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Civil/Structural Engineer

  • Job reference: EN-002620
  • Sector: Energy, Nuclear, Oil & Gas, Power
  • Location: Whitehaven
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Why not...

On joining Atkins, you will become a valued employee of one of the world’s leading global design 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 Nuclear business has been operating for over four decades. today we’re 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 in our Westlakes, Cumbria office, we are looking to recruit experienced civil/structural engineers with a proven track record in the production of engineering/technical. Experience in the Nuclear Industry would be preferable, but is not essential.

The successful candidate will work with a team of engineers involved in civil/structural engineering and related disciplines. They will inherit an exciting portfolio of work and future opportunities to develop and expand that team to deliver on projects helping to clean up the UK’s ever expanding catalogue of nuclear facilities. You’ll be helping us to design 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.

• Undertake analysis of structures and design of elements in all major materials.
• Be customer focused with client liaison experience.
• To lead small teams of junior Engineers and Technicians in the technical design and delivery of calculations, specifications, reports and drawings.
• To assist successful delivery of projects, work to meet targets, work within budget and programme.
• Candidates should have a good technical background, including first principles analysis and knowledge and use of relevant UK and international codes and standards (Eurocodes).


Qualifications & Experience

• Honours Degree (or equivalent) in Civil or Structural Engineering or related discipline (Master level preferred).
• Previous engineering design/analytical experience is essential (5+ years).
• Good standard of written English and the ability to write clear technical reports.
• Undertaking detailed design solutions in accordance with the relevant British Standards/International codes.
• Reasonable level of commercial awareness and demonstrate the ability to work within budget and programme.
• Highly motivated and proactive, have good interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate effectively.
• Liaise with Project Manager to deliver project.
• Based in the Cumbria (Whitehaven) office.

• A high level of relevant experience as a lead Civil and Structural Engineer.
• Design and analysis experience of structures under dynamic loading e.g. seismic, impact, blast is desirable. (Experience on US codes is desirable).
• Working in multi-disciplinary teams on high value construction projects.
• Innovative and open to ideas.
• Flexible in approach, willing to travel to work on client sites.
• Knowledge of AUTOCAD 3D/REVIT or similar 3D software.
• Nuclear background.

Additional Information
• Travel to other company sites may be necessary
• 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
• 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
• If not already Security Cleared, successful candidates may be required to undergo a security vetting process and offers of employment will be subject to relevant security clearance being granted

Atkins develops individuals through a portfolio of training and development activities designed to help you make the best of your abilities and talents. These are reviewed with individuals through an annual appraisal process. We actively support staff in achieving corporate membership of relevant institutions.

Rewards and Benefits

Please refer to our website for details of our full benefits package.

Security Clearance
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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