Assistant Civil Engineer

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Mid-level industry position

Job Description

About Atkins Infrastructure
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 projects 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.

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.
Atkins Infrastructure business is looking to appoint a number of Civil Engineers to support (and lead where appropriate) the technical aspects of civil engineering and multidisciplinary designs across a range of projects.

These posts will be based out of Birmingham where we have a thriving Atkins development team and numerous exciting infrastructure projects including an extensive portfolio of brownfield regeneration and greenfield development projects with a major UK developer, water, flood and drainage projects, transportation projects including HS2, waste transfer and recycling projects, as well as involvement in major nuclear and overseas initiatives.

We will offer a challenging and rewarding opportunity for you to apply your knowledge, experience and problem solving skills as well as growing your responsibility. As Engineer you would be client-facing and take ownership of certain aspects of a project. You will be responsible for managing project technical staff and will report upwards to a number of Senior Engineers. You may also be required to spend some time in client’s offices.

This role offers excellent opportunities for career development for the right candidate, at or nearing chartered status.

•Undertake a key role within the design team on development infrastructure projects
•Regular liaison with clients to develop good working relationships; understand client needs and help propose best value technical solutions to meet project challenges
•Lead production and checking of aspects of design in accordance with relevant design standards and codes including client specific requirements
•Co-ordination of multiple discipline inputs (including health and safety, sustainability, environment, planning) to achieve integrated designs/solutions
•People and technical leadership of certain project aspects, delegating to and supervising our more junior engineers and technicians
•Assist in implementing our project BIM strategy including use of integrated design tools and data management systems
•Helping to prepare tenders, working with internal market leads to help promote and sell Atkins services
•Contribute to Health and safety management of design including application of CDM 2015


• Civil Engineering Degree or equivalent qualification
• Recently chartered or near-chartered status
• Demonstrable experience within a Civil Engineering Design environment ideally with regeneration, development, transportation, water, utility and drainage projects
• Experience in design delivery including multidisciplinary design
• Up to date knowledge of current design codes for development infrastructure.
• Up to date knowledge of design software such as Civils 3D, AutoCAD and MicroDrainage
• Appreciation of statutory consents, applications for connections/ discharge consents, planning approvals and assessments; familiarity with utility, planning, highway and other key legislation requirements
• Good written and verbal communication skills, ability to listen and take instruction
• Ability to manage, motivate and delegate to junior staff within a project delivery environment
• Hands on BIM/Digital competency
• Proactive commitment to health and safety
• Valid driving licence

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
Please refer to our website for details of our full benefits package.

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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Birmingham , United Kingdom