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Quality Engineer

  • Job reference: AE-000212
  • Sector: Energy, Nuclear
  • Location: Oak Ridge
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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.

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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 Oak Ridge Energy Team as Quality Engineer.


Job Description:


Quality Engineer (QE) shall assist the Project Office in providing technical support and subject matter expertise in the area of Quality Assurance, Engineering Quality, Supplier Quality, Construction Quality and Quality Control.

The QE shall support evaluation of quality assurance implementation for compliance to contract requirements which include 10 CFR 830 Subpart A, DOE Quality Assurance Orders, and other quality assurance contract requirements.


The QE shall provide audits, assessments and oversight activities of the M&O contractor’s quality assurance program which includes the writing of plans, reports, comments, and issues. The QE must demonstrate proficient written and verbal communication skills. (75%)

The QE shall provide quality assurance support to the Quality Assurance Director and to the Subproject Federal Project Directors in providing analysis of the M&O and USACE quality assurance activities. Additionally the contractor shall provide support in the execution of the UPO quality assurance implementation. (25%)

Interfaces with staff, within the team and supporting subcontractors to ensure work is being completed in a safe and efficient manner, ensuring that safety is an integral element embodied in equipment design and specification.

Works in multi-discipline teams on project-based work and ensures integration of design across multiple disciplines.

Performs checking to ensure accuracy of design media in accordance with company policies and procedures and client expectations.

Provides technical, program analysis, or engineering support and in-depth Subject matter expertise.

Serves in a key technical role.


Develops, reviews, and provides technical guidance regarding policies, plans, orders, and documentation.

Conducts research, performs analyses, and provides input to reports, plans, and briefings.

Work performed under this task may require the contractor and its personnel to gain access to classified and restricted DOE/NNSA data, systems, and facilities. For this reason the contractor personnel may be required to obtain and maintain and possess a DOE/NNSA Q Clearance.


Job Requirements:

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.

Detailed knowledge of functional discipline and its practical application.

Detailed knowledge of management of complex engineering projects.


Effective written and verbal communication skills.

Ability to work as a team member.


Ability to adapt and work on varying assignments.

Proficiency using Microsoft Office products, particularly Word and Excel.



Bachelor's degree required, Advanced degree preferred.

12 years of experience in Engineering.

Specific knowledge regarding construction and supplier quality requirements is required.

The work shall be performed in cooperation with UPO, UPO support contractors, and the local site Management and Operating (M&O) contractor.

Experience working on nuclear design and construction projects.


Experience working within the Dept of Energy Complex.



None required but PE preferred.


Preferred Experience:

15 years of industry related experience.

Knowledge and experience with technologies and systems expected to be used at UPF or from other DOE projects.

Knowledge and experience of uranium processing.


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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