Institute of Highway Engineers

Engineer (Highways)

Wales, United Kingdom
16 days ago


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.

Read more about how you can thrive with us.

Atkins Transportation Division covers all aspects of multidisciplinary design and management from inception to options appraisal through to detailed scheme design and delivery support. Atkins is one of the UK’s leading multi-disciplinary consultancies engaged in numerous high-profile projects for Clients in both the Public and Private Sector.

We are delivering a wide range of exciting highways schemes across Wales, which will give you the opportunity to develop your experience and support exciting, high-profile projects and frameworks.

This includes the A465 Sections 5 and 6 upgrade, supporting the South Wales Trunk Road Agent, Transport for Wales on their ECS3 Framework, and working alongside local authorities throughout Wales on the SWMWRCES and SEWTAPS frameworks.

We are looking for people who enjoy an engineering challenge, who are curious about finding solutions and are prepared to dig deep to ensure we always delight. We value creativity, courage and being different. If this sounds like you, and you aim high, come and join us today …… we’re looking for people just like you!

We are now seeking to recruit an Engineer to be based in our Cardiff or Swansea offices to support the ongoing expansion of business opportunities within the strategic highways and local transport markets across the UK.

Working in a multi-disciplinary team of engineers, technicians and other professionals, you will be responsible for the delivery of highway designs including producing design deliverables and specifications to relevant standards.

Your experience should demonstrate the successful design of projects meeting programme and budgets targets. Your communication skills and teamwork should be excellent, and you should be self-motivated and able to support project managers and senior engineers in delivering projects.


  • Supporting the Project Team in designing highway schemes.
  • Preparing scheme drawings, from feasibility design through to detailed design.
  • Preparing or checking horizontal and vertical alignments in 3D models.
  • Ensuring tasks are carried out within agreed timescales and budgets.
  • Co-ordinating the highway design process and integrating with other design disciplines within a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Working alongside Clients and stakeholders on technical aspects of projects.
  • Keeping up to date with current methods and design guidelines.


Qualifications -

  • Recent attainment of membership to a relevant professional body such as the ICE or CIHT to Incorporated (IEng) or Chartered (CEng) level.
  • BEng, MEng or MSc in Civil Engineering or equivalent.8

Essential Criteria -

  • Experience in delivering civil engineering design to relevant local and UK highway design standards/guidance such as DMRB, Manual for Streets and Active Travel (Wales) Design Guidance or LTN 1/20.
  • A good comprehension of technical standards relating to highways design.
  • Willingness to lead client interfaces in conjunction with other senior staff.
  • Experience in the engagement and management of project stakeholders.
  • Ability to advise clients on technical matters in conjunction with other senior staff.
  • Ability to coach and develop junior team members.
  • A willingness to work flexibly to deliver projects to time and budget.

Desirable Criteria -

  • Project Management experience.
  • Experience in the delivery of local CSR/STEM initiatives.

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.


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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Job Information

  • Job ID: 60885418
  • Location:
    Wales, United Kingdom
  • Position Title: Engineer (Highways)
  • Company Name: Atkins 
  • Job Function: General Engineering
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