specialises in leading and supporting the technical aspects of water engineering and multidisciplinary designs across a range of projects, principally within existing water frameworks, major strategic projects and development infrastructure projects. If water engineering is your passion, we want to hear from you!

Building Structures
Our Building Structures team provides technically excellent digital engineering solutions in the built environment. Our capabilities include the design of complex structures in steel, concrete, timber and other cutting-edge materials. With a Master’s in civil and/or structural engineering, you’ll get involved in detailed technical analysis, assessments and design on the most sensitive and complex structures in our industry. We design and deliver these services on a wide range of prestigious projects, in the Aviation, Cities and Development, Transport, Defence and Energy markets in the UK and internationally.

Rivers, Dams and Maritime
Our Rivers, Dams and Maritime team provides end to end infrastructure engineering to a diverse array of projects. Our services range from harnessing water’s true power from vast dam retaining structures and safely routing raging rivers through our towns, to taming the seas' effects on our coasts and ports. Here you’ll get the chance to apply your skills – maritime, civil, infrastructure or structural –  in the delivery of our broad project work, of a national and international nature, enabling clients to manage their assets and operations more efficiently and safely through an integrated approach, bringing order into our changing world.

Ground Engineering
Our Ground Engineering team provides world class geotechnical and engineering geology services to infrastructure and global energy clients, focusing around the engineering behaviour of the ground for complex new build and asset life extension projects. You’ll get involved in a broad range of activities including site investigation, 3D ground modelling, geohazard & terrain evaluation, earth structures, foundation design and ground improvement, in both the onshore and offshore environments.

Networks & Drainage Engineering
Our Networks & Drainage Engineering team is one of the largest in the UK with a diverse portfolio of clients that include Highways England, High Speed 2, Network Rail, Horizon Nuclear Power, local authorities and developers. We are one of the Atkins Digital Practices meaning that we are using digital skills to automate and streamline workflows across our business. This is an exciting time to join the business as we merge more traditional engineering skills with innovative new digital methods. Here you’ll work on the design delivery of drainage infrastructure projects as part of a team as well as on individual assignments as required. This will involve the development and assessment of design solutions, data analysis, as well as technical report writing and a proactive commitment to Health and Safety.

Tunnelling and Underground Space
Our Tunnelling and Underground Space team provides technically excellent engineering design of tunnelling, underground, and heavy infrastructure, particularly focused on mass transit, rail and major project programmes. Our team have expertise in assessment of ground movements, design of complex foundations and ‘ground-contacting’ structures, in addition to the assessment of ventilation and fire life safety aspects of utilising underground space. Here you’ll get the opportunity to take on a wide range of interesting activities, including site work, design, asset impact assessments, life cycle/risk assessments and project management.

Water Management Consultancy
Operating at the interface between people and the water environment, we work with our clients in the UK and around the world in developing and implementing innovative engineering solutions for the water environment.  You will be working in a multidisciplinary team where science and engineering are working hand in hand developing sustainable solutions that enhance the natural environment. Our key engineering services includes hydraulic and civil engineering to support flood risk and coastal management strategies, strategic water resource planning, and asset management for water sector clients. Our current portfolio of project services include reducing flood risk through natural flood management measures, river restoration, and where necessary more formal engineered structures; river and coastal modelling; developing plans and engineering options for regional scale water resource management to safeguard availability of water in a rapidly changing climate; strategic asset reviews to develop optimal solutions for maintaining and building infrastructure to secure water and wastewater systems into the future. For more information on the wider services provided by the Water Management Consultancy, please view our Environment Practice advert here

Where you’ll be based

Atkins Infrastructure have teams based across the UK:

Civil Engineering and Advanced Technology - Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Derby, Epsom, Exeter, Glasgow, London and Warrington. Opportunities for the Engineering Technology specialist area will be based in Epsom. Please note applications for our Newcastle office have now closed.

Building Structures - Birmingham, Bristol, Epsom, Exeter, Glasgow, Leeds, Oxford and Warrington (Applications for London have now closed)

Rivers, Dams and Maritime - Bristol, Epsom/London, Glasgow, Peterborough, Swansea and Warrington

Ground Engineering - Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, Croydon, Derby, Epsom, Glasgow, Leeds, London, Warrington

Networks & Drainage Engineering - Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Epsom, Glasgow, Leeds, London and Warrington

Tunnelling and Underground Space - Epsom and London

Water Management Consultancy - Bristol, Epsom, Oxford, Peterborough and Warrington

Who we’re looking for
• Talented graduates with/expecting a 2.2 or above MEng/MSc degree (or equivalent) in Civil or Structural Engineering
• For our Ground Engineering, Tunnelling and Underground Space opportunities, ideally a specialist Masters in Soil Mechanics, Engineering Geology, Geotechnical Engineering, Tunnel Engineering or a related subject
• 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 and achieve Chartered status
• Experience or an interest in developing the application of computer programming and other digital solutions to engineering problems
• Strong interpersonal and team working skills
• A flexible approach to travel as our projects and training may take you to a variety of locations in the UK and possibly abroad
• Ideally some design or site experience gained on a work placement.

Graduate Community
Want to learn more about who we are, our graduates and what makes their life at Atkins so great? Come and look at our people and culture at #InsideAtkins  If you would like to keep up to date with all things Atkins, please click the below and start scrolling;
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We have also created a webpage dedicated to our civil engineering applicants, please visit here

Rewards and Benefits
If you join us you will be working on some of the most challenging engineering projects of our time, helping to shape the future of Infrastructure. You will have opportunities to work closely with clients, spending time within their organisations and taking learning from some of the most experienced engineers in the industry. Our 3-year flexible graduate scheme promises to give you the support you need to develop your technical, commercial and consultancy skills. Some of our benefits, to name a few, include:

  • A settling in payment of £2,500 when you join – paid within the first month
  • Continuous support and mentoring to achieve chartered status with your chosen institution, funded by Atkins.  With a chartership bonus of £2,500 once complete
  • A robust career development plan, including a library of core learning modules and on the job technical training
  • 25 days’ annual leave, plus bank holidays, with the option to buy up to 15 additional days per year
  • 2 volunteer days per year for you to use for a cause that matters to you
  • Assigned graduate buddy upon joining and a strong graduate network across all locations
  • Various annual events, such as our 2-day graduate induction, ski trips, away weekends and team building activities.

For a full list of our benefits, please refer to our website.

How to apply
Our deadline for applications is Wednesday 2nd January 2019. Some of our programmes are incredibly popular, to avoid disappointment (where some roles may close earlier) we recommend you apply as soon as possible.  For further details on our recruitment process please refer to our website.

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary it will be discussed with you at interview.

If applying to this role please do not make reference to (or in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

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