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Insights 5 skills you'll hone in a transportation job at AtkinsRéalis

A career in transportation offers a fulfilling path where you can connect people, places, and goods all around the world. 

Our Transportation teams at AtkinsRéalis are working hard to build systems and networks that are more efficient, safe and accessible. We’re on a journey to engineer a better future for our planet and its people. Joining our transportation team is an exciting opportunity to do just that. 

Whilst you are shaping the future of mobility and improving transportation systems, here are some of the key skills that you will hone: 

Problem-solving skills 

Transportation professionals deal with various logistical issues so you’ll develop strong problem-solving skills that allow you to overcome these challenges. Whether you come across traffic accidents to technical maintenance issues, this skill will help you ensure smooth operations and timely responses. 

Collaboration skills 

In this role, you’ll be collaborating with engineers, designers, architects, planners, and even government bodies. Working closely with these stakeholders is essential in the development of efficient and effective transportation solutions. 

Collaboration is how we are able to provide our clients with big-picture insights, enabling them to make better, more informed decisions with greater accuracy and clarity. 

Your projects can benefit from the expertise and knowledge that the professionals in the business have to offer leading to exceptional results. 

Strategic thinking skills 

From the moment you start planning a transportation project to when you start executing the plan, strategic skills are essential in pulling everything together in a sustainable way that makes sense for the client as well as the planet. 

We consider it our mission to lead the engineering industry in achieving Net Zero as rapidly as possible. You’ll be pioneering solutions for faster decarbonization of businesses, sectors and regions at scale, for more sustainable economic growth with this key skill. 

Analytical skills 

Transportation data can be used to make informed decisions for optimising routes, schedules, and resource allocation. 

There is a vast amount of transportation data available that can be interpreted. Analysis of this data unlocks learnings on what has worked well and what needs to be improved, which can go a long way in this sector. 

Adaptability skills 

Due to advancements in technology and changing societal needs, the transportation sector is ever-evolving. This means as a transportation professional, you’ll develop the ability to easily adapt to new circumstances, regulations, technology, and tools. 

We embrace technology and digital at AtkinsRéalis - it has the ability to transform outcomes when combined with every element of the engineering process: our people, our data insights and our technology. This means you’ll have access to the latest technology so you too can engineer cutting-edge solutions. 

Build a better and more connected world with AtkinsRéalis 

As a part of our team, you'll have the chance to influence the future of transportation, innovate sustainable solutions, and improve lives through efficient mobility. 

We are looking for talented candidates to fill vacancies across the UK, in Transport Planning, Environmental Planning, Project Scheduling and Traffic Engineering. 

Take the first step towards an exciting journey by exploring our transportation career opportunities today.