Airport Planning and Engineering Graduate Scheme

Avionic, Civil, Aerospace.

With AtkinsRéalis, you'll be in great company.

Do you want to join a team that asks questions and dares to see things differently? A team that is engineering a better future for our planet and its people?

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We are AtkinsRéalis, a world-leading design, engineering and project management organization. When you join us, you’ll be helping to create world-class sustainable solutions that connect people, data and technology.

We’re transforming the world’s infrastructure and energy systems, growing partnerships with our clients and bringing the most complex projects across the world to life.  

Here, you’ll find endless opportunities to take your career in the direction that you want. You’ll join a diverse, inclusive, supportive environment, and be surrounded by inspiring colleagues.    

Our global team of 36,000+ employees speak over 70 languages and represent 130 nationalities across six continents. Our work covers a variety of sectors, including transportation, infrastructure, environment, water, energy, defence, technology and aerospace.

Join our Graduate Development Programme where you'll be trusted with complex work and supported by your peers, line managers and senior leaders.

We’ll give you everything you need to thrive; from plenty of opportunities in areas you’re interested in, to flexibility for work, life and study – not to mention excellent training and support to develop professionally. Join us: you'll be in great company.

Where you could work

Our Infrastructure business is actively seeking graduates to join our growing internationally respected Airport team.

We’re well established at all major UK airports, including Heathrow, Gatwick and Manchester and have a growing portfolio of overseas commissions, so can offer exciting opportunities to support on a wide range of UK and international airport projects.

Whether you join the Airport Planning or Airfield Civil Engineering team, you’ll be supported by passionate industry experts to reach your potential.

We’re committed to providing an inclusive culture, based on trust and transparency, where you’ll be encouraged to collaborate, share ideas and listen to different perspectives, ensuring our continued success.

Airport Planning

Degree requirements: Minimum of a 2.2 Master's degree in an Airport Planning related discipline
Location: Epsom

Atkins is seeking passionate Graduate Airport Planners to join their growing Aviation Business, working on a number of high-profile airport development projects.

Our activities include consulting advice on brand new large scale airport masterplans, airport capacity planning for short to medium term growth as well as providing airport advisory services.

As an Airport Planning Graduate, you’ll be undertaking a variety of airport-related planning studies and assessments.

Holding an Airport Planning related post graduate qualification, you’ll have knowledge and/or experience of airport planning, and an understanding of airfield planning, terminal planning, surface access planning, facilities planning and CAA, EASA, ICAO and IATA standards.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Developing airport masterplans
  • Scoping and undertaking studies on airfield layout, apron configuration and passenger terminal planning and surface access planning
  • Data analysis, demand and capacity assessment and interpretation thereof
  • Benchmarking to support analysis, modelling and simulation
  • Writing of technical reports and presentations
  • Attending and presenting at project meetings
  • Support to the marketing team in business development activities including input to tenders

Airfield Civil Engineering

Degree requirements: Minimum of a 2.2 Master's degree in Civil Engineering
Location: Epsom

As a Civil Engineering graduate with a demonstrable interest in airports and/or pavements, you’ll be given opportunities to work on a variety of airport-related design projects.

The opportunity would suit a graduate with ambitions to work in the aviation industry, joining a group of passionate industry experts within an already well-established team. Our team supports Civil Engineering graduates through our Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) training scheme.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Engineering design of runways, taxiways and aircraft aprons
  • Pavement rehabilitation projects to extend the life of runways, taxiways and stands
  • Planning of airfield development projects
  • Airfield asset surveys to understand pavement condition
  • Writing technical reports and presentations
  • Involvement at project meetings including meetings with clients
  • Improving sustainability in the projects including carbon assessment and reduction
  • Promoting digital developments in the Aviation Engineering sector
  • Using complex spreadsheets and databases

What you can bring

  • A passion for working in a consultancy environment
  • Embracing equality, diversity and inclusion in everything you do
  • A desire to work collaboratively with a curious approach, challenging yourself to find new solutions
  • Enthusiasm and drive to develop your skillset and seek out development opportunities within a supportive team
  • Motivation to achieve professional accreditation (where applicable)
  • Comfortable to embrace agile ways of working and learning new technologies.

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.

The vetting process is delivered by United Kingdom Security Vetting (UKSV) and may require candidates to provide proof of residency in the UK of 5 years or longer.

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.

Meeting your needs

As well as ensuring you’re rewarded for your efforts, we also have a variety of initiatives to support you:

  • A settling in payment of £2,500 when you join and a further payment of £2,500 when you achieve chartered status or reach an equivalent stage in your professional development
  • 33 days' annual leave, including bank holidays, with the option to buy an additional 15 days or sell up to 5 days
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Two paid annual volunteer days
  • Join any of our employee networks for social interaction, peer support and personal development
  • Opportunities to further develop yourself by applying to various company-wide development programmes
  • An enhanced maternity scheme and family friendly policies
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) providing you with immediate and confidential help for any work, health or life matters
  • Life #InsideAtkins - join hundreds of talented graduates, with opportunities from skill-building to social events, charity challenges, Young Professional Awards, social clubs, and exciting secondments.

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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Job ID Number: GR-185
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  • Deadline
    July 1st, 2024
  • Hiring Multiple Candidates
  • Salary
    £29,000 - £32,750 + benefits
  • Degree required
    2:2 and above
  • Location
    Epsom (Surrey)
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Preferred Disciplines...
  • Aerodynamics
  • Aeronautics
  • Aerospace
  • Avionics
  • Civil
  • Geotechnical
  • Structural
  • Transport Planning
Also Accepting...
  • All STEM disciplines
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