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Transportation - Civil and Structural Engineering Graduate Scheme (2019)

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 graduate 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. Acting as a Graduate Engineer or Graduate Project Manager you will be working with Highways England and Connect Plus as primary clients.

For further information on CPS and the work they do visit

What you’ll be doing
Working as a Graduate Engineer, you’ll be responsible for;

• 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
• Comply with Quality, Safety and Environmental legislation and procedures
• 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
• Achieved or on track to achieve a bachelor’s (2.1 or above) or masters (2.2 or above) in Civil or Structural Engineering
• Drive and determination to achieve Chartered Status
• 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
• 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
• Experience with APM or PRINCE2 would be advantageous
• Knowledge of transporting systems or engineering would be advantageous 

Where you’ll be based
Atkins Transportation have teams based across the UK:

Scotland & NI - Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow
North – Leeds, Stockton, Warrington, York
Midlands – Birmingham, Derby
South East –  Cambridge, Chelmsford, Croydon, Dartford (CPS), Epsom, Leatherhead (CPS), London, South Mimms (CPS)
South West – Bristol, Cardiff, Swansea, Trowbridge


Graduate Community
Having taken on a minimum of 250 graduates consistently every year for the past 5 years, with the aspiration of recruiting 500 graduates this year, Atkins prides itself on a strong graduate community, that gives our graduates a voice. To get a real feel for our graduate culture or learn about what makes life at Atkins so great – just select the handle from your favourite social media platform or take a look #insideatkins

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Rewards & Benefits
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. As you move through our structured development programme and experience the breadth of our expertise, you could take your career in any number of different directions, working on some of the most technically challenging projects of our generation. Some of our benefits, to name a few, include;
• A settling in payment of £2,500 when you join – paid within the first month
• Continuous support and mentoring to achieve chartered status with your chosen institution, funded by Atkins.  With a chartership/accreditation bonus of £2,500 once attained
• 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 a full list of our benefits, please click here

How to apply
Please click here to apply.

Full guidance on our application process can be found here. Please note that some roles may be available for immediate start.

Our deadline for applications is Wednesday 2nd January 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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