What’s your role at Atkins? My role is Head of Recruitment for UK & Europe. The function recruits all of our new hires for the UK & Europe region which spans Early Careers, Experienced hires and Contingent workers. I also lead on Diversity and Inclusion for the region to support our aspiration to become a truly inclusive employer and an employer of choice for prospective hires.
Tell us a little bit about your background. I joined Atkins back in 2005 and have spent the majority of that time in the recruitment function. I have always had variety and challenge in my role and have had the opportunity to work with a diverse range of people and teams throughout my career.
What’s the best thing about your job? The people and the challenges – you’re constantly developing and growing hence why I have been able to shape my career and remain with the organisation.
What makes a good day at work? When someone says thank you or well done! I can go home then knowing I have made a difference.
What would you say to someone thinking of joining Atkins? The reason people stay with Atkins is the environment and the culture we have. You get variety in role which helps shape your future, you build trust with colleagues and you get to collaborate with the most amazing group of people from across the globe.
At Atkins’ Global Design Centre (GDC) in India, we’re proud to be the center of excellence for the SNC-Lavalin Group. We’re well into our digital transformation journey, so when we came to work on the mega Project Neon – it was our opportunity to show off the quality of our work and our passion for innovation.
Jerel Rackley is a Transportation Engineer who, since graduating from Texas A&M University in 2002, has spent his career serving agencies in the design and oversight of roadway projects. He has been at Atkins since August of 2011 and is a recent graduate of the Building People Leaders program. He took some time to share his experiences about the Mentoring Program.
The Purple Line is a new 16.2 mile, light rail transit line, running east-west between Bethesda, Maryland, and New Carrollton, Maryland. The first direct suburb-to-suburb rail link in the region, the project will connect five major activity centers just north of Washington DC with a total of 21 stations and platforms. It will also link commuters to existing transit, helping to ease the notoriously congested Capital Beltway region.