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Principal Civil Engineer

  • Location: Warrington
  • Salary: £55k - 70k per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted about 1 year ago

My Client is a world-leader in engineering, design consultancy and construction providing our staff with opportunities to work on the most exciting and diverse water projects Worldwide, including the UK.

Following an exciting and very successful start to AMP7 and expansion of their International portfolio, the Infrastructure division is seeking to appoint a number of Senior and Principal Civil Engineers to join the Water Sector focussed teams based at their Warrington and Leeds offices.

They welcome a variety of experience and plan to utilise your specialist skills to support our team in winning and delivering innovative multidisciplinary engineering solutions for a broad range of strategic UK and international clients, across both Clean Water and Wastewater infrastructure and non-infrastructure areas. This includes treatment plants, desalination, pipeline and pumping stations, collection and storage systems.


The engineering services on offer to their clients requires them to be able to deliver in an agile and future-facing environment. The following are examples of the type of responsibilities and requirements they seek/need you to have, working as part of a dynamic multidisciplinary water/wastewater design team.

Lead and contribute to the successful delivery of projects across UK and international project lifecycles: feasibility studies, front-end to detailed design (incl. Design and Build), and construction support.

Lead and contribute to work winning through production of proposals, fees, and scope definition, in response to client tenders, in accordance with Akins’ bid management system.

Client or contractor engagement (incl. Design & Build) to lead and contribute to discussions on technical water civil engineering solutions, to technical and non-technical clients – both during project delivery and bidding stages.

Work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary environment across teams Worldwide, including the UK, to ensure successful delivery of projects.

Lead and contribute to the efficient delivery of projects to meet programme and budget, complying with Atkins’ business management governance.

Production and review of design deliverables including engineering design calculation, drawings and report writing for projects in accordance with relevant design standard, codes and Akins’ designmanagement system.

Lead and contribute to quality and safe design of technical solutions for projects in accordance with relevant design standards and codes.

Lead and contribute to the application of digital engineering initiatives and innovative advances in water sector solutions.

Act as a mentor to other team members, potentially with line management responsibility.



Educated to degree level with a civil engineering bias Chartered Member of a recognised engineering institution.

Hands on experience of design/design-&-build/project and bid delivery in the water and/or wastewater engineering sector Worldwide (UK and Gulf regions particularly).

A strong technical water sector background, incl. knowledge of relevant UK and international codes and standards, for water and/or wastewater infrastructure and/or non-infrastructure assets.

Highly motivated, organised and with a strong desire to lead and contribute to technical excellence within project teams and wider Atkins team/practice.

Experience of working with contractors to deliver the successful implementation of engineering solutions, including the Design & Build environment.

Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills with the ability to work both collaboratively and independently within a multidisciplinary team including with Clients, Contractors and colleagues alike.

Good understanding of digital initiatives and its application in the water industry.

Flexible approach to work type and locations for project assignments, including overseas working or visits, if required.


If the description above matches your skills/abilities, please apply now for immediate attention.