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Principal/Senior Transport Technology Consultant

  • Job reference: TR-001494
  • Sector: Rail, Transportation
  • Location: Manchester
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Why not...

Atkins’ Transportation business is currently expanding our team of Transport Technology Consultants within the Network Operations and Technology Practice. With government investment expected, we are looking for experienced professionals that have enthusiasm and experience in applying consultancy solutions in a transport technology context. We have an exciting opening in our Manchester office.

Your responsibilities will include preparation of bids, acting as project manager and leading suitable tasks with minimal supervision. Projects involve advising and supporting clients in the deployment of technology on the road network and associated control centres. Our team assists public sector organisations in a wide number of activities, across the life cycle of a project. Typically, these include:

• Business case development, requirements capture and specification design
• Project and programme management, dealing with stakeholders and risk & change management
• System procurement including reviewing and assessing contractor proposals
• Research and feasibility studies into new technologies including connected and autonomous vehicles
• Calibration and optimisation of network management systems, e.g. traffic signals, ramp metering, smart motorways
• Economic appraisal and evaluation of technology schemes

The role involves supporting clients across this range of activities on small, medium and large projects.


• Degree (or equivalent) and relevant professional qualification (or potential to apply)
• Some experience of delivering consultancy projects and technology solutions in a transport related environment
• Flexibility to support different roles on projects including project management, technical and advisory roles
• Understanding of complex issues and capture client and system requirements
• Ability to deliver assignments within tight time constraints
• An understanding of commercial constraints and how they affect consultancy and client projects
• Ability to work as part of a team in a multi-discipline environment
• An awareness of project risks and how to manage them, including health and safety
• Client focus and ability to develop effective relationships with clients
• Ability to manage time across multiple projects for various clients
• Proven ability to learn new skills and understand complex technical projects rapidly
• Excellent problem solving skills and able to develop new and innovative ideas
• Ability to contribute to business development through client relationships and bids


• Delivery of innovative client solutions for Network Operations and Transport Technology Consultancy projects
• Preparation of a brief, working to that brief and delivery of study reports, working papers and specifications
• Project management of multiple small / medium sized projects
• Task management on large projects
• Effective management of the delivery of work to standards and procedures (internal and client)
• Actively seeking, reporting and developing prospective opportunities to grow client accounts
• Liaison with clients with the ability to discuss all aspects of existing and future projects
• Identification and development of bids to clients
• Preparation of cost estimates and scopes
• Management of staff, including conducting performance reviews and management of team productivity against targets

The Individual

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate evidence of:

• Ability to work collaboratively in a matrix structure
• Supporting and guiding less experienced staff on delivery
• Initiative and examples of creativity
• A professional manner
• A clear and thorough communication style
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.

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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