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Assistant/Digital Engineer

  • Job reference: EN-002550
  • Sector: Nuclear, Power
  • Location: Whitehaven
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On joining Atkins, you will become a valued employee of one of the world’s leading global design and engineering consultancies. We recognise that to be where we are is a result of our people, who make us who we are. That’s why we look to employ the best in the field and offer packages that are both flexible and rewarding. Operating across such a diverse range of industries, throughout hundreds of locations, means we can truly offer you a career for life.

Our Energy business has been operating for over four decades and you will be helping us to design and deliver complex new schemes, assure the longevity and integrity of existing infrastructure and deliver innovative consultancy advice to core clients, critical to the success of the global energy market. As part of that you will be based primarily in our nuclear business who are leading the renaissance in nuclear power. We have operations based in the UK, Europe, the Middle East and North America, and are fully engaged on the development of the next generation of nuclear power stations. Alongside our new build expertise, we maintain existing nuclear fleet and decommission those coming to the end of their life. With opportunities in key nuclear sectors around the world, Atkins can provide an exciting career wherever you may be.

As a result of continued growth and to support our change in approach to delivering our projects within the nuclear business, we are looking to recruit Engineers to join our team in West Cumbria, on the edge of the Lake District National Park, to provide digital design, engineering and immersive media support for a variety of projects and for a variety of clients across our technical delivery departments. Within our departments we offer a full design to implementation capability across some challenging projects not only in the nuclear industry but also the wider energy sectors such as in renewables, oil and gas and conventional power. From our office, which includes most major disciplines, you will be involved in developing innovative applications, immersive media and practical solutions for our clients across the UK and further afield.


Your key responsibilities will include the following:

• Provide design, engineering and immersive media support on work carried out by our technical departments.
• Deliver design, engineering and immersive media solutions including preparation of 3D models, Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) applications, bespoke ‘apps’ and media.
• Deliver design, engineering and immersive media solutions throughout the full project lifecycle including bidding and post project handover.
• Detail checking work of others.
• Ensure that projects are delivered to time and quality.
• Work with clients to capture requirements and liaise on technical and general project aspects.
• Work with colleagues across the Atkins group to develop proposals for new work.



• Qualification in Immersive Media or related qualification
• Posses a good understanding of C# and C++ programming languages as well as familiarisation with other languages such as HTML5
• Possess an understanding of engineering principles
• Experience in delivering solutions to technical problems
• Experience in gaming engine use and development in particular Unity
• Experience in the generation and development of 3D models
• Experience in Immersive Media creation in particular VR and AR applications
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Willingness to learn and adapt.


• Advanced Engineering qualification 
• Familiar with Autodesk Products
• Experience in 3D Computer Aided Engineering

Additional Information

• Travel to other company sites may be necessary. 
• Successful candidates will be required to undergo a security vetting process and offers of employment will be subject to relevant security clearance being granted. 
• This is an exciting time for Atkins, we are diversifying our portfolio to become a more global organisation, while also continuing to grow our Energy sector in the UK. There will be opportunities for international travel and applicants with a desire for non-UK based assignments will be welcomed. 
• Atkins recognise that there are many well qualified people who are looking to further their career in engineering, 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 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 all of our engineers. 

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.

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