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Principal Consultant

R-045670
  1. Birmingham, Manchester, London, Epsom, Bristol, Cardiff
  1. Transportation

Principal Consultant

Are you ready to take up a vital role in shaping our business? We’ve recently won a range of contracts to deliver exciting Intelligent Mobility (IM), Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), and Smart Technology projects. We're looking for experienced consultants, technicians, engineers and transport industry professionals to deliver our strong pipeline of work. This role presents a unique opportunity to join a dynamic team, and to play a leading role in building and executing our plan for the future. As part of our organisation, you'll be in a privileged position, delivering what's right for governments and communities. Providing simple solutions to complex problems, it’s an exciting journey and you can play a lead role. 

Your core skills will include technical consultancy and project delivery, strength in managing client relationships, and maintaining industry networks. You want to make a real contribution to exciting and industry-leading projects within a forward-thinking company. You thrive in a fast-paced environment and enjoy finding innovative solutions to existing problems.  You are a high-energy natural motivator with an aptitude for thinking innovatively and taking risks to challenge the status quo.  You don't tackle these challenges alone: you like to engage with others, explain complex ideas, and especially enjoy encouraging other people to develop and grow.

Does this sound like you? Can you see yourself in this role? In which case, we'd love you to apply!  

What will you be doing? 

You’ll be an integral part of driving forward industry-leading change. You’ll be contributing your expertise through a mixture of delivering technical work; managing projects to deliver on time, on budget and of an exceptional quality; and contributing to the processes of winning work to secure a future pipeline of opportunities for the division. There may be further opportunities for you to expand your talents through team leadership. 

Key areas of responsibility will include: 

  • Managing projects and the delivery of high quality, innovative solutions
  • Leading on the development of consultancy offerings, bids, and propositions 
  • Liaising with clients/customers and identifying business opportunities
  • Technical consultancy and assurance
  • Coaching staff on their technical development in your area of expertise

Our Team

The Transportation division in Atkins brings together the capabilities of our Highways and Rail teams into a single business of 3,000 talented engineers and professionals.  You will be working within Intelligent Mobility and Smart Technology (IMST), a growing practice of around 80 engineers, consultants, scientists, and technical specialists transforming the future of transport.  The IMST team assists public sector organisations in a wide number of activities, providing ‘whole life’ consultancy across the breadth of a project.

Typically, these include:

  • High value strategic and technical advice, feasibility, and scoping studies 
  • Business case development, new business models, requirements capture 
  • Scheme performance evaluation and optimisation 
  • High level design work and technical assurance 
  • Specification and technical document development 
  • Research and development studies 
  • Project management  

Our Technical Expertise

We link ITS with future-focused technology opportunities, working across the transport sector to help our clients navigate a rapidly changing world. We have market-leading capability in motorway control systems, toll road systems, urban traffic control, traffic operations, traffic signalling and smart ticketing. We blend this with thinking and advice on emerging trends and growing areas such as digital highways, mobility as a service (MaaS), big data and data exploitation, electric vehicles (EVs), and connected and autonomous Vehicles (CAVs).   We deliver projects that push the boundaries of transportation and consider road safety, human factors, and scientific behavioral research as complimentary disciplines to our established technical practice.

You’ll need to have 

  • A bachelor’s or master’s degree – this could be in the Sciences, Engineering or IT, or indeed in any subject with the technical or analytical elements suited to consultancy.
  • Membership of a relevant professional body. 
  • Consultancy or client-facing experience with great examples of delivering quality projects and bids. 
  • Business development experience, managing client or customer relationships.
  • Experience of working on projects that are focused on delivering ITS, Intelligent Mobility, or Smart Technology is desirable.  
  • Existing relationships with potential clients in the public sector are desirable.  
  • You’ll also be able to demonstrate experience of
  • Collaborative behaviours and leadership skills
  • Leading and working as part of a team in a multi-discipline environment 
  • Strong analytical problem-solving skills
  • Financial and commercial acumen
  • Initiative, creativity, and resourcefulness
  • Developing and presenting innovative technical solutions 
  • Stakeholder engagement and client relationship management
  • Maintaining an excellent and effective professional network
  • Managing priorities in a high-pressure environment 

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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