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Junior Civil/Structural Engineer (Nuclear & Power)

  1. Bristol
  1. Nuclear

Junior Civil/Structural Engineer (Nuclear & Power)

Civil/Structural Engineer (Nuclear & Power)

The Business

With the COVID-19 pandemic the first half of 2020 has been unprecedented in the challenges that the world and the UK nuclear industry has faced.  Despite these challenges, the UK Nuclear industry remains a key sector to deliver Net Zero and 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 have been operating in the UK nuclear sector for over 50 years, and today work across all of the current and prospective nuclear licensed sites in the UK.  On nuclear new build projects alone, we have delivered over 7 million man-hours of support over the past decade.  This makes Atkins the biggest nuclear new build organisation in the UK with opportunities to work on Hinkley Point C and Sizewell C projects.

In addition to our New Build market, we have excellent opportunities in Power Generating Assets and Reactor Decommissioning markets.

We are a multi-discipline organisation founded on a strong civil engineering heritage, and we operate across the full scope of these projects and at different phases of their lifecycle. A particular strength is supporting our clients though the planning and detailed design phases of their projects to ensure the projects move seamlessly into the construction phases. We then continue to provide engineering oversight during construction and through commissioning.

The Role

At present we are for the most part working from home, however, if we are able to return to some office working this role will be based in our Bristol office. You will be working on Nuclear & Power projects of national and international significance, at the forefront of the addressing modern energy needs.

You will be instrumental in delivering exciting, varied packages of work, interfacing with other engineering disciplines, whilst developing your technical skills and management expertise in delivering results that delight your client.

You will demonstrate innovation and efficiency in your design solutions including use of value engineering and our ‘best in class’ digital solutions such as virtual reality.

You will cultivate strong working relationships with clients, working with confidence and professionalism at the heart of modern engineering solutions. 

The Person
You will have a strong technical background in civil or structural engineering projects and be looking to develop your project management skillset alongside your technical ability.

You will be an agile, lateral thinker with a delivery focus as a questioning mind and the ability to challenge and interrogate in different situations is a key part of this role.

You will enjoy building strong and trusted relationships, working with others and will need to be able to interface with clients and understand their needs.

Specific requirements

You should have:

  • A strong technical background, including first principles analysis and knowledge and use of relevant UK and international codes and standards.
  • Working towards chartership with a recognised institution such as The Institution of Civil Engineers and / or The Institution of Structural Engineers,
  • Degree qualified (with a degree accredited by the Institution of Civil Engineers or the Institution of Structural Engineers, or other recognised body)

Experience of at least three of the following aspects is highly desirable:

  • Design of concrete, steel and masonry structures using recognised UK, US or European codes and standards.
  • Strong team ethic, working with others across disciplines to deliver to time, cost and quality.
  • Execution of projects working to clear QA processes and procedures.
  • Inspection or appraisal of existing concrete, steel and masonry structures.
  • Design and validation of structural modifications.
  • Design and analysis of structures under dynamic loading such as seismic, blast or missile impact.
  • Construction/implementation of designs on site.
  • Working in highly regulated environments such as nuclear.
  • Recognised training or experience with engineering software packages, preferably including FE analysis.
  • Leading junior staff in development of design studies.

Additional Information and Benefits
Travel to other Atkins premises and client sites may be necessary. You should be willing to work flexibly and outside of normal working hours to satisfy the requirements of the role.

Please refer to the Atkins website for 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. 


Atkins develops individuals through a tailored portfolio of training and development courses designed to help successful candidates make the best of their abilities and talents.

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

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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