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Mechanical Engineering Graduate Scheme - Infrastructure

Welcome to the team that's shaping smarter, healthier and more sustainable places and spaces. Join us as a Graduate Mechanical Engineer and be trusted to own your own projects. You could work on an international airport, a local transport interchange, a nuclear power station or a university campus. Across Cities & Development, Energy, Transportation, Water or Environment, you'll decide where you'd like your career to go.

Requirements: Minimum 2.2 Master’s or MEng Degree in a Mechanical Engineering discipline or a minimum of a 2.1 Bachelor’s or BEng degree in a relevant subject.

Locations: Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Epsom (Surrey), Exeter, Glasgow, Leeds,Manchester, London.

Locations: Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Epsom (Surrey), Exeter, Glasgow, Leeds, London

Requirements: A minimum of a 2.1 Bachelor’s or BEng in Building Services or Architectural Engineering discipline, or a minimum of a 2.2. Master’s or Meng degree in Mechanical Engineering

A building at its simplest consists of the structure and architecture that results in a shell waiting to be occupied. Our Building Services team come together to make buildings functional, comfortable and safe to occupy, preferably through sustainable engineering solutions. We work closely with our clients, to understand how we can work to support them in achieving their Net Zero Carbon aspirations, whether that is providing comfort in the form of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, power and lighting, or ensuring it is safe to occupy through fire safety and security design. Our capabilities include Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, Public Health, Sustainability, Building Physics, Fire, Security and ICT, Building Energy Management Systems, Lighting and Vertical Transportation.

Collaborating with inter-disciplinary teams to deliver world-class projects for our clients, you’ll carry out building services system design from concept design through to construction. You’ll be working using cutting edge digitally enabled design processes to produce holistic yet practical solutions. There will also be the opportunity to get involved with applied research and digital development to help create user- centric buildings and places.

You’ll have the opportunity to develop the broad range of skills set out by the Engineering Council, working towards the competencies required for Chartership with a professional body alongside one of our experienced engineers, who will serve as your chartership mentor. This will include innovative engineering solutions, technical analysis, preparing reports and contract documents, technical and commercial leadership whilst engaging with clients and project management.

As a Graduate Mechanical Engineer within the Building Services team at AtkinsRéalis, you will learn to carry out the following activities:

  • To design and specify heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems throughout a building.
  • To produce reports, schedules and supporting documentation to enable you to issue a complete design package to the client.
  • Visits to sites, client offices etc.
  • Attend client and design team meetings.
  • Collaboration with multi-disciplinary design teams (electrical, public health, architecture and structures) to generate a coordinated design.
  • Project management.


  • Dedicated graduate training.
  • AtkinsRéalis are registered with CIBSE and actively work alongside CIBSE as part of a graduation development scheme.
  • The opportunity to work on a wide variety of unique projects in the UK and abroad.
  • Dedicated research and development team.
  • Opportunity to expand learning into other engineering spheres, such as acoustics, air quality, landscape architecture and human factors.
  • Secondment opportunities.
  • Offices worldwide.
  • Graduate socials.

Locations: Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Epsom (Surrey), Glasgow

Requirements: A minimum of a 2.2 Master’s or MEng degree in Mechanical Engineering

As a Graduate Mechanical Engineer within our Design and Advanced Technology Water team you’ll help to support our clients across the Water sector in the UK and internationally. Our team provides Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, ICA (Instrumentation, Control and Automation) and Process engineering skills and expertise to water companies, supporting their capital (both new build and refurbishment) and operational (problem solving on existing sites) projects and programmes.

You’ll get the opportunity to develop your capability in a wide range of exciting projects, with a focus on water and wastewater treatment, sludge treatment, and bioresource recovery from Anaerobic Digestion (AD). Water, both clean and dirty, is a critical asset needing careful management and you could play a key part in this!

Key activities include:

  • Working within multidisciplinary teams to produce feasibility studies and outline designs through to detailed design work for water industry projects.
  • Working with and developing process tools such as mass balances and process flow diagrams.
  • Undertaking and witness fire testing, whether that is reaction to fire or Fire resistance testing.
  • Development of design solutions for clean and wastewater applications, as well as reviewing the performance of existing processes at treatment sites.
  • Collaborating with clients to understand and help them achieve their carbon and net zero ambitions.
  • Technical report writing.
  • Strategic planning to provide long-term innovative solutions for clients.

Locations: Epsom (Surrey), London

Requirements: A minimum of a 2.2 Master’s or MEng degree in Mechanical Engineering Graduate Civil Engineer

Join our accomplished team specialising in resolving critical engineering problems in structural dynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, and stress analysis. We employ advanced techniques, including finite element analysis and software tools to predict the behaviour of civil engineering structures and mechanical components. To support our major projects and clients we continually invest in our staff, providing and developing state of the art tools – most recently with the growth of the Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) team. Based in either our Epsom or London offices, you will collaborate across inter-disciplinary teams to find innovative solutions for our clients, whilst developing expertise in areas such as stress analysis, structural dynamics, thermal analysis, vibration monitoring, seismic engineering, blast and impact assessment, and more.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Simulating structure and component behaviour using computational models.
  • Investigating dynamic characteristics through calculations.
  • Ensuring high quality output by following quality assurance procedures.
  • Writing of technical reports.
  • Coordinating with other engineers on multi-disciplinary projects, to understand analysis or design requirements, and explaining analysis results and their influence on other aspects of the project.
  • Engaging with clients and stakeholders.
  • Engaging with technical and digital networks within the organisation to share knowledge and best practice.

Join our team to unlock your full potential in an established consultancy with a friendly team environment. We’re committed to providing an inclusive culture, based on trust and transparency, where you’ll be encouraged to collaborate, share ideas and listen to different perspectives, ensuring our continued success.