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Utility Solutions Consultant - Bristol / South West

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Utility Solutions Consultant - Bristol / South West

Atkins have an exciting opportunity for a Utility Consultant to join our successful Utility Solutions team in Bristol. As a Utility Consultant with Atkins you will work with a broad base of clients across multiple sectors. Your role will be varied and will see you working as part of a collaborative team, focused on all aspects of Utility Consultancy; from understanding onsite constraints, procuring and planning diversionary works, and arranging for connections to new developments.

The role involves working on behalf of clients from a wide range of sectors, on projects ranging from residential and commercial developments through to major highways and infrastructure schemes, with tasks covering the entirety of a project’s lifecycle, from feasibility and planning stage through to build and implementation.

You will work collaboratively with our technical and business development teams to exceed client expectations and continue to grow and expand our client relationships.

This role will be based in our Bristol office, with immediate working arrangements being home based in line with government guidelines. 


  • Interpreting client utility requirements and understanding scheme drawings
  • Presenting client schemes to relevant utilities and procuring relevant costs and designs
  • Reviewing utility designs against client designs, to identify potential risks and savings
  • Calculating anticipated load requirements for a range of building types
  • Simultaneously managing numerous projects, chasing utilities for responses to ensure project milestones are met
  • When the situation allows, attendance at client design meetings and co-ordination of multiple utilities on-site to enable best value solutions to be implemented
  • Coordination of utility works on behalf of clients, ensuring that works are completed in line with client programs
  • Assessing utility plans and undertaking feasibility studies, identifying risk areas and potential costs
  • Advising clients on ways to minimize risks to their project arising from utility matters
  • Liaison with utility companies with regards to obtaining utility easement and wayleave information
  • Undertaking NRSWA 1991 C1-C9 processes.


  • A thorough understanding of the UK utility market and associated regulatory framework, including competition in connections.
  • A proven problem solver
  • Experience of working in a utility procurement and management role, or a background in fulfilling similar roles with organisations like house builders or developers
  • An appreciation of relevant legislation, including the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 as well as other guidance that are specific to the utility sector such as HAUC, HSG47 etc.
  • Ability to deliver value to clients through effective and proactive project management
  • Demonstrable experience with accurate report writing, conveying technically complex scenarios and solutions
  • Able to work as part of a multidisciplinary project team
  • Computer literate, and experienced in all Microsoft applications


SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business develops individuals through a portfolio of training and development activities designed to help you make the best of your abilities and talents.  These are reviewed with individuals through an annual appraisal process.  We actively support staff in achieving corporate membership of relevant institutions. On the job training will be delivered to ensure that the successful candidate is comfortable with the domain in which they would be working.

Employee benefits

Atkins offers a fantastic range of benefits, which you can tailor to suit your own health, wellbeing, financial and lifestyle choices.

All the information you need to know is available on our dedicated benefits portal; your reward, which is available to access 24/7 from any device:

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 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.


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