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QA Engineer

  • Job reference: AE-000297
  • Sector: Energy, Nuclear
  • Location: Oak Ridge
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SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business 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.

SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business was ranked as the world’s 11th largest global design firm by ENR in 2016 with nearly 18,000 employees worldwide. We have 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 Solutions US is currently seeking a Quality Assurance Specialist to join the nuclear team in Oak Ridge, TN.


Stops work without fear of reprisal for unsafe conditions potentially affecting personnel safety or environmental risk.

Assists in maintaining corrective action program and maintenance of tracking database and develops and provides training on Quality Assurance related topics.

Provides Quality Assurance support to ensure compliance with requirements and objectives.

Supports implementation of Price-Anderson Amendments Act (PAAA) program.

Provides support for Performance Assessment Program and Procurement activities required to meet applicable regulations.

Maintains knowledge/qualifications on quality methods and techniques and provides support for the development of quality-related procedures and plans.

Supports management and staff with Quality Assurance services, as requested (i.e. Lessons Learned, root cause analysis, and critique expertise).

Performs management assessments, independent assessments, and surveillances, as requested.

Conducts Quality Assurance audits, assessments, and surveillances of operations and vendors, and maintains the Evaluated Supplier List.

Develops Quality Assurance inspection plans for material receipt inspections and performs receipt inspections as required.

Reviews maintenance and construction work control package to ensure appropriate quality controls are specified and provides support to and monitors the quality of operations, maintenance, and construction activities.

Supports the execution of Integrated Safety Management System (ISMS) guiding principles and core functions and the Isotek Safety Culture.

Performs other duties as assigned.


Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office.

Strong communication, verbal and written skills.

Working knowledge of NQA-1 2004 and DOE Quality Assurance regulations and directives.

Prior qualification in assessment/auditing practices/quality control inspections.

Ability to analyze historical data for trends and to produce charts/graphs illustrating analyses.

Knowledge of casual analysis techniques.

Ability to work independently and resolve practical problems.


Baccalaureate in engineering or related science.

Minimum of 5 years' job-related experience. Three years in quality assurance, and 1 year in nuclear.

Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter.

US citizenship required for Atkins Global Isotek Systems project positions.

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 equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.

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