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Highways/ Senior Highways Engineer

  • Job reference: TR-003091
  • Sector: Atkins UK
  • Location: Birmingham

SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business 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. We have a vision to shape the future of transportation, to lead where others follow and to deliver the future of mobility today. Atkins’ Transportation Division covers all aspects of multidisciplinary design and management from inception to options appraisal through to detailed scheme design and delivery support.

Our current workload includes crucial highways projects in the Midlands and across the UK for Highways England, Local Highway Authorities and contractors. Our Midlands staff are also delivering significant highways packages for major rail improvements such as HS2 and East-West Rail.
To continue our growth as we shape the future of transportation, we are looking for Highway Engineers with broad ranging experience in highway design and delivery from Assistant to Senior Engineer level to join our Highways Practice in Birmingham or Nottingham. 

As Highways Engineer in our growing team, you will be a competent designer with proven ability who takes ownership and responsibility for design and delivery solutions, delivering to the highest technical standards and quality targets. The role provides opportunities for designing and managing the delivery of significant highway infrastructure, from vital local improvements to strategic infrastructure projects with values of over £1bn.
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.


• You will be responsible for providing robust technical solutions that meet client ambitions and exceed their expectations, directly supporting a design lead on larger projects or leading design delivery on smaller projects.
• You will be responsible for providing safety leadership in your behaviours and outputs, delivering on our safety values for clients.
• You’ll apply your highways expertise for various multi-disciplinary projects in accordance with the Atkins Business Management System and complying with quality, safety and environmental standards; producing design documentation for highway schemes, including sketches, drawings, calculations, reports and specifications to programme and budget.
• You’ll derive design solutions by drawing upon your expertise and collaborating across the business, using your excellent analytical skills to solve engineering problems and applying your engineering judgement to appraise and recommend options.
• You’ll stay abreast of industry developments and changes in standards; building excellent professional relationships with clients, preparing fee offers and presenting to internal and external stakeholders.
• You’ll work collaboratively across the Atkins business and with our partner organisations with the opportunity to contribute to the pastoral care and development of more junior staff by mentoring.


• BEng / MEng or MSc degree in civil engineering or equivalent.
• Incorporated or Chartered status and corporate membership of the ICE or CIHT, or able to demonstrate a pathway to chartership as part of your plan for this role.
• Experience of delivery for our key clients and an understanding of their requirements, e.g. Local Authorities, Highways England, Developers and/or Contractors.
• Able to demonstrate understanding of the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges and BIM, and their use in design.
• Able to demonstrate that you can contribute to design briefs and interpret these to deliver a suitable design, including an appreciation of safety considerations.
• Able to demonstrate an appreciation of health and safety requirements and how the Health and Safety at Work Act and the Construction Design and Management Regulations shape our outputs.
• Able to demonstrate that you are a resourceful problem solver and excellent communicator with commercial awareness.

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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