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Work Controls Specialist

  • Job reference: AE-000279
  • Sector: Energy, Nuclear
  • Location: Aiken
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Atkins is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. We build long-term trusted partnerships to create a world where lives are enriched through the implementation of our ideas.

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On joining the Atkins’ Nuclear business, you’ll be an integral part of a team specializing in taking on the most challenging engineering projects and opportunities from technical leadership to project management. Existing relationships with major clients offer us a stimulating variety of work within a team which is rapidly developing to meet the challenge of sustainable growth and innovation in the energy industry.

Atkins Nuclear Solutions US is currently seeking a Work Controls Specialist to join the nuclear team in Aiken, SC.

Job Description

Responsible for development of work packages and ensuring resources are available for completion of work activities.

Develops work packages to include scheduling, material staging/requisition, labor estimating, special work permits (hot work/confined space), special work procedures, special PPE, and other field support as required.

Generates work orders and reports using the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS).

Supports construction, maintenance, or operations workforce.

Accountable and responsible for preparations for all work in an assigned work week.

For the assigned work week within the 6 week rolling schedule, insures all aspects of Planning, Scheduling and Coordination are completed.

Ensures work activities for a given week are “field ready” including the right materials/tools are available for use, the right people are identified with the skills and training necessary, the right oversight resources are notified and available (competent person, SME, IH, etc) and the right documents are available and approved.

Develops consistent, robust Job Hazard Analysis (JHAs) with input by workers, subject matter experts (SMEs), etc. Develops work packages with well understood and described work scope. Ensures permits have correct reviews and approvals.

Manages all changes for work packages and accountable for updating documents, getting new approvals, getting new materials/equipment readied, etc and receiving construction/facility approvals for work restart.

Assists Operations and Commissioning for accruing objective quality evidence (OQE) for salient criteria for system turnover for commissioning, start-up and Operational Readiness Review (ORR) activities.

Leads work window critiques to determine improvement actions for work processes.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Proficient in utilizing PC and various applications related to work control and work planning activities

Advanced computer skills

General knowledge of plant process equipment including utilities, hand and power tools, and test equipment

Detailed knowledge of construction standard practices, including working knowledge of codes and regulations

Detailed knowledge of standard work planning practices and associated control systems, including working knowledge of best practices of work management

Detailed knowledge of procurement practices, including expediting initiatives

Detailed knowledge of scheduling practices

Detailed knowledge of hazard analysis methods for worker protection

Ability to coordinate and work well with multiple groups for planning high hazard, complex work initiatives

Effective oral and written communication skills on technical and non-technical subjects

Working knowledge of craft tools and calibration equipment, including hand and power tools, test equipment, mobile and fixed cranes

Working knowledge of MA-01, MIL-SPEC, OSHA, EPA, vendor manuals and P&IDs

Education and Experience Requirements

Associate's degree required in related technical or computer field

A minimum of 10 years of combined work control and field (construction, maintenance, and/or operations) experience

5 years construction project experience

3 years commercial or DOE Complex experience or equivalent high/hazard/complex work environment

Experience with CMMS programs (e.g. Assets Suite, CHAMPS, Maximo, etc)

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 EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Atkins is a drug free workplace.

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