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Design Draughtsman

  1. Derby, Sheffield
  1. Nuclear

Job Title: Design Draughtsman (Mechanical)

We are seeking a Design Draughtsman with a strong technical background to join our Nuclear and Power team in Derby or Sheffield.

Thriving on making a strong personal contribution and motivated to make the organisation a little better every day. You will want to deliver for the client, for the business and for yourself.

Are you interested in an engineering Draughtsman career opportunity within the growing Nuclear and Power sector?  This could be the role for you.

About the Team

The Derby and Sheffield team’s work supports a number of key nuclear programmes including the UK Submarine programme, the existing nuclear generation fleet, decommissioning and high integrity structures for new nuclear establishments. The team are also increasing support to a range of exciting Civil Nuclear new build projects such as the UK SMR programme of which Atkins are a major part of the consortium.

We also deliver work to the wider Energy industry, making use of our strong design and analytical skills to deliver projects for other internal or external clients.

Joining our team gives you the opportunity to challenge yourself through delivering interesting and varied projects for a range of different clients and industries. 

What you’ll be doing

Working within our Nuclear and Power business sector in Derby or Sheffield you will be part of a team of mechanical engineering professionals with experience starting with Apprentices all the way up to Chief Engineers. As part of the team you will deliver Atkins projects and programmes, when required working directly for our clients embedded into their major programmes.

We achieve success by working in close partnership with our clients, by matching our skills to their needs, being flexible, and by using our resources efficiently. Whether we’re delivering high quality engineering and technical services or programme management, we always deliver the solution that’s right for our clients.

You must be competent to undertake technical work individually, or as part of a project team and to take responsibility for managing your own delivery to agreed timescales. The role will entail developing 2D / 3D design solutions from concept to detail design, using leading CAD packages including Autodesk AutoCAD, Inventor and Revit as well as Siemens NX.

Working closely with our clients, you will capture project requirements. You will be accountable for instilling client confidence in Atkins’ project delivery through your professionalism and care. You will support the development, implementation and sharing of best practice through the engineering community and our formal recoding systems.

You’ll need to have

During your career you will have developed a strong technical foundation and have experience of varied projects/domains and will have a track record of delivering solutions in challenging timescales. You will have a responsible attitude towards safety and security.

You’ll relish taking on a range of challenges, both technical and wider business oriented; all of which help us to run a strong business.

You’ll work with customers and teams to deliver their requirements, you’ll be adaptable and enjoy a challenge. 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 enjoy discussing and agreeing how to solve complex issues with your colleagues. And overall, you get satisfaction from building relationships, with clients and with colleagues.  You enjoy getting to know people, and working out how you can have a positive impact on them – whether delivering something for a client, or helping to win more work.

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

  • Mechanical Engineering expertise, HNC qualified or equivalent
  • Some mechanical design experience gained in an industrial environment, where you will have seen the output from your efforts; you’ll have an appreciation of how engineering components and systems are designed and specified
  • Teamwork qualities
  • An appreciation of what’s required for design, ideally when working in safety critical industries, like Nuclear
  • Experience in using one or more of Autodesk AutoCAD, Inventor and Revit, as well as Siemens NX.

You will be used to / comfortable with supporting our Quality Assurance process through review and checking colleagues’ work and presenting your findings / work to clients.

Although the team is based in Derby and Sheffield, the wider Nuclear and Power business has opportunities at locations around the country, internationally and at various client sites. Flexibility on work location and a willingness to undertake secondments to other sites is beneficial.

About us

This is an exciting time for Atkins, we are diversifying our portfolio to become a more global organisation, while also continuing to grow our services in the UK and Europe. There will be opportunities to develop your skills and experience in the UK working across all our clients and also for international travel as part of the wider global business.

We support flexible working and equal opportunities as we believe that diverse teams provide the best mix of interpersonal and technical skills needed to exceed our customers’ expectations.

Our vision is to be the premier engineering solutions’ partner for our clients, delivering complex projects from vision to reality for a sustainable lifespan. We are continuously transforming to be number one on the market, and are looking for ingenious minds to share our ambition.

We are one of the world’s foremost engineering and design consultancies, operating in virtually every region of the world and in virtually every market. Choosing to work for Atkins will provide you with the opportunity to engage on some of the most exciting engineering challenges of our time. Together with our rewarding and flexible packages, you’ll have the perfect balance to bring your personal and career goals to fruition.

Atkins 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 will 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.

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