If you are an Engineer, a Scientist, or an Analyst with experience in Nuclear Safety or Risk Assessment, we are waiting for you to join our team.
We’re looking for someone who doesn’t need to be told what to do next and likes nothing better than solving challenging goals and puzzles. Known for your high energy, you are a natural motivator with a demonstrable aptitude for safety and innovative thinking. You thrive on being busy and feeling a sense of achievement at the end of each day. You find assessing risk intriguing and you are always the first liaising with clients due to your exceptional communication skills. With a nurturing yet commercial approach to ideas generation, proposition development and delivery, you clearly want to deliver – for yourself, for your organisation and for your client.
You enjoy approaching things in different ways to find the best possible fit – you love making improvements and consider different approaches, trying to find the best approach to fit whatever is the current context. You are a person who strives to play an effective role in the design of complex new schemes.
However, you don’t just tackle these things alone. You like to engage with others and are stimulated by encouraging others to develop and grow. You relish in explaining complex ideas, helping people to ‘get it’, and then watch them go on and achieve more.
Building and developing relationships is a key part of who you are. Overall, you get satisfaction from building relationships, with clients and with colleagues, valuing emotional capital. You enjoy getting to know people and working out how you can have a positive impact on them – whether that’s delivering something that a client needs or helping someone to progress within the organization
What you will be doing
Through this role, you will be working within our Nuclear and Power business in Epsom, where you will be in a unique position of being able to engage with some fantastic, inspirational projects. From our office we are involved in developing innovative, practical solutions for our clients across the UK and further afield which will assure the longevity and integrity of existing infrastructure. By joining the vibrant Nuclear and Power business, you will have the opportunity to work across the whole market from New Build to Generation to Decommissioning.
Within this role you will enjoy being involved in technical authoring and safety analysis during the design, operation and decommissioning of nuclear facilities and to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements such as Site Licence Conditions.
Other key aspects of the role will include mentoring others in a technical capacity, assisting in the production of bids and proposals, and implementing and contributing to safety initiatives. You will also liaise with operators, designers and clients, building a strong relationship with them.
With the COVID-19 pandemic, the first half of 2020 has been unprecedented in the challenges that the world and the UK nuclear industry has faced. Despite these challenges, the UK Nuclear industry remains a key sector to deliver Net Zero and provide low carbon energy for future generations, and as such we are delighted to re-start our recruitment campaign to attract the best talent into Atkins.
Our growing New Build business of 270 people is based in Bristol, Epsom and Warrington within our wider global Nuclear business. We have been involved in nuclear since the first generation of Magnox reactors, and now specialise in taking on the most challenging nuclear engineering projects and opportunities. With existing relationships with the major operators in the nuclear sector, we offer a stimulating variety of work, within a team which is still growing to meet the challenge of new nuclear build.
We are heavily involved in all aspects of Nuclear new build including Hinkley Point C, Sizewell C, Bradwell B, UKAEA and Small Modular Reactors with a growing portfolio of multi-disciplinary design.
Atkins support flexible working and equal opportunities as we believe that diverse teams provide the best mix of interpersonal and technical skills needed to exceed our customers’ expectations. Our commitment to staff development is underpinned by numerous stable and long-term framework agreements with key clients.
We are one of the world’s foremost engineering and design consultancies, operating in most regions of the world, and in virtually every market. Our Nuclear Safety Team based in Epsom is home to brilliant minds and characters and is aiming to expand in order to support the need of the growing nuclear industry and our Clients. Choosing to work for Atkins will provide you with the opportunity to engage on some of the most exciting engineering challenges of our time. Together with our rewarding and flexible packages, you’ll have the perfect balance to bring your personal and career goals to fruition.
Topics and techniques you have experience or knowledge of may include the following:
• Hazard/fault identification studies e.g. HAZOP, HAZAN, FMEA, etc;
• Qualitative and Quantitative safety arguments;
• Safety Case Development;
• Deterministic and Probabilistic Safety Assessments;
• Engineering Substantiation;
• Fault and protection schedules;
• Hazard categorisation and assessment
• safety case authoring/management/development/production
• nuclear safety
• hazards assessment / analysis
• faults assessment / analysis
• fire analysis (nuclear or conventional)
• As Low As Reasonably Practicable (ALARP) assessment
• Engineering change safety justifications
• Other key aspects of the role will include mentoring others in a technical capacity, assisting in the production of bids and proposals, and implementing and contributing to safety initiatives. You will also liaise with operators, designers and clients, building a strong relationship with them.
• Sound commercial acumen.
You will need:
• University Degree in a relevant subject;
• To be a technical practitioner able to demonstrate good engineering judgement and with experience in using fundamental engineering skills;
• Proven record of delivering technically challenging projects;
• Background in safety case production and/or hazard analysis;
• Able to produce and review/correct high quality technical reports;
• Motivated and driven to meet delivery/cost targets without compromising quality;
• Awareness of their own technical limitations, and using the help and support of others to deliver;
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the desire to develop others
Reward & Benefits
Please refer to our website for full details of our benefits package, which includes competitive salary package, opportunity to purchase up to 15 days additional annual leave per year on top of our standard 25 days paid annual leave. Flexible working arrangements.
Additional Information and Benefits:
This is an exciting time for Atkins which is part of the SNC-Lavalin Group and whilst already a truly global organisation we continue to diversify our portfolio while growing our Nuclear and Power business in the UK. There will be opportunities for international travel and applicants with a desire for non-UK based assignments will be welcomed.
Atkins develops individuals through a portfolio of training and development activities designed to help you make the best of your abilities and talents. We encourage participation in all forms of training and have an active programme of in-house and well as external training for our engineers.
Atkins recognise that there are many well qualified people who are looking to further their career, but who cannot commit to full time employment.
We support flexible working arrangements and are interested to discuss how we can accommodate individual requirements
Atkins, part of the SNC Lavalin Group, is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability.
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.
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.