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Senior Consultant

R-054632
  1. Birmingham, Derby, London, Swindon, Glasgow
  1. Transportation

Senior Consultant

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.

Train control is the technology that keeps a railway safe and allows a train to perform optimally. Communication systems are the key to making them work reliably and efficiently. We’re experts at designing, integrating, installing, operating, and maintaining these technologies, but we also capitalize on them by adding a human-centered, collaborative approach. By considering how rail needs to perform for the people who operate, maintain, and ride it, we make rail better for everyone who uses it.

Our client’s value that focus just as much as our work on some of the world’s most demanding railways. We also bring our whole lifecycle experience to whichever specific part of that cycle we’re working on. It means if we’re consulting on the design of a new signalling system, we’re also thinking about how it would be operated and maintained for decades to come.  Within our Rail Control Systems team, this role is to provide high quality Rail Control Systems (RCS) consultancy services with a focus on communications systems, control systems, systems integration, operational control or signalling. 

Essential duties and responsibilities:

  • The successful candidate will act as a source of guidance and expertise both to clients and to colleagues, ensuring a proactive approach is taken to resolving issues and identifying and working around constraints, and demonstrating a consistently high standard of delivery.
  • The candidate should be able to work individually as a technical specialist or as a team lead delivering client assignments.
  • Supporting the procurement / bidding of RCS assignments providing technical content.
  • Providing technical insight into the development of client feasibility studies and consultancy to aid business decisions.
  • Support the development and optimization of operational concepts and interfaces.
  • Preparing and presenting technical publications.

Essential Experience & Skills:

  • The candidate must have the positive attitude and strong work ethic required to work within a dynamic professional services team.
  • The ability to multitask is essential, as most of our team will contribute to several assignments at once.
  •  The candidate's experience should demonstrate accountability for actions and a logical approach to decision making.
  • The candidate must be able to work individually as a technical specialist or as part of a team delivering client assignments.
  • Education to degree level in a relevant discipline.
  • Solid post graduate experience within one of the following sectors or technologies: ETCS, CBTC, TMS, GSM-R, Railway Signalling, Control Systems, Operational Control or Comms sector.
  • Knowledge of system architecture, and technologies system functions and interfaces.
  • Experience of stakeholder management.
  • Experience of single or multi-disciplinary projects and the application of system engineering and integration techniques.
  • Experience of producing technical specifications.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication standards.

Desirable Experience & Skills:

  • Experience across the assurance and approvals process.
  • Expertise of a comms systems technologies including wireless, data centers and cloud-based services.
  • Experience and knowledge of critical system software development, cyber security, data analytics or artificial intelligence and their application to RCS solutions.
  • Experience in different locations and railway contexts around the world (and ability to travel).
  • Active member of a relevant institution or professional body.
  • Candidates will be expected to work towards Chartered status if they have not already achieved this.
  • Ability to speak and write in additional languages.

Why SNC-Lavalin?

We offer a professional but nurturing environment for you to better develop in your career whilst exposing you to a wide variety of Rail Infrastructure projects. We also offer competitive salaries, enhanced pension contributions, 33 days annual leave (including Bank Holidays), private medical and dental insurance, gym membership subsidies, flexible working hours and a host of other benefits supporting a range of lifestyles.

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

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