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Construction Engineer

  • Job reference: AE-000283
  • Sector: Construction, Energy, Nuclear
  • Location: Oak Ridge

Energy Engineering description intro (includes power, nuclear and renewable energy engineering)

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Transforming the potential of existing and new infrastructure and technology to improve lives through safer, cleaner and smarter energy.

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Power, Nuclear, Renewables and Future Energy expertise

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Our talented teams design complex new schemes, assure the longevity and integrity of existing infrastructure and deliver trusted, innovative advice critical to the success of the global energy market.

Power and electrical
Expertise in thermal generation and power networks is helping our clients address the need for secure, affordable and renewable energy sources. There's a world of opportunities here for people who want to start or develop their career in this exciting sector.

Our mission is to improve lives through nuclear energy, providing clients with nuclear new build, fuel enrichment, nuclear design, generation, decommissioning, waste management and defense.

We've got experts who offer all kinds of solutions in all aspects of offshore renewable energy technology. And we're passionate about spearheading the move towards a low carbon economy - we'll do it by making clean energy sources safe, reliable and cost effective. There’s plenty of potential to apply your skills in this fast moving market.

Atkins is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. We build long-term trusted partnerships to create a world where lives are enriched through the implementation of our ideas.

We work together across an international network of offices. This means that wherever in the world a project is being delivered, our clients benefit from industry-leading expertise, as well as a dedicated local contact. We understand the importance of having deep roots in the community; knowing and understanding local requirements, practices and culture. This allows us to be true collaborative partners with our clients, so that together, we can tackle complex projects and enhance communities throughout the U.S. and around the world.

Making a positive impact on the built and natural environment takes more than just skill - it takes heart. If you put your heart into everything you do, come join our team.

On joining the Atkins’ Nuclear business, you’ll be an integral part of a team specializing in taking on the most challenging engineering projects and opportunities from technical leadership to project management. Existing relationships with major clients offer us a stimulating variety of work within a team which is rapidly developing to meet the challenge of sustainable growth and innovation in the energy industry.
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.
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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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