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Principal Design Engineer

R-049931
  1. London, Epsom

Principal Design Engineer

Atkins, a member of SNC-Lavalin is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies, with over 50,000 employees worldwide. At Atkins, we offer more than just a job. We offer an opportunity to make a difference and shape the world to benefit future generations and the natural environment. 

Atkins’ Building Design business provides multidisciplinary engineering services and integrated solutions across a wide range of projects relating to buildings and infrastructure. Drawing upon a diverse skill set and a proven track record of delivery we are playing a leading role in some of the world’s most challenging and exciting engineering projects across sectors including Commercial, Residential, Education, Leisure, Airports, and Rail.

Atkins' Building Design Practice are looking to recruit a design-focused individual from a technical background, with a passion for understanding the client’s perspective and the ability to pull together different teams within Atkins (and partner organisations) in order to meet client needs specially in the Rail and Transportation market.
You will have the opportunity to work with major clients on stimulating and high-profile projects both in the UK and abroad. As well as the role providing technical and creative challenges you will have the satisfaction of working on projects which are changing the way people live and work today.

Responsibilities

  • Providing bid leadership
  • Providing project leadership
  • Growing market share and sectors
  • Furthering Atkins position in the Transportation/Rail market

Requirements

  •  Chartered Engineer (MIStructE or MICE)
     Be a technically excellent engineer, with established skills and delivery capability.
  • Have demonstrable experience in the design management of multiple/varied technical and non-technical stakeholders to deliver design deliverables within the rail/transportation sector.
  • Be able to build and lead diverse teams, focussed on safety, quality and efficiency throughout
  • Be able to manage resources to a budget and programme and be accountable to the Atkins business for the commercial success of the your projects
  • Must be capable of managing projects – understanding credible methodology, likely timescales     and able to triangulate method-programme-cost in a concise and literate way.
  •  Needs to lead from the front and be able to work with and mobilise a wide range of personalities.
  • Needs to be willing to “make the call” for bid direction and philosophy, to lead teams through bidding and subsequent delivery and to own the client and internal stakeholder relationships.
  •  Should provide critique of multiple-technical disciplines, providing a challenge to “business as usual” technical thinking.
  •  Must be able to listen and communicate with client and technical teams and adjust/interpret the message as appropriate.
  •  Needs to manage Atkins client relationships for extended and repeat business opportunities
     Involvement with Key Account/Sector management advantageous to facilitate clear understanding of the opportunities available.
  •  Building an internal Atkins network across the divisions and building an external network of clients and sub consultants

What we offer

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. As part of this commitment, we understand the need for a diverse and flexible workforce, where a work-life balance is important. So, by default Atkins offers flexible working, where there is no fixed 9 ‘till 5, no need for a 5-day week, no requirement for a full-time contract, and no requirement to spend all your working time in the office.  Our IT systems support home-working, so where you have parental or career duties; or you simply need to be elsewhere for a parcel, servicing your car, or waiting in for a tradesperson; Atkins will work for you.  Similarly, Atkins’ corporate social responsibility provides the opportunity to give something back to the community, and we run professional networks supporting groups such as local schools, charities, parents, those coming out of the armed-forces and women in engineering.

Training

Atkins develops individuals through a portfolio of training and development activities designed to help you make the best of your abilities and talents. These are reviewed with individuals through an annual appraisal process. We actively support staff in achieving corporate membership of relevant institutions .

Rewards and Benefits

We offer a competitive salary that is regularly tested against other consultants with a default 25-days leave each year plus bank holidays and options to buy some or sell of that leave.

To support and safeguard your physical and mental wellbeing we provide an employee assistance programme offering advice and support in times of need.  Our offices run their own sports and social club providing activities such wine tasting, as surf trips, and a kids’ Christmas party.  You will also have access to our Flexible Benefits, where you can opt in to a wide range of benefits to complement your work/life balance: such as medical insurance, gym membership, the cycle-to-work scheme, child care vouchers, charitable giving, additional pension contributions etc.

Please refer to our website for details of our full benefits package .

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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