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Permanent Way Technician

  • Job reference: TR-001730
  • Sector: Rail, Transportation
  • Location: Manchester
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Why not...

The Atkins North West Transportation business is currently involved in the North West Electrification, HS2, Liverpool Lime Street Remodelling and Weaver to Wavertree projects.

Our Atkins Manchester office has a strong and growing Permanent Way workload due to current commitments on several large frameworks and multidisciplinary projects across the UK. Our workload and client base is both varied and interesting with our core works comprising line speed & route capacity improvement schemes and S&C remodelling and renewals.

To support this growth, Atkins is looking to recruit a Permanent Way Technician into the Manchester office.


The successful candidate will support the Engineers in the production of P Way design schemes, including (but not limited to) undertaking CAD work, preparing reports, site surveys, and undertaking design works under guidance. The work will be varied and involve feasibility, outline and detailed design schemes. Experience in the use of CAD is a requirement and any experience in using P Way design software (BRT / MX) would be advantageous but is not essential. Appropriate training and support will be provided from within the team and the wider Atkins P Way business to enable staff to develop their skills and capabilities.


• Experience in the use of CAD (Microstation or AutoCAD)
• Good computer literacy and proficiency in use of Microsoft Windows and Office
• Desire to learn and develop new skills and knowledge
• Good communication and listening skills
• Positive working attitude and ability to work well within a team and independently

• A Levels in Maths / science
• Relevant higher education qualification (NVQ Level 3, HNC etc)
• Rail design software experience
• An interest in Transportation / Railways / Permanent Way
• Experience in design / consultancy / industry
• Previous experience in the rail industry


• 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.


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