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Operational Research Analyst

R-044462
  1. Richland
  1. Nuclear

Operational Research Analyst

Operational Research Analyst

Why join us?

We are hiring! The Operational Research Analyst is an integral part of our Nuclear team. This position is based out of our office in Richland, Washington.

About Us

Atkins is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies.  Atkins has been providing infrastructure planning, engineering, construction, environmental consulting, urban planning, architecture, and program management services to public and private clients across the United States for more than 50 years.

Atkins has the depth and breadth of expertise to respond to the most technically challenging and time-critical infrastructure projects and the urgent transition to a low-carbon economy.

How will you contribute to the team?

  • Support customers in a wide range of decision-making situations, dealing with current and future challenges with nuclear facilities/processes. Apply a logical and analytical approach to frame the problem through discussions with all stakeholders, collate suitable data and analyze it to provide clear results and guidance.  Communicate with stakeholders, senior management, engineering, operations and maintenance personnel and/or facilitate multi discipline workshops as part of project work.  Analysis of data will vary from applying logical thought through to the use of various decision-making tools, such as discrete event simulation.
  • Develops, verifies, validates, and maintains discrete event simulation models to address a wide range of performance issues in existing and new, first of a kind nuclear facilities.
  • Facilitates multi discipline workshops to identify modeling needs and model input requirements
  • Analyzes model results to predict facility performance and identify key bottleneck areas. Works with stakeholders to minimize/eliminate potential bottlenecks and improve overall plant performance
  • Participates as required in business development by producing material for bid and proposal documents explaining our OR modeling capabilities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

What will you contribute?

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Systems Engineering, Operational Research or Management Science
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience
  • 10 years’ experience preferred
  • Requires US Citizenship
  • Experience in discrete event simulation modeling preferred
  • Strong analytical and logical skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and a questioning attitude
  • Self-motivated, high energy contributor who has the ability to work with or as part of multi-disciplinary teams
  • Proven track record in delivering technical work to schedule, cost and quality
  • Knowledge and experience of discrete event simulation software (preferably WITNESS or similar e.g. ARENA, SIMUL8 FLEXSIM)
  • Strong computer coding experience required e.g. Visual Basic, Python, R
  • Proficient in MS Office, particularly Word, Excel, Visio, Access
  • Experience with data visualization software such as Tableau, Power Bi, Visual Studio etc.

What we offer at Atkins:

At Atkins, you will enjoy a robust rewards package which includes:

  • Opportunity to work on various projects of various sizes
  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible work schedules
  • Group Insurance
  • Retirement Savings Plan with employer match
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Learning and development programs, training, career opportunities and a highly regarded tuition reimbursement program

If this sounds like you and you would like to expand your career with us, apply today!

Atkins is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.

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https://careers.snclavalin.com/equal-opportunities-statement

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In the event a recruiter or agency who is not on our preferred supplier list submits a resume/candidate to anyone in the company, SNC-Lavalin family of companies, we explicitly reserve the right to recruit and hire the candidate(s) at our discretion and without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency.  https://careers.snclavalin.com/recruitment-agencies

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