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Energy - Process, Chemical & Environmental Placements (2018)

  • Job reference: PL-025
  • Sector: Energy
  • Location: Aberdeen, Bristol, Epsom, Whitehaven
  • Current salary If you do not wish to provide your salary please Input zero: Competitive

We’re looking for the next generation of engineers and scientists to work on nuclear power stations and innovative renewables concepts, extend the life of existing infrastructure and meet the world’s future energy needs.

Our Energy business has been pushing the engineering boundaries for over four decades, creating cleaner, safer and smarter energy. Join us and you will be helping us to design complex new schemes, assuring the longevity and integrity of existing infrastructure and delivering innovative solutions and consultancy advice to our core clients, all critical to the continuing success of our energy market.  Operating in a number of sectors our staff achieve great things to meet the evolving needs of global energy markets.  Overall, we all share the same mission - to improve lives through energy – one project and one day at a time.


What you’ll be doing
We have opportunities for summer and industrial year placements across a range of our Energy teams in the UK.  From a Chemical, Process or Environmental background, you could be working in one of the following teams, here’s a little about what they do;

SUMMER – Aberdeen, Bristol, Epsom, Whitehaven

INDUSTRIAL YEAR - Bristol

Aberdeen –  based here you’ll be focused on projects primarily in the Oil and Gas market, as a process/Chemical engineer you could be involved in; working with North Sea operators in supporting them in their brownfield modification projects and/or operational support work in their daily production.  This is a dynamic environment ensuring that code requirements, production efficiency and safe operations are maintained using innovative approaches to assets which, in some cases are 40 years old, operating efficiently and safely pushing your knowledge and capability to the full extent.

Bristol – As part of the process team in Bristol you could be involved in designing systems for the new reactor at Hinkley point, specifying upgrades for existing reactors or wide variety of other projects. You may write system descriptions, technical specifications and be involved in multidiscipline teams delivering design optimisation. Right now, we are working on upgrades to a liquid carbon dioxide cooling system, detail design for a semiconductor plant, writing technical specifications for water treatment systems, and running projects to deliver solid waste processes and backup diesel generations systems. We also are seeing more work arising from the wind power industry and have carried out design reviews and technical assessment to support floating offshore installations.  We are looking for candidates studying for a Master’s/MEng degree in Chemical or Process Engineering.

Whitehaven/Bristol - Our environmental teams in Bristol and Whitehaven work on radioactive waste management, radiological protection and UK nuclear environmental legislation across new build, generation and decommissioning markets in the nuclear industry. We provide solutions to our clients to ensure they safely manage radioactive waste, and protect their workers, the public and the environment from radiation exposure and contamination. We are instrumental in the delivery of environmental permit applications for nuclear new build operators and we utilise our UK regulatory requirement expertise to support nuclear reactor vendors through their Generic Design Applications.  We also provide permitting support and advice for other types of sites. Some of our key clients include; Sellafield, EDF generation, NNB GenCo, Horizon Nuclear Power and Magnox. You will learn how workers, the public and the environment are kept safe in the nuclear industry, and apply your knowledge to recommending solutions in line with UK best practice and environmental legislation to make sure this happens.  We are looking for candidates from an Environmental Science background ideally, or a Physics/Chemical/Chemistry background, with modules in the relevant field.

Epsom– Based in our Epsom office as a graduate process/chemical engineer you could be based in either the fluids or safety team. In the fluids team, you will find yourself working on projects in a wide array of industries, with a focus on our parent Energy business (in the Oil and Gas, Offshore Wind and Nuclear markets). Some of our recent projects include Prelude FLNG and Kincardine Offshore Wind Farm.  We also provide analysis to support large infrastructure projects; notable examples include the Thames Tideway storm tunnel system and the Doha Metro rapid transit system in Qatar. We’re looking for candidates who have a strong aptitude for fluid mechanics and heat transfer. Based in our safety team you will be working on projects in the Nuclear and Oil & Gas markets.  Some of our recent project work has been in support of new nuclear facilities in the UK and for oil & gas operators in central Asia.  We’re looking for candidates who are studying for a chemical engineering or nuclear related degree.

You could also…
In addition to some of the responsibilities you can see above for specific locations, you could also be involved in;

• Supporting on some major projects across various areas of Energy from nuclear decommissioning, new power generation and transmission, to offshore, wave and tidal energy
• Reviewing and developing designs to improve plants, equipment, structures and Energy related systems
• Carrying out surveys and site inspections, building strong client relationships
• Using a variety of engineering software packages, as well as 2D and 3D modelling for new designs and modifications
• Producing safety cases, reports and documentation to support the planning, design, operation, maintenance and decommissioning of Energy facilities
• Carrying out design and assessment for new build projects as well as additions, modifications and repairs to existing assets.


Who we’re looking for
You’ll be a talented undergraduate on track to achieve a minimum 2.2 Masters/MEng degree in a relevant degree discipline (please check each location for suitable degrees)

You’ll have ambition, vision, enthusiasm and the drive to keep on developing your technical skills.  With a passion for working in a consultancy environment, you’ll want to work with customers and with teams who deliver to their customers and you’ll be adaptable and happy to cope with uncertainty.  Communication and team-working will be your key skills as well as having the ability to apply your technical knowledge to analyse problems and create innovative solutions.


Benefits & Rewards
If you join us you will be working on some of the most challenging engineering projects of our time, helping to shape the future of energy.  For a full list of our benefits, please click here

How to apply
Our deadline for applications is Monday 18th December 2017. Some of our programmes are incredibly popular, to avoid disappointment (where some roles may close earlier) we recommend you apply as soon as possible.
Full guidance on our application process can be found here

NB: Successful candidates will be required to undergo a security vetting process and offers of employment will be subject to security clearance being granted.

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