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Principal Engineer

R-054222
  1. Edinburgh, Glasgow
  1. Transportation

Principal Engineer

Principal 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.

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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 Glasgow / Edinburgh offices to support the ongoing expansion of business opportunities within the strategic highways and local transport markets within Scotland and across the rest of the UK.

Working in a multi-disciplinary team of engineers, technicians and other professionals, you will be responsible for leading the design teams responsible for delivering highway designs which includes 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 winning work 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
  • A willingness to work flexibly to deliver projects to time and budget 

    Desirable Criteria

  • Experience of design and build projects
  • Qualified Road Safety Auditor (Team Member / Observer)
  • Project Management experience; and
  • Use of MS Office, including working knowledge of MS Project.

    The Individual

  • Excellent interpersonal, organisational 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.

    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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