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Probabilistic Safety Analyst (PSA) – Epsom

R-045997
  1. Epsom
  1. Nuclear

Probabilistic Safety Analyst (PSA) – Epsom

If you are a Probabilistic Safety Analysis (PSA) engineer with experience within the nuclear industry, then we are waiting for you to join our team.

We’re looking for someone who doesn’t need to be told what to do next and likes nothing better than solving challenging goals and puzzles. Known for your high energy, you are a natural motivator with a demonstrable aptitude for safety and innovative thinking. You thrive on being busy and feeling a sense of achievement at the end of each day.  You find assessing risk for nuclear facilities intriguing and you are always the first liaising with clients due to your exceptional communication skills. With a nurturing yet commercial approach to ideas generation, proposition development and delivery, you clearly want to deliver - for yourself, for your organisation and for your client. You enjoy approaching things in different ways to find the best possible fit – you love making improvements and consider different approaches, trying to find the best approach to fit whatever is the current context.  As soon as you’re presented with a problem, you are focused on how to resolve it, whatever it might be.
However, you don't just tackle these things alone. You like to engage with others and are stimulated by encouraging others to develop and grow. You relish in explaining complex ideas, helping people to 'get it', and then watch them go on and achieve more.  

Building and developing relationships is a key part of who you are. Overall, you get satisfaction from building relationships, with clients and with colleagues, valuing emotional capital. You enjoy getting to know people and working out how you can have a positive impact on them — whether that's delivering something that a client needs or helping someone to progress within the organization

What you will be doing

In this role you will be eager to play an effective role in the design and operation of nuclear reactors and other nuclear facilities to optimise designs and reduce risks. You are a candidate driven by innovative and practical thinking and can provide consultancy advice to Clients.

As a PSA engineer within our growing Nuclear Safety Analysis discipline, you will work on consultancy projects for a range of clients in the nuclear industry. You will be keen to develop and deliver PSA models, analyse and interpret results, support critical decision-making in the design and operation of facilities and report outcomes through the production of high-quality technical reports. In the role you will be a key individual supporting clients in managing their internal and external stakeholders, including the Regulator.

You will be expected to contribute to and learn from the wider Nuclear Safety community within Atkins, taking advantage of the global expertise we have across a range of engineering disciplines.

Other key aspects of the role will include mentoring others in a technical capacity, assisting in the production of bids and proposals, and implementing and contributing to safety initiatives. You will also liaise with operators, designers and clients, building a strong relationship with them.

Does this sound like you? If this role has excited, you then we’d be delighted for you to apply.

Our Team

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.

Our growing New Build business of 270 people is based in Bristol, Epson and Warrington within our wider global Nuclear business. We have been involved in nuclear since the first generation of Magnox reactors, and now specialise in taking on the most challenging nuclear engineering projects and opportunities. With existing relationships with the major operators in the nuclear sector, we offer a stimulating variety of work, within a team which is still growing to meet the challenge of new nuclear build.

We are heavily involved in all aspects of Nuclear new build including Hinkley Point C, Sizewell C, Bradwell B, UKAEA and Small Modular Reactors with a growing portfolio of multi-disciplinary design. 

Atkins 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. Our commitment to staff development is underpinned by numerous stable and long-term framework agreements with key clients.

We are one of the world’s foremost engineering and design consultancies, operating in most regions of the world, and in virtually every market. Our Nuclear Safety Team based in Epsom is home to brilliant minds and characters and is aiming to expand in order to support the need of the growing nuclear industry and our Clients. Choosing to work for Atkins will provide you with the opportunity to engage on some of the most exciting engineering challenges of our time. Together with our rewarding and flexible packages, you’ll have the perfect balance to bring your personal and career goals to fruition.

  • Topics and techniques you have experience or knowledge of may include the following:
  • Experience of working on Level 1 and / or Level 2 PSA models, ideally for both reactor and non-reactor plants
  • Knowledge of Light Water Reactor (PWR, BWR) technology
  • Experience using PSA-related software, such as RiskSpectrum or CAFTA
  • Experience in the quantification and review of PSA results, including support to the design process
  • A solid understanding of the principles of nuclear safety
  • Excellent technical writing and communication skills
  • Experience in human reliability analysis
  • Experience in the development of Severe Accident Management Guidelines (SAMG)
  • Experience on accident progression phenomena modelling using tools such as MAAP or MELCOR
  • Experience of internal and external hazards PSA
  • Experience of Level 3 PSA techniques and software, such as PC COSYMA, PACE, ADMS or similar

You will need:

  • University Degree in a relevant subject;
  • Technical practitioner able to demonstrate good engineering judgement and with extensive experience in using fundamental engineering skills;
  • Proven record of delivering technically challenging projects;
  • Strong background in nuclear safety and hazard analysis;
  • Able to produce and review high quality technical reports;
  • Motivated and driven to meet delivery/cost targets without compromising quality;
  • Awareness of their own technical limitations, and using the help and support of others to deliver;
  • Sound commercial acumen.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the desire to develop others  

Reward & Benefits

Please refer to our website for full details of our benefits package, which includes competitive salary package, opportunity to purchase up to 15 days additional annual leave per year on top of our standard 25 days paid annual leave. Flexible working arrangements.

Additional Information and Benefits:

Travel to and from client sites may be required;

This is an exciting time for Atkins which is part of the SNC-Lavalin Group and whilst already a truly global organisation we continue to diversify our portfolio while growing our Nuclear and Power business in the UK. There will be opportunities for international travel and applicants with a desire for non-UK based assignments will be welcomed.

Atkins develops individuals through a portfolio of training and development activities 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 our engineers.

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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