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Chief Engineer
Posted on 3/8/2022
Bristol, UK
Experience Level
Desired Skills
  • Lead the technical delivery of bridge and/or civil engineering projects (HE, NR and LA) and input into complex, multi-disciplinary projects
  • Use analytical skills to derive potential solutions to engineering problems and engineering judgement to appraise different options and recommend the most suitable option
  • Oversee the production of and review high quality design documentation including sketches, drawings, calculations, reports and specifications
  • Carry out designs, design calculations, reports and specifications to industry and national standards
  • Stay abreast of industry developments and changes in standards. Ensure that all design submissions produced by those under your supervision are compliant with all relevant standards
  • Developing more junior staff by technical training and mentoring
  • Responsible for the completion of projects to time and budgets.Requirements:Technical
  • BEng / MEng or MSc degree in civil engineering or equivalent
  • Chartered Membership of a relevant professional body, ICE, IStructE
  • Intimate knowledge of Highways England's and/or Network Rail's processes and the various deliverables required at each stage
  • Willingness and ability to lead the technical delivery of bridge and civils design projects and relevant aspects of complex, multi-disciplinary projects
  • Sound understanding of technical principles underlying civil engineering, particularly civil engineering structures
  • Sound understanding of relevant design standards, including Eurocodes
  • Sound understanding of Network Rail, Highways England and local authority standards and technical assurance procedures
  • Sound knowledge of Microsoft Office programmes, particularly Word and Excel
  • Proven track record of producing high quality deliverables with little supervision
  • Ability to prepare reports and collate specifications from all parties to the project and to collect other data and statistics necessary for the preparation of progress and technical reports
  • Relevant highways and rail industry experience of working within a design consultancy essential. Wider knowledge gained from working within a contractor and/or client organisation desirable
  • Sound interpersonal skills and ability to converse with a wide range of Clients and colleagues across a number of engineering disciplines
  • Excellent spoken and written English.Stakeholders
  • Experience of working with our key clients, e.g. Network Rail, Highways England, local authorities and major contractors, and have an understanding or their internal organisation and processes
  • Identify and respond to our clients values in a competitive market sector
  • Ability to manage stakeholders, e.g. specialist suppliers, independent checkers and local authoritiesManagement
  • Ability to manage projects including preparing programmes and managing risk
  • Good project management skills, commercial awareness, financial management skills and ability to deliver work across a range of contract types
  • Ability to develop and agree scopes and manage the internal technical supply chain, including budgets, programme and quality of deliverable, delivering within set time frame
  • Awareness of the business models adopted in the sector and commercial and technical risksPeople
  • Experience in motivating teams to prioritise and deliver tasks to time and budget
  • Flexibility for occasional periods working away from normal office location, including overseas for 3 to 6 monthsRequirements - Desirable:
  • Experience as designer on design and build (D&B) and/or Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) commissions
  • Experience of collaborative software (SharePoint, Business Collaborator, ProNet or Arenium)
  • Experience of writing bids and offers and an understanding of the commercial risks associated with projectsThe Individual
  • We are looking for an enthusiastic individual that is willing to work in a dynamic environment as part of a wider team. The preferred individual will be able to take ownership and responsibility to lead projects, be comfortable working independently but able to seek advice from your colleagues where the job involves areas of work that are new to you
  • Our team and our business are continually looking for ways to improve how we meet our clients' needs, and encourage challenge and alternative viewpoints/approaches from all our staff. You will be required to adopt a similar mentality, bringing fresh ideas and perspectives to our team and our ways of working.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 needsTo 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
Company mission
SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. is a Canadian company based in Montreal that provides engineering, procurement, and construction services to various industries, including clean power, mining and metallurgy, oil and gas, environment and water, and infrastructure.