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Senior / Principal Civil Engineer - Rivers, Dams & Maritime

  • Job reference: IF-001339
  • Sector: Marine & Coastal
  • Location: Warrington
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Why not...

Atkins Rivers, Dams and Maritime Practice provides end to end infrastructure engineering to a diverse array of projects. Our services range from harnessing water’s true power from vast dam retaining structures and safely routing raging rivers through our towns, to taming the seas' effects on our coasts and ports. We combine technical excellence and industry expertise with our passion and dedication for conquering complex challenges. This approach ensures our clients’ projects are delivered sensitively, sustainably and embrace the latest technologies that efficiently achieve innovative civil engineering solutions.

Having attained Chartered/Incorporated Engineer status you will have the chance to apply your skills – maritime, civil, infrastructure or structural –  in the delivery of our broad project work, of a national and international nature, enabling clients to manage their assets and operations more efficiently and safely through an integrated approach, bringing order into our changing world. Our team of professionals are trailblazers in innovation, creativity and quality for our clients and colleagues. Operating collaboratively within an agile digital environment, we provide our clients with outstanding technical deliverables and services, using sector leading technology. 

We afford a person-centred approach to careers for our staff and enable them to work on challenging and rewarding projects, growing our success out of mutual trust, open communication and close partnerships with our clients and colleagues from across the globe. Our current client portfolio includes the Environment Agency, MoD Devonport, Port of Dover, water companies and major contractors. We are also actively seeking opportunities in the Middle East, East Africa and the Asia Pacific regions.

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• Line Management and team management;

• Leading and delivering rivers, dams and maritime projects from inception to handover, on budget and to deadlines.

• Identify opportunities and prepare bids to commercial and competitive standards for the future success of the business;

• To maintain and expand a portfolio of clients, maintaining excellent professional relationships which can lead to secure repeat business; being the first point of contact for clients, contractors, design team and third parties;

• Ensuring the quality of project work meets the agreed standards and specifications.

• Leading and mentoring colleagues in developing technical knowledge and understanding.


• Chartered Civil or Structural Engineer (ie MICE or IStructE) with solid post-Chartership experience in river, dam or maritime engineering environments; 

• Able to make decisions and act on your own initiative;

• Leadership and management capability;

• Client engagement skills;

• Proven track record of working collaboratively with other disciplines and supply chain in delivering major multidisciplinary engineering design projects to time and budget.

• Able to generate innovative digital solutions to challenges and follow them through.

• Working familiarity with relevant technical codes of practice and industry standards is essential; from initial planning through to construction management.

• Working knowledge of relevant health and safety regulations and codes of practice;

• Excellent written and verbal skills when communicating with technical and non-technical stakeholders;

• Able to make decisions and act on your own initiative;

• Valid UK driving licence, be available to travel across UK and occasionally overseas.


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