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Senior Civil Engineer

  • Job reference: TR-002019
  • Sector: Transportation
  • Location: Glasgow
Atkins Transportation is a leading supplier of engineering services to government, regulatory and local authorities, infrastructure owners and operators. Our world class team of professionals have extensive skills and expertise across the Transportation sector, which are applied at every stage of projects from feasibility through to detailed design, construction and whole life asset management. These include the design of new bridges, renewal/maintenance of the operational network and its assets, delivery of new highways schemes and highways improvements, permanent way alignment and the civil engineering aspects of rail networks.

We are now looking to recruit additional staff to support our ongoing expansion of business opportunities in Northern Ireland and Scotland. With an increasing and diverse portfolio of highway and rail projects, Atkins is seeking a Senior Civil Engineer to be based in our Glasgow Office.

Working in a multi-disciplinary team of engineers, technicians and other professionals, you will be responsible for the delivery of designs including producing calculations, drawings, and specifications to relevant standards.

Your experience should demonstrate the successful design of projects meeting programme and budgets targets. Your communication skills and teamwork should be excellent, with the ability to present designs to clients and stakeholders.

You will be self-motivated and able to support the Civils and Structures Team Leaders in delivering projects. You will be accountable to the Team Leader and will be expected to advise Clients and other team members with regards to the optimum technical solutions.


• Civil Engineering Degree or equivalent qualification
• Chartered or near Chartered Engineer
• Demonstrable experience within a Civil Engineering Design environment
• Track record in design delivery including multidisciplinary design and approval process
• Up to date knowledge of current design codes and design software relating to Civil Engineering
• Ability to collaborate successfully within a project and team environment
• Ability to manage, motivate and delegate within a project delivery environment
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Proven ability to work successfully with Clients and advise on technical matters
• Flexible and engaging with resilience and drive to deliver projects to time and budget
• A thorough comprehension of the technical standards relating to design with experience in identifying and seeking approvals for departures in standard
• Ability to exercise initiative and sound engineering judgement and take ownership of project issues
• Proven ability to coach and develop team members including project planning, monitoring and control
• Hands on BIM/Digital competency
• Proactive commitment to health and safety
• Valid driving licence
• Excellent time management


• Providing technical guidance on projects from an up to date knowledge of engineering and the process and techniques involved in design delivery and development
• Assisting Project Managers on technical aspects of designs from project initiation through to completion
• Mentoring and coaching team members and taking responsibility for the technical development of staff
• Solving engineering problems
• Developing cost estimates,
• Checking and reviewing the work of others
• Using design, drainage and other software packages to deliver technically robust designs.
• Liaise with key clients and be capable of discussing design / technical solutions to stakeholders including technical and non-technical Clients
• Ensure that projects are sufficiently resourced flagging up problems to the Team Leader and helping to resolve.
• Delegating work to team members, programming deliverables and monitoring progress.
• Identify and respond to project commercial risks and opportunities.
• Support Team Leader in work winning including representing the business at networking evets, preparing bids and tenders and establish, maintain and develop relationships with existing and prospective internal and external clients
• Ensure successful integrated delivery of projects by working collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary environment including working closely with other offices
• Preparing tenders, working with internal market leads to help promote and sell Atkins services
• Prepare schedules of work, work breakdown structures, risk schedules
• Health and safety management of design including application of CDM 2015

The Individual

• Excellent interpersonal, organisational and communication skills;
• A resourceful, articulate and clear communicator, with the ability to influence others.
• A hard working and flexible individual, who is a team player, is reliable, proactive and shows initiative whilst able to keep cool under pressure and when working to often demanding deadlines;
• Self-motivated and able to work both independently as well as within a larger multi-discipline team in leading and managing packages of work to completion, within budget and to programme;
• A high expectation of performance for themselves and other members of the team;
• Ability to communicate effectively at all levels;
• A supportive and encouraging approach to mentoring less experienced members of the team; and
• Ability to adapt to different cultures and working environments

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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