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Operational Research Analyst

  • Job reference: AE-000392
  • Sector: Energy, Nuclear
  • Location: Richland
Atkins is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. Atkins has been providing infrastructure planning, engineering, construction, environmental consulting, urban planning, architecture, and program management services to public and private clients across the United States for more than 50 years.

Atkins has the depth and breadth of expertise to respond to the most technically challenging and time-critical infrastructure projects and the urgent transition to a low-carbon economy.

Atkins Nuclear seeks an energetic and highly motivated self-starter to join our team as an Operational Research Analyst in Richland, WA.


Support customers in a wide range of decision making situations, dealing with current and future challenges with nuclear facilities/processes. Apply a logical and analytical approach to frame the problem through discussions with all stakeholders, collate suitable data and analyze it to provide clear results and guidance. Communicate with stakeholders, senior management, engineering, operations and maintenance personnel and/or facilitate multi discipline workshops as part of project work. Analysis of data will vary from applying logical thought through to the use of various decision-making tools, such as discrete event simulation.


  • Develops, verifies, validates, and maintains discrete event simulation models to address a wide range of performance issues in existing and new, first-of-a-kind nuclear facilities
  • Facilitates multi discipline workshops to identify modeling needs and model input requirements
  • Analyzes model results to predict facility performance and identify key bottleneck areas
  • Works with stakeholders to minimize/eliminate potential bottlenecks and improve overall plant performance
  • Participates as required in business development by producing material for bid and proposal documents explaining our OR modeling capabilities

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Systems Engineering, Operational Research or Management Science
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience
  • 10 years’ experience preferred
  • Experience in discrete event simulation modeling preferred

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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