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Fault Studies Engineer

  • Job reference: EN-002548
  • Sector: Nuclear, Power
  • Location: Bristol, Warrington
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Why not...

If you are a Fault Studies engineer with experience within the nuclear industry, then we are waiting for you to join the team. We are looking for candidates that enjoy assessing plant performance, liaising with clients, and have excellent technical report writing skills.

The Role

As part of our growing Nuclear Safety Analysis discipline you’ll be a Fault Studies Engineer working on consultancy projects for a range of clients in the nuclear industry. You will be required to liaise with clients, define project requirements, and report outcomes through the production of high quality technical reports.

You will engage with clients to build a thorough understanding reactor systems and plant scenarios, and assess the plant performance in design basis and beyond design basis fault conditions. In this role you will also support clients in managing internal and external stakeholders, including the regulator.
You will be expected to contribute to, and learn from the wider nuclear safety community within Atkins, taking advantage of the global expertise we have across a range of engineering disciplines.

The Person

You will have strong attention to detail and outstanding analytical skills. You will also be able to work autonomously or as part of a project team, and have a relevant engineering/science degree. You will either be a chartered scientist or engineer, or will be working towards this.
In addition to having a solid understanding of the principles of fluid dynamics and heat transfer, you will be able to demonstrate the following:
• Experience working with nuclear safety analysis codes such us MAAP, GOTHIC, TRACE or RELAP5
• Knowledge of Light Water Reactor (PWR, BWR) technology
• A solid understanding of the principles of nuclear safety
• Excellent technical writing skills
• Nuclear industry experience to supplement your academic background
You may also be able to demonstrate the below desirable requirements:
• Knowledge to work with UNIX/LINUX computer systems
• Proven capability in delivering engineering projects
• An understanding of the nuclear regulatory principles in the UK
•Ability to write scripts in Matlab, Python or other languages

About us

Atkins is ranked as one of ‘The Sunday Times 25 Best Big Companies to Work For’ and as one of the ‘The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2015’. We support flexible working and equal opportunities as we believe that diverse teams provide the best mix of interpersonal and technical skills needed to exceed our customers’ expectations.

Our Energy business has been operating for over four decades. 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.

The Nuclear Safety Analysis Discipline comprises two teams providing services to the generation, new build and decommissioning markets. The Probabilistic Safety Assessment (PSA) team delivers work in the areas of PSA, equipment reliability and probabilistic consequence analysis. The Deterministic Safety Analysis (DSA) team delivers work in the areas of thermal hydraulics, design basis and severe accident analysis.

Benefits and Additional Information
Please refer to our website for full details of our benefits package, which includes the opportunity to purchase up to 15 days’ additional annual leave per year on top of our standard 25 days paid annual leave. Flexible working options will be considered for this vacancy. Travel to other company sites may be necessary.

Successful candidates will 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 tailored portfolio of training and development courses designed to help successful candidates make the best of their abilities and talents.

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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