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Mechanical Engineer

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  1. Nuclear

Mechanical Engineer

Mechanical Engineer

Are you a Mechanical Engineer with experience in engineering design/design analysis? Do you have experience in delivering solutions to technical problems? Are you looking for a new challenge in your career but with the right work-life balance?

If you answered yes to these questions, then we’d love for you to apply for this role.

The Role and Responsibilities

As part of our Nuclear & Power business you will work with a team of engineers to provide design and engineering support for a variety of projects and for a variety of clients; a good portion of our work is for clients in West Cumbria and within the nuclear decommissioning market.

This work is delivered by our engineering teams based in Whitehaven and Warrington. This enables flexibility in where the role would be based; aware of that fact that projects may require a physical presence for a portion of time which is likely to be in West Cumbria (site visits, equipment testing & trialling, etc.).

In the Mechanical Engineering team, we deliver work from study phase, to concept design and through to detail design. This is often within the nuclear decommissioning market but sometimes across other energy sectors such as renewables, oil & gas, and conventional power. Multi-disciplinary work is delivered in collaboration with our in-house Civil & Structural, Electrical, Control & Instrumentation, and Environment and Waste Management teams.

Within the role you will deliver engineering design solutions throughout the full design lifecycle, including preparation of 2D drawings, 3D models, hand calculations, finite element analysis and the supporting technical documentation. You will lead teams of engineers and technicians on project tasks as required, detail check the work of others and ensure that projects are delivered to time and quality and in accordance with the appropriate Quality Assurance (QA) processes.

The Person

You will be motivated and proactive with a willingness to learn and adapt. You’ll be able to work both independently and as part of a team and possess good interpersonal skills with an ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. You will be comfortable working remotely and within an office, dictated as and when by project, task, people/team and business needs.

You will possess a good understanding of engineering principles, with experience in delivering solutions to technical problems, engineering design/design analysis, undertaking technical calculations & analysis, and 3D model/2D drawing production for manufacture. You will understand various technical, safety and legislative documentation, such as risk assessments, CDM regulations, method statements, UKCA Technical Files, etc.

You will also possess the following:

  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related discipline.
  • (Advantageous) Chartership with the relevant institution or working towards Chartership.
  • (Advantageous) Experience in 3D Computer Aided Design.
  • (Advantageous) Knowledge and experience using digital tools to deliver engineering solutions (e.g. laser scanning, virtual and/or augmented reality, mixed reality).

About Us
We (SNC-Lavalin & Atkins) are one of the world’s foremost engineering and design consultancies, operating in virtually every region of the world, in virtually every market. The business has won multiple awards in previous years and very recently named in ‘The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2021’. 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. ED&I is becoming more and more intertwined with everything we do, creating opportunities, removing barriers, and leading by example.

Additional Information

Although the team is based in Whitehaven and Warrington, the wider Energy business has locations around the country and opportunities also exist at various client sites. Flexibility of work location and a willingness to undertake secondments to other sites from time to time as required is an important aspect of how we work and we want you to be comfortable with this culture. However, we do recognise that remote working for such opportunities could be utilised where possible.


Atkins develops 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 and well as external training for all of our staff. There is a strong emphasis on self-development which will be encouraged and supported by line managers, discipline leads and supported by the busines as an investment in you.

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.

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.

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 refer to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

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.


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