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Environmental Scientist/Engineer (Nuclear)

  1. Bristol
  1. Nuclear

Environmental Scientist/Engineer (Nuclear)

Environmental Scientist/Engineer (Nuclear)

Are you a qualified scientist or engineer with nuclear experience, who has exceptional relationship building skills? Do you want to be part of the most interesting projects in the heart of the Nuclear New build industry? This could be the ideal opportunity for you to join the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancy.

In the Energy sector, Atkins which is part of the SNC Lavalin Group, supports the whole life cycle of the nuclear industry, from building the next generation of nuclear power stations, to keeping the current fleet operational and helping to solve decommissioning challenges.

Across the UK and the globe there are difficult issues to overcome to create a sustainable energy supply and this is a great opportunity to make a positive difference to people's lives and the environment. Be that difference. Only brilliant minds can solve the world's energy challenges. At Atkins you'll find the best place to apply yours.

About the Team

It is an exciting time at Atkins, with opportunities from concept design of new reactor technology and development fusion power, to the licensing and construction of new-build power stations within the UK and overseas. As a result, we are looking for environmental specialists with experience of working in the UK nuclear industry to join our growing Nuclear New Build Environment & Waste team based at our office in Aztec West (North Bristol).

What you’ll be doing

You will be working on a variety of technical projects within a team of Nuclear Environment and Waste specialists and engineers.

As part of this role, you will be supporting our UK New Build clients, providing specialist advice and delivering the environmental and waste management documentation required to demonstrate compliance with the Nuclear Site Licence and Environmental Permit Conditions.

You will also support our other UK clients at Generation Stations and Decommissioning sites; and you will have the opportunity to apply your UK industry knowledge to overseas projects and  international clients operating within the industry.

The role will allow you to develop technical and project skills through targeted training, on the job experience, mentoring and continual professional development and you will also be able to develop your management skills by leading other team members within a project based environment.

Experience in one or more the following areas would be desirable:

• Nuclear industry experience

• Environmental permitting and/or BAT assessments

• Waste management strategy development

• Radioactive waste characterisation and inventory

• Radiological dose modelling

• Radioactive contaminated land management

You should also be able to demonstrate the following:

• Degree qualified in environmental science, engineering, science or other relevant technical discipline;

• Chartered or working towards chartership with a relevant professional body;

• Good communication and presentation skills.

• Ability to communicate effectively with a range of internal / external stakeholders.

• Commercial and project awareness.

• Ability to work alone or as part of a team.

• Ability to travel to other company sites where required.

• Management of staff, client liaison, project management and bid development experience also advantageous.

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 Energy sector in the UK. There will be opportunities for international travel and applicants with a desire for non-UK based assignments will be welcomed.

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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