Principal Civil Engineer in Birmingham, Derby, York, Manchester, Various, United Kingdom

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The Central Rail Systems Alliance is formed by partners Network Rail, Balfour Beatty, Atkins and TSO. The CRSA is responsible for the delivery of multi-disciplinary railway upgrade projects on the North West & Central and Eastern regions of Network Rail’s recently devolved routes. The programme of works delivered by the teams is valued at £2bn and manages the development, design and delivery of Switches and Crossings and Plain Line renewals as its core business but is also responsible for the delivery of major enhancement projects.

We are looking to recruit a Principal Engineer to join our Central Rail Systems Alliance team delivering £Multi-Million rail Core and Enhancement projects and programmes based either in the Eastern or North West & Central Regions.

The Role:

Using your technical and delivery skills, you will be responsible for delivering a variety of civil design packages for both core renewals and enhancement schemes. You will work closely with other disciplines to ensure a fully integrated design is achieved.

Your duties will include 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 quality assurance systems.

You will have a background in civil engineering design with experience as Contractor’s Responsible Engineer with an emphasis on the delivery of multi-disciplinary projects within the rail environment. 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 BSc / MSc degree in civil engineering with relevant experience.
  • Chartered status and corporate membership of the ICE or IStructE.

The role will be varied, requiring a balance of relevant industry experience, technical ability, communication and stakeholder management skills.

Essential Criteria –

  • Experienced Contractor’s Responsible Engineer (CRE).
  • Able to build strong working relationships with Assurance and Construction teams.
  • Undertake technical reviews of designs.
  • Good understanding of relevant design standards (e.g. Eurocodes, & Network Rail standards).
  • Ability to develop and agree scopes and manage budgets, programme and quality of deliverables.
  • Sound interpersonal skills and ability to converse with a wide range of clients, stakeholders and colleagues across a number of engineering disciplines.
  • Excellent spoken and written English.
  • Ability to challenge ideas and ensure robustness of solutions proposed.
  • Ability to innovate and lead others to innovative solutions to deliver improvements.
  • Lead the development of the CRSA engineering, design, digital engineering and quality people in line with their personal, project and business objectives, including identifying and implementing training to ensure quality is achieved.
  • Experience of multidisciplinary design.

The Individual –

  • Professionally qualified with ICE / IStructE.
  • Relevant industry experience in major construction and/or infrastructure projects.
  • Strong communicator (verbal and written).
  • Excellent team and personal organizational skills.
  • Collaborative and one team focused.
  • Commercial and procurement awareness.
  • Conflict resolution and management skills.
  • Resilient and resourceful under pressure.
  • Inquisitive/questioning, open-minded and proactive.
  • Energetic and confident.

Preferred Skills –

  • Experience of track renewals.
  • Experience of structure assessment.
  • Temporary works design experience.
  • Construction experience.
  • Project Engineer experience.
  • Supervising Civil Engineer.

Why work for Atkins?

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.

Read more about 'Total Reward'.

More about us:

Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, is a leading global consultancy with over 80 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.

Atkins, ranked as one of LinkedIn’s Top 25 Companies, where UK professionals want to work and stay once they join.

Check out some of our recent, most exciting projects.

Training:

Atkins 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. 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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