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Principal Consultant & Service Area Lead – M&IS

  1. Transportation
  2. Derby
R-113550

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.

With offices throughout the UK, AtkinsRéalis has an extensive history of supporting clients in the UK and overseas. From September 2023 SNC-Lavalin, Atkins, and Faithful+Gould will be jointly known as AtkinsRéalis, a world-leading design, engineering and project management organization that connects people, data and technology to transform the world’s infrastructure and energy systems. With over 50,000 employees globally and a turnover of £5bn, following the acquisition of WS Atkins in July 2017, we are now in the top 3 of largest Engineering firms in the world. You can find out more about our new brand by visiting the AtkinsRéalis website, AtkinsRéalis (atkinsrealis.com).

The Rail Consulting Practice is made up of three distinct Practices, further structured into Sub-Practices, all of which are supported by a Win Work team.  The Rolling Stock Delivery Practice within Rail Consulting is a highly successful and respected team of approximately 170 people with an established portfolio of services working across all aspects of Rolling Stock consulting.  The Design & Analysis Sub-Practice has a great market position and reputation with our clients, which includes most major ROSCOs, TOCs, maintainers and manufacturers. 

We offer great scope for developing your career and achieving your goals within Rail Consulting. Working within our team you’ll be able to see the impact you make and gain experience on a wide range of projects. We're passionate about what we do, but we don't take ourselves too seriously. Simply put, this a great place to be and when you join us, you'll be a part of a genuinely collaborative environment, where everyone's voice is valued and treated equitable.

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. Making sure you're supported is important to us. So, if you identify as a disabled person or have a neurodiversity, tell us ahead of your interview so we can work with you to make any adjustments you may need.

Job Description

As Senior/Principal Consultant & Service Lead working within the Rolling Stock Design and Analysis Sub-Practice you will report into the Practice Manager based in Derby, UK. Whilst the location is flexible, the M&IS team is predominantly based in Derby.

Key accountabilities and responsibilities:

Working with the Practice Manager and other Service Lead(s) to:

  • Develop a high performing, inclusive team with opportunities for staff development and mobility.
  • Develop your team to meet emerging market demands utilising on the job and formal training.
  • Coordinate work winning activity within the team to deliver compelling, competitive and commercially sound proposals.
  • Lead projects, bids and work packages as required with a focus on excellent project delivery, acting as either PM and / or PD.
  • Monitor and engage with the market, supporting the development of business plans that grow a pipeline of profitable and commercially sound work whilst fostering great client relationships.
  • Provide high quality advice and deliverables to UK and international clients, both as an individual and through the effective coordination of resource from other areas of the business.
  • Ensure projects are resourced and managed in line with the Service Delivery Process, with excellent levels of client support and proactive use of feedback. Monitor agreed packages of work to ensure timely and high-quality completion.
  • Ensure plans are developed and implemented to predict, monitor and improve, team performance across agreed metrics.
  • Support responsible team recruitment and retention in line with market demand and budget/forecasting.

Example Work Activities:

  • Working within a multi-disciplined project team and coordinating work activities as PM and / or PD, leading on engineering projects across a broad range of rail systems, rail vehicle modifications / enhancements and refurbishment / refresh projects.
  • Support or lead in preparing, selling and delivering compelling bids and propositions to rail companies and other clients.
  • Developing and delivering holistic solutions for clients who want a one-stop-shop service when modifying their vehicles.
  • Identifying where current projects or prospects can be augmented to include the supply of material kits and installation services to enhance revenue.
  • Developing relationships with current and potential suppliers that can deliver value added solutions whilst reducing costs.
  • Ensuring work is delivered in accordance with best practice to safeguard that “everyone goes homesafely” when delivering work on vehicles.

We’d love to hear from you if you have:

  • Leadership and communication skills with the ability to inspire, collaborate, and engage effectively across medium-sized teams. Track record of developing self and others to deliver demonstrable results.
  • Able to establish trusted relationships with clients and get satisfaction from meeting/exceeding client expectations.
  • Possess a proactive and client-focused attitude towards delivery. Ability to critically assess projects of all complexities to identify risks and opportunities and use project management and governance processes to balance business and client needs
  • Experience of supporting the creation and successful delivery of financial and operational performance budgets and forecasts, taking inputs from various stakeholders
  • Also possess engineering knowledge, experience, and expertise in a project’s environment and/or project management capacity, working within multi-disciplined project teams including new build, maintenance, refurbishment or operating capacity commensurate with the role and grade.

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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