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Metallurgist

  • Job reference: EN-002334
  • Sector: Energy
  • Location: Bellshill
Are you interested in working for a world-leading engineering and design consultancy? If so, we’d love you to apply for this role.

The Role
Our Energy business has been operating for over four decades and the pace of change has never been greater than it is now. These are critical times in how the world generates and uses Energy. Our Design and Engineering team is key to the multi-disciplinary design and assurance services that we provide to our Clients in the Renewables, Conventional Generation, Oil & Gas, Energy from Waste, Energy Storage and Petrochemical Markets.

As a Metallurgist working at our office and laboratories near Glasgow you will be working within the Energy UK and Europe team. The role includes the provision of Operation and Maintenance support to fossil-fired, nuclear and renewable power plant, and other industrial assets. Responsibilities will extend to applying your competencies across the Atkins Energy business and in other industry sectors.

The key components of your role may include:
• Carrying out metallurgical failure investigations, material condition assessments and materials testing, both in the laboratory and at power stations and other industrial sites.
• The development and application of inspection-based and risk-based methodologies and component assessment techniques to support safe operation of plant.
• Provision of materials advice to clients in the Energy sector and across other areas of Atkins businesses.
• Corrosion investigations and review of corrosion protection systems for operators of process plant and offshore structures.
• Undertake portfolio of metallurgical investigations and related projects, both laboratory-based and at industrial sites, with minimal supervision.
• Prepare risk-based and inspection-based assessment schedules for power plant components.
• Preparation of technical reports.
• Liaise with clients (internal and external) on all aspects of project cycle.
• Assist in the preparation, management and completion of plant overhaul outage projects.
• Assist Group Lead in developing new services and business opportunities.
The ideal candidate will be expected to carry out laboratory metallurgical testing to support investigations, to prepare technical communications to a high standard and to communicate findings effectively to engineers and technical staff in related disciplines.

The Person
You will enjoy approaching things in different ways to find the best possible fit – you like making improvements and consider different approaches, trying to find the best approach to fit whatever is the current context. As soon as you’re presented with a problem, you are focused on how to resolve it, whatever it might be.

In addition, you get satisfaction from building relationships, with clients and with colleagues. You enjoy getting to know people, and working out how you can have a positive impact on them – whether that’s delivering something that a client needs, or helping someone to progress within the organisation.

In addition to having excellent communication and problem solving skills you will be able to demonstrate the following:
• Qualified to degree level in metallurgy, materials science, mechanical engineering with materials or corrosion engineering.
• Member of professional institute, Chartered Engineer or working towards chartered status.
• Advantageous to have experience in some or all of the following areas:- power plant O&M, high temperature boiler materials, turbine steels, degradation and failure mechanisms of metallic materials, corrosion mechanisms, corrosion protection systems, laboratory and on-site material inspection/analysis techniques.
• Experience of successfully interfacing with clients.
• Knowledge and experience of key issues relating to commercial project delivery.
• Demonstrable record of ability to work well within a technical team.
• Ability to work flexibly, on their own initiative, and to take ownership of their designated projects. Ability to deliver technical tasks to tight timescales and within budget limits.
• Good analytical and reasoning skills.
• Good communication skills; strong aptitude in the preparation of written communications including technical reports.

Additional Information

• Some work outside normal office hours may be necessary. Travel to and from client sites and/or temporary secondment to client’s offices may also be required.
• This is an exciting time for Atkins; we are diversifying our portfolio to become a more global organisation, whilst also continuing to grow our Energy sector in the UK.
• We support flexible working arrangements and are interested to discuss how we can accommodate individual requirements.

Training
Atkins develops individuals through a portfolio of training and development activities designed to help you make the best of your abilities and talents. These are reviewed with individuals through an annual appraisal process. We actively support staff in achieving corporate membership of relevant institutions.

Rewards and Benefits
Please refer to our Rewards and Benefits page for details on our full benefits package.


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