Assistant Civil Engineer

  1. Nuclear

Job Title: Civil/Structural Engineer – Nuclear & Power –Epsom

We are seeking an enthusiastic Civil/Structural Engineer who thrives on being busy and having a sense of achievement at the end of each day.  You’ll be keen to learn and to be involved in some projects that will really challenge you and develop your career.

We are looking for someone motivated and with a positive attitude who will fit into our growing team. We’d like to recruit someone who has some post-graduate experience, but we’re more interested in the skills and attitude you bring rather than time served. You’ll enjoy working closely with other engineers in a project team and will be able to demonstrate that you have an understanding of the fundamentals of structural behaviour.  

Does this sound like you? In which case, we’d love you to apply for this role.

The Team:
As part of our Nuclear New Build business, our team specialises in taking on the most challenging engineering projects and opportunities that exist across the board, from technical leadership to project management. With existing relationships with the major operators in the nuclear sector, we offer a stimulating variety of work, within a team which is rapidly developing to meet the challenge of new nuclear build.

Based in Epsom, it is one of our most culturally diverse, with people from all around the world. Whilst your office base will be in Epsom, flexibility in work location is a must – from time to time our clients do call on our team to deliver work from their sites.

The Role:

You will join a group of civil engineering professionals helping to develop technical solutions across a wide range of challenging projects.  We’d like you to be flexible; you could be working on a small individual assignment or as part of a larger, multi-disciplinary team taking on some of the most complex and challenging nuclear projects in the world. As well as traditional design and consultancy work, we also have roles based out on our client’s sites. So you could be spending time getting ‘hands on’ with the civil and structural engineering aspects of a nuclear power station.

Our ideal candidate would be someone who is enthusiastic, is keen to learn and wants their professional work to make a real and lasting positive contribution to the world. 

The Person:

You will enjoy approaching things in different ways to find the best possible fit – you like making adjustments and playing with different approaches, trying to find the best approach to fit whatever is the current context.  As soon as you’re presented with a problem, you are focused on how to resolve it, whatever it might be.  

You don’t just tackle these things alone.  You like to engage with others, ask questions and build relationships with your colleagues.  You enjoy breaking down and understanding complex ideas, and applying your knowledge to solve real world problems.

We’d like you to be flexible; much of our work requires us to be based out on our client’s sites or to work collaboratively with them in their offices.

Overall, you get satisfaction from building relationships with others.  You enjoy getting to know people, and working out how you can have a positive impact on them – whether that’s delivering something that a client needs, or helping someone to progress within the organisation.

In addition to having excellent communication and problem solving skills you will be able to demonstrate the following:

•    Degree qualified Civil or Structural Engineer.
•    Some post-graduate experience working in a consultancy.
•    Working towards becoming professionally qualified with either the ICE or the IStructE.
•    An understanding of practical steel and reinforced concrete design.
•    A good understanding of structural engineering principles and structural behaviour.
•    Experience with engineering software packages.
•    Experience of design and analysis for extreme loads such as seismic, blast and impact.
•    The ability to speak French or Chinese would be an added bonus.

About Us:
This is an exciting time for us, we are diversifying our portfolio to become a more global organisation, while also continuing to grow our services in the Nuclear and Power New Build sector in the UK. As part of a larger SNC Lavalin global business, there will be opportunities to develop your skills and experience in the UK working across all our clients and also for international travel.
Successful candidates will be required to undergo a security vetting process and offers of employment will be subject to relevant security clearance being granted.
Flexible working options may be considered for this vacancy.
We develop individuals through a portfolio of training and development courses designed to help you make the best of your abilities and talents. We encourage participation in all forms of training and have an active programme of in-house as well as external training for all our staff.

Reward & Benefits:
Please refer to our website for full details of our benefits package, which includes the opportunity to purchase up to 15 days additional annual leave per year on top of our standard 25 days paid annual leave. Flexible working options will be considered for this vacancy.

ATKINS, part of the SNC Lavalin Group, is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability.

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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