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Senior Specialist

  • Job reference: AE-000467
  • Sector: Energy, Nuclear
  • Location: Phoenix

Atkins is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies.  Atkins 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.


Atkins has 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.

SNC-Lavalin Atkins Nuclear seeks energetic and highly motivated self-starters to join our nuclear team as a Senior Specialist.

Perform duties to support internal/external oversight evaluations (WANO/IAEA/NSRB/CNP/ Operational Readiness Exercises) on Units for fuel load milestones to the assigned functional area. This includes supporting functions readiness and response to external oversight evaluations. Through the assessment of current performance, assistance and guidance to functions through the external oversight process and provision of robust challenge and oversight on the content and delivery of corrective action plans to close Operational performance gaps.

Support Operational Readiness
• Through self-assessments, reviews, Operational Exercise Assessments and observations, develop policies, plans and procedures for the effective management of external oversight
• Assist the development and maintenance of performance metrics to measure the effectiveness of functional response to findings and recommendations to gap closure.

External Support and Review
• Oversee all aspects of external oversight evaluations, to include:
• Scheduling, coordination, reporting and follow-up to external oversight evaluations of functional areas
• Ongoing training, guidance and support to functional areas
• Develop information packages for external review teams
• Develop and obtain approval for functional self-assessment plans
• Conduct self-assessments and develop self-assessment reports
• Coordinate analysis of issues and development of effective corrective actions
• Coordinate demonstration of effective close-out for external oversight related findings
• Provide periodic updates to management including key performance indicators.

Health and Safety and Security
• Follow all relevant company's Health and Safety policies, processes, procedures and instructions to ensure Health and Safety compliance In all aspects of work per sound management practices by applying these Health and Safety policies and procedures to self and others to take reasonable care for the Health and safety of people, or the environment, who are at the employee's piece of work who may be affected by the employees acts or omissions at work
• Follow all relevant Security policies, processes, procedures and instructions to ensure security compliance in all aspects of work, by applying them on self, others and Corporate assets.
• Ensure compliance with corporate requirements for adherence to policies, procedures and instructions related to Crisis Management and Business Continuity in order to continue mission critical activities.

People Management
• Contribute to the development of UAE National employees in a manner, which supports the objectives of the corporation and its Emiratization strategy
• Continue to knowledge dissemination/sharing in a way that assists with building internal capabilities of UAE Nationals where applicable and maximize their effective performance
• Developing and motivating staff by providing constructive feed-back and appraisal in order to maximize performance 

Stakeholder Engagement
• Facilitate internal and external communications to build and nurture mutually beneficial working relationships
• Develop strong working relationships with key management positions and at the working level based on trust, mutual respect, and technical competence

Excellence and Quality Management
• Ensure commitment to a culture of continuous improvement by eliminating waste, following operations procedures, practicing innovation, problem solving, and teamwork: complying with Quality Management System policies and procedures; providing and receiving constructive feedback, and striving to meet quality standards and stakeholder expectations

• Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Science, or Engineering with 5 years of relevant experience or equivalent
• Preferred Bachelor’s Degree with 7+ years of relevant experience
• Proficient in English

• Demonstrates a thorough understanding of Nuclear Safety Culture and the responsibility for safe nuclear power plant operation
• Respect for safety and security
• Personnel Development
• Solid understanding of nuclear power plant design, operating standards and practices
• Integrity and Transparency
• Performance Improvement
• Demonstrates ownership and accountability, and commitment to high standards of procedure adherence and regulatory compliance
• Communication Effectiveness
• Effective Partnering (multi-cultural)
• Strong ability to establish and maintain constructive working relationships with peers at the site and across the industry
• Results Focus
• Working effectively and efficiently
• Demonstrable high level of Nuclear Plant experience in either Operations, Maintenance or Engineering
• Teamwork
• Accountability
• Error Prevention


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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