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Engineer (Structural Analyst)

R-048531
  1. London, Epsom, Bristol
  1. Oil & gas

Engineer (Structural Analyst)

Engineer (Structural Analyst)

Are you an experienced and capable Structural Analyst looking for your next role leading technical projects in the exciting offshore renewables industry? This could be the role for you.

The Business

At Atkins, we invest in people as one of the world’s leading engineering and design consultancies. Our philosophy is to help our people navigate a career path which enables them to achieve their ambitions. We offer flexible, rewarding work packages tailored towards career progression, which are founded on the principles of growth, ambition and excellence.

Our global Resources business is delivering engineering, design and consultancy solutions to the oil and gas, renewables, electrical generation, transmission and distribution sectors all over the world. People join us because they share a desire to be at the forefront of the energy sector and deliver outstanding projects. We empower our people to be the professional individuals they want to be, working on projects they feel proud of, making a different to the world they live in and the legacy they leave behind. 

With the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 has been unprecedented in the challenges that the world and the offshore industry has faced.  Despite these challenges, the industry remains a key sector to deliver global climate targets and to provide low carbon energy for future generations, and as such we are delighted to re-start our recruitment campaign to attract the best talent into Atkins.

The past few months have also highlighted what a truly global business we are, with our use of digital collaboration platforms enabling globally diverse teams to continue delivering for our clients no matter where staff are based.  Our well-established flexible working practices and digital approach have proven that having a positive work life balance is achievable even in the most challenging of times, making Atkins a great place to develop your career.  Although the future remains uncertain, the tools, systems and support available to you upon joining will enable a successful, remote induction into the business and will enhance your ability to work flexibly and remotely if required.

Atkins’ offshore engineering capability dates back to the 1970’s and we have been at the forefront of the market ever since. Much of our capability originated in the oil and gas sector, and we are still heavily involved in this area. However, we have successfully transferred many of our skills onto a growing number of fixed and floating offshore renewables projects. 

The Role

Due to continued growth in projects, we are looking for an outstanding candidate to join an offshore wind structural design and analysis team within our Engineering and Consulting Services business.  As a Structural Analyst, you will have a strong background in detailed stress and structural analysis with the ability to analyse and report on complex analysis models using a range of analysis packages.  You will be also be responsible for guiding and mentoring junior engineers. Experience of offshore structures projects in either the Renewables or Oil & Gas industry would be an advantage.

The project work will primarily involve analysis of offshore structures, such as wind turbine foundations and oil & gas structures.  We are engaged in a broad range of projects and, while our operations focus on fixed and floating offshore structures, we also have the adaptability to support the nuclear energy market.  Many of our projects involve multi-disciplinary design teams, drawing on expertise from Atkins/SNC-Lavalin offices around the world, and the ability to engage proactively and constructively with colleagues from a range of backgrounds is important.

It is expected that you will make a significant contribution to the overall capability of the team in the area of structural analysis. You will have experience of working in accordance with engineering design codes and standards, as well as working from first principles based on a strong theoretical understanding.  You will be able to interpret and report on the results of analyses to provide insight and conclusions with accompanying discussion suitable for both internal and external clients.  It is also expected that you will have a strong attention to quality assurance.

The Person

You enjoy new challenges and are keen to learn, whilst also wanting to support others within our diverse multi-disciplinary teams.

You enjoy working on multiple fast-paced projects, balancing the need for high quality analysis with the need to deliver within required time and cost budgets.

You will also have a range of the following desirable experience and attributes:

Key Requirements

  • Degree qualified in Civil, Structural or Mechanical Engineering to Masters level.
  • Extensive experience in either:
  • Nonlinear stress analysis, using analysis packages such as ABAQUS, ANSYS, etc.
  • Structural analysis using analysis packages such as Bentley SACS, Sesam, etc.
  • An ability to solve complex structural integrity and design problems
  • Motivation to teach and guide junior members of your team.
  • Experience of ensuring rigorous quality assurance of all outputs
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with an ability to write accurate, detailed and concise technical reports (e.g. design substantiations, bases of analysis and calculations)

Additional Information

This position is based in our Bristol office. However, travel to other company and client sites may occasionally be necessary as part of the role.

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.

Atkins recognise that there are many well qualified people who are looking to further their career, but who cannot commit to full time employment.

We support flexible working arrangements and are interested to discuss how we can accommodate individual requirements.

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