Shaping tomorrow's journeys
On our Placement Scheme, join a well-respected team that has a strong reputation in the engineering industry. You'll be part of something big, enjoying all-level support from line managers to senior leaders. We also want you to maintain a healthy work-life balance. So, during our recruitment process, tell us what matters to you. Find out how we support wellbeing in and out of the office – including different ways to be flexible around work. Let's also talk about Diversity & Inclusion, including our recent pledges for Women's Equality, how we're Disability Confident and an Inclusive Employer.
With Atkins, you'll be in great company.
Join us as a Transport Planning placement student and be part of something big. Our clients include Local Authorities, the Department for Transport, Highways England and the private sector. So, you'll work on projects that are shaping a healthier, safer and smarter future. You could be involved with forecasting, appraising, gathering & analysing data for modelling studies. You'll also get to know the ins-and-outs of transportation policy, requirements and best practice. As one of the team, we'll trust you to help our clients make the right decisions to best realise their development goals.
Where you could work
Summer placement locations: Cambridge, London
Degree requirements: On track to achieve a minimum of a 2.1 Bachelor’s or 2.2 Master’s degree in Engineering, Transport Planning, English, Politics, Social Sciences, Physics, Computer Science, Geography, Maths, I.T, Environmental Science, Economics or GIS
Our Transport Planners work across a variety of teams with expertise in the following areas:
Economics and Business Case
Working with local authorities, the Department for Transport, Highways England and more, we analyse all kinds of schemes from new highways and railways to bus rapid transit and Crossrail 2. We advise on everything from project costs and benefits to the best options and new ways to unlock investment.
Strategic Transport & Strategy
Look at everything from policies, infrastructure, public transport services and sustainable travel programmes to funding, governance and research. Our clients will trust you to provide them with the best strategic advice.
We're the team that brings data and new ideas together. Your role will include modelling traffic and people to understand movement and provide our customers with the very best solutions. You'll help us transform the future of transport, using the latest intelligent mobility and mobile phone data to create innovative new models.
Cities and Development Planning
Work as part of a multidisciplinary team on flagship regeneration, site expansion and transport planning development projects. Making the most of your transport planning and development skills, you'll create streetscapes, secure planning approval for developers and deliver sustainable and accessible developments.
Our rail operations team provides a wide range of rail planning and operations services. These include capacity and journey time modelling, network capability assessments, performance advice as well as timetabling and basic vehicle diagramming.
What you can bring
- An understanding of the consultancy environment
- Enthusiasm to drive your own career development, as well as motivation for self-directed learning
- Drive and determination to achieve professional accreditation
- An interest and ability to adapt to the changing world, new technology and being open to flexible and agile ways of working
- Be curious in your thinking and apply your technical knowledge to analyse problems and create innovative solutions
- A desire to develop relationship building skills with clients and internal stakeholders
- Confidence to work on your own initiative as well as being part of a multidisciplinary team
Meeting your needs
We've created a rewards package to fit around your study, career and personal needs. Enjoy benefits such as flexible holidays, tailored career development and a strong support network. Each year, our top performing placement students (who’ve done at least 8 weeks on placement with us) have the opportunity to be nominated onto our Graduate Development Programme.
How do I apply?
Please click "Apply Now" below to register your details and start your application journey.
We want you to perform at your best at each stage of our recruitment process and can make adjustments to ensure this. So, whether you consider yourself to have a disability or not, or would simply like to know how we can support you better, please contact us.
Our deadline for applications is Friday 11th December 2020. Remember, our programmes are incredibly popular, and some roles may close early. So, avoid disappointment by getting your application in as soon as possible.
More about us
Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, is a leading global consultancy with over 80 years' design and engineering expertise. With us, you'll join a team of people who ask questions, who dare to see things differently and want to build a better world.
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