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Nuclear Engineer 5

  • Job reference: AE-000112
  • Sector: Energy, Nuclear
  • Location: Charlotte
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Transforming the potential of existing and new infrastructure and technology to improve lives through safer, cleaner and smarter energy.

If you're interested in providing clients with:
Power, Nuclear, Renewables and Future Energy expertise

We want to talk to you!
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.

Power and Electrical
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 Charlotte, NC Energy Team as a Nuclear Engineer 5.

Job Description:


The Nuclear Engineer 5 performs a variety of nuclear fuel, core design, and cask design engineering and licensing calculations using commercially available codes such as CASMO/SIMULATE or fuel vendor supplied computer programs used at Westinghouse, AREVA or GEH. 

Experience with fuel rod design codes such as FRAPCON and thermal hydraulics codes such as CFD, FLUENT, and RELAP codes are a plus.

Performs a variety of engineering and licensing calculations using Monte Carlo N-Particle (MCNP) to support reactor core design, fuel process designs, criticality safety evaluations, cask designs, and decommisioning activities.

Provides input into design from a nuclear perspective, including the identification of shielding and containment requirements.

Produces and/or provides input to as low as is reasonably achievable (ALARA) assessments.

Generates shielding, dose and criticality assessments using risk analysis software or geometric progressive or radionuclide depletion type codes such as MCNP, Microshield or Origen respectively.

Performs a variety of engineering calculations using classical techniques or computer code methods to document compliance with project and code requirements, which may include shielding analyses, criticality analyses, radionuclide depletion analyses and hydrogen generation analyses.

Assists in the preparation and approval of design documents and plant modifications in accordance with approved procedures, processes and design requirements.

Provides technical expertise and guidance to develop, manage and implement engineering analysis, activities and programs to identify and resolve equipment and system problems.

Familiar with national codes and standards appropriate to the Nuclear Engineering discipline.

Ensures relevant design criteria, specifications, practices, procedures, codes, site design and safety and licensing basis are used in preparation of design media.

Performs checking to ensure accuracy of design media in accordance with company policies and procedures and client expectations.

Interfaces with staff, within the team, to ensure work is being completed in a safe and efficient manner, ensuring that safety is an integral element embodied in equipment design and specification.

Works in multi-discipline teams on project-based work and ensures integration of design across multiple disciplines.

Works on a timeline to ensure the accuracy, completeness and timeliness of work and initiates corrective measures to overcome delays.

Understands, complies and is responsible for working to environmental health and safety policies and procedures, and attends meetings as required.

Provides supervision and leadership to members of the design team, commensurate with seniority.

Recommends new concepts and techniques to improve performance, simplify design, reduce cost, correct design flaws or to comply with changes in client requirements, codes or regulations.

Participates in and supports Nuclear Safety representatives in the development of equipment and facility authorization bases.

Participates in the preparation of cost estimates for engineering services to internal and external clients and coordinates work assignments to meet project-established schedules and budgets.

Relies on extensive experience and judgment.

Leads and directs the work of teams.

Significant creativity and latitude is required.
Provides consultation on complex projects and is considered to be the top level contributor/ specialist.

Acts as Engineering Manager on dedicated Project(s).

Performs other duties as assigned.


Strong communication skills – experienced in presenting design media to large audiences, including clients and customers.

Advanced knowledge of Nuclear Engineering Analysis software and Microsoft Office.

Detailed knowledge in functional discipline and its practical application.

Detailed knowledge of industry codes and regulations.

Detailed knowledge in the management of complex engineering projects.




Master's degree required degree in Nuclear engineering or related technical degree or equivalent experience.

Minimum of 15 years’ experience.




Professional Engineering license is not required but is a plus.

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

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