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Principal Pavement Engineer

  1. United Kingdom, Cambridge, Birmingham, Aldershot
  1. Transportation

Principal Pavement 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.

As the digital world collides with our physical environment, we're facing a wave of opportunity to use our skills in new ways. Our team is seizing this opportunity to grow and shape the industry. We are team of asset management and engineering professionals with rich and diverse professional and personal backgrounds, and we cover all parts of asset management, including, strategic, tactical, pavement design and consultancy, analytics, and resilience advice. The projects we work on are varied, dynamic and stimulating, providing plenty of opportunity for new challenges and personal growth.

Atkins are looking for a Principal Pavement Engineers to join our growing Pavement Consultancy team within the Digital Asset Management Practice. The primary focus of the role will be the technical delivery of a range of pavement engineering and research related projects for a number of national road administrations, local authorities and PPP organisations throughout the UK and overseas.

The role will require the successful applicant to lead projects within our pavement engineering consultancy, therefore proven skills and the ability to work as part of a team as well as independently will be required.

Roles are available at a number of locations, including Birmingham, Aldershot and Cambridge. Regular travel to other UK offices forms part of this role.


  • Project management and technical delivery of a variety of consultancy projects and work packages in the field of pavement engineering;
  • Act as a technical lead for strategic projects including the development of the design strategy and pavement options to suit varying budgetary scenarios for both new construction and maintenance works;
  • Preparation and review of contract documents;
  • Ensuring project deliverables are prepared on time, within budget and to the highest quality standards.
  • Enhancing client and industry relationships with both number of public and private stakeholders.
  • Promote pavement and asset management within Atkins;
  • Developing the talent within the team through coaching and mentoring and supporting their technical career development aspirations.
  • Complying with and championing company processes and policies, and ensuring adherence to safety, welfare, quality and environmental requirements.


  • Degree in Civil Engineering, or similar disciplines.
  • Chartered or close to chartered of a relevant professional institution or equivalent.

Other Attributes

  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of pavement design principles (Flexible, Rigid and Composite Pavements);
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of earthworks and pavement materials (Concrete, Asphalt and Hydraulically Bound Materials);
  • Experience in the use of UK and/or international standards for the design of pavements for highway, airfield, port and other applications;
  • Knowledge of construction techniques and practices for new construction and maintenance works, including recycling;
  • Experience in specification, execution, analysis and interpretation of a comprehensive range of geotechnical and pavement investigation and evaluation techniques;
  • Experience in managing and delivering projects and meeting client expectations.
  • Ability to work in a client facing environment, with good communication skills.
  • Ability to work within a team.

Flexible Working:

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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