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Principal Engineer

R-044249
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Principal Engineer

Principal Engineer

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

Atkins Transportation Division covers all aspects of multidisciplinary design and management from inception to options appraisal through to detailed scheme design and delivery support. Atkins is one of the UK’s leading multi-disciplinary consultancies engaged in numerous high-profile projects for Clients in both the Public and Private Sector.

We are seeking to recruit a Principal Engineer to be based in our Belfast office to support the ongoing expansion of business opportunities in both the public and private development sectors in Northern Ireland and across the rest of the UK.

Working in a multi-disciplinary team of engineers, technicians and other professionals, you will be responsible for the delivery of highway designs including producing 3D models, drawings, and specifications to relevant standards.

Your experience should demonstrate the successful design of projects meeting programme and budgets targets.  Your communication skills and teamwork should be excellent, with the ability to present highway designs to Clients and Stakeholders.

Responsibilities

  • Providing technical guidance on highway infrastructure projects;
  • Mentoring and coaching team members and taking responsibility for the technical development of staff
  • Solving engineering problems
  • Developing works cost estimates,  
  • Checking and reviewing the work of others
  • Liaise with key clients and be capable of discussing design / technical solutions to stakeholders including technical and non-technical Clients
  • Liaising with Practice Managers, ensure that projects are sufficiently resourced
  • Delegating work to team members, programming deliverables and monitoring progress.
  • Identify and respond to project commercial risks and opportunities.
  • Support the business in work winning including representing the business at networking events, preparing bids and tenders and establish, maintain and develop relationships with existing and prospective internal and external clients

    Requirements 

    Qualifications

  • Chartered or near Chartered Engineer
  • BEng or MEng in Civil Engineering

    Essential Criteria

  • Experience in highway alignment design including links and junctions
  • A thorough comprehension of technical standards relating to highways design with experience in identifying and seeking approvals for departures in standard
  • Experience of client interface in conjunction with other senior staff 
  • Proven ability to advise clients on technical matters
  • Proven ability to coach and develop team members including planning, monitoring and control 
  • A willingness to work flexibly to deliver projects to time and budget

    Desirable Criteria

  • Qualified Road Safety Auditor (Team Member / Observer)
  • Experience of drainage design;
  • Experience in delivering private development schemes and knowledge of the planning process in Northern Ireland
  • Project Management experience; and
  • Use of MS Office, including working knowledge of MS Project.

    The Individual

  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills;
  • A resourceful, articulate and clear communicator, with the ability to influence others.
  • A hard working and flexible individual, who is a team player, is reliable, proactive and shows initiative whilst able to keep cool under pressure and when working to often demanding deadlines;
  • Self-motivated and able to work both independently as well as within a larger multi-discipline team in leading and managing packages of work to completion;
  • A high expectation of performance for themselves and other members of the team;
  • A supportive and encouraging approach to mentoring less experienced members of the team; and
  • Ability to adapt to different cultures and working environments.

    Atkins recognize 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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