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Senior Civil Engineer

  • Job reference: TR-002317
  • Sector: Transportation
  • Location: Glasgow
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Why not...

Atkins is one of the world’s most respected engineering, design and project management consultancies. We build long-term trusted partnerships to create a world where lives are enriched through the implementation of new and exciting ideas. Atkins has a vision to shape the future of transportation, to lead where others will follow and to deliver the future of mobility today.

The Transportation business covers all aspects of multidisciplinary design and management, from inception and options appraisal through to detailed design and delivery/construction support. It is our centre of excellence for the design of roads and rail infrastructure projects. We aim to be the first-choice designer for local and national roads authorities, contractors and developers.

To meet our growth ambitions, we are seeking high calibre Senior Civil Engineers (Roads and Infrastructure) in our Glasgow and Edinburgh offices to work on an expanding portfolio of the biggest and most challenging UK projects. Using your excellent people, technical and delivery skills, you will drive a variety of civil and structural designs for new build, renewal, maintenance and assessment works. There will also be the opportunity to work on overseas projects and with our internationally based design teams.

We will value you for going beyond to exceed expectations and deliver innovative solutions nobody else can. After all, we can’t achieve great things without you. So, you can look forward to fantastic rewards, benefits and development opportunities.



• Chartered or near Chartered Engineer
• BEng or MEng in Civil Engineering

Essential Criteria

• Expertise and experience in all aspects of road alignment design including links and all types of junctions
• Computer literate (e.g. Word, Excel, MS Project).
• High competency levels on BIM, MX and / or Civils 3D
• A thorough comprehension of the technical standards relating to roads design with experience in identifying and seeking approvals for departures in standard
• Knowledge and appreciation of the component parts of a roads and infrastructure project with a track record of successfully delivering technically robust projects of varying values
• Expertise in standard detailing for the elements of a trunk road engineering project including, but not limited to those in the HCD
• Experience of client interface in conjunction with other senior staff
• Proven ability to advise clients on technical matters
• Proven ability to coach and develop team members including planning, monitoring and control
• Working knowledge of Health & Safety legislation, particularly the CDM regulations
• A willingness to work flexibly to deliver projects to time and budget

Desirable Criteria

• Experience of drainage design;
• Flexibility for occasional periods working away from normal office location, including overseas
• Project Management experience and qualifications
• Experience of the delivery of schemes by numerous procurement methods would be beneficial (e.g. ECI, D&B etc.)


• Providing technical guidance on roads and infrastructure projects from an up to date knowledge of civil engineering and the process and techniques involved in road design and scheme 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 works cost estimates,
• Checking and reviewing the work of others
• Using highways 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 events, preparing bids and tenders and establish, maintain and develop relationships with existing and prospective internal and external clients

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
• Applied broad professional knowledge and experienced judgement, but knows when to refer to more senior staff
• 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.
• Ability to present technical work and that of colleagues on the project
• Ability to realistically estimate pricing associated with projects bids across a range of expertise

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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