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Senior Engineer

  • Job reference: TR-002572
  • Sector: Transportation
  • Location: Edinburgh
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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.

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

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

You will have a strong technical focus and be able to lead others to deliver and exceed client expectations in the management, design, assessment and inspection of highway and railway bridges and related infrastructure. You will contribute to improving the delivery of technical designs and developing innovative solutions. You will lead project teams and manage projects to programme and budget.

Whilst this is a “hands on” technical delivery role, you will have a proven track record in building client relationships, project management and staff development. You will interface with our key clients including Local Authorities, Transport Scotland, Network Rail and D&B contractors.


• Chartered Civil or Structural Engineer (MICE or MIStructE)

Essential Criteria
• Proven competency in the design and assessment of highway and rail structures with an ability to analyse them appropriately according to project stage and complexity
• Wide technical experience of bridges and other highway and rail structures, including reinforced concrete, prestressed concrete and structural steel
• Experience using structural analysis software e.g. LUSAS
• Ability to deliver high quality projects on budget and programme
• Commitment to Health and Safety and well-versed with the CDM Regulations
• Commitment to sustainable development and environmental protection
• Experience using the DMRB and Eurocodes
• Experience of design interfaces, e.g. geotechnical, environmental, highways and rail
• Experience of site, construction contracts and site management
• Experience of writing bids and offers and an understanding of the commercial risks associated with projects
• Hold a driving licence valid in the UK
• Proficient in Microsoft Office software particularly Excel and Word

Desirable Criteria
• Experience of rail infrastructure design and inspection
• Flexibility for occasional short-term assignments working away from the normal office location and overseas secondments
• Familiarity with BIM processes and 3D design tools

• Leading the design/assessment, contract preparation and supervision of highway and rail structures on specific projects
• Delivering projects to a high quality on time and to budget; managing risks, implementing change control and monitoring project programmes and resource plans
• Assigning work to, and reviewing the project work of, engineers and technicians both in the UK and working remotely in our Global Design Centre in India
• Reviewing bridge inspection reports and carrying out Principal and General Inspections
• Ensuring compliance with internal and external quality, safety and environmental standards
• Mentoring and supporting the development of less experienced engineers and technicians in all aspects of bridge design
• Assisting on technical aspects of designs from project initiation through to completion
• Working within a “BIM” environment and ensuring procedural compliance
• 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 and helping to resolve.
• Delegating work to team members, programming deliverables and monitoring progress.
• Identify and respond to project commercial risks and opportunities.
• Support 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;
• Ability to lead small teams and manage work packages or elements of projects
• 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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