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Assistant Design Manager - Civils and Structures

  • Job reference: TR-002472
  • Sector: Rail, Roads & Bridges, Transportation
  • Location: Birmingham
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Atkins Transportation Division covers all aspects of multidisciplinary design and management from inception to options appraisal through to detailed scheme design and delivery support. Atkins is one of the UK’s leading multi-disciplinary consultancies engaged in numerous high profile projects for Clients in both the Public and Private Sector.

Atkins is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. We build long-term trusted partnerships to create a world where lives are enriched through the implementation of new and exciting ideas. Atkins has a vision to shape the future of transportation, to lead where others will follow and to deliver the future of mobility today.

Our Transportation Business is currently seeking an Assistant Design Manager in our civils and structures team in Birmingham. The successful candidate will support the delivery of a wide variety of multi-disciplinary projects in Birmingham and the wider UK, including major highways improvement schemes, East West Rail Phase 2 and HS2.

Using your technical and project delivery skills, you’ll be responsible for supporting the delivery of a variety of civil and structural design packages for new build highways and rail schemes, renewals schemes, and maintenance and assessment works. You will provide design management support to senior staff to deliver multi-disciplinary design projects and tenders. Duties will typically include co-ordination of design packages, monitoring budget and delivery programmes, production of fee proposals and progress reporting.

Your project involvement will be tailored by your specific background and skills, but will be a mix of the above as required.

You will have a background in civil engineering design and experience of delivery of design packages within highway or rail environments. You’ll be familiar with working in large, geographically dispersed multidisciplinary design teams on projects at varying stages of development from feasibility to detailed design.

• BEng / MEng or MSc degree in civil engineering or equivalent.
• Graduate membership of the ICE, IHT or IStructE, working towards Chartership or membership of the APM.

The role will be varied, requiring a balance of relevant industry experience, technical ability, communication and stakeholder management skills.

Essential Criteria
• Experience of working with key clients such as Local Authorities, Highways England, Network Rail, Developers and/or major Contractors
• Ability to contribute to bids and tenders
• Awareness of relevant design standards (e.g. DMRB, TSRGD, MCHW Eurocodes and those of Highways England, Network Rail and Manual for Streets)
• Ability to develop and agree project scopes and manage budgets, programmes and quality of deliverables.
• Experience of design interfaces (e.g. track, OLE, signalling, E&P, telecoms, civil, geotechnical, environmental, structural).
• Sound interpersonal skills and ability to converse with a wide range of colleagues across a number of engineering disciplines
• Excellent spoken and written English

The Individual
We are looking for an enthusiastic individual that is willing to work in a dynamic environment as part of a wider team. The preferred individual will be able to take ownership of their projects and responsibilities, comfortable working independently but able to seek advice from your colleagues where the job involves areas of work that are new.

Our team and our business are continually looking for ways to improve how we meet our clients’ needs, and encourage challenge and alternative viewpoints/approaches from all our staff. You will be required to adopt a similar mentality, bringing fresh ideas and perspectives to our team and our ways of working.

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 (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

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