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Associate Director - Civil Engineering

  • Job reference: IF-000721
  • Sector: Infrastructure
  • Location: Epsom, London

Atkins Infrastructure business are looking to appoint an Associate Director to provide technical leadership for civil engineering designs across our major projects.


The Infrastructure business provides multidisciplinary engineering services and integrated solutions across a wide range building and infrastructure projects.


Drawing upon a diverse skill set and a proven track record of delivery we are playing a leading role in some of the world’s most challenging and exciting engineering projects. These include Airports, Defence, Energy, Civil Infrastructure, Education, Commercial/ Residential and Rail in the UK and Abroad. We pride ourselves in offering a truly multi-disciplinary working environment and bring exciting opportunities to influence a project from beginning to end. Our vision is to be the world’s best Infrastructure Consultancy, with a broad range of clients influencing policy and future technology.


This key post will be based out of our Euston Tower or Epsom office and will offer a challenging and rewarding opportunity to apply knowledge, experience and problem solving skills whilst providing good opportunities for career development. If you have a passion for engineering and want to understand where a career with Atkins might lead then we would like to hear from you.#PK1




Design Team Leader for Civil and Structural designs


Provide leadership from both a technical delivery and people management perspective


Liaison with clients around technical solutions to civil engineering challenges


Production and review of designs for projects in accordance with relevant design standards and codes


Co-ordination with other discipline inputs into design solutions


Ensuring successful delivery of projects by working collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary environment


Preparation of project briefs and scopes of work


Management of sections / projects to programme and budget


Compliance and Governance of design solutions to standards and client requirements


Training and mentoring of juniors, role of DE toward SCE with the ICE or similar training scheme


Commitment to the industry, in coaching and reviewing design work, producing scopes and fees to clients, completion of checking and reviewing design work






Civil Engineering Degree or equivalent qualification


Chartered Civil / Structural Engineer


A proven track record in managing, developing and growing a practice or department


A proven track record in winning work and leading Key Account Management with clients


An extensive ability to Business management and operational requirements of successfully running a department


Ability to apply continuous improvement and effective change in an organisation


A diverse portfolio of experience, both in technical Civil Engineering delivery and Market Sectors


Significant demonstrable experience within a Civil Engineering Design environment with particular emphasis on site development on a small and large scale.


Knowledge of current design codes relating to Civil Engineering including Sustainability, Innovation and Practical Application on Site


Extensive experience in Drainage, Utilities, Earthworks, External works, Urban Realm, Roads & Highways, Statutory Requirements and Structures (retaining walls, foundations, piling, floor slabs)


Extensive reinforced concrete design experience


Proven track record in design delivery


Strong written and verbal communication skills


Proven track record of successful Client Management


Experience in statutory consents, applications for connections/ discharge consents, planning approvals and assessments


Experience of producing site assessments, from land use, to Flood Risk Assessments


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