Principal Civils Consultant in London, United Kingdom

SNC-Lavalin Atkins is a leading provider of consultancy services to clients who are seeking to improve the efficiency, capacity, safety and value-for-money of their railway assets. Our Rail Infrastructure Systems business is one of three core Product Businesses within our Rail Consulting Practice and is an essential component of the offering whole system, whole lifecycle services to our clients. We offer rail systems solutions across route and track, signalling and power engineering, complemented by rail construction management and civil engineering capability. Our assignments cover the earliest project stages of feasibility, concept planning, tender evaluations, through the design, build and implementation process and onto through life engineering support.

Job Description

Forming part of a small design and consultancy team your key function will be to provide technical leadership to the team of Senior Engineers and Consultants in the production and delivery of a variety of rail related design and consulting projects. Due to the diversity of the business these will be varied in size and nature, ranging from relatively small single source projects to large-scale multi discipline work banks.

Your main work stream will involve the oversight of Civil & Structural design packages, providing guidance and mentoring to more junior members of staff, and delivering small specialist rail consulting projects. You will be expected to have a strong understanding of Civil Engineering design principles and processes with the ability to direct and lead multidisciplinary design development. Ensuring that designs are delivered to programme and that change is accurately reported to the business is a key requirement. Mentorship of junior team members working towards their chartership will also be a part of this role. Support for commercial management and business development will also be required, although you will be supported by the wider management structure.

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned

  • Provide technical oversight and checking of multi-disciplinary design packages with a bias towards civils
  • Prepare and review technical reports, calculations and specifications
  • Design management and co-ordination of multi-disciplinary design deliverables
  • Supporting the Project Manager in the design and commercial management of projects (where appropriate)
  • Mentoring of junior members of staff
  • Addressing design issues/TQ’s
  • Attending IDC’s and design review meetings
  • Communication with the Client on technical matters
  • Ensure work is undertaken effectively and productively
  • Preparation of tender documentation
  • Reporting of change and progress to the Project Manager(s)
  • Supporting the business development activities of the Head of Infrastructure
  • Support where necessary other elements of the infrastructure team (M&E, Energy, Rail Control Systems & Permanent Way)
  • Possess a degree of flexibility to accommodate changes to the working environment and duties
  • Comply with Quality, Safety and Environmental legislation and procedures
  • Embrace our company values of Safety, Integrity, Collaboration and Innovation

Required Experience & Skills

To be considered for the role you would need to be proactive, show initiative and attention to detail. You will be educated to degree level in a relevant discipline and have experience of working in the rail industry as well as an understanding of the rail environment and the associated design processes. Your experience will cover the entire lifecycle of a project, from tender to design, construction and handover. Experience as a Network Rail CRE is required and as a CEM is desirable. Experience with LUL is desirable. Railway operations and depots experience is desirable.

You will be a chartered member of a relevant industry association, be IT Literate in MS Office and in pertinent industry software (analysis and management packages). You must possess excellent communication, presentation and team working skills and an outstanding attention to detail.

Why SNC-Lavalin?

This represents an excellent opportunity for an experienced engineer to work within a highly enthusiastic team in a business and team leadership role. We offer a professional but nurturing environment for you to better develop in your career whilst exposing you to a wide variety of transport projects. We also offer competitive salaries, enhanced pension contributions, 33 days annual leave (including Bank Holidays), private medical and dental insurance, gym membership subsidies, flexible working hours and a host of other benefits supporting a range of lifestyles.

Meeting your needs

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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."

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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. We're also a Silver Rating holder in the Aerospace & Defence sector, as per the Financial Times rating of the UK’s leading management consultants."

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"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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