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Transportation - Systems and Safety Graduate Scheme (2018)

  • Job reference: GR-013
  • Sector: Rail, Transportation
  • Location: Birmingham, London and Manchester
  • Current salary If you do not wish to provide your salary please Input zero: Competitive

The Systems and Safety Practice works both in the UK and internationally (US, Australia and the Middle East). We help our clients understand and make decisions confidently in complex situations; covering independent audit/assessment, technology development, engineering process, scheme development and design, construction and commissioning operations and maintenance.

The team are organised into three main capability areas namely Systems Thinking, Systems Project Delivery and Systems Safety. Understanding projects from different stakeholders’ point of view, we help our clients to find the best solutions to their challenges. Working flexibly as teams, we support each other to develop and deliver, and take opportunities for socialising together too. Over the next few years the team is focused on becoming an International centre of excellence for systems & safety engineering. 

 

What you’ll be doing

Working as a Graduate Engineer, your role will cover a broad range of systems engineering tasks across the full project lifecycle including scoping, safety, design and development of the rail infrastructure delivering a holistic system engineering approach. Other aspects of your role may include conceptual studies affecting the future of transportation.

Alongside you may also be supporting the delivery of engineering safety management tasks on major infrastructure projects. You will be required to engage with various stakeholders, including discipline leads, senior engineers and project managers, suppliers and clients. Other responsibilities include:

  • Assisting major internal projects for Systems Engineering – including requirements (functional, performance and safety), engineering (planning/elicitation and development), modelling (system modelling, RAM modelling, reliability analysis, Safety Analysis), interface management, verification and validation
  • Supporting the writing and execution of systems engineering plans within timescale and budget for a diverse range of projects
  • Assisting in qualitative and quantitative risk assessments; and identification, analysis and management of hazards
  • Assisting with workshop preparation and management
  • Gathering evidence and chasing follow up actions from a diverse range of specialists to deliver systems engineering and safety assurance on projects

Who we're looking for

You’ll be a talented graduate with a bachelor’s (2.1 or above) or masters (2.2 or above) degree in Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical and/or Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Maths, Physics or Systems Engineering.

We also require:

  • Drive and determination to achieve Chartered Status
  • Confidence 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
  • A flexible approach to travel as our projects and training may take you to a variety of locations in the UK and possibly abroad
  • Prepared to undergo a medical assessment, as some roles may involve working out on site

Rewards & Benefits

Our 3-year flexible graduate scheme promises to give you the support you need to develop your technical, commercial and consultancy skills. Some of our benefits, to name a few, include;

  • A settling in payment of £2,500 when you join – paid within your first month salary
  • Continuous support and mentoring to achieve chartered status with your chosen institution, funded by Atkins.  With a chartership bonus of £2,500 once obtained
  • A robust career development plan, including a library of core learning modules and on the job technical training
  • 25 days’ annual leave, plus bank holidays, with the option to buy up to 15 additional days leave per year
  • 2 volunteer days per year for you to use for a cause that matters to you
  • Local graduate forums & a strong graduate network across all locations
  • Annual events, such as our 2-day graduate induction, ski trips, away weekends, team building activities

For further details please visit the rewards and benefits page on our website.

How to apply

Our deadline for applications is Monday 18th December 2017. Some of our programmes are incredibly popular, to avoid disappointment (where some roles may close earlier) we recommend you apply as soon as possible.

For further details on our recruitment process please visit the how to apply page on our website.

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