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Oil & Gas and Offshore Wind - Mechanical Engineering Graduate Scheme (2019)

  • Job reference: GR-079
  • Sector: Energy, Oil & Gas, Renewables, SNC
  • Location: UK Wide
  • Current salary If you do not wish to provide your salary please Input zero: Competitive

Within the oil and gas division, our operations focus on fixed and floating offshore structures, terminals, refineries, petrochemical plants and subsea pipelines. Having worked on thousands of oil and gas installations around the world, you’ll join a team of over 20,000 experts located in North America, Australia, the Middle East, Europe and the UK. We work across the life cycle of the oil and gas industry, finding innovative solutions to complex challenges through the increased use of digital and immersive technologies, and have worked on over 700 projects in the last five years all around the world. We have provided unrivalled technical expertise and support to the oil and gas industry for more than four decades. Our highly skilled teams are leading technical developments across the globe and, with our input, problems are solved and critical decisions are made with confidence.

What you’ll be doing and where you’ll be based
We have opportunities for graduates within the Oil & Gas and Offshore Wind division in the UK. From a Mechanical Engineering related background, you could be working in one of the following teams, here’s a little about what they do;

Aberdeen – Focusing on projects primarily in the Oil & Gas market 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 - Based in our Bristol office, you will find yourself working on projects in the Oil & Gas and Offshore Wind market as part of the offshore structures team and be involved in multi-disciplinary design projects across our Energy sectors. In Bristol you will, among other things, assist in the assessment of fatigue and reliability of structures, analysis for major modifications and life extension of existing structures and process plant and use software tools such as Mathcad, Python, Excel and various Finite Element packages. By joining Bristol you will become part of a global team located in North America, Australia, the Middle East, Europe and the UK. There may also be the opportunity for occasional site-based work on offshore Oil & Gas platforms in the North Sea, if this is something that excites you. 

Epsom – You will find yourself working on projects in a wide array of industries, with a focus on Oil & Gas and Offshore Wind 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.

London - Based in our London office as a Mechanical engineer, you will find yourself working on projects in the Oil & Gas and Offshore Wind markets carrying out assessments of existing structures, including modifications and repairs, as well as design and assessment for new build projects. Some of our recent projects include Repsol UK Structural Integrity Management (SIM), Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm and the Yme Field Redevelopment. There may also be the opportunity for occasional site-based work on offshore Oil & Gas platforms in the North Sea, if this is something that excites you. We’re looking for candidates who have a keen interest in offshore structures and a desire to work with software tools such as Mathcad, Python, Excel and various Finite Element packages.

Glasgow – Based in our Glasgow or Bellshill office you’ll find yourself working primarily on projects in the Offshore Engineering and Power Generation markets. Some of our current projects include Asset Integrity work for BP and Repsol in the North Sea, Structural Design for the Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm and Mechanical Integrity assessments for Power Stations in the UK and overseas. We’re looking for candidates who have a keen interest in assessing integrity of aging plant, performing structural & mechanical design and analysis.

Who we’re looking for
You’ll be a talented graduate with a minimum 2.2 Masters/MEng degree in a relevant Mechanical Engineering degree discipline.

You’ll have ambition, vision, enthusiasm and the drive to keep on developing your technical skills and achieve Chartered status. 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.

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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. You will have opportunities to work closely with clients, spending time within their organisations and taking learning from some of the most experienced engineers in the industry. Our 3-year flexible graduate scheme promises to give you the support you need to develop your technical, commercial and consultancy skills. Some of our benefits, to name a few, include;

• A settling in payment of £2,500 when you join – paid within the first month
• Continuous support and mentoring to achieve chartered status with your chosen institution, funded by Atkins. With a chartership bonus of £2,500 once complete.
• A robust career development plan, including a library of core learning modules and on the job technical training.
25 days’ annual leave, plus bank holidays, with the option to buy up to 15 additional days leave per year
2 volunteer days per year for you to use for a cause that matters to you
• Local graduate forums & a strong graduate network across all locations
• Annual events, such as our 2-day graduate induction, ski trips, away weekends, team building activities and more

For a full list of our benefits, please click here

How to apply
To apply for this role, please select the ‘apply’ button below. If you would like to see more information about what the application process involves and some useful hints and tips click here.

Our deadline for applications is Wednesday 02nd January 2019. However, due to the popularity of some of our programmes we may close before this deadline, therefore to avoid disappointment we would advise applying as early as possible.

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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