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Senior / Principal Tunnels Systems (ITS) Engineer

R-052454
  1. Birmingham, Manchester, Epsom, Bristol, Cardiff
  1. Transportation

Senior / Principal Tunnels Systems (ITS) Engineer

Senior / Principal Tunnels Systems (ITS) 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.

We know that different people have different priorities, which is why we're here to support you. Flexible and remote working is a central part of our culture. So, talk to us about what's ideal for you – from reduced weeks to buying more leave over school holidays. And if you're returning from a career break, ask us how we can help you transition back into work with us.

Read more about how you can thrive with us.

The Transportation business covers all aspects of multidisciplinary design and management, from inception and options appraisal through to detailed design and delivery/construction support. It is our centre of excellence for the design of highway and rail infrastructure projects. We aim to be the first-choice designer for local and national highway authorities, contractors and developers.

The Highways Technology practice within the UK Transportation business is a market leader in the design of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) for road tunnels and highways. We work within multi-discipline teams to deliver complex high-profile projects.

Role

We are seeking a candidate for our UK tunnels systems team who is able to demonstrate a high level of engineering capability and can lead the technical delivery of tunnel systems design projects. You will have a background in electrical or systems design, working within highways and/or rail sectors with a track record of managing successful delivery on engineering design projects.

We will value you for going beyond, and exceeding expectations in delivering innovative solutions that nobody else can. After all, we can’t achieve great things without you. So, you can look forward to fantastic rewards and development opportunities.

Responsibilities

  • Lead the technical delivery of road tunnel systems engineering projects and input into complex, multi-disciplinary design projects.
  • Use analytical skills to derive potential solutions to engineering problems and engineering judgement to appraise different options and recommend the most suitable option.
  • Oversee the production of and review high quality design documentation including sketches, drawings, calculations, reports and specifications.
  • Carry out designs, design calculations, reports and specifications to industry and national standards
  • Stay abreast of industry developments and changes in standards. Ensure that all design submissions produced by those under your supervision are compliant with all relevant standards.
  • Developing more junior staff by technical training and mentoring.
  • Responsible for the completion of projects to time and budgets.

Technical Requirements:

  • Degree in Electrical / Electronic / Communications engineering or equivalent.
  • Professionally registered at IEng or CEng level by a relevant professional body, such as the IET.
  • Intimate knowledge of tunnel systems standards and processes (this may have been gained outside the UK).
  • Experience of applying IEC 61508 (or similar) methodologies.
  • Familiarity with Systems Engineering principles (e.g. Vee model).
  • Willingness and ability to lead the technical delivery of tunnel systems design projects and relevant aspects of complex, multi-disciplinary projects.
  • Sound knowledge of Microsoft Office programmes, particularly Word and Excel.
  • Proven track record of producing high quality deliverables with little supervision.
  • Ability to prepare reports and collate specifications from all parties to the project and to collect other data and statistics necessary for the preparation of progress and technical reports.
  • Sound interpersonal skills and ability to converse with a wide range of Clients and colleagues across a number of engineering disciplines.

Stakeholders

  • Experience of working with our key clients, e.g. Highways England, Transport for London or major contractors. An understanding of their internal organisation and processes is desirable.
  • Identify and respond to our clients’ values in a competitive market sector.
  • Ability to manage stakeholders, e.g. specialist suppliers, communications providers and independent checkers.

Management

  • Ability to manage projects including preparing programmes and managing risk.
  • Good project management skills, commercial awareness, financial management skills and ability to deliver work across a range of contract types.
  • Ability to develop and agree scopes and manage the internal technical supply chain, including budgets, programme and quality of deliverable, delivering within set time frame.
  • Awareness of the business models adopted in the sector and commercial and technical risks.

People

  • Experience in motivating teams to prioritise and deliver tasks to time and budget.
  • Flexibility for occasional periods working away from normal office location, including occasional night / weekend working (typically for tunnel inspections).

Desirable Requirements

  • Experience as designer on design and build (D&B) commissions.
  • Experience of collaborative software (SharePoint, Business Collaborator, ProjectWise).
  • Experience of writing bids and offers, and an understanding of the commercial risks associated with projects.
  • Experience of working within a design consultancy.
  • Wider knowledge gained from working within a contractor and/or client organisation.

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. We're also a Silver Rating holder in the Aerospace & Defence sector, as per the Financial Times rating of the UK’s leading management consultants."

Check out some of our recent, most exciting projects.

"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.

Atkins is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability." #LI-UK #LI-ATKINS #LI-Transportation.

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