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Insights Exploring Engineering Opportunities in Sustainable Infrastructure: Join Atkins Hong Kong

Nestled between Aberdeen Island and the southern coast of Hong Kong Island, a beautiful and vibrant city – Hong Kong is known to be one of the most developed cities in the world. 

Being a city with a finite landscape, Hong Kong has always focused on innovation and has come up with brilliant ways to build world-class infrastructure that prioritizes sustainability. 

Atkins Hong Kong, a member of the AtkinsRéalis Group, has been supporting the government of Hong Kong in major projects. The company’s vision of building a better world while keeping sustainability at its core is synonymous with the government’s commitment to city-wide growth and development that is dedicated to environmental policies. 

From collaborating with Hong Kong Airport Authority to undertake the construction of the new Hong Kong International Airport, to building the lifeline project of the city – MTR (Mass Transit Railway), a major public transport network, Atkins is paving the way towards sustainability.

Why work as an Engineer in Hong Kong?

Being at the forefront of innovation and home to mega projects, Hong Kong brings a lot of unprecedented opportunities. Whether you are a Civil Engineers or Architect, Hong Kong is the place to be to see your career go from strength to strength and flourish. 

Are you wondering what life in the Hong Kong Atkins office is like? Our office is inclusive of all ethnicities, with a spirited team culture. You’ll have the opportunity to work on dynamic and compelling projects. Of course, we want you to have a healthy work-life balance so you can expect flexible working hours that support the goal of building an agile working environment. 

There’s no better advocate for Atkins Hong Kong than the people who have relocated to our office. Learn how they have been supporting development through sustainability, and why you should consider a career in Hong Kong.

Yudan, Geotechnical Engineer

Yudan Jia began her career at Atkins UK in the summer of 2013 after receiving her PhD in Geotechnical Engineering from the University of Nottingham. 

Before moving to Hong Kong, she worked in various departments such as Transportation, Highway, and Railway and as a Design Engineer and Construction Support. 

In 2021, she made the move to Hong Kong where she works as a Geotechnical Engineer on Infrastructure projects. 

Yudan enjoys how easy it is to commute to the office as well as flexible working – an aspect that is crucial for her as she strives to find a good balance between work, family and making time for herself. 

Besides that, when asked why someone should look forward to joining Atkins – Hong Kong, Yudan enunciates the multi-faceted projects she has the opportunity to work on, whether it is a government or private sector project. 

As Hong Kong is one of the most developed cities, she emphasizes the opportunities that come with working in the city. 

Keeping work apart, Yudan describes Hong Kong as an amalgamation of East and West cultures with great food, great universities, research teams, and lower tax rates. She also says that it is fairly easy to go and explore mainland China where one can dive deep into the world of Eastern culture, history, art and food. Yudan also joked that you should be prepared to live in small spaces. 

Rob, Transport Consultant

Rob Fleetwood, an integrated master in Geoscience from Royal Holloway, University of London, joined Atkins UK in 2019 and since then relocated to Hong Kong as a Transport Consultant in 2021. His job involves transport engineering, traffic engineering, safety and mobility. 

Atkins plays a crucial role in the future of transportation globally and this is one of the reasons Rob chose to advance his career with us. Throughout his career, he has become more aware of the pressing issues in the transport sector and finds a sense of gratification while working on projects that have a positive impact. 

Given the kind of impact these projects have on people’s lives which may positively affect them for a month, years or decades, Rob says that the projects he works on in Hong Kong are diverse, challenging yet rewarding. 

When you combine this with the unwavering support he gets from his team, you can begin to understand why Rob loves his job. He describes the office environment as positive and is glad to work with like-minded engineers who work diligently on the same output. 

Having come from the United Kingdom, he found himself surrounded by friendly and helpful colleagues who made the transition process very smooth for him. 

Rob looks forward to Fun Fridays, hosted every last Friday of the month by the Atkins Young Professionals (AYP). The AYP is a group of young engineers who come together to host Fun Friday, which, at its core, is an event that helps people network. 

Fun Fridays give a much-needed break to employees, where engineers of various departments meet to discuss their work; form various groups like sports, charity, and study; celebrate birthdays, anniversaries and the achievements of colleagues, or simply bond over football matches. 

From being apprehensive at first to appreciating the office culture, the people and the work define Rob’s experience at Atkins Hong Kong. He says if given the opportunity, engineers should absolutely consider relocating to Hong Kong as the experience is like no other. 

And while he has taken some time settling in the city, he found solace in Cha Siu and Baked Rice – his favourite cuisine so far in Hong Kong, picturesque sightseeing locations, the perfect mix of nature and the classic city skyline, the culture and the kind and helpful people. 

Krishna, Assistant Engineer

Krishna, an Indian citizen who loves to travel, is having a great time in Hong Kong as two of his favourite locations – mountains and beaches, are just an hour or two transport rides away. 

He discovered Atkins when he was pursuing his Master of Technology at IIT Madras, India. Krishna loves how Atkins has reach around the globe, impacting the world with sustainable development. 

With sheer dedication and hard work, he landed a role in Atkins, Gurgaon after his graduation in 2019. Krishna started working on projects remotely in the UK, US, Ireland as well as Asia Pacific. These projects focused on stormwater drainage for highways, railway stations, and airports. 

Having experience working on remote Hong Kong projects, such as the Hong Kong International Airport, Krishna was intrigued and a part of him was eager to work on more projects for one of the world’s most developed cities. 

And when the opportunity knocked, Krishna welcomed it with open arms. He moved to Hong Kong in June 2022 and started working as an Assistant Engineer on Road Drainage, Sewage Network and Water Supply Scheme projects, something that was quite new to him.

Talking about office culture and the people there, Krishna shared how the graduates and trainers went out of their way to make him feel comfortable and welcomed by taking him to an Indian Restaurant for lunch. 

Krishna describes the culture of the office as ‘equals’, where there is no discrimination based on region, nation, or even titles. He considers himself lucky to be working with some of the brightest individuals who are very supportive and will never hesitate to help in any kind of situation.

According to Krishna if you are someone who is looking to grow your engineering career, work alongside people from various parts of the world and for a place where you can unleash the traveller within you, Atkins Hong Kong is the place for you.

Find your next job at Atkins Hong Kong

Being a people-centric organization, we aim to provide an insightful journey for our employees that connects them with people, data, and technology to design, deliver and operate the most complex projects across Hong Kong. 

Our workforce applies innovative thinking, pioneering technologies and strategic management to create the best outcomes for our clients and future generations.

If you’re looking for an inclusive organization with exciting career opportunities, then explore our wide range of options and apply for a job in Hong Kong today.