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Civils Team Leader

  • Job reference: TR-000870
  • Sector: Rail, Roads & Bridges, Transportation
  • Location: Bristol, Bristol

Civil / Structural Engineering Team Leader

The Role:
We are looking for a Civil Engineering Team Leader or an experienced Civil/Structural engineer who is looking to take the next step into a team leader/management position. As the Civils Team Leader, you will be responsible for overseeing a team of Civil/Structural design engineers as well as engaging with clients, developing new and existing relationships and opportunities, directing or managing bids and delivering project outcomes to delighted clients.
The Work:
Currently we are working on a number of high profile projects and frameworks nationwide, including Cambridge to Huntingdon A14 upgrade and Smart Motorways programme through the Collaborative Delivery Framework for Highways England, Cross Rail, Great Western Electrification Programme, HS2 and related projects.

The Responsibilities: 
  • Contributing to management of a delivery Practice
  • Mentoring and supporting the development of the team.
  • Line management of more junior staff.
  • Winning and delivering projects with our key clients by:
    • Engaging with clients to develop and share client knowledge
    • Identifying, tracking and developing opportunities
    • Preparing and managing winning bids with regards to both quality and price
    • Leading or managing project teams to deliver both client and Atkins desired programme, quality and commercial outcomes
  • Embodying safety leadership to develop behavioural safety on projects and in teams
  • Ensuring work is “right first time” through implementing technical and quality assurance
  • Liaising with and managing senior stakeholders internally and externally.
  • Maintaining a knowledge base of current and future developments in the transportation field and sharing this with a wide group of infrastructure professionals.
  • Presenting to clients and key stakeholders in a professional, responsive and client focused manner.
  • Working as part of collaborative project teams with clients, contractors and JV partners
  • Working collaboratively across the Atkins Group. 
The Successful Candidate Will Possess…. 
  • A track record of excellent project delivery on programme, deliverable quality and risk management with excellent client feedback and a fee value in excess of £100k per month
  • Appropriate academic and professional qualifications, including Chartered Member of a relevant Professional Institution with solid experience in a leading project role.
  • Experience of working with our key clients, e.g. Network Rail, Local Authorities, Highways England, developers and major contractors.
  • Experience of successful opportunity development and management
  • Experience of developing successful bids
  • Proven ability to maintain relevant skills and knowledge and pass these on to others
  • The ability to lead collaborative work teams
  • Proven ability to manage and organise the workload of self and others to meet programme and budget targets and deliver agreed commercial outcomes
  • Proven ability to keep control in pressurised situations, deliver work to the required quality within set timeframes and create a well-motivated team
  • Demonstrable passion for safety leadership 
Desirable skills/experience would be….. 
  • Knowledge of Sales Excellence or similar opportunity development techniques.
  • Experience of business process improvement techniques, for example, Lean Construction.
  • Experience of construction and contract management (NEC 3) and supervision
  • Line management experience. 
The Business:
Atkins’ Transportation is our centre of excellence for the design of highway and rail infrastructure projects. We aim to be the first-choice designer for local and national highway authorities, Network Rail, contractors and developers.
Flexible Working
We support flexible working and equal opportunities as we believe that diverse teams provide the best mix of interpersonal and technical skills needed to exceed our customers’ expectations



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