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Construction Engineer

  • Job reference: AE-000283
  • Sector: Construction, Energy, Nuclear
  • Location: Oak Ridge
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SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies.  SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business has been providing infrastructure planning, engineering, construction, environmental consulting, urban planning, architecture, and program management services to public and private clients across the United States for more than 50 years.


SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business was ranked as the world’s 11th largest global design firm by ENR in 2016 with nearly 18,000 employees worldwide. We have the depth and breadth of expertise to respond to the most technically challenging and time-critical infrastructure projects and the urgent transition to a low-carbon economy.


Atkins Nuclear Solutions US is currently seeking a Construction Engineer to join the nuclear team in Oak Ridge, TN

Job Description
The Construction Engineer will provide monitoring and assessment of the quality of UPF and other capital line-item project construction and equipment installation activities.  This position will also support integration requirements to ensue customer satisfaction and timely resolution of issues associated with interfaces amongst contractors as well as with other external and internal organizations.
Responsible for supplementing existing UPO staff in monitoring and documenting the quality of construction and equipment installation for UPO and capital line-item projects. 

Coordinate integration and resolution of issues to ensure seamless transitions at construction interface points with external and internal organizations.

Incumbent(s) will be required to assist the Director, Construction, Environmental, Safety and Health Division with the following tasks (examples):

Lead and participate in assessments of construction activities to ensure quality and safe work practices.

Participate in Shadow Assessments led by UPF construction contractor(s), often as the sole UPO representative, to evaluate the contractor’s construction quality assurance/quality control program and ensure quality and safe work practices.

Act as UPO subject matter expert for designated construction practices and assigned specialties.

Provide environmental, safety, and health (ESH) support in identifying, documenting, and monitoring resolution of ESH deficiencies and concerns for assigned project(s).

Coordinate, facilitate, and manage integration of work and unity of effort where assigned project(s) interface with property, equipment, and facilities necessitating action  by either external or internal organizations.

Document the aforementioned actions in accordance with UPO policies and procedures.

Provide field engineering oversight of constructability reviews, construction submittal processing, change request/control, construction quality, and construction work packages.

Represent the Construction, ESH Division as assigned.
Due to current law, and in conjunction with the advertised position’s scope of work, candidates that are Non-US citizens are required to be submitted for further approval to the NNSA before being considered for hiring purposes. In addition, any candidates with dual citizenship in the US and another country must undergo further review for approval by the NNSA. Proof of citizenship will be requested upon receipt of application/resume.
Atkins offers its employees a robust rewards package which includes: a competitive salary; a broad benefits package including medical/RX, dental, vision, life, disability, legal, hospitalization and other valuable voluntary options; generous time-off programs; flexible work schedules; 401(k) with employer match; professional and career development opportunities through our corporate university, as well as a highly-regarded tuition reimbursement program; and an unmatched culture focused on client-service, quality, and tireless pursuit of excellence in all we do. Atkins is an EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Atkins is a drug free workplace.
Please view Atkins Equal Opportunity Statement here:




Possess a bachelor’s degree in engineering or other related discipline


10 years field engineering/construction oversight/monitoring experience on large construction projects executed by the Federal Government.


Substantial prior project management or project management support experience, preferably with Department of Energy (DOE) construction projects.



Must be able to interface with government program representatives on high-level technical and project issues.
Ability to successfully make quick decisions and meet goals while working under severe time constraints.
Demonstrated ability to be creative with a keen attention to detail.
Possess communication and interpersonal skills.
Possess planning, organizational, and analytical skills.
Possess the technical knowledge to work with multiple functional areas and offices in order to provide comprehensive recommendations.
Ability to multi-task between changing requirements and priorities.
Requires a motivated self-starter who pays attention to details to support assignments while functioning in a time-sensitive, fluid environment.
Position may on occasion require unscheduled or extended work hour.

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