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Insights How to succeed within project management in engineering

Effective project management is the key to delivering successful outcomes, especially within design and engineering. If you're an experienced professional, you’ll understand that it’s important to continuously hone your skills, and sometimes remembering the fundamental building blocks can be key to perfecting and mastering the art of project management. 

At AtkinsRéalis, we recognize the importance of skilled project managers in driving innovation and achieving excellence. Read on to unveil what it takes to succeed within project management in engineering.

But before we delve into those insights, explore some of the exciting types of project management opportunities available at AtkinsRéalis, where you could put these tips to practice.

Opportunities to succeed within project management in engineering

AtkinsRéalis is a world-leading professional services and project management company dedicated to engineering a better future for our planet and its people. We create sustainable solutions that connect people, data and technology to transform the world's infrastructure and energy systems. 

We deploy global capabilities locally to our clients and deliver unique end-to-end services across the whole life cycle of an asset including consulting, advisory & environmental services, intelligent networks & cybersecurity, design & engineering, procurement, project & construction management, operations & maintenance, decommissioning and capital. 

You’ll have the opportunity to work in diverse disciplines and exercise a versatile range of senior project manager duties.

Get a feel for some of the challenging and rewarding projects you could work on and listen to our podcast episode on how we deliver our megaprojects

Today we’re shining a light on senior project manager roles in the US and fascinating markets such as roadway and aviation within our transportation division:

Senior Project Manager 

As a Senior Project Manager at AtkinsRéalis, you will play a pivotal role in negotiating and drafting complex service agreements, ensuring contract compliance, and overseeing project teams.

With responsibilities spanning from project planning and budgeting to client billing and dispute resolution, you'll have the opportunity to showcase your leadership and strategic skills, contributing to the success of projects while identifying new business opportunities for the firm. 

Senior Roadway Engineer/Project Manager

Elevate your career as a Senior Roadway Engineer/Project Manager at AtkinsRéalis, where you'll spearhead contract negotiations, project planning, and budgeting, informed by significant experience and expertise in engineering. 

Join our teams in the booming transportation market and work on impactful projects that shape highways and roads globally. From innovative tolling systems in the US to smart motorways in the UK, your expertise will contribute to delivering major highway projects. 

Be a driving force in revolutionizing transportation infrastructure while enjoying the unique opportunities and challenges presented by government, financial institutions, private developers, and contractors. 

Aviation Engineer/Project Manager

With relevant aviation related civil engineering or project management qualifications and experience, you could soar to new heights as an Aviation Engineer/Project Manager at AtkinsRéalis. 

You'll hone skills in the transportation hub and lead projects that redefine air travel. Take charge of financial health, quality control, and all project aspects while representing our multidisciplinary capabilities to airport clients. 

From conceptual planning to construction administration, contribute to airport capital improvement programs, making air travel safer, easier, and faster. 

Join a dynamic team that collaborates with airport owners, airlines, governments, and construction companies. Seize opportunities in architectural, design, and engineering services, working alongside industry experts to leave an indelible mark on airports and aviation. 

Your innovative solutions will impact the transportation market, ensuring a seamless journey for travelers worldwide. With AtkinsRéalis, your contributions could shape the future of air travel.

Explore more roles where you can make a difference with project management in engineering at AtkinsRéalis.

Top skills and attributes for successful project management in engineering

Develop strong leadership skills:

Successful project management requires strong leadership. A Senior Project Manager at AtkinsRéalis not only oversees project activities but also inspires and guides their team. Cultivate effective communication, decision-making, and conflict resolution skills to lead with confidence.

Embrace collaboration and teamwork:

Collaboration is one of our key values and it’s no surprise as engineering projects are often multifaceted, requiring collaboration across disciplines. 

As a Senior Project Manager you would play a key role at AtkinsRéalis in fostering a collaborative environment where team members feel empowered to share ideas and expertise. 

Your ability to harness the collective strength of your team will be critical.

Prioritize risk management:

Identify potential risks early in the project life cycle and implement robust risk management strategies. 

Proactive risk mitigation ensures that projects stay on track and minimizes the impact of unforeseen issues.

Utilize the power of people, data and technology:

At AtkinsRéalis, we’re redefining the future of engineering by harnessing the combined power of our people, data insights, and cutting-edge technology

Digital isn't just a label – it's integral to our way of working. Our commitment to career development, powerful digital opportunities, and a global community of experts ensures that you thrive in a digital career at AtkinsRéalis. Join us in engineering a better future for our planet and its people. 

Leverage state-of-the-art project management tools to streamline processes and enhance efficiency. We value technological innovation, and as a project manager, you'll have access to cutting-edge tools that facilitate project planning, monitoring, and reporting. Don’t just take it from us:

"We don't just have the coders, data scientists and data engineers. We also have real-world experience in delivering projects through project managers, engineers, and cost modellers—and we can bring all these together to really improve our digital services." –Rachel, Mechanical Engineer

Master Project Management in Engineering: Master your career at AtkinsRéalis

Embarking on a career in project management within the engineering sector is a rewarding journey filled with challenges and opportunities for growth. AtkinsRéalis, a leading player in the industry, offers exciting roles for individuals ready to make a difference. 

By embodying strong leadership, fostering collaboration, and embracing adaptability, you can pave the way for success in project management. 

Join us in shaping the future of engineering projects and advancing your career in a dynamic and innovative environment.