Business Transformation: Senior Consultant - UK Wide

  • Job Reference: 00002740-1
  • Date Posted: 13 March 2023
  • Recruiter: Atkins
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  • Location: Birmingham
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Construction, Engineering & Design, Other Rail Jobs
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

“You might know Atkins SNC Lavalin for the great work we do across our wide variety of projects.We're proud to say this is thanks to our people's diversity of thought, expertise, and knowledge. And when you join us, you'll be a part of this genuinely collaborative environment, where everyone’s voice is valued and treated equally. We're passionate about what we do, but we don't take ourselves too seriously. Simply put, this a great place to be. So, when it comes to your life outside of work, ask us about our flexible and remote working policies designed to help you get the most out of life.”

The role we are seeking to fill sits within the Business Transformation team in our Transportation business, which has an excellent record of delivery for a wide range of clients including some of the largest public and private sector organisations in the UK, particularly in rail, highways, and local transport markets. We create a culture and environment to inspire our people, ensure collaboration with our clients and continue to shape the future of mobility. We are passionate about the importance of net zero and the role that transportation must play in meeting the global requirements.

Read more about how you can thrive with us.

The UK transport sector is delivering the largest and most ambitious changes the sector has seen in a generation.

Significant growth is being driven by long-term funding commitments from Government in recognition of the critical role that strategic connectivity plays in supporting economic growth. Our clients face key challenges in defining and delivering their long-term programmes, maximising the value of assets, and embracing new technologies so that they can deliver the best outcomes for users and for the economy. These challenges are driving the need for change in the way our clients do business enabling them to deliver their investments and meet their strategic priorities.

Our Team thrives on:

Based in our Transport Consultancy and Advisory practice (TC&A), our Business Transformation team is supporting leaders to think differently by re-aligning their strategic priorities, providing support to re-organise their businesses and develop processes to support new operations. We help uncover and then overcome cultural and organisational challenges which are hindering success.

We do this by:

  • putting people at the heart of all we do and taking time to understand what really matters,
  • respecting knowledge and complementing it with our own, and
  • committing to valuing, inspiring, and empowering everyone to be successful-ensuring Organisations, projects and programmes have the best chance to deliver on their commitments.
  • We believe that both our own and our clients organisations, projects and programmes thrive because of people; their culture and strength of relationships. Engaged and motivated people, in the right environment and with the tools, capabilities and recognition they need, will thrive.

The individuals:

We are looking to recruit talented individuals who are passionate about delivering excellence in transformation and complex business change. Like our team, these individuals will take pride in delivering an authentic and hands-on-approach to understand our clients’ business challenges and help achieve their ambitions.

The roles we hope to fill will enhance our existing business consulting expertise: strategy setting; organisational and operational design, implementing and managing transformational change programmes, including cultural and behavioural leadership; business performance improvement; benefits realisation and complex stakeholder engagement.

You will have responsibility for client-facing work from the outset. All our consultants are expected to have regular interactions with clients, to lead work-streams or projects, and to support senior colleagues in delivering specific project outputs.

You will be expected to support achievement of challenging operational and consultancy revenue targets and support bid writing/tendering.,

The roles can be based in any of our London, Epsom, Birmingham, Warrington, Manchester, Bristol, or Cardiff offices. Travel to attend client sites across the UK and occasionally overseas, as required, is key.

What you can bring:

We are seeking individuals with an excellent track record in delivering business change, communications & stakeholder management including:

  • Experience owning and delivering an integrated communications strategy.
  • Experience developing key relationships with stakeholders and influencing senior executives.
  • Experience of change management communications.
  • Experience setting and working within brand guidelines.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and strong political awareness and judgement.

You will need to:

  • hold at least a degree or equivalent qualification and may hold, or be working towards, a professional qualification,
  • be able to deal with competing tasks and operate successfully even when under pressure,
  • be a highly collaborative individual, capable of maximising the value of networks within and outside Atkins, including with our market facing teams; and,
  • have well-developed emotional intelligence with the ability to flex your style to suit different stakeholders, building trusted relationships with clients at all levels.
  • It is also essential that you have excellent written communication skills and can present and deliver outcomes which are compelling, accurate, and engaging both to clients and in support of our business development and work winning activities.
  • A background in the Transportation sector is of interest but is not essential.

If you want to know anything before applying, then please get in touch.

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, with Net-Zero at the heart of our decision making. You'll be working alongside some of the top people in our industry, solving challenges that bring together traditional engineering and new technologies.

Personal growth is at the heart of our business. We want to create an environment where people feel empowered, valued, and can thrive. A place where everybody's voice counts, a diverse community who feel they can contribute to the success of Transportation. Our Transportation team are developing our skills and competencies to meet the future needs of our clients or by innovating today to respond to the needs of tomorrow.

More about us:

Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, is one of the world’s most respected Design, Engineering and Project Management Consultancies. Collaborating with clients, we’re driven to make our world a better place. We also strive to make a difference in the way we work, from supporting the STEM skills agenda to setting standards as an employer of choice, being ranked as one of LinkedIn’s Top 25 Companies, where UK professionals want to work and stay once they join.

Our work enriches people’s lives and the places they live – whether developing smart cities, accelerating connectivity for communities, or transforming design with technology. Opportunities include planning, designing, and enabling complex projects and major programs across transportation, energy, and infrastructure. Our lived environment is facing rapid change; to face these challenges, we are radically transforming the way infrastructure is designed, delivered, and operated.

Our aim is to help create a world that is diverse, sustainable, full of thriving communities and working better for all.

From hopeful beginnings in civil and structural engineering, to innovating in nuclear, to pushing into the future of rail and intelligent cities – our people have delivered on some of the world’s most complex projects.

Check out some of our recent, most exciting projects.

Flexible Working:

Atkins recognise that work is only one part of our lives and making time for families, friends and ourselves is just as important. The recent pandemic has enabled us all to re-think our work/life balance, and as such, if flexible, part time working or working from home, will help with your quality of life, or if you're returning from a career break, then let us know so we can discuss how we can accommodate individual requirements.

Diversity & Inclusion:

At Atkins, we are not all the same - and that is our greatest strength. Different views, experiences and opinions enhance our ability to provide a value-added performance and better services. That’s why we believe different makes a difference. Our commitment is to create and maintain an inclusive culture where everyone belongs, can be their true selves and can reach their full potential. 

We have a number of networks that our staff can join, these networks fulfil various functions within Atkins, including providing opportunities for social interaction, peer support and personal development, as well as contributing to the development of policies and working practices. These include: LGBTQ+, Women’s professional Network, Parent Net, Enable, Embrace, Neurodiversity and Faith.


We understand that everyone is different and so are their development needs, that’s why at Atkins, we are committed to developing our people both personally and professionally. We promote lifelong learning for our people, looking to achieve the skills of tomorrow, today. Our colleagues have the advantage of access to a high ranging training portfolio and development activities designed to help make the best of individual’s abilities and talents. We also actively support staff in achieving corporate membership of relevant institutions.

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'.

Additional Information:

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.

We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves, thrive and develop. To help embed inclusion for all, from day one, we offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and employee networks to support staff from different backgrounds. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability.