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Highways Senior Operational Safety Engineer

  1. Birmingham
  1. Transportation

Highways Senior Operational Safety Engineer

Atkins’ UK Transportation business brings together the capabilities of our Rail, Highway and Local Transport teams, into a single business of 3,000 talented engineering professionals transport planners and consultants. The unique breadth of services in Transportation, combined with our scale, makes Atkins the leading UK transportation infrastructure consultancy. We create a culture and environment to inspire our people, ensure collaboration with our clients and continue to shape the future of mobility.

Are you ready to take up a vital role in shaping some of our exciting highways projects? How about joining our talented team, where everyone has a voice, and together we face our clients' challenges head-on.

This role offers the opportunity to deliver and assure safe outcomes from our highways design projects across the Midlands and UK for our key national and local government clients. Experienced in the design requirements for highways delivery and the processes for identifying and assessing risk, you’ll support our wider teams by guiding on design safety. This will be from drawing up Departures from Standards and assuring design rationale, to reviewing design safety and taking responsibility for applied safety governance.

As part of our Highways Engineering team you’ll work closely with other disciplines and our Transportation Consultancy business, giving you a wide network and broad influence.

You’ll be based at either our Birmingham or Nottingham office but with some travel to other Atkins or client locations possible to ensure you can deliver value for our clients.

Key responsibilities

•Driving highway safety development and enhancing our team’s offering to exceed client expectations. You’ll provide safety leadership as part of a team on Departures, design reviews and safety control review groups, applying GG 104 on Highways England and other strategic projects.

•Shaping strategy and governance of our designs, developing or reviewing technical notes and support products such as the Design Strategy Record, specific safety risk assessments and maintenance strategies. Your work will demonstrate that the highway can be built, operated and maintained safely.

•Delivering results in partnership with our Transportation Consultancy colleagues, using your excellent analytical skills to solve engineering problems and assure and influence stakeholders.

•Maintaining and developing excellent professional relationships with clients, preparing fee offers and presenting to internal and external stakeholders.

Key requirements

•BEng, MEng or MSc Degree or equivalent.

•Experienced in governance and assessment of safety risks in accordance with GG 104.

•Experience of applied best practice in safety risk to shape design and delivery of projects, including development of operations or safety-related PCF Products or equivalent documents for strategic projects.

•Membership of relevant technical institutions – e.g. ICE, CIHT; chartered or with a pathway to chartership.

•Experience of working with our key clients, e.g. Highways England, Local Authorities, HS2 Ltd, Developers and/or major Contractors.

•Ability to manage multiple stakeholder and client relationships.

•Able to demonstrate that you are a resourceful problem solver and excellent communicator with commercial awareness.

•Able to demonstrate leadership and influence on highways projects.

Background or experience in road safety engineering, including a Road Safety Audit qualification, would be beneficial for this role but is not an essential requirement.

Connecting countries, cities and communities, our Transportation team works on some of the most challenging projects of our time. Helping people to travel reliably and more efficiently, we transform rail and highway infrastructure. So, get on board and play a big part in our success.

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. And if you're returning from a career break, ask us how we can help you transition back into work with us.

Flexible Working:

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

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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