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Operations Director

  • Job reference: AE-000144
  • Sector: Energy, Nuclear, Oil & Gas
  • Location: Houston
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Power to the People.

We're committed to:
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 one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. We build long-term trusted partnerships to create a world where lives are enriched through the implementation of our ideas.

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.
On joining the Atkins’ Nuclear business, you’ll be an integral part of a team specializing in taking on the most challenging engineering projects and opportunities from technical leadership to project management. Existing relationships with major clients offer us a stimulating variety of work within a team which is rapidly developing to meet the challenge of sustainable growth and innovation in the energy industry.

Atkins Nuclear Solutions US is currently seeking an Operations Director Americas- Oil & Gas to join the nuclear team in Houston, TX.
Job Summary

Key dimensions to this role will include;

Responsibility for ensuring the Americas region deliver against the Energy strategy and in-year targets as agreed by the regional MD covering client, people, service, process and financial dimensions.

Develop key account relationships with O&G clients in region.
Responsibility for business planning to ensure current, medium and longer term operational requirements are achieved.

Identifying opportunities and developing the America’s business, both internally and externally, to create a strong market presence and add value to the Atkins group. This will include targeted recruitment, preparation of strategic tenders for specific contracts and promotion of Atkins capability at client visits.

Being an active member of the Energy Americas Board providing input to, and executing the strategy, driving operational excellence, delivering projects and ensuring technical excellence globally.

Fostering a collaborative environment in order to learn, develop and drive increased business results across Energy global regions and industries.


The successful candidate will need to provide strong leadership so that the business operates effectively across a range of dimensions. Therefore the successful candidate will need to be able to demonstrate:

Extensive experience of working within the Oil & Gas industry. Some exposure to other energy sectors is highly desirable as is time spent working in a major projects environment.

Proven success in leading and enabling operational functions within a consultancy environment to deliver against external and internal expectations.

Proven success in leading and managing people both demonstrating and encouraging the ability to engage, recruit, develop and retain highly motivated people.

Strategic thinking skills to help develop and shape future business.

Commercial acumen to assess opportunities and lead others in the relevant commercial and bidding processes to deliver growth.

Ability to work collaboratively with the Oil & Gas and Operational Board and peers throughout Atkins.

A high level of self-management, commitment, trust, with an affinity with Atkins’ underlying values and the stature to operate effectively at a senior level are all essential.

Good Degree (Honours or equivalent) in a relevant Engineering discipline and chartered / PE.

Due to current law, and in conjunction with the advertised position’s scope of work, candidates that are Non-US citizens are required to be submitted for further approval to the NNSA before being considered for hiring purposes. In addition, any candidates with dual citizenship in the US and another country must undergo further review for approval by the NNSA. Proof of citizenship will be requested upon receipt of application/resume.

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 EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Atkins is a drug free workplace.

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