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PSA Engineer

  • Job reference: EN-002015
  • Sector: Energy, Nuclear
  • Location: Bristol
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Why not...

If you are a PSA engineer with strong experience within the nuclear industry, and love the idea of joining our growing nuclear safety analysis discipline, then we are all waiting for you to join our team. You’ll enjoy liaising with clients, working on risk assessments and have excellent technical report writing skills.

If this sounds like you, then we’d love you to apply for this role.

The Role

As part of our Probabilistic Safety Assessment (PSA) team you’ll be working on consultancy projects in the area of nuclear safety analysis, requiring client liaison, definition of requirements, technical delivery, and writing of high quality technical reports

You’ll discuss with the client reactor systems and plant scenarios and to build PSA models in order to assess the risk profile of the plant in different operating conditions. This role also includes supporting clients in managing the expectations of internal and external stakeholders and regulators.

You will be able to contribute and learn from the wider nuclear safety community within Atkins, taking advantage of the UK leading services we provide in areas such as safety case, plant operations and hazard analysis.

The Person

You will be able to work autonomously or as part of a project team, and have a relevant engineering/science degree. You will either be a chartered engineer or will be working towards this. In addition to experience in the nuclear industry dedicated to the delivery of Level 1 and/or Level 2 PSA studies, you will be able to demonstrate the following:
• Knowledge of Light Water Reactor (PWR, BWR) technology
• Experience in thermal-hydraulic analysis
• A solid understanding of the principles of nuclear safety
• Experience in the use of RiskSpectrum or CAFTA PSA software
• Excellent technical writing skills

You may also be able to demonstrate the below desirable requirements:
• Experience in the development of Severe Accident Management Guidelines (SAMG)
• Experience on accident progression phenomena modelling using tools such as MAAP or MELCOR
• An awareness of Level 3 PSA techniques and tools
• An understanding of the nuclear regulatory principles in the UK

About us

Atkins is ranked as one of ‘The Sunday Times 25 Best Big Companies to Work For’ and as one of the ‘The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2015’. We support flexible working and equal opportunities as we believe that diverse teams provide the best mix of interpersonal and technical skills needed to exceed our customers’ expectations

Our Energy business has been operating for over four decades. You’ll be helping us to design complex new schemes, assure the longevity and integrity of existing infrastructure and deliver innovative consultancy advice to core clients, critical to the success of the global energy market.

The Nuclear Safety Analysis Discipline comprises two teams providing services to the generation, new build and decommissioning markets. The Probabilistic Safety Assessment (PSA) team delivers work in the areas of probabilistic safety analysis, equipment reliability and probabilistic consequence analysis. The Deterministic Safety Analysis (DSA) team delivers work in the areas of thermal hydraulics, design basis and severe accident analysis.

Benefits and Additional Information

Please refer to our website for full details of our benefits package, which includes the opportunity to purchase up to 15 days’ additional annual leave per year on top of our standard 25 days paid annual leave. Flexible working options will be considered for this vacancy. Travel to other company sites may be necessary.

Successful candidates will be required to undergo a security vetting process and offers of employment will be subject to relevant security clearance being granted.


Atkins develops individuals through a tailored portfolio of training and development courses designed to help successful candidates make the best of their abilities and talents.

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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