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about 1 year ago
Atkins Global
Location: Birmingham
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Construction
Category: Civil Engineering Jobs
Atkins Infrastructure business are looking to appoint a Principal Civil Engineer to provide technical leadership for civil engineering and multidisciplinary designs across a range of major projects.

The Infrastructure business provides multidisciplinary engineering services and integrated solutions across a wide range major civil engineering and infrastructure projects.

Drawing upon a diverse skill set and a proven track record of delivery we are playing a leading role in some of the world’s most challenging and exciting engineering projects. These include Airports, Defence, Energy, Marine, Civil Infrastructure, Transportation, Water, Education, Commercial/ Residential and Rail in the UK and Abroad. We pride ourselves in offering a truly multi-disciplinary capability and bring exciting opportunities to influence major project from beginning to end. Our vision is to be the world’s best Infrastructure Consultancy, with a broad range of clients influencing policy and future technology.

This post will be based out of Birmingham where we have a thriving Atkins office and a number of exciting ongoing infrastructure projects including an extensive portfolio of regeneration and development projects, water, flood and drainage projects, transportation projects including HS2, waste transfer and recycling projects, as well as involvement in major nuclear and overseas initiatives. Our portfolio of work continues to grow and we have a number of major opportunities in the pipeline which offer exciting roles and responsibilities. We will offer a challenging and rewarding opportunity to apply knowledge, experience and problem solving skills, growing responsibility and good opportunities for career development and contribution to the business. If you have a passion for engineering and want to understand where a career with Atkins might lead then we would like to hear from you.


* Undertake role of Design Team Leader for major projects with a high Civil engineering and heavy structural engineering content
* Management of projects to programme, budget and quality
* Provide leadership for technical delivery, including playing an active role in our national technical excellence programme
* Provide leadership for our people ensuring successful management and development of engineers and technicians
* Training and mentoring of juniors, ideally DE moving toward SCE with the ICE or similar training scheme
* Growing the team to meet project resource and skills needs
* Applying and growing our BIM capability including integrated design tools and data management systems
* Make a significant contribution to continuous improvement and innovation
* Make a significant contribution to the business plan and strategic objectives as well as achieving targets
* Champion implementation of business and financial systems
* Regular liaison with clients to develop good working relationships; understand client needs and agree best value technical solutions to meet project challenges
* Production, check and review of designs for projects in accordance with relevant design standards and codes including client specific requirements: Governance of design solutions to corporate standards and client requirements
* Co-ordination of multiple discipline inputs (including health and safety, sustainability, environment, planning) to achieve integrated designs/solutions
* Ensuring successful delivery of projects by working collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary environment including working closely with our offshore resource to maximise the leverage they bring to projects
* Preparing tenders, working with internal market leads to help promote and sell Atkins services
* Prepare schedules of work, work breakdown structures, risk schedules
* Health and safety management of design including application of CDM 2015


* Civil Engineering Degree or equivalent qualification
* Chartered Civil / Structural Engineer
* Significant demonstrable experience within a Civil Engineering Design environment with particular emphasis on heavy civil engineering aspects.
* Up to date knowledge of current design codes relating to Civil Engineering
* Proven successful track record in design delivery including multidisciplinary design
* Successful experience of project and team collaboration
* Successful record of people management and development
* Strong written and verbal communication skills
* Proven track record of successful Client Management
* Experience in statutory consents, applications for connections/ discharge consents, planning approvals and assessments
* Flexible and engaging
* BIM/Digital competent
* Commercially astute
* Proactive Health and Safety champion
* Ability to mentor more junior staff

Atkins develops individuals through a portfolio of training and development courses designed to help you make the best of your abilities and talents

Rewards and Benefits
The Atkins standard benefits package
is included in the job description template

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

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