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Rail Operations Modeller

R-053924
  1. Birmingham, Derby, York, London
  1. Transportation

Rail Operations Modeller

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 is seeking a talented railway operations modeller to join the Rail Advisory team in the Transport Consultancy & Advisory practice based primarily in our Derby office (alternative locations are London, Birmingham, and York).

We are looking to grow the size of the practice to cater for a substantial forward workload on numerous high-profile projects including a number of rail franchise projects with public and private sector clients and a growing workload in timetable development, assessment and performance simulation. We are particularly keen on attracting individuals with experience of delivering high quality operational performance simulation and assessment and working knowledge of UK rail industry operational planning practice. 

This role will involve working as part of a team, undertaking technical analysis to model and evaluate the operational performance of major rail infrastructure schemes and service/timetable enhancements. Looking at complex projects from every angle, you will help our customers to find the best solutions to their operations challenges.

This is an exciting time to be part of the rail industry, and Atkins Transport Consultancy & Advisory practice is at the forefront of some of the largest and most exciting developments within it. Join our team and you will be working on major projects that are changing the face of the rail industry for the better.

Atkins is a market-leading infrastructure, engineering and design consultancy that offers great scope for career development. And we’re very agile in the way we work and respond to new challenges. We don’t believe there’s a better place to be right now. There are so many opportunities to upskill, grow your career and move between sectors.

We are seeking a highly motivated and skilled candidate with the following attributes:

Essential-

  • Detailed knowledge of the UK Rail Network including its structure and the interfaces between organisations and industry bodies, geography, systems, and operations.
  • Experience of using RailSys or an alternative market recognised rail simulation tool (i.e. Open track).
  • An understanding of the basics of track layout design along with signalling principles.
  • Detailed working knowledge of principles of Timetable Planning Rules and the ability to construct high level timetables.
  • Excellent analytical, numeracy and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent oral, written and presentation skills.
  • An experienced user of Excel with working knowledge of PIVOT tables.
  • Ability to work on multiple tasks or projects and prioritise effectively.
  • The ability to work both individually and effectively within a team, to contribute to work-winning and project delivery activity.

Desirable-

  • The ability to manipulate large data sets and text files, experience of computer programming using VBA, Perl, C# or a similar software package.
  • An undergraduate or higher qualification in a transport related discipline.
  • Knowledge of, or hands on experience of rolling stock diagramming and train crew diagramming and rostering.

We offer a fantastic environment with fresh, modern offices that buzz with the excitement of people working at the very forefront of our industry. Join us and you’ll be joining a business that places no limits on how far you can progress.

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.

Training:

Atkins is committed to supporting and developing its people both personally and professionally. Our colleagues have the advantage of access to a high ranging training portfolio and development activities designed to help make the best of employee’s abilities and talents. We also actively support staff in achieving corporate membership of relevant institutions.

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 your requirements.

Diversity & Inclusion:

ATKINS, part of the SNC Lavalin Group, is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we support and value applications from all backgrounds, cultures, and ability.

Security Clearance:

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 refer to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

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