Atkins / SNC Lavalin

A global fully integrated professional services and project management company

Nova North, 11 Bressenden Place, Westminster, London, SW1E 5BY

Energy & Utilities Transport & Logistics Environment Manufacturing & Engineering Mining, Metals & Materials

Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies serving infrastructure, transportation and energy sectors

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Team Size 500+
Established 1938

Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies serving infrastructure, transportation and energy sectors

We partner with our clients to deliver complex projects which have a positive, sustainable impact on the world around us.

Our business is that of a technical consultancy, and we provide advice and engineering design for public, regulated and private sector clients. The multidisciplinary nature of our skills allows us to draw on expertise from across the business to deliver complex projects both in the UK and in support of our other businesses overseas. We deliver engineering and technically integrated design, together with project and cost management services, to a wide range of clients.

Our projects vary in size, scope and scale, and include planning, designing and managing programs across transportation, water, defence, energy, aerospace and infrastructure. We have over 18,000 employees worldwide and offices across the UK, Europe, the Middle East, North America and Asia Pacific. That means you’ll be surrounded by the skills, expertise and knowledge to help you grow and succeed. And challenged to take on more responsibility as you do so.

We’re known for our belief in always doing the right thing. Everyone at Atkins has a voice and with your experience and perspectives, you’ll play a key role in shaping the projects you work on. We also know that everyone is different, which is why we’ll support you with whatever you need as you develop your career, whether that’s with learning new skills or flexible working options. Wherever your career leads you, you’ll know you’re making a real difference to people’s lives and you’ll be able to say ‘I helped make this happen’.

Our vision is to be the premier engineering solutions partner for our clients, delivering complex projects from vision to reality for a sustainable lifespan. A commitment which offers you countless opportunities to work in positive ways today to shape the future.

Improving the world around us Whether it's responding to the challenges of urbanization, connecting people faster, or using the latest technology to transform the way we design, we're working with clients to enrich our communities.

Founders & Leaders

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Philip Hoare

President of Atkins

Philip Hoare is President of Atkins, SNC-Lavalin’s Engineering, Design & Project Management sector. He is responsible for the company’s infrastructure engineering and design services around the world. He is a member of the Executive Committee of SNC-Lavalin. Philip joined SNC-Lavalin following the 2017 Atkins acquisition, but has been with Atkins since 1997. Philip has also held a number of positions across the industry including roles on the Boards of the Railway Industry Association, the Rail Supply Group, the Defence Growth Partnership and the National College of High Speed Rail. He has also held positions as the Chair of the Highways Term Maintenance Association and as a Non-Executive Director of the Rail Safety and Standards Board.

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Richard Robinson

Chief Executive Officer, Atkins UK & Europe

Richard Robinson is the CEO of Atkins, UK and Europe region, responsible for leading its 10,000 strong team and operations across multiple transportation, infrastructure, building and industrial markets. A Chartered Chemical Engineer, Richard was previously Chief Operating Officer at HS2 and has also held senior leadership roles at AECOM, BAA Heathrow, and Anglo American after his early career at ICI. Richard has led transformational levels of growth in mature sectors throughout his career and is passionate about unleashing the full capabilities of every member of staff to drive excellence for clients. He joins Atkins on 4 November 2019 and will be based at the company’s European headquarters at Nova North in London.

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David Cole

Market Director, Atkins Energy UK & Europe

David is Market Director in Atkins UK and Europe Energy business for power generation assets covering nuclear and conventional power assets, transmission and distribution and energy storage. David is both a Chartered Mechanical Engineer and a Chartered Scientist, with a strong general power generation background (nuclear and conventional) and expertise in engineering metallurgy, boilers, turbines and rotating plant technology. He has worked on and led power and petrochemical plant projects involving asset management, plant life extension, root cause failure investigations, repair procedures, auditing of overhauls, damage and defect assessments and shutdown management. Over the last few years he has focused on business leadership and management.

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Alicia de Haldevang

PR & Communications Manager, Atkins UK & Europe

Alicia is an experienced PR & Digital Communications Manager at Atkins UK & Europe, based in Bristol. Previously based in UAE with Atkins. Her current role includes external communications, media relations, client communications and public affairs, graphic design and social media - with a focus on nuclear, offshore wind, transportation, and oil and gas sectors. She has ten years’ experience in journalism, copywriting, marketing, event management, HR projects, and external/internal communications in: Bahrain, UAE, France and UK. She covers areas including: Net Zero, private security, oil and gas, offshore wind/renewables, nuclear, transportation, diversity and inclusion, and hostile environments.

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Our Atkins film shows how we’re learning from the past to inform the present and inspire the future


  • Safety - we put safety at the heart of everything we do, to safeguard people, assets and the environment
  • Integrity - we do the right thing, no matter what, and are accountable for our actions
  • Collaboration - we work together and embrace each other’s unique contribution to deliver amazing results for all
  • Innovation - we redefine engineering by thinking boldly, proudly and differently


  • LinkedIn’s Top Companies List, LinkedIn Top Companies, 2019
  • Winner of Candidate Experience, Recruiter Awards, 2019
  • Top Undergraduate Employers, Rate My Placement, 2019
  • Top 100 Undergraduate Employers, NUE Awards, 2019,
  • Top 100 Graduate Employers 2018-2019, The Times, 2018
  • Finalists for Flexible Working, Working Mums, 2018
  • Top 30 Best Big Companies 2017, The Sunday Times (UK), 2017
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