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Building Structures Leader for Northern England and Scotland Regions

  1. Warrington, Stockton-on-Tees, Leeds, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Glasgow
  1. Project, programme & cost management

Building Structures Leader for Northern England and Scotland Regions

Atkins, a member of SNC-Lavalin is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies, with over 50,000 employees worldwide. At Atkins, we offer more than just a job. We offer an opportunity to make a difference and shape the world to benefit future generations and the natural environment.

Atkins’ Building Design division are looking to appoint someone to lead and inspire our Building Structures teams across the north of England and Scotland. This is a leadership role with responsibility for around 50 talented structural engineering professionals. The role will be based from either our Glasgow, Leeds, Newcastle, Stockton or Warrington offices.

As a key member of the Practice leadership team you provide technical guidance and professional challenge to help further develop your teams. You will work collaboratively with Building Design Practice colleagues to make a real contribution to the success of Atkins through securing new work across our significant internal and external client base – across sectors including the Cities & Development, Aviation, Transportation, Logistics and Technology sectors

This role offers a rewarding opportunity to fully maximise your broad range of leadership, technical knowledge and client relationship skills within a collaborative, supportive and forward-thinking environment.

We know that different people have different priorities, which is why we're here to support you. Flexible and remote working is a central part of our culture. So talk to us about what's ideal for you – from reduced weeks to buying more leave over school holidays.


  • Provide leadership to a successful team of around 50 structural engineering professionals and continue to develop its reputation for technical excellence.

  • Work collaboratively with the Building Structures leadership team to ensure that the Practice operates as a national discipline.

  • Provide the focus for business communications and proactively support career and talent development.

  • Take ownership of key Business KPIs in region.

  • Take ownership of project performance in region to ensure suitable Leads are in place to provide predictability for quality, programme and cost delivery.

  • Work as part of the team winning work in the region and nationally, via direct client relationships and via bidding on opportunities across all Markets.

  • Work closely with the other Building Design practices, and the wider Atkins business, in region to develop a collaborative and integrated multi-discipline culture.

  • Create an awareness of technical and digital innovation across the region and proactively support the Design Transformation programme.


  • Proven experience of managing teams within Building Design / Structural Engineering.

  • Proven track record of successful delivery of cutting-edge building design projects.

  • Able to lead and inspire the practice team, providing combination of technical reputation and communication skills to interface with clients and internal stakeholders

  • Ability to build and motivate a team and demonstrate inclusive leadership qualities.

  • Knowledgeable across various market sectors and able to build on current client relationships and establish new client contacts.

  • Track record of winning work with strong experience of bidding.

What we offer

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. As part of this commitment, we understand the need for a diverse and flexible workforce, where a work-life balance is important. So, by default Atkins offers flexible working, where there is no fixed 9 ‘till 5, no need for a 5-day week, no requirement for a full-time contract, and no requirement to spend all your working time in the office.  Our IT systems support home-working, so where you have parental or career duties; or you simply need to be elsewhere for a parcel, servicing your car, or waiting in for a tradesperson; Atkins will work for you.  Similarly, Atkins’ corporate social responsibility provides the opportunity to give something back to the community, and we run professional networks supporting groups such as local schools, charities, parents, those coming out of the armed-forces and women in engineering.


Atkins develops individuals through a portfolio of training and development activities designed to help you make the best of your abilities and talents. These are reviewed with individuals through an annual appraisal process. We actively support staff in achieving corporate membership of relevant institutions .

Rewards and Benefits

We offer a competitive salary that is regularly tested against other consultants with a default 25-days leave each year plus bank holidays and options to buy some or sell of that leave.

To support and safeguard your physical and mental wellbeing we provide an employee assistance programme offering advice and support in times of need.  Our offices run their own sports and social club providing activities such wine tasting, as surf trips, and a kids’ Christmas party.  You will also have access to our Flexible Benefits, where you can opt in to a wide range of benefits to complement your work/life balance: such as medical insurance, gym membership, the cycle-to-work scheme, child care vouchers, charitable giving, additional pension contributions etc.

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.

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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