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Assistant Drainage Engineer - Manchester or Warrington

  1. Warrington, Manchester
  1. Cities & development

Assistant Drainage Engineer - Manchester or Warrington

Assistant Drainage Engineer

Atkins have an opportunity to recruit an Assistant Drainage Engineer to join our team in Asset Planning & Solutions based in either Manchester or Warrington. You will be working with a multi-discipline team locally in the North West and be connected to our national network of technical experts across the UK.

As a member of the Asset Planning & Solutions team, you will have the opportunity to work on a wide range of drainage related aspects on a diverse portfolio of Drainage related schemes.  You will have the opportunity to work on a varied range of project, for clients which include Highways England, High Speed 2, Network Rail, local authorities and developers.

This is an exciting time to join the business as we merge more traditional engineering skills with innovative digital methods. You will have the opportunity to be involved in the development of digital processes to enhance the engineering design process.

Asset Planning & Solutions deliver customer focussed engineering solutions. As part of it we will value you for going beyond to exceed customer expectations and deliver solutions by continuously developing your technical skills, in a company that is committed to your training and development.


  • You will have good communication skills, be interested in and have knowledge of development drainage infrastructure as well as holding a related Degree such as Civil Engineering or Science.
  • You should be progressing towards attainment of a recognised professional qualification, for which you will receive our support, mentoring and provision of training where required.
  • Ideally you will have some experience in using hydraulic models (such as MicroDrainage software) for design purposes. As would experience in the design and detailing of drainage systems (foul and surface water), SuDS and related design standards, together with a working knowledge of Civils 3D and/ or MicroStation.


  • You will be working on the design delivery of drainage infrastructure projects as part of a team as well as on individual assignments as required. This will involve the development and assessment of design solutions, technical analysis, as well as technical report writing and a proactive commitment to Health and Safety.
  • The role will require interacting with other design disciplines and stakeholders, overseeing junior members of staff as well as supporting the engagement of our digital initiatives.
  • Shaping the future of networks and drainage - this is our challenge. Join us and you’ll work with a variety of colleagues and clients to create innovative solutions to challenging projects.

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.

Atkins recognise that there are many well qualified people who are looking to further their career, but who cannot commit to full time employment. We support flexible working arrangements and are interested to discuss how we can accommodate individual requirements.

ATKINS, part of the SNC Lavalin Group, is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability.


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