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Engineering Technician

  • Job reference: TR-002844
  • Sector: Atkins
  • Location: Edinburgh

As part of our growth plans our Transportation Division is seeking an Engineering Technician to support the Edinburgh office in the delivery of a range of multi-disciplinary road projects. This will include working for Transport Scotland, Local Authorities and Design and Build Contractors.

The type of work you can expect to be involved with will include working on both new build and improvement roads schemes, and is likely to involve the full life cycle of a project; concept, feasibility, design and construction.

Ideally you’ll have a background in supporting design and delivery for a range of roads engineering / infrastructure projects. The role will also require an ability to work effectively and flexibly as part of project teams but also under your own initiative as appropriate.


• Production of drawings using the AutoCAD suite and other relevant software
• Assisting with site surveys and other site activities
• Supporting engineers with the development of design solutions

• Liaising with customers in a responsive and client focused manner
• Liaison with clients and attendance at client meetings as required
• Input to preparation and presentation of progress and technical reports for discussion at meetings

• Responsible for completion of assigned tasks to time and cost
• Adhering to the company’s QSSE (Quality, Health & Safety, Security and Environment) procedures
• Ensuring compliance with CAD standards set in the company’s Drawing Manual

• Taking responsibility for own development of new skills and mentoring of others


• A BTEC/HNC or equivalent qualification in a relevant engineering subject
• Experience of working in a road infrastructure environment
• Experience of preparing engineering sketches and plans from conception through to construction
• Proficient in the use of MS Office software, AutoCAD and other related software packages
• Ability to produce drawings containing 3D information
• Proven ability to deliver work within set timeframes

• Knowledge of Civils 3D and/or Road design software
• Knowledge of the current Transport Scotland standards and conversant with and / or knowledge of the DMRB

The Individual:
• Excellent interpersonal, organisational and communication skills
• A team player, dedicated to the delivery of projects
• Works to personally set deadlines with minimal supervision
• Confident and professional manner
• Able to use initiative and have a desire to improve

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.

Please refer to our website for full details of our benefits package, which includes the opportunity to purchase up to 15 days’ additional annual leave per year on top of our standard 25 days paid annual leave.

Atkins develops individuals through a tailored portfolio of training and development courses designed to help successful candidates make the best of their abilities and talents.

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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