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Junior User Experience & User Interface Designer

R-054820
  1. Birmingham
  1. Cities & development

Junior User Experience & User Interface Designer

Junior User Experience & User Interface Designer

This is an exciting opportunity for a junior user experience and interface designer to work closely with our UX/UI team within Creative Design. We’re looking for someone with growing user centred design skills, who can communicate their ideas and process clearly, engages well with colleagues and is looking for a challenge.

The person for this role will be hungry to learn from other designers and technical disciplines in a fast-paced, progressive environment. You will be supported by the UX/UI team, working cohesively with the web development team and creative designers to deliver world class engaging websites and web applications that focus on the user’s needs and the business goals of the client.

This role offers great scope to grow your skillset, whether you’re consulting on user flows, developing wireframes and prototypes for an MVP or designing the user interface for a platform. You will need to be comfortable adapting to different projects across a range of markets and thrive in the ambiguity of a challenge. There’s a huge opportunity to bring greater value to our variety of engineering, infrastructure and architectural design projects. You will bring your ideas, passion and problem-solving approaches to help us deliver fresh, digital solutions. You will have the opportunity to support workshops virtually (and eventually face-to face), as well as conducting user feedback sessions. Being a collaborative team player is key, ensuring that your work is reviewed and delivered to the highest standard, both visually and technically. The team are currently working remotely due to COVID-19.

Please note: An updated CV and portfolio is required to process your application.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for designing, amending and implementing digital initiatives driven by user needs
  • Comfortable with problem solving in order to resolve design challenges
  • Support the UX/UI team on large scale projects
  • Support seniors in user testing sessions
  • Collaborate with team members and clients to define and implement innovative solutions for the product direction, visuals and experience
  • Create wireframes, storyboards, user flows, process flows, site maps to effectively communicate interaction and design ideas
  • Create prototypes that can communicate to clients/customers for user testing
  • Comfortable in creating high fidelity user interfaces.
  • Collaborating with Designers and Developers to create intuitive, user-friendly software
  • Raise awareness of the importance of user experience to clients
  • Support seniors with client workshops in order to gather requirements and evolve designs
  • Collaborate with project managers and developers through the project lifecycle to ensure high quality delivery
  • Communicate time required and time spent on project tasks to seniors
  • Continuously enhance knowledge and keep up with emerging trends in design

Required skills

  • Good problem solving skills, attention to detail and analytical skills
  • Strong communication and teamwork skills
  • Comfortable stretching your knowledge to work in VR, AR and XR
  • Comfortable in getting stakeholder engagement
  • Understanding of designing thinking and human centred design principles
  • Able to communicate design ideas and prototypes to developers
  • Familiarity with interaction design and information architecture
  • Basic knowledge of interaction design and information architecture

You as a person

  • Passionate about all things user centred design
  • Approachable and accommodating with non-technical clients and the team
  • Positive – nothing is too challenging for you and you’re happy to grab the bull by the horns
  • Outgoing – happy to support the team
  • Collaborative – can take on board constructive criticism and allow it to inform the end solution

Desirable experience

  • 1+ years experience in an agency environment or for a well-known product would be beneficial
  • Have some experience in producing digital solutions for multiple clients or markets would be beneficial
  • Knowledge of HTML/CSS; JavaScript is a plus
  • Some knowledge of Scrum and Agile development methodologies

About Creative Design

‘Creative Design’ is not your typical in-house team. We are a proactive and creative team of over 50 designers, developers, visualisers, filmmakers and immersive media specialists based across 8 offices, 7 in the UK and one in India. We deliver world class solutions to a wide range of Atkins clients including MoD, EDF, Highways England, Transport for London, HS2 and the Environment Agency. We work collaboratively with Atkins’ teams and external clients, getting to the heart of problems and adding value and innovation to every project.

Our design principles underpin everything we do. We’re problem solvers who are excited by working together to find a solution. We create bespoke communications which focus on bringing meaning to content, make information more accessible and add value to projects. We create and implement viable concepts that utilise technology in a way that enhances outcomes and creates efficiencies. We invest in innovation and focus on upcoming technologies.

Creative Design in the press
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/stem-awards/design/augmented-reality-will-transform-engineering/
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/stem-awards/design/creative-engineering-solutions/
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/stem-awards/design/what-does-a-user-interface-designer-do/

Rewards and Benefits
Our standard benefits package can be found using the following link https://yourrewarduk.snclavalin.com/

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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