Open and close mobile menu


Bridges and Civils UK

Engineering a better future

As part of the Bridges and Civils Team, you'll lead projects shaping the world of transportation. The work is exciting across the entire lifecycle of bridges and civil assets, from developing initial concepts to detailed design and construction support. Our specialists problem-solve by bringing together traditional engineering and new technologies, providing our team with real variety, the potential for growth and continual challenge.

Bridges and Civils

Ready to take that next step up in your career? There’s never been a better time to join us. Our talented employees are advancing technology, keeping pace with the dramatic demands on urban places and spaces - making travel faster, safer and better.

This film showcases a range of some recent projects across the UK that you could get your teeth into. Watch it and check out our live roles at the bottom of the page.

If you're interested in work around the M25 (featured in the film), you can find our Connect Plus Services roles here.

Bridges and Civils

Civil engineering

Work with us, designing, constructing, implementing and maintaining the places and spaces around us, from buildings to bridges, roads and railways. You'll be part of a talented team supporting our clients in maintaining and upgrading the national transportation network across:

• Highways infrastructure: sign gantries, masts and road restraint systems
• Railway line infrastructure
• Buried: earthworks, retaining walls, and drainage and earth structures
• Overhead line electrification structures
• Level crossings
• Station and depots

team sitting around lunch table

Bridge engineering

Join the team, and you'll be surrounded by experts in all aspects of the end-to-end asset life cycle, from code compilation to dynamic, in-service monitoring. Bridges are often the focal point of design solutions. Together, the team has the depth and breadth of technical expertise to undertake the most complex challenges. You'll be trusted to take the lead, supporting clients in assessing and maintaining their asset portfolios and creating new assets to improve the transportation network.

Meet our team

The Bridges and Civils Team is spread across multiple offices within the UK

Senior bridge engineer

My role generally involves managing the delivery of technical projects, such as bridge designs or assessments, whether leading small- to medium-sized teams or working within a large multi-disciplinary team on a mega project.

My favourite project to work on was the Dock Road Bridge Assessment, based in Tilbury in Essex. As part of the project, I travelled to the Global Technology Centre, India, for three months to lead the local assessment teams. Working with engineers from different countries and learning about their work culture was great. Back in the UK, I also went on site visits, participated in surveys and tested the strength of materials on the bridge.

My project work on numerous Swedish bridge projects and my current role on the M25 J10 design project have also been very fulfilling. My experience at tkinsRéalis has been varied and challenging. I've worked in the UK, India and Sweden, collaborating with teams in these countries.

I've worked with many highly skilled, knowledgeable people, seizing opportunities to work on exciting, challenging projects, which have accelerated my career development.

team sitting around lunch table

Assistant engineer

My role involves working with different teams around the UK on several exciting and high-profile major highways projects and local authority schemes. I work directly and indirectly with key clients to deliver various structural design packages and projects, maintaining, assessing and designing bridges.

I joined AtkinsRéalis two years ago on the Graduate Development Programme. As part of the programme, I have been fortunate to work on various challenging and exciting projects, which have helped me garner comprehensive knowledge and experience within this industry. Moreover, I was given the opportunity to go on a six-month secondment as an Assistant Project Manager to Connect Plus Services, responsible for the Operations and Maintenance of the M25 motorway network. During this time, I developed skills outside my regular job role, building personal relationships with various stakeholders around the client. This gave me an insight into what it is like to be in the client's shoes. This secondment has immeasurably helped me develop professionally and opened more doors of opportunities, which came with a greater level of responsibility that I am very appreciative of.

Practice manager

I've worked for AtkinsRéalis since before my graduation. I started by doing a summer placement in the Cambridge office while studying for my degree in Civil Engineering. I enjoyed my time in the office, gaining some great practical experience to complement my education and was fortunate to be offered a permanent role. Since then, I've had great opportunities to travel with AtkinsRéalis. I initially transferred to a project team in London, giving me the background and experience I needed to become a Chartered Civil Engineer. After that, I was seconded for three years to our Global Technology Centres in the UAE and then India, delivering UK projects from abroad. I transferred to our Birmingham office, where I have worked ever since.

One of AtkinsRéalis' strengths is that the organization supports people moving around the company to further their career development and personal aspirations. I've also been able to change to flexible working hours to suit my personal commitments.

Explore our projects


Each weekday more than 1700 trains, carrying 300,000 passengers from Brighton mainline and its branch lines, converge on East Croydon and Selhurst Junction. This makes the Croydon Area one of the busiest parts of Britain's railway network. CARS aims to transform this bottleneck. It will provide faster, more reliable journeys, increase capacity, boost the local and national economy, and enhance how East Croydon station serves its communities.

In collaboration with our constructability partner, we developed the option selection phase of this scheme. The project covers over 30km of new tracks and supporting railway systems, railway grade separation and extra tracks at Selhurst junction, four 350m viaducts, resignalling, 40km of new siding facilities, remodelling East Croydon station with additional platforms, and modifying Norwood junction station.

Our talented designers and engineers worked within our multi-disciplinary team of specialists, ensuring their work comes together seamlessly at complex sites such as stations. We also provided specialist Transport & Works act order advice.

AtkinsRéalis has delivered detailed design and associated consulting services for asset improvement schemes in the east of England for National Highways. We provide technical support during the scheme identification phases as part of our five-year commission. Our talented teams are responsible for leading and supporting the delivery of numerous improvement schemes, from initial outline to detailed design and on-site supervising works. We ensure the design, construction maintenance and operation of the existing and future road networks are delivered safely by collaborating closely with the client and contractors and using digital tools to drive efficiencies.

Why AtkinsRéalis

People want to work with us because we combine our differences to make a difference. Our diverse teams solve today's toughest transportation challenges across the UK and the world. With us, you'll work on an inspiring variety of structures and projects within rail, highways and local transport. You'll gain exposure to capital clients, including Network Rail, National Highways, local authorities, and major developers and contractors. The work ranges from flagship projects such as High Speed 2 and East-West Rail to essential maintenance and renewal projects on our road and railway networks.

Working with one another, never against.

For us, collaboration isn't a buzzword. We value each other's perspectives and recognize everyone equally for their contributions. Our teams include people from diverse backgrounds, situated all over the country, delivering projects across our geographies. Our Bridges and Civils team has colleagues who are industry leaders in their specialist fields. They'll pitch in and support your growth because everyone wants you to succeed.

With us, you'll be fit for the future.

Our employees are continuously growing and developing no matter their career stage. You'll be encouraged and supported to gain chartership with professional institutions, such as ICE and IStructE. We also offer excellent internal and external training opportunities to help you reach your full potential.

We know you have priorities outside of work.

We have flexible and remote working policies designed to help you get the most out of your life in and out of work. AtkinsRéalis and Faithful+Gould are the only organizations in our industries to have gained the Clear Assured Gold Standard. It's just one tangible way we're "working towards creating the best business possible for everybody to work in."—Richard Robinson, CEO, UK&E.

Total Reward

When you work with us, you'll enjoy "Total Reward," a package that you can tailor to your changing lifestyle, career and personal needs. You'll enjoy benefits from partner discounts to leadership training, professional accreditations and career planning for any stage of your career.