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Graduate Mechanical Engineer - Rail Systems

  • Job reference: ME-004389
  • Sector: Mass Transit, Rail
  • Location: Dubai
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Atkins is renowned for the expertise, experience and excellence of its people – and professional qualifications are at the heart of this reputation. Join our Graduate Development Programme and we’ll offer you all the support, training and practical experience you need to achieve your chosen qualification and develop a career that will make the most of your potential. The programme offers an all-encompassing approach to developing the skills, knowledge and behaviours you need to enjoy a rewarding career at Atkins. But, rather than us simply dictating how you develop, we’ll put you in the driving seat. We offer a flexible and adaptable approach that allows you to guide your own development and determine your route through the programme, ultimately leading to professional status with your institution.
It’s very much a two-way commitment: if you work hard to achieve your development goals, we’ll work hard to provide you with all the support and guidance you need. This includes producing a development plan to track your progress to achieving your qualification, with regular reviews carried out along the way. It’s your career so it’s up to you to determine the specific route you’ll take through the various elements of the programme. But you are not alone – there are people to assist and support you, such as your line manager and your mentor.
A large part of your personal development will be achieved by working on real-world projects and reflecting on those experiences, supplemented by a range of courses, seminars and specific graduate events. These provide a great opportunity to network across Atkins; develop your business and interpersonal skills, as well as helping to identify your strengths and areas for development.
Our Middle East offices include the UAE (Dubai & Abu Dhabi), Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia & Kuwait.
As a provider of multi disciplined technical services to the built environment Atkins in the Middle East is committed to design excellence in the delivery of first class solutions which combine innovation, imagination and best practice.



This is a full-time role working Sunday to Thursday, 8am-6pm. You will join Atkins in the Middle East as an Mechanical Engineering Graduate within the Systems Assurance Division initially in the rail business unit, but could also be assigned to other businesss units as noted above. You will work with a highly motivated team of systems engineers and project managers that bring systems engineering, systems assurance, rail operations and asset management competencies and capabilities to Atkins Rail business unit in the Middle East. (Systems engineering is an interdisciplinary field of engineering focusing on how complex engineering projects should be designed and managed over their life cycles).


You will have one base location but you will eventually be assigned to projects across the region therefore it is likely that an element of weekly travelling will be required for your role. Specific responsibilities will depend on the business you are recruited into and the project(s) you are assigned to, but may include:

  • Supporting Rail Systems Assurance engineers and project managers in various elements of Systems Assurance such as Requirements Management, Interface Managements and RAMS (Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety)
  • Preparation of project design reports
  • Preparation of mechanical load schedules
  • Liaison with clients, stakeholders and other professional bodies and contractors
  • Compliance with Atkins Engineering Management Manual – Systems Engineering Principles for Infrastructure Projects.
  • Compliance with Atkins quality, safety and environmental procedures.

You will be supported towards a relevant internationally recognised professional institution (i.e. MIET ) and provided with all the supporting infrastructure required in order to achieve professional status, both financially and through work experience & structured training.



  • Minimum degree classification of 2:1 in Mechanical Engineering. A further specialist (such as a Power Systems) would be an advantage.
  • No more than two years relevant work experience
  • Drive and self motivation to achieve chartered status with the relevant institution
  • Drive to continuously develop your technical & behavioural skills
  • Ability to lead and work as part of a team
  • Ability to apply technical knowledge in analysing problems and creating solutions
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively in English (verbal & written) within multidisciplinary teams
  • Ability to work on your own initiative
  • Ability to adapt to changing environments
  • Ability to multi-task and deliver to tight deadlines
  • Ability to influence others
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to make sound judgements

Rewards & Benefits

  • Competitive tax free salary
  • Annual flight allowance to point of origin (expatriates only)
  • Discretionary bonus scheme
  • Gratuity Scheme (or pension scheme for GCC Nationals)
  • Medical & Life Insurance cover
  • 22 days’ holiday (based on Sunday-Thursday, 8am-6pm)
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Bi-annual performance reviews
  • Structured development to meet professional status with the relevant institution
  • Professional support through allocated mentor & line manager; quarterly & annual reviews; graduate induction & development event; technical & non-technical training; Knowledge Sharing sessions; and Graduate Representatives & Discussion Groups.

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