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Supporting our strengths and learning from our differences.
06 Dec 2018
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Supporting our strengths and learning from our differences.
by Elsa Cole | Human Centred Design Team, SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business, Houston As Elsa Cole says, “Some canc...
Supported Internships: Removing barriers for a brighter future, together.
04 Dec 2018
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Supported Internships: Removing barriers for a brighter future, together.
Caroline Norris | Senior Engineer   The idea that there is one “normal” or “healthy” type of b...
We all live flexibly, it makes sense to work flexibly!
15 Nov 2018
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We all live flexibly, it makes sense to work flexibly!
Margaret M. Walton | Senior Planner Margaret works at SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business in Savannah, Georgia. This is her...
Graduate civil engineers: Love what you do, take every opportunity and be determined.
12 Nov 2018
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Graduate civil engineers: Love what you do, take every opportunity and be determined.
by Nick Benham | Assistant Engineer, Transportation Nick is the archetypal Atkins engineer: unassuming, but extremely compet...
Ever heard of a flexible retirement?
09 Nov 2018
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Ever heard of a flexible retirement?
by Dave Ferrett | Senior Project Manager, Transportation Dave Ferret tells us how flexible working has allowed him to spend...
Grad Projects: Maz keeps us flying high
01 Nov 2018
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Grad Projects: Maz keeps us flying high
Maz Chowdhury | Junior Consultant Here is the latest in our blog series highlighting the brilliant work of our Graduates. Th...
Second this! Rhona pushes innovation in Montreal
01 Nov 2018
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Second this! Rhona pushes innovation in Montreal
Rhona tells us about her whirlwind decision to go on secondment in Canada. So far it’s been packed with breathtaking ne...
Getting ahead at the business – working women tell all
24 Oct 2018
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Getting ahead at the business – working women tell all
We all get into engineering because we want to shape the future. But traditionally women can face challenges that prevent the...
Mega Project. Multinational teams. Graduate Alex shares how it’s done.
23 Oct 2018
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Mega Project. Multinational teams. Graduate Alex shares how it’s done.
Alex Burnell | Graduate Project Manager More exciting work from our Graduates… This time we feature Alex Burnell, a...
Sand, Sailing and Civil Engineering
23 Oct 2018
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Sand, Sailing and Civil Engineering
by Associate Civil Engineer, Robbie Claase When I was at school there wasn’t much career guidance. But I knew two th...
Celebrating our Graduate Engineers: How Matt takes the lead at ADS&T
23 Oct 2018
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Celebrating our Graduate Engineers: How Matt takes the lead at ADS&T
“Since starting at SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business, I’ve been excited by the innovative, vibrant and rewardin...
Apprentice innovator, collaborator and quantity surveyor
23 Oct 2018
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Apprentice innovator, collaborator and quantity surveyor
Aaran Pearson | Apprentice Quantity Surveyor  Joining SNC-Lavalin’s Faithful+Gould business as an apprentice qu...
Meet Ben, an apprentice and agent for change
16 Oct 2018
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Meet Ben, an apprentice and agent for change
Ben Craig | Assistant Quantity Surveyor at SNC-Lavalin’s Faithful+Gould business You can’t teach an old dog new ...
Grad Projects: How Rose took a dream project to the next level
11 Oct 2018
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Grad Projects: How Rose took a dream project to the next level
Rose Whitfield | First-year Graduate In this Blog Series we’re showcasing and celebrating the work our Graduates are d...
Busting The Myth That Flexible Working Is Just For Mums
08 Oct 2018
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Busting The Myth That Flexible Working Is Just For Mums
Alex Morley, dad to two under-sixes, and Chartered Ergonomist and Human Factors Specialist, shares his experience of flexible...
A Day In The Life Of A Flexible Worker
05 Oct 2018
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A Day In The Life Of A Flexible Worker
Structural Engineer Anna Zhang works five days a week, but at reduced hours. She shows us how flexible working has made it ...
The Warrington Office Lowdown
28 Sep 2018
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The Warrington Office Lowdown
Julie Gilmour | Assistant Process Engineer Where can you add a run to your work day, chill with nature, or take a quick jaun...
This is SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business, Bristol
05 Sep 2018
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This is SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business, Bristol
Sophie Smith | Building Surveyor You’ve probably already seen the photos of hot air balloons drifting over Isambard Ki...
Grad Projects: An Inspiring Last Year on Our Graduate Programme
03 Sep 2018
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Grad Projects: An Inspiring Last Year on Our Graduate Programme
Will Lavelle | Structural Engineer Celebrating our Grads’ remarkable work, we ask Will Lavelle about the highlights of...
Take a blog tour of Atkins Croydon
23 Aug 2018
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Take a blog tour of Atkins Croydon
by Will Chung, managing consultant Welcome to Atkins Croydon Our location is in Croydon, a borough of south London, abou...
Flexible Working Keeps Me Balanced
25 Jul 2018
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Flexible Working Keeps Me Balanced
We catch up with geo-environmental engineer, Cassie Ellis about her approach to flexible working. She shares how balancing li...
Take a blog tour of Atkins Epsom
23 Jul 2018
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Take a blog tour of Atkins Epsom
By Vicky Stewart, associate acoustician Which Atkins office is where Sir William Atkins started the business over 75 years ...
Make flexible working, work for you
27 Jun 2018
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Make flexible working, work for you
Finding the ideal work / life balance is everyone’s dream. It could mean earlier start and finish times, working from h...
3 Grads. 91 Days. 1 Amazing Secondment.
14 Jun 2018
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3 Grads. 91 Days. 1 Amazing Secondment.
Graduates, Tom Harkins, Jane Overton & Charlotte Howatson talk to us about their recent assignment at the Global Design C...
What would you tell your younger self? Life advice that our colleagues wish they’d known.
29 May 2018
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What would you tell your younger self? Life advice that our colleagues wish they’d known.
At SNC-Lavalin's Atkins business, we pride ourselves in helping all our colleagues to develop, grow and make the most of th...
Reflecting on Ramadan: Life & Culture at Atkins
23 May 2018
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Reflecting on Ramadan: Life & Culture at Atkins
As Muslims around the world observe Ramadan as an integral part of their faith, many will be wondering about its significance...
Giving mind to the work place
18 May 2018
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Giving mind to the work place
We catch up with one of our Mental Health First Aiders for her perspective on wellbeing at the office. It’s been more ...
How Atkins has helped me celebrate family
15 May 2018
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How Atkins has helped me celebrate family
by Samantha Symes, regional HR advisor Real commitment to family Just after I had my daughter, I remember one of my antena...
More than just tired: Living and working with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue
11 May 2018
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More than just tired: Living and working with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue
May 12 is International Fibromyalgia (Fibro) Awareness Day, which aims to raise awareness for both Fibromyalgia and Chronic F...
All you need is love, Atkins and a 6-month honeymoon
09 May 2018
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All you need is love, Atkins and a 6-month honeymoon
Meet the Pitkins. Joe and Fran met at SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business, fell head over heels in love, and decided to tie t...
Charity begins at work. Ben Dunlop runs the London Marathon for Aspire
09 May 2018
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Charity begins at work. Ben Dunlop runs the London Marathon for Aspire
By Ben Dunlop. It’s not just about dressing up as a chicken or an oversized cartoon character! Ben Dunlop’s ince...
A Day in the Life of Will Lavelle, future leader to the President of the ICE
03 May 2018
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A Day in the Life of Will Lavelle, future leader to the President of the ICE
Will Lavelle is a graduate structural engineer and currently based on site at Carnwath Road, where he’s helping to desi...
Celebrating the RAF Centenary: From reservist to project manager
01 Apr 2018
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Celebrating the RAF Centenary: From reservist to project manager
April 1st sees the 100th birthday of the Royal Air Force. An historic occasion that aims to highlight where the RAF has come ...
How Manju’s artistic hobby drew a path to her career
29 Mar 2018
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How Manju’s artistic hobby drew a path to her career
Since childhood, Manju Balaji has had a passion for sketching and a keen interest in architecture that helped shape her futur...
Building a career, leaving a legacy
28 Mar 2018
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Building a career, leaving a legacy
At Atkins we realise the importance of creating a professional environment that confronts the challenges that women face...
Celebrating women engineers: The importance of paving your own path
14 Mar 2018
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Celebrating women engineers: The importance of paving your own path
Piriya Choudhry is a Senior Engineer for Energy and Utilities. Like many of the women engineers at Atkins, she has risen thro...
An Atkins mum walks us through her ‘village’
11 Mar 2018
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An Atkins mum walks us through her ‘village’
Mother’s Day with Karen Blanc, engineering manager When recently announcing her pregnancy, New Zealand PM Jacinda Arde...
Blog: International Women’s Day - An interview with Catherine Tait
08 Mar 2018
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Blog: International Women’s Day - An interview with Catherine Tait
To celebrate International Women’s Day, Atkins wants to challenge stereotypes that limit women and girls. We caught up ...
Blog: International Women’s Day - Celebrating our women’s achievements
08 Mar 2018
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Blog: International Women’s Day - Celebrating our women’s achievements
Fiona Blakey returned to work at Atkins/Faithful+Gould Dubai five months after having her daughter Erin. Just two months late...
Celebrating women engineers: An interview with Anshita Sharma
08 Mar 2018
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Celebrating women engineers: An interview with Anshita Sharma
From choosing a career in engineering, to tackling the challenges that women face throughout their working lives – Ansh...
A day in the life of Tarik Saif
06 Mar 2018
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A day in the life of Tarik Saif
Secondments are an effective means to develop the careers of young professionals and provide added value to important client ...
Day in the Life of Kate Hillman, senior structural engineer and RedR champion
27 Feb 2018
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Day in the Life of Kate Hillman, senior structural engineer and RedR champion
Kate Hillman is a senior structural engineer in the civil engineering & advanced technology practice. As well as working ...
Blog: An Atkins Love Story
27 Feb 2018
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Blog: An Atkins Love Story
By Katherine Gelsthorpe I met James when I started work at Atkins‘ Peterborough office in September 2009. We were intr...
A day in the life of… Felicity Heathcote-Márcz, cyborg ethnographer
27 Feb 2018
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A day in the life of… Felicity Heathcote-Márcz, cyborg ethnographer
Felicity Heathcote-Márcz is a senior consultant and cyborg ethnographer in the Intelligent Mobility (iM) practice, whe...
Congratulations to our Young Professional Award winners!
27 Feb 2018
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Congratulations to our Young Professional Award winners!
Our Young Professional Award judges have had a busy summer reviewing dozens of applications that were submitted from graduate...
Atkins welcomes its most diverse intake of young engineers
27 Feb 2018
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Atkins welcomes its most diverse intake of young engineers
More than 350 graduates and apprentices have kick-started their design, engineering and project management careers after join...
Engineering your future
27 Feb 2018
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Engineering your future
By Elaine Campbell, engineer When I say I'm an engineer and I work in the oil and gas sector, some people are surprised and...
Day in the Life of Gurjeet Thandi, technical authority in user experience and user interface design
15 Feb 2018
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Day in the Life of Gurjeet Thandi, technical authority in user experience and user interface design
Gurjeet Thandi is the Technical Authority in User Experience (UX) and User Interface (UI) design within our Creative Design p...
UK Graduates raise over £17,000 for RedR during 2017 Charity Challenge
21 Dec 2017
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UK Graduates raise over £17,000 for RedR during 2017 Charity Challenge
After eight weeks of FUNdraising as part of the annual Graduate Charity Challenge,the UK Graduate community has raised a...
A day in the life of... Tom Canneaux, mechanical engineer
28 Sep 2017
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A day in the life of... Tom Canneaux, mechanical engineer
For our 'Day in the Life' articles, we spoke to Tom Canneaux who is a mechanical design engineer in ADS&T (Aerospace, Def...
Blog: Noah's Interview - Part 2
22 Mar 2017
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Blog: Noah's Interview - Part 2
In the second of Noah's blogs, he reveals his experience of hiding his transgender identity for his interview with Atkins. O...
Blog: Noah's story on transgender
15 Mar 2017
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Blog: Noah's story on transgender
In the first of Noah's blog he discusses his experience as a transgender applicant to Atkins' Project Management Apprent...
Why do you mentor?
19 May 2016
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Why do you mentor?
By Karen Blanc Two weeks ago, I packed my baby's bag, and took him along with me on an overnight work trip to the judging se...

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