Accessibility Links

Search for jobs

Or browse jobs

Buildings and Infrastructure - Graduate Development Programme 2017

  • Job reference: GR-003
  • Sector: Aviation, Buildings, Construction, Defence, Education, Energy, Infrastructure, Marine & Coastal, Urban Development
  • Location: UK wide
  • Current salary If you do not wish to provide your salary please Input zero: Competitive

Our buildings and infrastructure team designs iconic buildings, provides cutting-edge engineering solutions and breathes new life into existing structures. We design with people in mind. And we’ve designed our graduate opportunities to provide you with unique experiences as you play your part in all kinds of challenging projects.

Who we are

One of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies, we’re driven to ask ‘why’ and make the world a better place – today and tomorrow. Join our design and engineering team and you’ll share our pride in creating vibrant designs and sustainable built environments that work for all. You’ll help us deliver innovative solutions for schools, railway stations, airports, power stations and more.

At Atkins we offer a world of opportunities from the projects you’ll work on to the directions you can take your career in. Whatever your ambitions we’ve a role to match your passion and degree, while our training will help you achieve Chartered status and develop industry skills that are highly sought after.

What you’ll be doing

Learning to become a future business leader you’ll join one of the following teams:

Building services – With a Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in building services or electrical engineering, you’ll develop your skills working on different building and infrastructure projects. Collaborating with a diverse range of people, you’ll carry out building services system inspections and heating ventilation and air conditioning design (HVAC). You’ll also prepare a variety of reports, contract documents and project designs, assessment calculations and drawings.

Building surveying - With a Bachelor’s degree in building surveying, you’ll work on a variety of construction related and property inspection/maintenance projects. Undertaking building and site surveys, you’ll get the opportunity to develop your CAD skills preparing project specifications and design drawings.

Fire engineering - With a Master’s degree in fire engineering you’ll support educational projects, major airport developments and the creation of fire safety solutions for new nuclear power stations. Developing complex fire models and fire protection system specifications, you’ll also carry out fire risk assessments and evacuation analysis.

Physical security - This team specialises in the following; Hard Physical Security (e.g. Vehicle Dynamics Assessments), Electronic Security (e.g. CCTV and ANPR) and Operational Security (e.g. Masterplanning). Applications will be considered from graduates with a variety of degree disciplines including; criminology, security studies, civil and electrical engineering.

Who we’re looking for

  • Talented graduates with/expecting a 2.2 or above MEng/MSc degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject. We will also consider graduates with/expecting a 2.1 or above BEng/BSc in building surveying, electrical and building services engineering disciplines
  • The flexibility to work in different locations
  • Ability to apply your technical knowledge to analyse problems and create innovative solutions
  • Excellent communicator who enjoys working as part of multidisciplinary teams
  • Ambition, vision, enthusiasm and the drive to keep on developing your technical skills and achieve Chartered status
  • Ideally some design or site experience gained on a work placement.


Where you’ll be


Building services (Electrical or Building Services engineering) - Colchester, Epsom or London (Bristol and Exeter have now closed)
Building surveying - Newcastle or Warrington
Fire engineering - Epsom
Physical security - London
Civil engineering - Applications have now closed
Engineering technology - Applications have now closed
Structural engineering - Applications have now closed

Please clearly state on your application the role and location you’re applying for. 

Closing date for applications; Tuesday 28th February 2017. NB: Some of our programmes are incredibly popular, to avoid disappointment please make your application as soon as possible.

Assessment centre dates: Taking place between October and February 2017.

Our people