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Trainee Technician

  • Job reference: IF-000793
  • Sector: Water
  • Location: Derby
  • Current salary If you do not wish to provide your salary please Input zero: 14000 to 17000

Atkins Infrastructure team works with water companies in the UK and overseas, supporting their capital and operational projects and programs. We provide innovative solutions for the analysis and rehabilitation of drainage systems to prevent flooding / pollution and water distribution systems to ensure a reliable supply. Our staff are typically engineers or geographers and provide technically complex and innovative solutions to deliver benefits and optimize solutions.

An expanding workload means that we now need to take a Technician in Derby to support the delivery of a wide range of projects in the UK. The role will involve supporting the existing team on a variety of computer hydraulic modelling, GIS and data analysis work. Whilst technical experience is not necessarily required, the applicant should be confident, literate and numerate with an interest in Geographical Information Systems. Experience of Microsoft Word and Excel is essential. Knowledge of Infoworks, Synergi Water, MapInfo or similar computer packages would be beneficial.



Requirements

The role will involve supporting the existing team on a variety of computer hydraulic modelling, GIS and data analysis work. This is a varied role that would include working in an Atkins and Clients’ office but could also involve work on site completing data collection activities.

Qualifications

-Minimum of 5 No GCSE Grade C passes (or equivalent) including English, Mathematics and Science.

-A Level and /or other further education qualifications an advantage.

 

Essential Criteria

-Punctuality and ability to take a responsibility for their own work

-A proactive and conscientious approach to work

-A keen eye for detail and a desire to learn

-Experience of working in a team environment

-Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, and be able to understand and follow instruction

-An ability to be creative and to innovate new solutions

-A willingness to learn from project experiences and to adopt Atkins' systems and processes

-Experience of Microsoft Word and Excel

Desirable Criteria

-Evidence of successfully undertaking and completing work experience (voluntary/employed)

-A knowledge and understanding of the built environment and the water cycle

-An interest in Geographical Information Systems and computer modelling.

-Knowledge of Infoworks, Synergi Water, MapInfo or similar computer packages

-Driving license.

Responsibilities

-Support the team in project administration.

-Contribute to problem-solving within the project team.

-Produce a consistently high standard of work.

-Maintain good client, supplier and in-house relationships.

The Individual

The successful individual will be keen to learn and develop technically, working towards a professional qualification. They will be self-motivated and demonstrate an ability to work with others in a variety of project roles.

Training

Training is tailored to the needs of the individual and is both on and off the job, allowing for real responsibility at work whilst meeting the needs of personal development. Mentors provide a source of advice and guidance that is both informed and informal.

Atkins develops individuals through a portfolio of training and development activities designed to help make the best of an individual’s abilities and talents. These are reviewed through an annual appraisal process. We actively support staff in achieving corporate membership of relevant institutions.

 

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