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Senior Engineering Manager

R-040520
  1. Oslo
  1. Consulting & advisory, Transportation

Senior Engineering Manager

Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin, is one of the world’s leading multi-disciplinary consultancy firms offering unparalleled opportunities for talented individuals in search of a rewarding career.

Objectives

  • Ensure successful delivery of projects by leading and co-ordinating teams and managing cross-discipline interfaces
  • Utilise the latest BIM, CAD, GIS and EDMS systems to effectively manage and integrate our projects across functional and geographic boundaries.  This will include Atkins, SNC-Lavalin and sub-contract partner teams in Norway, Denmark, Sweden, the UK and India.
  • Actively participate in internal professional networks across Atkins and SNC-Lavalin to harness our existing capabilities and ensure the continuous improvement of our engineering management tools
  • Be responsible for undertaking quality reviews of deliverables in line with company requirements.
  • Be actively involved in recruitment activities to grow a self-sustaining delivery team in Norway.
  • Liaise with colleagues to ensure we have sufficient resources with the right skills to deliver our current and future projects.
  • Support the technical development of staff in Norway and our wider teams across Norway, Denmark, Sweden, the UK and India.
  • Engage with clients to understand their emerging needs and actively sell our technical capabilities.

Requirements

  • Relevant education from College or University, minimum bachelor's level
  • A minimum of 10 years experience in railway, metro or tram projects
  • Strong engineering management experience from multi-disciplinary railway, metro or tram projects
  • A high level of knowledge of CAD / BIM / GIS / EDMS systems and tools to support project delivery – ideally across disciplines based in multiple offices
  • Strong working knowledge of technical standards, specifications, guidelines and requirements of railway, metro and tram projects
  • Knowledge of NS8401 / 8402 / 8407 / NK2015 or equivalent
  • Demonstrable evidence of contributing to tenders
  • Strong track record of delivery
  • Highly collaborative with strong interpersonal and conflict resolution skills
  • Strong communication skills and an ability to work across geographically and organisationally separate delivery teams and client organisations
  • Performance driven and customer focussed
  • A desire to drive the industry into the digital future
  • Ideal candidate should be fluent in Norwegian language

Responsibilities

  • Provide excellent engineering management services for our projects with teams based across Scandinavia, the UK, India, the United States and Canada
  • Lead and / or support large multi-disciplinary tenders
  • Undertake the role of project manager on occasion
  • Lead and grow a team with a reputation for technical excellence and ability to flexibly respond to business needs
  • Drive technical best practice, knowledge sharing, and process standardisation / optimisation
  • Support resource demand forecasts in collaboration with colleagues
  • Win work through maximising additional / repeat / follow-on work from clients
  • Drive innovation in service offerings
  • Spot opportunities and foster client relationships
  • Ensure adherence to corporate governance and management systems

The Individual

  • A reputation for technical excellence, delivery and providing an open and supportive working environment focussed upon health, safety and team wellbeing
  • A hard working and flexible individual, who is reliable, proactive and innovative
  • Able to build and motivate a team and demonstrate good management qualities
  • A self starter with a high expectation of performance for themselves and other members of the team, coupled with a drive for continuous improvement
  • Able to keep calm under pressure within demanding project environments
  • Collaborative, customer focused and an excellent team player
  • Excellent interpersonal, organisational and communication skills both verbally and in writing
  • Able to adapt to different cultures and working environments to build rapport with both clients and the practice teams
  • Strong business acumen with a demonstrated knowledge of identifying potential value creation
  • A supportive and encouraging approach to mentoring less experienced members of the team, combined with a passion for staff development
  • Available to travel across Scandinavia and the UK if required (potential for short term overseas assignments also)
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