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Power and Renewables – Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Our Power Generation division, based in Glasgow, covers conventional, nuclear and renewable sectors and is rapidly expanding to meet the challenges of increasing asset management demand on existing power plant, plus development and build of new plant.

Atkins has an impressive and growing pedigree as a consultant to the power generation industry within the UK and internationally. We cover the full generation life cycle, through feasibility and development, design & build, asset management, decommissioning & demolition. We are involved in all aspects of the environmental challenges and opportunities, including emissions reduction, carbon capture and storage, and UK and international legislation. We support all mainstream generation technologies, including:
  • Gas
  • Nuclear
  • Coal
  • Energy from waste
  • CHP
  • Biomass
  • Wind
  • Hydro
We encourage vision, problem-solving, ambition, enthusiasm and drive. We recognise that people are the key to our success, and our graduates are the future of our business. We ensure that we provide them with a varied workload and encourage them to extend themselves in order to reach their potential. Graduates interested in these positions will provide value-added design and engineering services across the entire spectrum of electricity networks from HV transmission grids to LV industrial power distribution and controls.

With the support of the Power Generation team in Glasgow, you will work on the following:
  • Turbogenerators for nuclear, conventional and renewable generation
  • HV plant works
  • Grid systems
  • Site visits and interactions with clients are likely to form an important part of this role
At the forefront of high-end offshore technical consultancy for thirty years, Atkins is pivotal to the success of the offshore renewables sector. We provide robust concept and detailed engineering design and owner’s engineer services in the wind, wave and tidal energy sectors. Becoming part of this revolutionary sector will enable you to contribute to the creative engineering challenges ahead which can form the bedrock of sustainable power for years to come.

If you have a passion for offshore Renewables and interested in being based in Glasgow we would welcome your application.

You will be encouraged to be responsible for your own Training & Development and driving forward your career progression through the company as opportunities become available to you.

We are looking for individuals with good communication skills who have the ability to not only lead but also work as part of a team. Candidates should hold or be expected to achieve a degree classification of 2.1 or above (or equivalent) at MEng level in Electrical Engineering or a related discipline.

Using the information given in this job description please provide us with any information on relevant degree modules when completing the application form.

Successful candidates will be eligible to join our Graduate Development Programme with a view to becoming Chartered with the IET, and therefore their degree must be accredited by the relevant professional body.

The Individual
  • The drive and self motivation to achieve chartered status and to continuously develop your
  • technical & behavioural skills
  • Ability to apply technical knowledge in analysing problems and creating solutions
  • Able to work and communicate effectively within multidisciplinary teams
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work on your own initiative
  • Flexible approach to work
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to make correct judgements

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