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Assistant Waste Water Engineer / Technician

  • Job reference: R-030084
  • Sector: Atkins
  • Location: Glasgow

Assistant Waste Water Engineer / Technician

Office address is: Floor 3 – East Mercantile Chambers 53 Bothwell Street Glasgow, G2 6TS

Atkins Networks and Drainage team works with Water Companies, Water Management Agencies, Private Developers and a range of clients in the UK and overseas, supporting their capital and operational projects and programmes. We provide innovative solutions for the analysis and rehabilitation of drainage systems to prevent flooding / pollution and water distribution systems to ensure a reliable supply. Our staff are typically engineers or geographers and provide technically complex and innovative solutions to deliver benefits and optimise solutions.

An expanding workload means that we now need to recruit an Assistant Waste Water Engineer / Technician in our Glasgow or Edinburgh Office to support the delivery of a wide range of projects in the UK and overseas. The role will involve supporting the existing team on the Civil Engineering aspects of drainage design. Whilst technical experience is not necessarily required, the applicant should be confident, literate and numerate with an interest in the Water Industry. Experience of Microsoft Word and Excel is essential. Knowledge of AutoCAD would be beneficial.


  • Delivery of projects as part of a team as well as on individual assignments as required
  • Investigation and resolution of waste water infrastructure issues through the development of design solutions
  • Interacting with Clients and other stakeholders during face to face meetings
  • Data analysis and presentation of results in a clear and concise format including writing of technical reports and production of drawings
  • Keen to learn and develop technically, working towards an academic and professional qualification
  • Self-motivated and demonstrate an ability to work with others in a variety of project roles.
  • Observing Contractors Working on site completing data collection activities.
  • Proactive commitment to Health and Safety
  • 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.


  • A knowledge and understanding of the built environment and the water sector
  • Prior experience of AutoCAD and Geographical Information Systems is desirable but not essential. 
  • Scottish National 5 or GCSE Grade C passes (or equivalent) including English, Maths and Science
  • HNC, HND or Degree level qualification in Civil Engineering, Geography, GIS, or other Science related subject is desirable although not essential. Opportunities to work towards these can be discussed and supported for the right candidate.
  • Full UK driving licence would be beneficial

Employee benefits:

Atkins offers a fantastic range of benefits, which you can tailor to suit your own health, wellbeing, financial and lifestyle choices.

All the information you need to know is available on our dedicated benefits portal; your reward, which is available to access 24/7 from any device:”

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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