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Nuclear & Power - Safety Graduate Scheme (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 from a multitude of degree backgrounds to join our Nuclear & Power safety case teams across the UK. From an Engineering or Science background you could be working in one of the following teams, here’s a little about what they do;

Bristol – based here you be in the Nuclear Safety Analysis team or the Plant Systems and Safety Team. As part of the Nuclear Safety Team you could work across many of the Energy markets, such as Nuclear New Build, Generation and Decommissioning. Your role could involve writing safety cases, building risk models as part of a Probabilistic Safety Assessment (PSA) or applying your strong analytical skills to substantiate design work. You could be involved in major UK projects including new power stations, such as Hinkley Point C and Wylfa Newydd, or support the continued safe operation of our existing nuclear licensed sites. Candidates will have studied Safety, Reliability, Physics or Chemistry degrees. Additionally, candidates with Masters Degrees relating to Nuclear Science or Nuclear Engineering are encouraged to apply. Within the Plant Systems and Safety Team you could be supporting changes to the design and operation of nuclear power plant mechanical systems. Joining this team, you could be supporting clients with safety case development, hazard studies, engineering design and substantiation, remote operation development, and new build design assessments. We consider candidates with safety, chemical, physics, mechanical or Nuclear related degrees.

Warrington – based here as a Graduate Nuclear Safety Engineer you could be working on a range of different projects across the industry. Our work allows for us to be involved in every part of the nuclear life-cycle, with key areas including new build, operation and life-extension of existing facilities, and decommissioning. We have offices across the country, with opportunities to work on client sites in the UK and abroad. We’re looking for candidates who have a keen interest in problem solving, analytical thinking and an interest in nuclear technologies. Candidates will typically come from a scientific background and have studied Physics, Chemistry or Engineering. Additionally, candidates with Masters Degrees relating to Nuclear Science or Nuclear Engineering are encouraged to apply.

Epsom – Based here as a Graduate Safety Engineer you will be working on projects primarily in the Nuclear Market. Some of our recent project work has been in support of new nuclear facilities in the UK. You could be involved in major UK projects including new power stations, such as Bradwell B and Wylfa Newydd, or support the continued safe operation of our existing nuclear licensed sites in the southeast. We have offices across the country, with opportunities to work on client sites in the UK and abroad. We’re looking for candidates who have a keen interest in problem solving, analytical thinking, strong communication skills (both verbal and written) and an interest in Safety. Candidates who have studied Chemical, Process, Physics or Degrees relating to Nuclear Science or Nuclear Engineering are encouraged to apply

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 build, power generation and renewables
• Working in partnership with our clients to provide professional consultancy advice, helping them deliver their complex engineering programmes
• Carrying out surveys and site inspections
• 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
• 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 a relevant degree discipline (please check each location for suitable degrees)
• You’ll have ambition, vision, enthusiasm and the drive to keep on developing your technical skills and achieve Chartered status.
• You’ll have a passion for working in a consultancy environment, you’ll want to work with customers both internally and externally and you’ll be adaptable and happy to cope with change.
• 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.
• You will have a flexible approach to mobility

Graduate Community
Having taken on a minimum of 250 graduates consistently every year for the past 5 years, with the aspiration of recruiting 500 graduates this year, Atkins prides itself on a strong graduate community, that gives our graduates a voice. To get a real feel for our graduate culture or learn about what makes life at Atkins so great – just select the handle for your favourite social media platform or take a look #insideatkins

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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/accreditation bonus of £2,500 once attained
• 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 and more

For a full list of our benefits, please click here

How to apply
To apply for this role, please click here. If you would like to see more information about what the application process involves and some useful hints and tips click here

Our deadline for applications is Wednesday 02nd January 2019. However, due to the popularity of some of our programmes we may shut before this deadline, therefore to avoid disappointment we would advise applying as early as possible.

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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