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Principal/Chief Engineer - Bridges and Civils

  1. Transportation
  2. Cardiff
R-115204

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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: Equality, diversity & inclusion in the UK & Europe (atkinsrealis.com) 

We are currently seeking a Principal/Chief Engineer to join our Bridges and Civils team within our Transportation Practice, based in Cardiff.   The successful candidate will support our teams working on a number of exciting, high-profile projects and frameworks for our many key Clients within our traditional Rail, Strategic Highways, & Local Transport markets as well as wider non-transportation projects both in the UK and overseas. Some of our key national projects include: East West Rail, High Speed 2, M25 Connect Plus Services, A465 Sections 5&6, Highways England East Region DSC, Sizewell C, Professional Services contracts with numerous county councils and the Central Rail Systems Alliance. On a local basis, in Wales, AtkinsRéalis are currently the Primary Consultant for the Central Region of the South Wales Trunk Road Agent (SWTRA) Framework, whilst also being a Consultant on the South West & Mid Wales Regional Civil Engineering Consultancy Framework (SWMWRCES), South East Wales Technical and Professional Services (SEWTAPS) Framework, Transport for Wales’s ECS3 Frameworks and the North and Mid Wales Trunk Road Agent (NMWTRA) Framework. We are actively delivering exciting local projects through each of these key frameworks, whilst there is a significant pipeline of future works which you could deliver as a key part of our local Bridges & Civils Team.

Using your technical and delivery skills, you will be responsible for delivering a variety of civil and structural design packages and projects for new build highways and rail schemes, renewals schemes, assessment works and asset management schemes. Your duties will include supporting the management of both individual design packages and entire projects, supporting project resourcing and financial control to ensure our schemes are delivered profitably, to programme, and in accordance with AtkinsRéalis’ quality assurance systems.

You will have a background in civil engineering design, and an interest in the delivery of multi-disciplinary projects within highways, rail or local authority environments. You’ll be familiar with working in large, geographically dispersed multidisciplinary design teams on projects at varying stages of development from feasibility through to detailed design.

Qualifications:

  • BEng / MEng or MSc degree in civil engineering or equivalent.
  • Chartered status and membership of the ICE or IStructE.

Expected Criteria:

  • The role will be varied, requiring a balance of relevant industry experience, technical ability, communication and stakeholder management skills.
  • Proven knowledge in design, maintenance and supervision of civils or structures related projects together with a track record of innovation in design and management of highway structures or the rail environment.
  • Practical knowledge and experience of bridge design, maintenance and assessment or delivery of Civil Engineering works within highway and railway environment.
  • Use analytical skills to derive potential solutions to engineering problems and engineering judgement to appraise different options and recommend the most suitable option.
  • Ability to oversee the production of and review high quality design documentation including sketches, drawings, calculations, reports and specifications.
  • Ability to undertake technical reviews.
  • Experience of working with key clients such as Network Rail, Local Authorities, Developers and major Contractors.
  • Ability to lead bids and tenders. Experience of work winning and developing Client relationships. 
  • Good understanding of relevant design standards (e.g. DMRB, MCHW, Eurocodes, Network Rail Standards).
  • Ability to develop and agree scopes and manage the internal technical supply chain, including budgets, programme, and quality of deliverables, delivering within set time frame.
  • Good project management skills, commercial awareness, financial control and ability to deliver across a range of contract types. This will include an ability to manage stakeholders, e.g. specialist suppliers, independent checkers and local authorities.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to converse with a wide range of Clients and colleagues across a number of engineering disciplines.

Desirable Criteria:

  • Design and Build, ECI and Traditional Contracts.
  • Experience of grillage, space frame and finite element analysis software packages such as LUSAS, MIDAS and Autodesk Structural Bridge Design.
  • Offsite Construction and Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DFMA)
  • Experience of concrete repair or cathodic Protection.
  • Experience undertaking CRE or CEM roles for NR projects.

We recognise that whilst, your experience might not fit these criteria exactly, you could still be a valuable addition to our team. If you have a desire to develop within Transportation Civils and Structures, we look forward to making the most of your transferrable skills and would welcome hearing from you.

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: Equality, diversity & inclusion in the UK & Europe (atkinsrealis.com) 

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: 

YourReward at AtkinsRéalis (atkinsrealis.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: AtkinsRéalis Projects (atkinsrealis.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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