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Transportation – Civil and Structural Summer and Industrial Year Placements (2019)

  • Job reference: PL-037
  • Sector: Transportation
  • Location: UK Wide
  • Current salary If you do not wish to provide your salary please Input zero: Competitive
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Why not...

Do you want to work on some of the most prestigious, innovative and demanding construction projects within the transportation sector?  From Crossrail to HS2, to managing the M25 and construction of a new motorway around Newport to ease congestion and on to London’s Heathrow Airport and the London Underground network. 

Atkins Transportation is a leading supplier of engineering services to government, regulatory and local authorities, infrastructure owners and operators.  Our world class team of professionals have extensive skills and expertise across the Transportation sector, which are applied at every stage of projects from feasibility through to detailed design, construction and whole life asset management.  These include the design of new bridges, renewal/maintenance of the operational network and its assets, delivery of new highways schemes and highways improvements, permanent way alignment and the civil engineering aspects of rail networks. 

We’ve designed our undergraduate opportunities to provide you with unique experiences as you play your part in all kinds of challenging transportation projects such as HS2, Birmingham New Street Station, Dubai Metro and the Design Build Finance & Operate (DBFO) of the M25.

Connect Plus Services (CPS)
Please note for our Dartford, Leatherhead and South Mimms requirement you will be working for our Connect Plus Services forward programme of structures work. They are involved in a diverse range of work on the M25 network from overseeing the structures asset inventory, carrying out inspections and planning and prioritising essential work programmes. As a placement student you will be working with Highways England and Connect Plus as primary clients.

For further information on CPS and the work they do visit

Where you’ll be based

Atkins Transportation have teams based across the UK:

North West – Warrington
North East - York
South East –  Cambridge, Chelmsford, Epsom, Leatherhead (CPS)

Wales - Swansea

Industrial Year:
North West – Warrington
South East –  Cambridge, Chelmsford, Croydon, Epsom, Leatherhead (CPS).

What you’ll be doing
• Developing your engineering skills and experience across a variety of rail and highways projects
• Delivering solutions to engineering problems
• Preparing design documentation, including sketches, drawings, calculations, reports and specifications
• Working collaboratively with others to deliver projects to our clients
• Ensuring tasks are carried out within agreed timescales and budgets
• Using your ideas and creative thinking to drive innovation into our processes and tools to improve the way we deliver our designs

Who we’re looking for
• Undergraduates on track to achieve a bachelor’s (2.1 or above) or masters (2.2 or above) in Civil or Structural Engineering
• Confident working on your own initiative and as part of multidisciplinary teams
• A good communicator who can analyse problems, create innovative solutions and manage your time effectively
• Prepared to undergo a medical assessment, as some roles may involve working on site
• Knowledge of transporting systems or engineering would be advantageous 

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Benefits & Rewards
When you join our Transportation team, you’ll be empowered to be the professional you want to be, working on projects you feel proud of. You will be part of an international team, making a real difference to the world around you and leaving a lasting legacy for future generations.

Our benefits, to name a few, include:
• dedicated support from your line manager who will create personalized objectives with you, so you can get the most out of your time with us to support you with your studies and beyond
• our top performing placement students have the opportunity to be nominated straight onto our Graduate Development Programme.

In addition, you’ll also receive a competitive salary and a range of benefits – for full details of our comprehensive benefits package please click here.

How to apply

To apply for this role, please select the ‘apply now’ button below.  Full guidance on our application process can be found here.

Initial closing date
Our deadline for applications is Friday 12th April 2019.  Due to the popularity of some of our programmes we may shut before this deadline, therefore to avoid disappointment we would advise applying as early as possible. 

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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