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Nuclear & Power - Safety 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.

We have the expertise, the intellect and the drive that can push boundaries to improve lives, to protect our planet and to ensure prosperity through secure and affordable energy from nuclear and power. We have a responsibility to help ensure that this energy is safer, cleaner and smarter.

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 in the Nuclear Safety Analysis 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.

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.  We’re looking for candidates who have a keen interest in problem solving, analytical thinking and an interest in Safety. Candidates will have studied Chemical, Process, Physics or Degrees relating to Nuclear Science or Nuclear Engineering – requested more info Jessica Rogers 

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 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.  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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