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Criticality Safety Engineer

  • Job reference: AE-000403
  • Sector: Energy, Environment, Nuclear
  • Location: Aiken

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 3rd largest global design firm by ENR in 2018 with nearly 55,000 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.

SNC-Lavalin Atkins business is currently seeking a Criticality Safety Engineer to join the nuclear team in Aiken, SC.


  • Support the Nuclear & Criticality Safety Engineering organization in the development, review, and implementation of criticality safety documentation for various facilities at the Savannah River Site.


  • Provide technical assistance in developing criticality safety documents and analyses, criticality safety controls, and related technical support documentation.
    Ensure that the development of criticality safety documentation complies with requirements and as necessary, and applicable controls are implemented in field procedures. Services shall be provided using SRS processes and procedures.







  • Must possess a Bachelor’s degree. A degree in engineering, math or science.




  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in nuclear/criticality safety industry through support of the Department of Energy (DOE) or the commercial nuclear industry.
  • Alternate combination of education and experience will be considered where candidate has an advance degree.
  • Previous experience with the use and implementation of 10 CFR 830, DOE O 420.1C, and related directives and standards is required.
  • Candidate must demonstrate personal accountability for facility/project schedules, deadlines, budgets, and the safe performance of work.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of a criticality safety code (MCNP or SCALE) is required.
  • Candidate must have the ability to obtain and maintain a DOE “L” security clearance.




  • 15 years of experience
  • Previous experience in developing, reviewing, and maintaining SRS criticality safety documents is preferred. 




  • 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.

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 equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.

Please view Atkins Equal Opportunity Statement here:



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