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Senior Engineer - Highways

  • Job reference: TR-002446
  • Sector: Rail, Roads & Bridges, Transportation
  • Location: Bristol
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Atkins Transportation Division covers all aspects of multidisciplinary design and management from inception to options appraisal through to detailed scheme design and delivery support. Atkins is one of the UK’s leading multi-disciplinary consultancies engaged in numerous high profile projects for Clients in both the Public and Private Sector.

Atkins is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering 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.

Our Transportation Business is currently seeking a Senior Highways Engineer in our civils and structures team in Bristol. The successful candidate will support the delivery of a wide variety of multi-disciplinary highways projects in the South West and the wider UK, including Highways England Regional Investment Programme.

Using your people, technical and delivery skills, you’ll be responsible for delivering a variety of civil and structural design packages for new build highways schemes, renewals schemes, and maintenance and assessment works. Your duties will include the management of both individual design packages and assist in the management of entire projects, managing resources and project finances to ensure our schemes are delivered profitably, to programme, and in accordance with Atkins’ quality assurance systems.

In our Bristol office, our major clients include several Local Authorities across the south and south-west of England, as well as Highways England, Design & Build Contractors and other niche clients. Previous experience of the rail sector would be advantageous but not required. Your project involvement will be tailored by your specific background and skills, but will be a mix of the above as required.

You will have a background in civil engineering design and experience of delivery of a range of multi-disciplinary projects within highway environments. You’ll be familiar with working in large, geographically dispersed multidisciplinary design teams on projects at varying stages of development from feasibility to detailed design.

• BEng / MEng or MSc degree in civil engineering or equivalent.
• Chartered status and corporate membership of the ICE, IHT or IStructE

The role will be varied, requiring a balance of relevant industry experience, technical ability, people, stakeholder management and project management skills. 

Essential Criteria
• Experience of working with key clients such as, Local Authorities, Highways England, Network Rail, Developers and/or major Contractors
• Ability to contribute to bids and tenders
• Sufficient experience to undertake technical reviews of designs
• Good understanding of relevant design standards (e.g. DMRB, TSRGD, MCHW Eurocodes and those of Highways England and Manual for Streets)
• Ability to develop and agree scopes and manage the internal technical supply chain, including budgets, programme and quality of deliverables, delivering within set time frame
• Good project management skills, commercial awareness, financial control and ability to deliver across a range of contract types. This will include an ability to manage stakeholders, e.g. specialist suppliers, independent checkers and local authorities
• Sound interpersonal skills and ability to converse with a wide range of Clients and colleagues across a number of engineering disciplines
• Excellent spoken and written English

The Individual
We are looking for an enthusiastic individual that is willing to work in a dynamic environment as part of a wider team. The preferred individual will be able to take ownership of their projects and responsibilities, comfortable working independently but able to seek advice from your colleagues where the job involves areas of work that are new to you.

Our team and our business are continually looking for ways to improve how we meet our clients’ needs, and encourage challenge and alternative viewpoints/approaches from all our staff. You will be required to adopt a similar mentality, bringing fresh ideas and perspectives to our team and our ways of working.

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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