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Principal Civil Engineer

  • Job reference: IF-001684
  • Sector: Atkins
  • Location: Warrington

Atkins Civil Engineering & Advanced Technology Practice are looking to appoint a Principal Civil Engineer to oversee a wide range of water and wastewater projects - including treatment works, pipeline & pumping stations and collection & storage systems.

This key post will be based out of our Warrington offices and will offer a challenging and rewarding opportunity to work with and mentor design teams applying knowledge, experience and problem solving skills whilst providing good opportunities for career development. If you have a passion for engineering and want to understand where a career with Atkins might lead then it would be great to hear from you.


  • Guiding and managing Civil Engineer delivery of project working collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary environment 
  • Oversee project teams in the production of feasibility studies, detail design and construction drawings, specifications and technical reports. 
  • Review of designs for projects in accordance with relevant design standards and codes 
  • Lead on digital engineering and engage in innovative engineering design solutions 
  • Mentor to Engineers, providing line management responsibility 
  • Review of deliver programmes and budgets 
  • Developing client relationships 
  • Promote winning work and support winning work teams 
  • Drive the efficient integration of our Global Design Centre’s support in to delivery projects 


  • A strong technical background, including first principles analysis and use of relevant UK and international codes and standards 
  • Chartered Civil Engineer or equivalent professional qualification 
  • Good understanding of BIM and its application in the water industry 
  • Working knowledge of the CDM Regulations 2015 
  • Previous experience of design in the Water Industry 
  • Highly motivated and with a strong desire to promote technical excellence within project teams and wider Atkins team/practice 
  • Working with contractors on site to deliver the implementation of engineering solutions. 
  • Ability to work collaboratively with Clients and colleagues alike. 
  • Flexible approach to work, including occasional overseas working/visits if required 

Additional Information

Travel to other Atkins and client site locations, including overseas, may be necessary. You should be willing to travel as required from time to time which may involve stays away from home.

About the Civil Engineering & Advanced Technology Practice:

Our Civil Engineering & Advanced Technology Practice is inspired by Atkins vision to be the world's best infrastructure consultancy. Our people are focused on our routes to market and driven to deliver for our clients, improve efficiencies, develop and exploit cutting edge technology, deliver safe and sustainable solutions, and develop our leaders of tomorrow.

Working collaboratively across the group we pride ourselves on the safe delivery of technically excellent engineering solutions in the built environment, with the end users in mind, to both external and internal clients. Our knowledge of contractor's construction techniques allows our teams to produce efficient designs that can be built. Our expertise covers the full array of activities through the life cycle associated with smart infrastructure, ranging from feasibility, planning, investigation, design and supervision of new assets through to assessment, measurement, repair and rehabilitation of existing assets.

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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