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Senior Pavement Engineer - Aviation and Highways, UAE

  • Job reference: ME-005597
  • Sector: Aviation, Infrastructure, Roads & Bridges
  • Location: United Arab Emirates
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At Atkins, we help move the world forward, one step at a time. We turn the future of transport into a reality, with our transportation team working on the biggest and most challenging projects around. You’ll experience plenty of variety and opportunities to grow your career with an award-winning team. And you’ll enjoy fantastic support and the social side of things too. So, help us deliver all kinds of innovative solutions as we transform potential into reality. This is our time to make a difference.
Atkins’ Transportation and Infrastructure Division is our centre of excellence for the design of highway infrastructure projects in the Middle East. We aim to be the first choice designer for local and national highway authorities, contractors and developers.
We are seeking an experienced Senior Pavement Engineer based in the UAE. The successful individual will work on a range of challenging projects across the Middle East. 


  • Assist with the project management and/or technical delivery of a variety of projects in the field of pavement engineering;
  • Supporting in developing and enhancing client relationships with a number of public and private sector clients;
  • Contribute to the delivery of consultancy projects;
  • Promote pavement and asset management within Atkins;
  • Comply with Quality, Safety and Environmental procedures to Atkins Business Management Systems;
  • Deliver, and ensure the delivery of others’ outputs to quality, programme and budget.

  • Degree in civil engineering;
  • Chartered or close to chartered or incorporated membership of the Institution of Civil Engineers or other closely aligned professional institution.
  • The use of UK and international standards for the design of pavements for highway, airfield, port and other applications;
  • Knowledge of pavement and geotechnical engineering demonstrated by experience of pavement design, investigation and research;
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of mechanistic pavement design methods as well as structural pavement models;
  • Sound understanding of the principles and limitations of geotechnical ground condition, structural pavement analysis for both rigid (concrete) and flexible pavements;
  • The use of analytical pavement design techniques including software packages such as BISAR, MODULUS-HA, ELMOD, RUBICON, PAVERS, cncPAVE;
  • The specification, execution, analysis and interpretation of a comprehensive range of geotechnical and pavement investigation and evaluation techniques;
  • Construction techniques and practices for new construction and maintenance works, including recycling;
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of pavement design principles (Flexible, Rigid and Composite Pavements);
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of earthworks and pavement materials (Concrete, Asphalt and Hydraulically Bound Materials);
  • Preparation of contract documents;
  • Preparation of scheme design options to suit varying budgetary scenarios for both new construction and maintenance works;
  • Programme and scheme development processes including both value management and value engineering;
  • Knowledge and understanding of Pavement Life Cycle Cost analysis and pavement management systems.


Highly desirable to have experience of working in a range of project environments – urban, rural, developed and developing countries.
Demonstrable project management experience and using tools to support project management.


The Individual:

  • Experience of working with a variety clients at on project delivery;
  • Strong interpersonal communication and presentation skills, report writing, presentations and face to face situations (all in respect of clients and team members);
  • Ability to work in a client facing environment;
  • Strong project management skills;
  • Ability and keen to work in a collaborative team environment;
  • Leadership attributes;
  • Flexible and adaptable to the demands of the role;
  • A high expectation of performance from themselves and those they lead;
  • A robust approach to managing their own continuous professional development;
  • A high level of personal initiative, vision and motivation;
  • Strong interpersonal communication and presentation skills, report writing, presentations and face to face situations (all in respect of clients and team members);
  • Full driving licence;
  • Proficient in the Microsoft Office suite of programmes;
  • International experience, willingness and able to work in a variety of locations including outside the UK.
Rewards & Benefits: 
We offer an excellent package which includes:
  •   A competitive salary
  •   Accommodation allowance;
  •   Transportation allowance;
  •   26 calendar days annual leave (based on 6 day working week)
  •   Medical and life insurance cover;
  •   Company gratuity scheme;
  •   Discretionary bonus scheme;
  •   Annual flight allowance to point of origin
  •   Employee Well-Being Programme – 24 hour free advice on financial, legal and family  care specialists and also access to personal health, fitness and nutrition consultants
Next Steps:
Applicants will be screened against the above criteria and contacted accordingly.

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