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Engineering Technician - Structures (Highways/Railways)

  • Job reference: TR-002863
  • Sector: Rail, Roads & Bridges, Transportation
  • Location: Warrington, Leeds, Chelmsford, Manchester, Stockton-on-Tees, Epsom, Cardiff, Swindon, Edinburgh, Glasgow
Atkins is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. We build long-term trusted partnerships to create a world where lives are enriched through the implementation of new and exciting ideas. Atkins has a vision to shape the future of transportation, to lead where others will follow and to deliver the future of mobility today.

The Transportation business covers all aspects of multidisciplinary design and management, from inception and options appraisal through to detailed design and delivery/construction support. It 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, contractors and developers.

We are working on many high-profile projects and frameworks nationwide, including Cambridge to Huntingdon A14 upgrade, Smart Motorways and Roads Investment Programmes through the Collaborative Delivery Framework for Highways England, HS2, East West Rail and the West Midlands Shared Professional Services with a number of local authorities.

To meet our growth ambitions, we are seeking a candidate who is able to demonstrate delivery of engineering drawings using AutoCAD and MicroStation for civil and multidisciplinary railway and highway structures design projects. You will have a background in structural detailing and of working within the UK rail or highway sector together with a track record of successful delivery on railway and highway engineering design projects.

We will value you for going beyond to exceed expectations and deliver innovative solutions nobody else can. After all, we can’t achieve great things without you. So, you can look forward to fantastic rewards and development opportunities.


• Production of structures drawings (2D and 3D) using AutoCAD and MicroStation
• 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
• 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 Quality, Safety and Environmental procedures.
• Ensuring compliance with company CAD and Digital Engineering standards


• Taking responsibility for own development of new skills.


• A BTEC/HNC or equivalent qualification in a relevant engineering subject.
• Experience of Network Rail civil engineering design and projects.
• Experience of the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges (DMRB) Highways Standards.
• Experience of preparing engineering sketches and plans from conception through to construction.
• Robust IT skills, proficient in the use of MS Office software, AutoCAD, Microstation and other related software packages.
• Ability to produce drawings containing 3D information (AECOsim, Civils 3D or REVIT)
• Ability to produce reinforcement bar bending schedules
• Proven ability to deliver work within set timeframes.
• Flexibility for occasional periods working away from normal office location including overseas assignments

• Knowledge of CADS-RC design and detailing software
• Knowledge of current Network Rail standards.
• Knowledge of current Highways England standards and conversant with the DMRB.
• Knowledge of structures design standards and Eurocode detailing rules

The Individual
We are looking for an enthusiastic individual that is willing to work in a dynamic environment as part of a wider team. The preferred individual will be able to take ownership of their projects and responsibilities, comfortable working independently but able to seek advice from your colleagues where the job involves areas of work that are new to you.

Our team and our business are continually looking for ways to improve how we meet our clients’ needs, and encourage challenge and alternative viewpoints/approaches from all our staff. You will be required to adopt a similar mentality, bringing fresh ideas and perspectives to our team and our ways of working.

Flexible Benefits and Training
The health and well being of our staff is paramount, and as such Atkins offers a wide range of flexible benefits for all employees. Benefits include flexible holiday packages, bike4work, corporate gym membership and health insurance discounts and 24h access to our Employee Assistance Programme for confidential support on both personal and work related issues.

Flexible and part-time working is also a key part of Atkins approach to health and well being, and as such applicants are welcome to discuss their specific working requirements if invited for interview. Full details of our benefits package can be found here:

Providing exceptional training for our staff is a cornerstone of our commitment to our workforce, and as such the successful candidate can expect mentoring and development throughout their career with Atkins.

We develop our individuals through a portfolio of training and development activities designed to help you make the best of your abilities and talents. These are reviewed with individuals through annual and mid-year appraisals, supplemented by regular 1-2-1s with line managers. Professional accreditation is also highly valued by our business, and as such when applicable you will be supported through your specific accreditation process by an appropriate mentor.

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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