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Operational Safety Engineer

  • Job reference: TR-002954
  • Sector: Transportation
  • Location: Warrington, York, Leeds, Manchester, York, Stockton-on-Tees
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Join our cross-sector transportation team and you’ll help us deliver innovative solutions to the biggest transportation challenges in the UK and beyond. You’ll turn ideas into reality with the award-winning engineering consultancy behind smart motorways and intelligent transport. And you’ll improve the everyday lives of millions of people. So, help us move the world forward, one step at a time. This is your time to make a difference.

Atkins is seeking a candidate to join our national Operational Safety Team, in Transportation. Building on the recognised discipline of road safety the team are specialists responsible for manage the safety of all users of the road network including those involved in maintenance and operation.


The candidate will primarily support on road safety governance of major projects (e.g. Smart Motorways). This involves supporting highway design teams by giving advice on the potential safety impacts of various design solutions. Working collaboratively, you’ll do everything you can to excel and deliver solutions that exceed expectations.

The role will offer a variety of different challenges and opportunities and will give you the opportunity to get involved in a variety of tasks from Road Safety Audits of traditional improvement schemes to consultancy tasks requiring risk assessments of innovative new approaches.


• Degree (or equivalent) in engineering or an appropriate science subject.
• Working knowledge of maintenance and other operational aspects of highways, including CDM Regulations.
• Experience of UK highway design using DMRB.
• Awareness of the principles of GD04/12 - Safety Risk Assessment on the Strategic Road Network.
• Awareness of the principles of IAN 191/16 – Safety Governance for Highways England or its predecessor IAN 139.
• Strong communication skills.
• Proficient IT skills.

• Membership, or working towards membership, of a relevant institution.
• Certificate of Competency in Road Safety Audit.
• 10 days ROSPA Road Safety Engineering Course
• Understanding of Highways England processes, procedures and requirements.
• Experience in the application of GD04/12 – Safety Governance for Highways England.
• Experience in the application of IAN 191/16 – Safety Governance for Highways England or its predecessor IAN 139.
• Background in quantitative and qualitative safety risk assessment.
• Experience of use of collision databases.
• Project Management experience.

Additional Information

Occasional travel and overnight stays across UK required.


• 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.
• Flexible working options may be considered for this vacancy.


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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