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IT Manager

  • Job reference: AE-000157
  • Sector: Energy, Nuclear
  • Location: Oak Ridge
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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.

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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 currently seeking a highly motivated self-starter to join our Oak Ridge Energy Team as an IT Manager.

Job Description:

The IT Manager will work towards resolving the fear of reprisal for unsafe conditions potentially affecting personnel safety or environmental risk.

Participates in the hiring process that ensures positions are staffed with personnel who possess the appropriate education and experience and who can be successful in meeting training and qualification requirements that ensure personnel are appropriately indoctrinated and trained to the necessary competence level for performing their duties.

Manages the activities, professional development and performance of personnel performing work within their respective department.


Responsible for the overall planning, organizing, and execution of all Information Technology (IT) functions.

Responsible for the cyber-security program to include implementing and maintaining authorized Unclassified and Classified Information systems approved to create, process, transmit, and store government information.

Manages the IT strategic plans, policies, programs, and schedules and analyzes current systems and determines if adjustments can be made to increase productivity and reduce overall cost of operations.

Advises senior management on strategic systems conversions and integrations that affect the Project.

Reviews and approves all major contracts for computing and IT services and equipment.

Serves as the liaison between partnering companies, hosting solutions and vendors to assist with systems integration and management.

Maintains the software registry and software library.

Oversees the development, design, and implementation of new applications and changes to existing computer systems and/or software applications and systems.

Performs the duties of Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO) for specified information systems, when required.

Ensures the required data security and integrity measures are established and in place and reviews and certifies back-up and disaster recovery plans and procedures.

Supports the execution of Integrated Safety Management System (ISMS) guiding principles and core functions and the Isotek Safety Culture.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:

Supervisory experience required.

Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office.

Strong communication, verbal and written skills.

Knowledge of information technology systems and software applications with the ability to manage the entire spectrum of information technology operations and ability to facilitate control system design/development, through the software design life cycle.

Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal customers and external personnel.


Baccalaureate in engineering or related science.

Minimum of 2 years’ job-related experience, of which 1 year is nuclear.

Experience in Instrumentation and Controls (I&C) and previous experience on facility control system design or development and in software development under international standards (e.g., IEEE) required.

Experience with formal software life cycle approach required.

Technical knowledge on control process tools in PLC systems required.

Experience with safety-significant or safety-related software developed for the U.S. nuclear industry with NRC guidelines or in the pharmaceutical or chemical/petrochemical industry, understanding of safety analysis techniques (Software Fault Trees, Software Failure Modes and Effects, Software Hazops, Code Safety Analysis, FTA, SRHA, Traceability, Code Safety Analysis), understanding of Industry standards (e.g., IEEE, EPRI, NQA) and how they apply required.

Experience on Siemens or Schneider PLC tools preferred.

Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter.

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.

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.

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