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Professional Assistant

  • Job reference: AE-000203
  • Sector: Energy, Nuclear
  • Location: Oak Ridge

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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.

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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 a Professional Assistant to join the nuclear team in Oak Ridge, TN.

Job Description


The Professional Assistant shall assist the project office with meeting support, technical communications, research & organization, assessment planning & support and professional services.
Meetings Support (20%) – Support planning and scheduling of ad hoc meetings to resolve technical and business issues.

Prepare agendas, presentations, and other written documentation.

Capture actions and prepare basic notes.

Technical Communications (20%) – Draft/edit letters, point papers, and presentations. Assemble information from Subject Matter Experts and draft products that summarize and communicate technical and business positions.

Research and Organization (10%) – Perform basic research, communicate with various SMEs, and develop “Smart Books” for use by Deputy FPD and other project stakeholders.

Assessment planning and support (20%) – Support the planning, documentation, and execution of project assessments.

Professional Services (30%) – Communications, planning, organization, and support as needed.

Professional Assistant will be supplementing existing project Staff. Responsibility for documentation, reporting, coordination, planning remains with client.




Job Requirements/Skills


Must be able to interface with government program representatives on high-level technical and project issues.

Ability to successfully make quick decisions and meet goals while working under severe time constraints

Demonstrated ability to be creative with a keen attention to detail

Possess communication and interpersonal skills

Possess planning, organizational, and analytical skills

Possess the technical knowledge to work with multiple functional areas and offices to provide comprehensive recommendations

Ability to multi-task between changing requirements and priorities

Requires a motivated self-starter who pays attention to details to support assignments while functioning in a time-sensitive, fluid environment

Position may on occasion require unscheduled or extended work hour.

Required Experience


3 years of experience

The work requires experience with Department of Energy or other government agency design, construction or project management work, or professional technical writing experience in an engineering setting.

Successful candidates must be proficient in Adobe Acrobat, and Microsoft (MS) Office.

Education

Bachelor's degree required

Preferred Experience


Experience working within the Dept. of Energy Complex
10 years of industry related experience

Certifications


None required



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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