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Energy - Civil and Structural Engineering Graduate Scheme (2018)

We’re looking for the next generation of engineers to design new power stations and innovative renewables concepts, extend the life of existing infrastructure and meet the world’s future energy needs.

Our Energy business has been pushing the engineering boundaries for over four decades, creating cleaner, safer and smarter energy. Join us and you will be helping us to design complex new schemes, assuring the longevity and integrity of existing infrastructure and delivering innovative solutions and consultancy advice to our core clients, all critical to the continuing success of our energy market.  Operating in a number of sectors our staff achieve great things to meet the evolving needs of global energy markets.  Overall, we all share the same mission - to improve lives through energy – one project and one day at a time.

 

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What you’ll be doing
We have opportunities for graduates across a range of our Energy teams in the UK.  From a Civil or Structural Engineering background, you could be working in one of the following teams, here’s a little about what they do:

Aberdeen –  based here you’ll be focused on projects primarily in the Oil and Gas market, as a civil or structural engineer you could be involved in; working with North Sea operators in supporting them in their brownfield modification projects and/or operational support work in their daily production.  This is a dynamic environment ensuring that code requirements, production efficiency and safe operations are maintained using innovative approaches to assets which, in some cases are 40 years old, operating efficiently and safely pushing your knowledge and capability to the full extent.

Bristol – based here you could work across many aspects of the Energy market, including nuclear new build, generation or decommissioning, and renewables. We are looking for candidates who have studied civil or structural engineering at degree level, and are passionate about being part of key infrastructure projects. For example, you could find yourself working on some ground-breaking UK new build nuclear projects such as Hinkley Point C or Wylfa, or those further afield such as ITER in southern France.

Birmingham – Based here you will find yourself working on projects predominantly in the Power market carrying out Front End Engineering Design (FEED) and Design Assurance work for both National Grid and DNO’s. We also get involved in on-shore wind projects. The above work involves work largely in the high voltage Substation environment and in particular we do a significant amount of work on HV cable routing works in often challenging areas. Some of our current projects include Drakelow HV Substation Rationalisation works, Ninfield, Bolney & Richborough Substation (NEMO) & Dynamic Reactive Compensation works (all Design Assurance work). We’re looking for candidates who have a keen interest in civil feasibility, design and assessment.

Epsom/London- Based in our Epsom or London office as a civil or structural engineer, you will find yourself working on projects in the Nuclear, Offshore Wind and Oil and Gas markets carrying out design and assessment for new build projects as well as additions, modifications and repairs to existing assets. Some of our recent projects include Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm and Hinkley Point C as well as site based work at Sizewell.  We’re looking for candidates who have a keen interest in structural design and assessment.

Glasgow/Edinburgh - Based in our Glasgow, Bellshill or Edinburgh office as a civil or structural engineer, you will find yourself working primarily on projects in the Offshore Engineering and Power Generation markets. Some of our current projects include Asset Integrity work for BP and Repsol in the North Sea, Structural Design for the Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm and Mechanical Integrity assessments for Power Stations in the UK and overseas.  We’re looking for candidates who have a keen interest in assessing integrity of aging plant, performing structural & mechanical design and analysis as well as working across the Energy sectors, e.g Oil & Gas, Power, Nuclear and Renewables.

Warrington and Whitehaven (Cumbria) - As a civil or structural engineer in our Warrington or Whitehaven office, you’ll be working primarily on Nuclear based projects across the Energy and Defence sectors. Our ever-expanding portfolio of clients you could be working for includes Urenco UK, Sellafield Ltd, EDF Energy, AWE and many more. We’re looking for candidates from civil and structural backgrounds who are enthusiastic and hardworking, with good interpersonal skills and an eagerness to learn and develop.

You could also…
In addition to some of the responsibilities you can see above for specific locations, as a graduate engineer, you could also be involved in:

  • Supporting on some major projects across various areas of Energy from nuclear decommissioning, new power generation and transmission, to offshore, wave and tidal energy
  • Reviewing and developing designs to improve plants, equipment, structures and Energy related systems
  • Carrying out surveys and site inspections, building strong client relationships
  • Using a variety of engineering software packages, as well as 2D and 3D modelling for new designs and modifications
  • Producing safety cases, reports and documentation to support the planning, design, operation, maintenance and decommissioning of Energy facilities
  • Carrying out design and assessment for new build projects as well as additions, modifications and repairs to existing assets
  • Attending graduate networks & forums to help shape our scheme & graduate community activities

Who we’re looking for
You’ll be a talented graduate with a minimum 2.2 Master’s/MEng degree in Civil or Structural engineering. 

You’ll have ambition, vision, enthusiasm and the drive to keep on developing your technical skills and achieve Chartered status.  With a passion for working in a consultancy environment, you’ll want to work with customers and with teams who deliver to their customers and you’ll be adaptable and happy to cope with uncertainty.  Communication and team-working will be your key skills as well as having the ability to apply your technical knowledge to analyse problems and create innovative solutions.

Benefits & Rewards
If you join us you will be working on some of the most challenging engineering projects of our time, helping to shape the future of energy. You will have opportunities to work closely with clients, spending time within their organisations and taking learning from some of the most experienced engineers in the industry. Our 3-year flexible graduate scheme promises to give you the support you need to develop your technical, commercial and consultancy skills. Some of our benefits, to name a few, include:

  • A settling in payment of £2,500 when you join – paid within the first month
  • Continuous support and mentoring to achieve chartered status with your chosen institution, funded by Atkins.  With a chartership bonus of £2,500 once complete
  • A robust career development plan, including a library of core learning modules and on the job technical training
  • 25 days’ annual leave, plus bank holidays, with the option to buy up to 15 additional days leave per year
  • 2 volunteer days per year for you to use for a cause that matters to you
  • Local graduate forums & a strong graduate network across all locations
  • Annual events, such as our 2-day graduate induction, ski trips, away weekends and team building activities.

For a full list of our benefits, please refer to our website.

How to apply
To apply for this role, please select the ‘apply now’ button below.  Full guidance on our application process can be found on our website.

NB: Successful candidates will be required to undergo a security vetting process and offers of employment will be subject to security clearance being granted.

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