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Senior Civil / Structural Engineer

  • Job reference: EN-002176
  • Sector: Energy, Nuclear, Oil & Gas, Power, Renewables
  • Location: Bristol
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Why not...

If you are a pro-active and ambitious Civil or Structural Engineer with excellent communication, technical and stakeholder management skills, and you thrive in dynamic environments, working on exciting projects, then this could be the ideal opportunity for you.

The Role

Working within our Nuclear and Power business in Bristol, you will be working on a range of varied projects of national and international significance, at the forefront of addressing modern energy needs. You will cultivate strong working relationships with our clients, develop a comprehensive understanding of their needs, and thereby enable work to progress with confidence and professionalism.

You’ll take technical leadership of civil or structural engineering projects and be delivery focused with a track record of delivering projects to time, cost and quality.

The Person

A questioning mind and an ability to challenge and interrogate in different situations is a key part of this role. You’ll have an agile mind with an ability to adapt to different working scenarios and will be used to working in a strong health & safety culture.

Building strong and trusted relationships is an important aspect of this role. You’ll enjoy working with others, you’ll be client focussed – being able interface with clients and understand their needs – in addition to a strong team ethic to allow you to work across disciplines within Atkins.

Specific requirements include:
• Chartered civil or structured engineer
• Technical leadership of civil or structural engineering projects, including first principles analysis and knowledge and use of relevant UK and international codes and standards.
• Willingness to travel to client sites and spend periods of time embedded in client teams.
• Degree qualified (with a degree accredited by The Institution of Civil Engineers or Institution of Structural Engineers, or another recognised body)

Experience of one, or more, of the following aspects is desirable:
• Experience of working as part of multidisciplinary design team.
• Previous experience of the Energy sector or other highly regulated sectors.
• Leading single discipline civil and/or structural teams.
• Design of concrete, steel and masonry structures using recognised codes and standards.
• Recognised training or considerable experience with engineering software packages, preferably including FE analysis.
• Construction/implementation of engineering designs.
• Inspection or appraisal of existing concrete, steel and masonry structures.
• Design and validation of structural modifications.
• Design and analysis of structures under dynamic loading such as seismic and/or impact is beneficial.
• Bid writing and the ability to win work.
• Management of projects to time, cost and quality and use of project management processes.
• Contract and commercial management of engineering projects.
• Design and/or analysis of offshore structures.
• Pastoral Care and Line Management of other engineers.
• Excellent communication skills in written and oral context; competent in technical report writing and presentations.
• ICE Supervising Civil Engineer/Delegate Engineer or other professional mentor status.

Additional Information and Benefits

Travel to other Atkins premises and client sites will be necessary. You should be willing to work flexibly and outside of normal working hours to satisfy the requirements of the role. Periods of time seconded as an embedded team member on client sites is likely.

Please refer to the Atkins website for 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.

There may be opportunities for international travel.

About Us

Atkins is ranked as one of ‘The Sunday Times 25 Best Big Companies to Work For’ and as one of the ‘The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2015’. We support flexible working and equal opportunities as we believe that diverse teams provide the best mix of skills needed to exceed our customers’ expectations. Our commitment to staff development is underpinned by numerous stable and long-term framework agreements with key clients.

We are one of the world’s foremost engineering and design consultancies, operating in most regions of the world, and in virtually every market. Choosing to work for Atkins will provide you with the opportunity to engage on some of the most exciting engineering challenges of our time. Together with our rewarding and flexible packages, you’ll have the perfect balance to bring your personal and career goals to fruition.

Our passion for excellence in civil and structural engineering has earnt an exceptional reputation for delivering specialist, innovative and cost-efficient solutions to some of the world’s most technically challenging problems.


Atkins develops individuals through a tailored portfolio of training and development courses designed to help successful candidates make the best of their abilities and talents.

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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