SNC-Lavalin's Atkins business is one of the world's most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. We build long-term trusted partnerships to create a world where lives are enriched through the implementation of our ideas.

Employing over 18,300 people across the UK, North America, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific and Europe, clients come to us for transformational solutions. Whether it’s creating something new or finding ways to get more out of what we already have, we’re known for thinking differently and delivering value.

Atkins helps clients plan, design and enable major capital projects, and provides expert consultancy that covers the full project lifecycle across infrastructure, transportation, nuclear and power, oil and gas, engineering and design, water, the environment, defence, aerospace, communications, project management and architecture.

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Dubai Opera is a unique, 2,000-seat, multi-format theatre which opened in 2016, which was designed by SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business.

We strive to build strong relationships with our clients by understanding the challenges they face, sharing their vision and helping them transform potential into reality. Our world-class expertise at scale delivers value to our clients, and the depth and breadth of our capabilities sets us apart from the competition. Our specialized services can be contracted flexibly, from niche mandates through to megaprojects. As the digital world increasingly converges with the physical, we harness digital technology to drive best-in-class project delivery, manage assets effectively and efficiently, enable new business models, maximise the value from data and create safe and secure infrastructure fit for the future. Atkins was acquired by SNC-Lavalin in July 2017, creating a fully integrated professional services and project management company – including capital investment, consulting, design, engineering, construction, sustaining capital, and operations and maintenance.

1938
Established in
18,300
Employees worldwide
2017
Acquired by SNC-Lavalin
25
Countries Atkins operates in

WS Atkins and Partners was established in 1938 by Sir William Atkins in London. In the early years, the company specialised in civil and structural engineering design. After the Second World War, the services WS Atkins and Partners offered to clients grew to include specialist services in planning, engineering sciences, architecture and project management.

Key dates:

  • In the 1990s Atkins made several significant acquisitions, including the project and cost management consultancy, Faithful+Gould.
  • In 1996, after almost 60 years operating as a private company, Atkins was successfully floated on the London Stock Exchange.
  • In 2009 Atkins was appointed as the official engineering design services provider for the London 2012 Games.
  • In 2010 the PBSJ Corporation joined Atkins.
  • In 2013 Atkins celebrated 75 years in business.
  • In July 2017 Atkins was acquired by SNC-Lavalin.

We operate across the globe and provide consultancy across all of SNC-Lavalin’s markets.

North America Our work includes buildings, energy, environment, federal, water, and significant activity in transportation (highways, rail, aviation and ports).
Europe Our areas of focus include aerospace, defence, education, energy, environment, infrastructure design, transportation and water.
Middle East and Africa Our areas of focus include infrastructure, property, transportation, energy and urban development.
Asia Pacific Our business covers energy, infrastructure, transportation (rail, roads, aviation) and urban development, predominantly in Greater China and with a network of offices across Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, India and Australia.

Our clients are at the centre of everything we do. Here is a selection of the people we are proud to work with across our regions:

  • Abu Dhabi Municipality
  • Airbus
  • Ashghal
  • BAE Systems
  • Banedanmark
  • BP
  • China Harbour Engineering Company
  • Colorado Department of Transportation
  • Crossrail
  • EDF
  • EMAAR
  • Florida Department of Transportation
  • Heathrow Airport
  • High Speed 2
  • Highways England
  • Hitachi
  • UK Ministry of Defence
  • Ministry of Municipality & Urban
  • Planning (MMUP) Qatar
  • MTR Corporation
  • Network Rail
  • Rolls Royce
  • Texas Department of Transportation
  • Thames Water
  • Trafikverket
  • Transport for London
  • UK Environment Agency
  • Urenco UK
  • US Army Corps of Engineers

Our projects

Atkins has worked on some of the most exciting projects in the world.

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Technical Journal: Volume 2, Issue 1

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Technical Journal: Volume 1, Issue 2

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Technical Journal: Volume 1, Issue 1

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Leading the Digital Utility Transformation

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2019 Sustainability report

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Lobbying & political activities 2019

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Security maturity assessment program (SMAP)

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Operations and Maintenance

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Lobbying & political activities 2018

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Downloads

Technical Journal: Volume 2, Issue 1

pdf, 49.2MB

Technical Journal: Volume 1, Issue 2

pdf, 147.9MB

Technical Journal: Volume 1, Issue 1

pdf, 28.5MB

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