Streets and Public Realm Design - Engineering Technician

Job Description

Now part of the SNC-Lavalin group, Atkins UK Transportation business brings together the capabilities of our Rail, Highway and Local Transport teams, into a single business of 3,000 talented transport planners and engineering professionals. The unique breadth of services in Transportation, combined with our scale, makes Atkins the leading UK transportation infrastructure consultancy. We create a culture and environment to inspire our people, ensure collaboration with our clients and continue to shape the future of mobility.

The transportation infrastructure sector is experiencing unprecedented levels of investment and Atkins is playing lead roles in projects to upgrade existing transport networks to deliver future demand including major new road schemes, high-speed rail as well as extensive public transport enhancements. We are also working closely with our clients to adapt to the evolving Covid-19 environment. Our teams are currently delivering exciting and important policy, strategy, modelling and research projects throughout the transportation sector. We are at the forefront of national and international policy making, supporting key decision makers at all levels; and are also supporting the development of cutting-edge technology in the transport sector.

We are currently recruiting talented individuals to help deliver transport planning projects for our expanding client base.  With over 300 specialists in our Transport Planning business we have the flexibility and resources to provide our clients with an extensive range of services including transport policy and strategy planning, traffic modelling, scheme appraisal, travel demand management, scheme design and development planning.

The Roles

We are recruiting a Streets and Public Realm Design Engineering Technician for our Transport Planning business and would like to discuss this opportunity with prospective candidates.    Collaborating with specialists from across our business as part of multi-disciplinary teams, you’ll work on flagship regeneration, site expansion and development projects.  Making the most of your transport planning and development skills, you’ll create streetscapes, secure developers planning approval and deliver sustainable accessible developments.

We’re a successful team with a well-balanced blend of skills to face our client needs and are looking for an enthusiastic individual to add further value to our offer to the marketplace. You will have a demonstrable track record and solid technical capability in the Highway Design, Traffic Engineering and Public Realm field, with experience in supporting project delivery; this exciting opportunity will provide you with a platform to further develop your career.

We’re seeking an ambitious engineering technician to support our design capability, linking in with resourcing needs across our Practice at a national level. With offices across the UK we will consider candidates for a range of locations but we particularly interested in candidates who wish to work from our Cardiff, Croydon and Manchester office. We encourage agile working to promote a healthy work-life balance and anticipate that the successful candidate will enjoy a mix of home and office-based working.  

Join us and you’ll be joining a business that places no limits on how far you can progress.

The Candidates

We have an exciting opportunity for a Streets and Public Realm Design Engineering Technician to join our team.  Successful applicants will be flexible, self-motivated and will be expected to demonstrate a capability in the following:

  • Strong analytical, numeracy and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication with strong report writing capability.
  • Ability to work under pressure and proven success in meeting deadlines.
  • Confident team worker with ability to work independently.
  • Experience of working to time and budget constraints.

Candidates will be expected to demonstrate technical skills and competencies such as:

  • Experience in supporting the development and implementation of urban highway, transport and public realm schemes.
  • Delivery of work in line with DMRB and MfS guidance.
  • Experience of 3D design using AutoCAD Civils 3D.
  • Experience with Project wise.
  • Working knowledge of construction contracts.

Successful candidates will have:

  • A relevant transport planning, urban planning, engineering qualification or similar;
  • A passion for transportation; and
  • Ideally, membership or working towards membership of a relevant professional institute.

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.

YourReward at SNC-Lavalin​ (snclavalin.com).

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.

Check out some of our recent, most exciting projects.

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.

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. 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.