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Operations Specialist

  • Job reference: AE-000172
  • Sector: Energy, Nuclear
  • Location: Aiken
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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

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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 Aiken, SC Energy Team as an Operation Specialist.

Job Description:


Responsible for preparing technical work documents for operations, and assisting with various duties associated with the operation of a nuclear facility.

Initiates and processes immediate procedure changes and standard procedure revisions.

Initiates, develops and processes work control documents, lockout/tagouts and job hazard analysis.

Develops detailed work procedures needed to perform corrective maintenance on plant equipment which involves reviewing operations and maintenance documents, developing detailed work instructions and completing associated forms and permits.

Researches plant documents and prints and determines the safe isolation points to ensure workers are protected from hazardous energy while conducting maintenance.

Acts as a facilitator during discussions with subject matter experts regarding the hazards associated with a job and the controls necessary to perform the work safely.

Leads the group through a systematic analysis of the hazards involved with a particular job, and resolves any conflicts.

Assists Shift Managers in the administrative tasks associated with managing non-exempt personnel.

Maintains data and documents contained in operations databases.

Develops operations documents to support shift operations.

Assists with facility notifications and administrative duties.

Maintains operations documents and essential drawings.

Produces various reports in support of shift operations.

Performs one or more of the following:

Assists the Engineering department in developing Operations drawings and graphics. Develop drawings with a high level of proficiency in AutoCAD, Microstation, and Visio.

Assists Project Controls with monthly procurement and budgetary reconciliations. Develops and maintains department Earned Value Management System (EVMS). 

Develops and maintains metrics and tracking systems to status facility performance.

Assists the Facility Generator Certification Official (GCO) in manifesting and preparing hazardous and radioactive waste shipments. 

Develops, and revises Radioactive Waste Management Program documents including the Waste Tracking Database.

Acts as a Person-in-Charge (PIC) for limited scope evolutions as assigned by Facility Management.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:

Ability to work independently while performing operations tasks.

Ability to assemble teams of subject matter experts to conduct Job Hazard Analysis.

Effective written and verbal communication skills.

Effective organizational and interpersonal skills.

Intermediate proficiency using Microsoft Office products.

Intermediate proficiency using other software products such as CAD, SQL, etc.

Intermediate proficiency in area of associated certifications.

Ability to act as a PIC for assigned Operations tasks while demonstrating effective leadership skills.


High School diploma or GED.

Experience with work control documents, lockout/tagouts and job hazard analysis.

Experience with technical writing/operations procedures.

Preferred Experience:

Previous Department of Energy (DOE) nuclear experience. A minimum of 2 years’ experience in area of associated certification



Any of the following:

Certified Computer Aided Design specialist.

Certified Primavera (P-6) specialist.

Certified Waste Management Broker.

Any other certifications necessary to meet Project needs.

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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