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Highway Engineer

  • Job reference: TR-001587
  • Sector: Rail, Roads & Bridges, Transportation
  • Location: Cardiff
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Our Transportation Division is currently seeking Engineers in our Cardiff office to support the delivery of a wide variety of multi-disciplinary highways projects across the UK. Using your excellent people, technical and delivery skills, you’ll drive a variety of civil and structural designs for new build, renewal, maintenance and assessment works.

You’ll be working as part of one of the largest transportation consultancies in the UK, and a leading supplier of engineering services to government, regulatory and local authorities, infrastructure owners and operators. Major clients include Welsh Government, Various Local Authorities, Network Rail, Design & Build Contractors and other niche clients. You’ll also have the opportunity to work on overseas projects and with our internationally based design teams.

We are looking to grow our civil engineering / highways design and supervision capability in the region based in Cardiff. You will be working as part of a team delivering a range of Major and Local Authority Projects.

You will have a background in civil engineering design and experience of delivery of a range of multi-disciplinary projects within highway environments. You’ll be familiar with working in large, geographically dispersed multidisciplinary design teams on projects at varying stages of development from feasibility to detailed design.


  • Supporting technical delivery of civil engineering projects / civil engineering input into multi-disciplinary projects.
  • Using your excellent analytical skills to derive potential solutions to engineering problems and engineering judgement to appraise and recommend options.
  • Producing designs, calculations and drawings to relevant standards, including providing technical assurance of designs.
  • Overseeing completion of designs and the production of and review of design documentation including sketches, drawings, calculations, reports and specifications.
  • Staying abreast of industry developments and changes in standards
  • Ensuring compliance with business management standards set in the company’s quality, safety and environmental policies and procedures 
  • Developing more junior staff by technical training and mentoring. You’ll most likely be acting as a Delegated Engineer for those under formal training agreements.
  • Working with and supporting multi-disciplinary global teams.
  • Maintaining and developing excellent professional relationships which can secure repeat business.
  • Presenting to clients and key stakeholders in a professional, responsive and client focused manner.
  • Client, programme and financial management of projects.
  • Assisting with / preparing fee offers for agreement with the client.
  • Assigning work to and checking / reviewing the project team’s work.
  • Working collaboratively across the Atkins Group.
  • A degree in civil engineering or equivalent.
  • Incorporated / Chartered status or leading to chartered status
  • Experience of working with our key clients, e.g. Local Authorities, Welsh Government, Network Rail, Developers and/or major Contractors.
  • Good understanding and demonstrable experience of relevant design standards, including DMRB and Manual for Streets.
  • MX / CAD knowledge & user of design packages such as WinDES etc
  • Commercially astute and an excellent communicator with the desire to take on extra management responsibilities and keep on developing your skills and our team.
  • Ability to research information and data independently and ability to find solutions to complex problems.
  • Sound interpersonal skills and ability to converse with a wide range of Clients and colleagues across a number of engineering disciplines.
  • Excellent spoken and written English.
  • A willingness to work flexibly from other office locations.
  • Awareness of business models adopted in the sector and commercial and technical risks.
  • Proficient in software such as AutoCAD, Civil 3D, MX and WinDes.
  • Client engagement experience.
  • Knowledge gained from working within a contractor and/or client organisation.
  • Hold a valid UK driving licence.
  • Experience of supervising highway works contracts.

Connecting countries, cities and communities, our Transportation team works on some of the most challenging projects of our time. Helping people to travel faster and more efficiently, we transform rail and highway infrastructure. So, get on board and play a big part in our success.

We’ll 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.

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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