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Principal Consultant – Streets and Public Realm Design

  1. Transportation

Now part of the SNC-Lavalin group, Atkins’ UK Transportation business brings together the capabilities of our Rail, Highway and Local Transport teams, into a single business of 3,000 talented transport planners and engineering professionals. 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.

The transportation infrastructure sector is experiencing unprecedented levels of investment and Atkins is playing lead roles in projects to upgrade existing transport networks to deliver future demand including major new road schemes, high-speed rail as well as extensive public transport enhancements. Consultants from Atkins and their partners in the supply chain, are working with government, local authorities, contractors and private developers to develop our future cities and infrastructure.

We have a growth plan to respond to this pipeline of work and we are currently recruiting talented individuals to help deliver development planning projects for our expanding client base.  With over 300 specialists in our Transport Planning business we have the flexibility and resources to provide our clients with an extensive range of services including transport policy and strategy planning, traffic modelling, scheme appraisal, travel demand management, scheme design and development planning.

Key clients include Highways England, Network Rail, Hampshire County Council, Surrey County Council, LB Harrow, London City Airport, Heathrow Airport and The Crown Estate. Some of our key projects include the Canary Wharf to Rotherhithe crossing, the Croydon Area Remodelling Scheme, HS2 and the third runway expansion at Heathrow Airport.

The Roles

We are recruiting a Principal Consultant for our Transport Planning business and would like to discuss this opportunity with prospective candidates. Collaborating with specialists from across our business as part of multi-disciplinary teams, you’ll work on flagship regeneration, site expansion and development projects.  Making the most of your transport planning and development skills, you’ll create streetscapes, secure developers planning approval and deliver sustainable accessible developments.

We’re a successful team with a well-balanced blend of skills to face our client needs and are looking for an enthusiastic individual to add further value to our offer to the marketplace. You will have a demonstrable track record and solid technical capability in the Highway Design, Traffic Engineering and Public Realm field, with experience in managing project delivery; this exciting opportunity will provide you with a platform to further develop our business in London and the South East.

We’re seeking an ambitious chartered engineer to lead our design capability in London and the South East linking in with resourcing needs across our Practice at a national level. Ideally you would be based in Croydon although we are able to offer an Aldershot and Epsom office-based position for the right candidate. Join us and you’ll be joining a business that places no limits on how far you can progress.

The Candidates

We have an exciting opportunity for a Principal Consultant to join our team.  Successful applicants will be flexible, self-motivated and will be expected to demonstrate a capability in the following:

  • Strong analytical, numeracy and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication with strong report writing capability
  • Ability to work under pressure and proven success in meeting deadlines
  • Confident team worker with ablity to work independently
  • Experience of working to time and budget constraints.

Candidates will be expected to demonstrate technical skills and competencies such as:

  • Demonstrable project and people management skills
  • Experience in development and implementation of urban highway, transport and public realm schemes
  • Delivery of work in line with DMRB ad MfS guidance
  • Experience of 3D design using AutoCAD Civils 3D
  • Experience with Projectwise
  • Working knowledge of construction contracts

Successful candidates will have:

  • A relevant transport planning, urban planning, engineering degree or similar;
  • A passion for transportation; and
  • Ideally, membership of a relevant professional institute

Rewards and Benefits

We started out as Atkins, one of the most respected international design, engineering and project management consultancies in the world. Today we are part of global giant SNC-Lavalin. Work with us and you’ll enjoy all the benefits a multinational company can offer — from great employee benefits, to travel and exposure to impressive world-wide clients and projects.

With a goal to be a truly diverse employer, we promote an inclusive culture for everyone in the SNC-Lavalin Atkins family and have an ongoing commitment to pursuing improvements for all underrepresented groups.

Additional Information

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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