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Assistant Engineers - West and Wales

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The Role

We are currently seeking two Assistant/Graduate Engineers to join our Bridges and Civils team within our Transportation Practice – one based in Swansea, and one in Cardiff. The successful candidates will support our team in Wales working on a number of exciting, high-profile projects and frameworks. This includes the A465 Sections 5 and 6 upgrade, supporting the South Wales Trunk Road Agent (SWTRA) and working alongside a number of local authorities throughout Wales. The team also support wider projects through the UK, currently working on Roads Investment Programmes for Highways England, High Speed 2 and East West Rail.

Using your technical and delivery skills, you will be responsible for delivering a variety of civil and structural design packages for new build highways and rail schemes, renewals schemes, assessment works and asset management schemes. Your duties will include the production of design packages, to budget, to programme, and in accordance with Atkins’ quality assurance systems.

You will have a background in civil engineering design, and an interest in the delivery of multi-disciplinary projects within highway or rail environments. You will ideally be familiar with working on projects at varying stages of development from feasibility to detailed design.


The role will be varied, requiring a balance of relevant industry experience, technical ability, communication and stakeholder management skills. Expected criteria are:

  • Experience of working with key clients such as Local Authorities, Highways England, Network Rail, Developers and/or major Contractors
  • Good awareness of relevant design standards (e.g. Eurocodes, DMRB, MCHW and those of Highways England and Network Rail)
  • Ability to work to agreed scopes and budgets, to deliver design packages within set time frames
  • Ability to prepare reports and collate specifications – for projects and tenders
  • Sound knowledge of Microsoft Office programmes, particularly Word and Excel.
  • Sound interpersonal skills and ability to converse with a wide range of colleagues across a number of engineering disciplines
  • Excellent spoken and written English

We recognise that, particularly early in your career, your experience might not fit these criteria exactly but if you have a desire to develop within Transportation Civils and Structures, we look forward to making the most of your transferrable skills and would welcome hearing from you.


  • BEng / MEng or MSc degree in civil engineering or equivalent.
  • Graduate membership of the ICE or IStructE working towards Chartership, or a desire to become a member.

Why work for Atkins?

Our Transportation teams are reinventing transport for a challenging yet exciting future. We're creating new ideas and smart solutions for cities, people and the environment. You'll be working alongside some of the top people in our industry, solving challenges that bring together traditional engineering and new technologies. As part of our organisation, you'll be in a privileged position, delivering what's right for governments and communities. You'll be helping us to improve our leading environmental performance while enabling others to do the same.

Meeting your needs

"To help you get the most out of life in and outside of work, we offer employees ""Total Reward."" It's a package that can be tailored to your changing lifestyle, career and personal needs. You'll enjoy benefits such as partner discounts, leadership training, professional, accreditations, and career planning for any stage of your career.

Making sure you're supported is important to us. So if you identify as having a disability, tell us ahead of your interview. And let's talk through any adjustments you might need."

Read more about 'Total Reward'.

More about us

"Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, is a leading global consultancy with over 80 years of design and engineering expertise. With us, you'll be surrounded by the skills, knowledge and support to help you succeed. Together, we can deliver projects which have a positive, sustainable impact on the world.

Atkins, ranked as one of LinkedIn’s Top 25 Companies, where UK professionals want to work and stay once, they join. We're also a Silver Rating holder in the Aerospace & Defence sector, as per the Financial Times rating of the UK’s leading management consultants."

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"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 is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability." #LI-UK #LI-ATKINS #LI-Transportation


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