West Midlands

Digitally transforming our future

Are you ready to be part of a well-respected team with a solid reputation in the design, engineering and project management industry? Join our Placement Scheme where you'll gain exposure to complex work, receiving all levels of support from line managers to senior leaders.

While you grow in areas that excite you, we also encourage you to maintain a positive work-life balance. So, during our recruitment process, tell us what matters to you. Speak to us about how we support wellbeing in and out of the office – including different ways to be flexible around work. Let's also talk about some of our recent pledges for Women's Equality and how we're Disability Confident and an Inclusive Employer.

With Atkins, you'll be in great company.

Where you could work

Industrial placement location: Birmingham
Degree requirements: On track to achieve a minimum of a 2.1 Bachelor’s or a 2.2 Master’s degree – this could be in the Sciences, Engineering or IT, or indeed in any subject with the technical or analytical elements suited to a good consultant.

Relevant disciplines include, but are not limited to: Engineering, Transport Economics, Transport Planning and Management, Maths, Geography, Human Factors, Behavioral or Organisational Psychology (MSc), Transport Management and Logistics (MSc), Ergonomics (MSc), Smart Cities, (MSc), Digital Technologies (MSc), Intelligent Vehicles (MSc), Risk Management (MSc).

The Transportation division in Atkins brings together the capabilities of our Highways and Rail teams into a single business of 3,000 talented engineers and professionals.  You’ll be working within Intelligent Mobility and Smart Technology (IMST), a growing practice of around 80 engineers, consultants, scientists, and technical specialists transforming the future of transport.  The IMST team assists public sector organisations in a wide number of activities, providing ‘whole life’ consultancy across the breadth of a project.

Typically, these include:

  • High value strategic and technical advice, feasibility, and scoping studies 
  • Business case development, new business models, and requirements capture 
  • Scheme performance evaluation and optimisation 
  • High level design work and technical assurance 
  • Specification and technical document development 
  • Research and development studies 
  • Project management  

Your role

Join us as a placement student in our Intelligent Mobility and Smart Technologies practice and be part of something big. We’ve a growing range of clients, and we need many different skills and capabilities to deliver projects for them. We believe that diversity is the key to success and makes us stand out from the crowd, and therefore are searching for students from a variety of degree types and backgrounds to join our team.

Key areas of responsibility will include:  

  • The delivery of high quality, innovative client solutions as part of a team
  • Data processing, technical report writing, requirements gathering
  • Project management support for small-to medium sized projects
  • Assisting in the development of consultancy offerings, bids, and propositions  
  • Technical consultancy and assurance, and growing your area of technical expertise 

We link ITS with future-focused technology opportunities, working across the transport sector to help our clients navigate a rapidly changing world. We have market-leading capability in motorway control systems, toll road systems, urban traffic control, traffic operations, traffic signalling and smart ticketing. We blend this with thinking and advice on emerging trends and growing areas such as digital highways, mobility as a service (MaaS), big data and data exploitation, electric vehicles (EVs), and connected and autonomous Vehicles (CAVs). We deliver projects that push the boundaries of transportation and consider road safety, human factors, and scientific behavioral research as complimentary disciplines to our established technical practice.

How do I apply?

Please click "Apply" below to register your details and start your application journey. To find out more and for advice on how to play to your strengths, visit us on Connectr.

As a Disability Confident Employer, we’re able to support 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.

Remember, our programmes are incredibly popular, and some roles may close early. So, avoid disappointment by getting your application in as soon as possible.

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