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Major Maintenance Design Engineer

  1. Trowbridge
  1. Transportation

Major Maintenance Design Engineer

Major Maintenance Design Engineer

Are you ready to take up a vital role in shaping some of our exciting projects? How about joining our talented team, where everyone has a voice, and together we face our clients' problems head-on. It's a diverse and inclusive work environment where world-class talent knows no distinctions.

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.

Read more about how you can thrive with us.

The primary role is to ensure contract documentation is technically accurate and in accordance with current industry standards, support team members during the assessment of sections of carriageway to establish a suitable surfacing treatment, liaison with client, public and local councillors, attend meetings, undertake programming duties and review contractor invoicing.Based in the Highway Maintenance Team in Trowbridge, you will need to create documentation for the delivery of carriageway surfacing / surface treatments & carriageway improvements on behalf of Wiltshire Council.



  • A HNC, degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline

    Essential Criteria

  • Have a working knowledge and experience in highways and resurfacing methods.
  • Strong technical skills relating to the design of highway maintenance schemes including surfacing, traffic management and road markings.
  • Sound working knowledge in creating and critically reviewing scheme documentation.
  • Applied knowledge of quality, safety and environmental processes.
  • IT skills (e.g. MS Office suite).
  • Strong organisational, inter personnel and communication skills.
  • Full driving licence.

    Desirable Criteria

  • Experience of Client liaison.
  • Working towards Incorporated status (or equivalent)
  • Experience of collaborative working with Contractors.
  • A working knowledge of New Roads & Streetworks Act 1991 and Traffic Management Act 2004.
  • Proactive, inclusive and collaborative attitude.


  • To lead the delivery of surface treatments schemes, while reporting to the team leader.
  • Creation of robust design solutions which meet with defined objectives and constraints.
  • To work as part of a collaborative team with the Contractor / Client / Public.
  • To prepare scheme documentation.
  • To oversee, direct and mentor staff undertaking technical delivery and site monitoring activities.

    The Individual

  • Fluent written and spoken English.
  • Able to work under own initiative and to seek advice when necessary, you will have the drive and determination to meet targets.  

    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.

    Check out some of our recent, most exciting projects.

    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.

    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.


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