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Nuclear & Power - Electrical and EC&I Summer and Industrial Year Placements (2019)

We are the team that engineer, deliver, manage and decommission nuclear facilities worldwide, using the latest technology solutions to ensure the lights stay on and the world remains a safe place.

Our power business has been delivering electrical, civil and structural engineering services to the global power sector for over 20 years. We’re now leaning into new energy challenges such as offshore generation and transmission, energy from waste, electric vehicle infrastructure and the integration of smart grid technology -  helping to drive evolution in the power sector.

With an unwavering commitment to safety, quality and efficiency, we are well positioned to add value to today’s challenges of delivering the next generation of nuclear power plants while at the same time maintaining the existing generating fleet and safely decommissioning legacy facilities. We’re now looking to the future, working with Small Modular Reactor (SMR) developers to advance new designs and developing digital applications, such as virtual and augmented reality, for the nuclear industry.

What you’ll be doing 
We have opportunities for graduates across a range of our Nuclear & Power teams in the UK.  From an Electrical/Electronic or Electrical, Control & Instrumentation Engineering background, you could be working in one of the following teams, here’s a little about what they do;

Bristol – Our Electrical, Control and Instrumentation team in Bristol supports a variety of nuclear clients. You could be involved with the design of systems to support a new generation of nuclear power stations, developing solutions to ensure the ongoing operation of the current nuclear fleet or decommissioning legacy sites and facilities. We are currently supporting a variety of nuclear clients; ensuring the safety of critical control systems, and developing systems for new-build facilities. We are looking for candidates with an electrical or electronic engineering focused degree. 

Birmingham – Based in our Birmingham office as a power engineer, you will find yourself working on projects in the Nuclear, Offshore Wind, and Grid & Electrical Networks. Some of our current projects include electrical design and verification of the offshore windfarms, grid connection studies for embedded generation projects and conventional generation plants. Design and failure investigation of industrial installations, protection settings and design of new battery storage schemes. We’re looking for candidates who have a keen interest in supporting power system projects and occasional work at client sites across the Energy sector.

Leeds – Our electrical engineering team in Leeds specialises in all aspects of energy networks, from generators through to transmission & distribution and consumer. We carry out High Voltage substation, HV plant and protection & control design and consultancy services, as well as Operational & Management support and oversight and approval of construction and design undertaken by EPC’s. Our key clients are National Grid, EDF Energy, RWE and many other internationally recognised organisations.

Epsom - Based in our Epsom office as an electrical engineer, you will find yourself working on projects in the Nuclear, Offshore Wind and Grid & Electrical Networks markets. Some of our recent work has included design for Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm, Hinkley Point C and various National Grid projects.  We’re looking for candidates who have a keen interest in transmission & distribution and electrical networks.

Glasgow - Based in our Glasgow or Bellshill office as an Electrical or C&I engineer, you will find yourself working primarily on projects in the Power Generation and Offshore Engineering markets. Some of our current projects include testing of HV plant, electrical plant design, specification of C&I equipment and design of network connectors. We support existing Coal and Nuclear Power Plants as well as Energy from Waste facilities, Oil & Gas assets and projects.  We’re looking for candidates who have a keen interest in supporting design projects, occasional work at Client sites / power stations and across the Energy sector.

Warrington - Based in our Warrington office as a EC&I Engineer you’ll be part of a team responsible for feasibility studies, specification preparation and conditions surveys within the energy sector. These can come under projects involving Plant Refurbishment, Control Systems, Building Systems and Safety Systems to name a few. Some examples of clients include Urenco UK, Sellafield Ltd, Rolls Royce and various Energy Sector Organisations. We’re looking for hard-working candidates with an interest in energy who are from an engineering background.

Whitehaven - 
You could also…
In addition to some of the responsibilities you can see above for specific locations - As a graduate engineer, you could also be involved in;
Supporting on some major projects across various areas of Energy from nuclear decommissioning, new power generation and transmission, to offshore, wave and tidal energy
Reviewing and developing designs to improve plants, equipment, structures and Energy related systems
Carrying out surveys and site inspections, building strong client relationships
Using a variety of engineering software packages, as well as 2D and 3D modelling for new designs and modifications
Producing safety cases, reports and documentation to support the planning, design, operation, maintenance and decommissioning of Energy facilities
Carrying out design and assessment for new build projects as well as additions, modifications and repairs to existing assets.
Attending graduate networks & forums to help shape our scheme & graduate community activities

Who we’re looking for
You’ll be a talented graduate with a minimum 2.2 Masters/MEng degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering or Electrical Control and Instrumentation Engineering.  

You’ll have ambition, vision, enthusiasm and the drive to keep on developing your technical skills and achieve Chartered status.  With a passion for working in a consultancy environment, you’ll want to work with customers and with teams who deliver to their customers and you’ll be adaptable and happy to cope with uncertainty.  Communication and team-working will be your key skills as well as having the ability to apply your technical knowledge to analyse problems and create innovative solutions.

Benefits & Rewards
When you join our nuclear and power team, you’ll be empowered to be the professional you want to be, working on projects you feel proud of. You will be part of an international team, making a real difference to the world around you and leaving a lasting legacy for future generations. As you move through our structured development programme and experience the breadth of our expertise, you could take your career in any number of different directions, working on some of the most technically challenging projects of our generation. Some of our benefits, to name a few, include;
A settling in payment of £2,500 when you join – paid within the first month
Continuous support and mentoring to achieve chartered status with your chosen institution, funded by Atkins.  With a chartership bonus of £2,500 once complete.
A robust career development plan, including a library of core learning modules and on the job technical training. 
25 days’ annual leave, plus bank holidays, with the option to buy up to 15 additional days leave per year
2 volunteer days per year for you to use for a cause that matters to you
Local graduate forums & a strong graduate network across all locations
Annual events, such as our 2-day graduate induction, ski trips, away weekends, team building activities - check out our grad community page here

For a full list of our benefits, please click here 

How to apply
To apply for this role, please select the ‘apply now’ button below.  Full guidance on our application process can be found here

NB: 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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