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Structural Integrity Design Engineer

  • Job reference: EN-002727
  • Sector: Nuclear, Power
  • Location: Bristol
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Why not...

We are looking for an outstanding candidate to join the structural integrity assessment and design team within our nuclear business. The work diet will focus predominantly on design, substantiation and integrity assessment of systems operating in a wide range of temperatures and environmental conditions. In addition to predominantly nuclear focused project work there are opportunities to undertake challenging technical work within our wider energy portfolio such as conventional power, oil and gas and renewables. In the longer term there are technical and managerial development opportunities within the wider Atkins business and this is supported with extensive training opportunities.


• Degree qualified in a relevant engineering / technical discipline and professionally accredited / chartered.
• Demonstrable experience in at least three of the following disciplines:
o Static, dynamic and thermal stress analysis;
o Finite element analysis;
 Non-linear static analysis
 Dynamic analysis (modal analysis, explicit dynamics)
 Choice of appropriate level of modelling detail
 Design by analysis to an industry recognised code (e.g. to ASME III, RCC-MR, PD5500, ASME 31.1, ASME 31.3 or EN 13480 etc)
o Pipework design and analysis;
o Material performance and degradation assessment;
o High temperature creep and fatigue assessment;
o Low temperature fatigue assessment;
o Fracture mechanics.
• A track record for self-sufficient delivery of complex structural integrity and design problems and associated quality assurance.
• Good oral and written communication skills with a proven ability to write accurate, detailed and concise technical reports (e.g. design substantiations, basis of analysis, safety case support references).
• Ability to define, plan, lead and deliver multiple projects or programmes of work simultaneously, display commercial awareness, have positive stakeholder management experience and be confident in your ability to deliver to time, quality and cost.
• Able to manage project scope change (including across offices).
• Stakeholder management - A strong ability to engage closely and regularly with clients to both deliver and develop new workstreams/opportunities.
• Comfortable with engaging with prospective clients, working at their sites, and investing time in understanding their design objectives and processes.
• Experience in presenting your work at workshops or conferences, such that you can confidently represent/promote the group’s technical capabilities to a broad audience.

Additional Information
• This position is based in our Bristol office. However, travel to other company and client sites is necessary as part of the role.
• Atkins recognise that there are many well qualified people who are looking to further their career in engineering, but who cannot commit to full time employment. We support flexible working arrangements and are interested to discuss how we can accommodate individual requirements.

Atkins develops individuals through a portfolio of training and development activities designed to help you make the best of your abilities and talents. We encourage participation in all forms of training and have an active programme of in-house and well as external training for all of our engineers.

Rewards & Benefits

Please refer to our Rewards and Benefits page for details on our full benefits package.

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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