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Assistant Engineer - Edinburgh

  • Job reference: R-030252
  • Sector: Atkins
  • Location: Edinburgh

Graduate/Assistant Engineer - Edinburgh

Atkins is one of the largest engineering and design consultancies in the UK, one of the largest engineering and design consultancies in Europe and one of the largest design firms in the world.

Our Networks and Drainage team is one of the largest in the UK with clients including high-profile utility companies, local authorities and independent businesses.

We are currently looking for an ambitious Graduate / Assistant Engineer to join our dynamic Water Infrastructure team in Edinburgh.


  • Due to the nature of the role you must have good communication skills, be interested in and have knowledge of development drainage infrastructure as well as holding a related Degree such as Civil Engineering or Science.
  • You should be interested in progressing towards attainment of a recognized professional qualification (for which you will receive our support, mentoring and provision of training where required).
  • Experience in using hydraulic models for feasibility and design purposes would be highly advantageous.
  • As would experience in the use of GIS systems such as Mapinfo or ARGIS.


  • You will be working 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.
  • The role will require interacting with other design disciplines and stakeholders, as well as supporting the engagement of our digital initiatives.
  • Shaping the future of networks and drainage - this is our challenge. Join us and you’ll work with a variety of colleagues and clients to create innovative solutions to challenging projects.
  • Investigation and resolution of network issues.
  • Building and maintaining hydraulic models
  • Delivery of technical reports and hydraulic studies

ATKINS, part of the SNC Lavalin Group, is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability.

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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