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Energy - Project Management Graduate Scheme (2018)


We’re looking for the next generation of project managers to lead the way in coordinating high profile projects in our Energy sector, from new power stations and innovative renewables concepts to extending the life of existing infrastructure. Helping to 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.

Listen to what some of our graduates say about working in Energy:

What you’ll be doing
Based in our Whitehaven office as a Graduate Project Manager you’ll be responsible for the delivery of projects to time, cost and quality primarily in the nuclear sector. This could include:

  • Interfacing with internal clients such as the engineering team and project support functions
  • Interfacing with external stakeholders such as client organisations, our delivery partners and our supply chains
  • Gaining an understanding of and complying with our company processes and procedures
  • Monitoring of project performance and reporting of that to both internal management and client organisations using tools such as earned value management.

You could also be responsible for managing and coordinating high quality, industry-leading bids. Some examples of clients you could be working for include Urenco UK, Sellafield Ltd and various nuclear new build organisations.

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 Masters/MEng degree in an engineering, commercial, science or project management related subject. 

You’ll have ambition, vision, enthusiasm and the drive to 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
This role is now closed. 2019 vacancies will be live in September 2018.

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