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Chief Engineer/Technical Director Dams & Reservoirs

  1. Water
  2. Epsom
R-106100

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Welcome to AtkinsRéalis, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group

You might know us for the great work we do across our huge variety of projects. It's all thanks to our people's combined diversity of thought, expertise and knowledge that we can continue to make a difference worldwide. And when you join us, you'll be a part of this genuinely collaborative environment, where everyone's voice is valued and treated equally. 

Flexible working is part of our culture, so talk to us about your priorities inside and outside work. You won't need to sign up for a 9-to-5, five-day week, full-time contract. Our office spaces can accommodate quieter individual work or team working where you can connect and socialise. And if being based at home suits you better, our IT systems will make your days just as easy and effective. If you have family responsibilities or just need to wait for a tradesperson or service your car, AtkinsRéalis will work for you.

Read more about how you can thrive with us.

CHIEF ENGINEER TECHNICAL DIRECTOR DAMS & RESERVOIRS:

Join our Design & Advanced Technology (D&AT) practice to lead and motivate our highly-regarded Dams & Reservoirs technical team. You'll work closely with UK and International clients, managing and developing reservoir portfolios while planning, designing and enabling works that keep communities safe and sustainable. Our team has designed high-profile, award-winning projects such as the proposed Havant Thicket Winter Storage Reservoir. You'll work closely with prominent private and public sector clients from multiple water companies to the Environment Agency, consultants and contractors. 

In this highly technical and rewarding role, enjoy an agile, digital environment, diverse opportunities, and the freedom to develop your career with your aspirations.

Your purpose:

  • Leading in developing the dams and reservoirs business within the UK and internationally.
  • To maintain and expand a network of client decision makers, maintaining excellent professional relationships which can lead to secure new and repeat business.
  • Identify opportunities and lead bids to commercial and competitive standards.
  • Work with the market and business development teams to engage with clients and actively sell our technical capabilities.
  • Inspire and support the technical development of staff within the Practice team.
  • Ensure we have resources with the right skills to deliver our current and future market strategies.

What you can bring?

  • Appointed as an All-Reservoirs Panel Engineer under the Reservoirs Act 1975 and Reservoirs (Scotland) Act 2011 or a Supervising Engineer approaching ARPE status.
  • An established industry profile in the field of dam and reservoir engineering.
  • Ability to apply strategic thinking to the future shaping of the industry.
  • Ability to identify and employ innovation in developing leading-edge processes and technologies.
  • Strong collaborative and network behaviours to interface with other disciplines and businesses.
  • Experience working with offshore support teams would be an advantage.
  • Customer focused and a high level of relationship management skill.
  • Strong reputation for a high level of technical performance.
  • Able to generate innovative outcomes to challenges and follow them through.
  • Being different makes a difference – creative thought, qualitative reasoning, atypical problem-solving, pattern spotting, big-picture thinking, ability to multi-task or single-task focus.

Why work for AtkinsRéalis?

AtkinsRéalis is ranked as one of LinkedIn's Top 25 Companies, where UK professionals want to work and stay once they join. We've also made the Times Top 50 employers for women.

Our Design & Advanced Technology Practice innovates on projects of strategic national importance and solves specialist technical challenges using the power of people, data and technology. As an organization, we're committed to engineering better for people and our planet, from our global Engineering Net-Zero programme to our business strategy based on UN Sustainable Development Goals.

We're proud of our active employee networks creating awareness and allyship for our under-represented groups. Not to mention programmes supporting communities outside AtkinsRéalis, including schools, charities, ex-forces and professionals returning after career breaks.

Read more about our commitments.

Meeting your needs:

When you start with us, you'll enjoy "Total Reward," a package tailored to your lifestyle, career and personal needs. From flexible holidays to life assurance, health & wellbeing benefits, and career planning for the senior stage of your career. Find out more.

Making sure you're supported is important to us. So if you identify as having a disability, let us know ahead of your interview. And let's talk about any adjustments you might need.

More about us:

AtkinsRéalis, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, is a leading global consultancy dedicated to engineering a better future for our planet and its people. With over 18,000 people worldwide, you'll be surrounded by the expertise to help you grow in a diverse and inclusive environment. So you'll have whatever you need to thrive and make a real difference to our world. 

What we offer?

AtkinsRéalis recognise that there are many well qualified people who are looking to further their career, but who cannot commit to full time employment. We support flexible working arrangements and are interested to discuss how we can accommodate individual requirements.  As part of this commitment, we understand the need for a diverse and flexible workforce, where a work-life balance is important. So, by default AtkinsRéalis offers flexible working, where there is no fixed 9 ‘till 5, no need for a 5-day week, no requirement for a full-time contract, and no requirement to spend all your working time in the office.

Rewards and Benefits:

We offer a competitive salary that is regularly tested against other consultants with a default 25-days leave each year plus bank holidays and options to buy some or sell of that leave. Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

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:

YourReward at SNC-Lavalin​ (snclavalin.com).

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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