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Active Travel Lead, Scotland

  1. Transportation
  2. Edinburgh, Glasgow
R-110517

This is a new leadership role to support the growth and development of our active travel team across Scotland and to be a key player in our rapidly expanding, wider UK team providing technical excellence in this field.

The role will focus primarily on the winning and leadership of active travel projects of varying complexity across Scotland, via our existing significant and recent local authority framework wins. We will expect you to promote a multi-disciplinary approach to active travel and help shape our local offering with key clients.  There will also be opportunities to support other national and international high-profile projects.

You will play a key role in supporting the technical development of the wider team and provide thought leadership across active travel and related disciplines to continually improve our client offering.

The role is to be based in Glasgow or Edinburgh, with regular travel to other offices and project locations across the UK expected.

Requirements:

Qualifications:

  • Degree qualified in a relevant subject (Civil Engineering / Transport Planning or similar).

Essential Criteria:

  • A strong team leader and motivator of staff.
  • Strong client relationships across local authorities in Scotland and the ability to build on these, including the ability to influence at all levels.
  • Significant experience of active travel projects from initial planning and strategic advice through to feasibility studies and scheme delivery.
  • A high level of technical awareness of active travel standards, policies and best practice.
  • Experience of using UK standards and guidance documents– such as Active Travel Act Guidance, Cycling by Design, LTN 1/20 and DMRB.
  • An ability to devise and present initial and innovative solutions to complex active travel problems.
  • Proven experience of work-winning in a competitive environment.
  • Experience of leading and successfully delivering larger pieces of technical work such as town or city-wide studies, including managing and prioritising own workload and that of others.
  • A good understanding of the UK transportation market and geography, with an emphasis on Scottish local authority clients.
  • The ability to be flexible in terms of project delivery and working locations.
  • Ability to manage multiple stakeholder and client relationships.
  • Excellent IT skills.
  • Membership of relevant technical institutions – e.g. ICE, CIHT, CILT.

Desirable Criteria:

  • Ability to deliver technical training seminars.
  • Experience of large public and stakeholder consultation projects.
  • Evidence of CPD relating to active travel infrastructure design.
  • Experience in developing national policy and strategy documents and/or technical standards and guidance.

Responsibilities:

  • Team leadership and engagement with active travel representatives across our transportation business.
  • Senior member of the UK-wide Active Travel leadership team.
  • Production of task briefs, resourcing schedules and project plans for active travel projects.
  • Leading technical projects as technical lead or technical reviewer with responsibility for high quality project deliverables.
  • Client relationship management and positioning.
  • Ad-hoc advice for internal and external clients with regards to active travel design projects.
  • Assisting the wider Transportation team with larger, complex projects such as UK standard, policy and guidance document updates.
  • Assisting with business development across NI for active travel and closely related disciplines.
  • Assistance with coaching and training of junior/graduate level staff.
  • Assistance with technical training delivery.
  • Managing stakeholder consultation processes as required.

The Individual:

We are seeking a proactive and enthusiastic individual with significant experience in the active travel field. An eye for detail and confidence to challenge decisions and concepts in a constructive and collaborative way are key attributes for this role. The ideal candidate will be comfortable working with clients and stakeholders at all levels across Scotland and the rest of the UK and able to (indirectly) manage an existing team of highly motivated active travel professionals.

Are you ready to take up a vital role in shaping some of our exciting projects? How about joining our talented team, where everyone has a voice, and together we face our clients' problems head-on. It's a diverse and inclusive work environment where world-class talent knows no distinctions.

We know that different people have different priorities, which is why we're here to support you. Flexible and remote working is a central part of our culture. So, talk to us about what's ideal for you – from reduced weeks to buying more leave over school holidays. And if you're returning from a career break, ask us how we can help you transition back into work with us.

Read more about how you can thrive with us.

Why work for AtkinsRéalis?

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.

New name, new era. We are AtkinsRéalis. It will take some time for all our information to update – you can still refer to our fantastic benefits via the link below:

Your Reward at SNC-Lavalin​ (snclavalin.com).

More about us:

AtkinsRéalis, is a leading global consultancy with over 100 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.

Check out some of our recent, most exciting projects.

Training:

AtkinsRéalis is committed to developing its people both personally and professionally. Our colleagues have the advantage of access to a high ranging training portfolio and development activities designed to help make the best of individual’s abilities and talents. We also actively support staff in achieving corporate membership of relevant institutions.

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. The vetting process is delivered by United Kingdom Security Vetting (UKSV) and may require candidates to provide proof of residency in the UK of 5 years or longer. 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.

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.

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