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Drainage Design Specialist

  1. Water
  2. Peterborough, Leeds, Epsom, Bristol, Belfast, Cardiff
R-114755

AtkinsRéalis provides drainage design services to Highway, Rail, Private Developer, Energy and Water markets with some of our key clients being HS2, Highways England and Network Rail along with many of the UK’s water companies.  Due to practice expansion, we require a Drainage Design Specialist to join our teams operating from across the UK.  We are looking for a strong collaborator, capable of supporting teams and delivering on remote projects as part of our national Practice.

The Individual:

The successful candidate shall demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of the drainage sector, excellent technical skills and have a proven track record of business development, client management, project management and line management. You will be required to undertake a key role in the design of drainage Infrastructure, Transportation and Private Developer projects with emphasis on highway drainage and development drainage including SuDS. As well as delivering the drainage design, you will be responsible in supporting the leadership and development of our drainage design capability.

The successful candidate should be degree qualified, have appropriate professional qualifications, and have a broad range of experience in:

  • Leading the design of drainage designs from concept to detailed design and construction, as stand-alone projects or as part of larger multi-disciplinary schemes.
  • Promoting development of digital solutions in drainage design including full integration of designs within the BIM environment.
  • Overseeing and reviewing the production of drainage designs, models, calculations and drawings to relevant standards, including providing technical assurance of designs.
  • Determining and assigning drainage design tasks and managing delivery to programme and budget.
  • Leading and encouraging the technical development of graduates and technicians in the drainage discipline.
  • Ensuring compliance with business management standards set in the company’s quality, safety and environmental policies and procedures.
  • Managing and developing stakeholder relationships to support the development of the drainage design and consents process.
  • Supporting the drainage discipline locally to develop and enhance the drainage design capability within the local team.
  • Leading drainage designs, managing the interface and providing technical assurance for drainage designs produced in our Global Design Centre.
  • Championing the role of drainage within a multi-disciplinary project.
  • Mentoring and supporting the development of engineers, graduates and technicians in the field of drainage design.
  • Providing technical input to the preparation of bids including provision of Quality Submission responses on drainage strategy and design approach and input to price via preparation of fee proposals and associated program for delivery including assessment of risk.

Other key attributes required include:

  • Demonstrable track record of technical achievement and client satisfaction within the design industry.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Positive outlook and approachable manner.
  • Capable of building and maintaining strong relationships with internal staff and external Clients.
  • Ability to be flexible and to be able to multi-task and prioritise when necessary.
  • Full clean UK driving licence.

Responsibilities:

The role will have key responsibilities relating to business performance, business resilience and technical reputation and will contribute to the implementation of business strategy. Key responsibilities include:

  • Technical Duties -
    • Assume Technical Lead role on projects to ensure AtkinsRéalis delivers Smarter, Faster and More Reliable outcomes for its clients.
    • Undertake Project Director role on projects where required.
    • Undertake Programme / Framework Manager roles on strategic / multi-disciplinary projects.
    • Actively encourage staff to participate in, and contribute to, internal best practice forums, and external profile-raising activities.
    • Promote staff development through training, on-the-job experience, and personal development.
  • Business Duties -
    • Actively encourage Team integration.
    • Ensure compliance with corporate standards and policies.
    • Client Relationship Development with our key Water Company and non-Water Company clients with the strategic growth of both revenue and margin.
    • Promote the merge of more traditional engineering skills with innovative digital methods.
    • Management / technical support of bidding opportunities to win work and identify and mitigate risks.

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.

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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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