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Safety Case Engineer - Defence & Nuclear

  1. Bristol
  1. Security, aerospace & defence

About Atkins

This is an exciting time for us, we are diversifying our portfolio while also continuing to grow our services in the Defence sector in the UK. As part of a larger SNC Lavalin global business, there will be opportunities to develop your skills and experience in the UK working across all our clients as well as for international travel, and in particular in our adjacent civil nuclear sector that is involved in the design of the new generation of nuclear power stations in the UK.

If you are ready to be a Nuclear Safety Case Engineer in the Defence domain, then we would love you to join our team. We are after people who thrive on making a strong personal contribution and working collaboratively with colleagues and clients to create solutions that enhance the reputations of themselves, our business and our clients. We want you to be someone who thrives in a growing business, and we will provide you the environment to progress your career as the business expands.

We will want you to play an effective role on a range of projects in support of both existing and new assets in the Defence Nuclear domain. The assets include mechanical handling, infrastructure and mobile equipment. In addition to this, the you will be expected to deliver innovative consultancy advice to core clients and to work with colleagues in the civil nuclear industry to share resources and best practice.

Does this sound like you? In which case, we’d love you to apply for this role.

We will develop you through a portfolio of training and development activities designed to help you make the best of your abilities and talents. We will encourage you to participate in all forms of training and have an active programme of in-house and well as external training for all our engineers.

We will support you with 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. 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. We may need you to sometimes work outside normal office hours, and travel to and from client sites and/or temporary secondment to client’s offices may also be required.

The Team

Following our recent major wins across the Defence Nuclear Market, Atkins are now playing a key role in the development of the design of the Nuclear Submarine Supporting infrastructure. We are therefore seeking individuals to join us in delivering key facilities, systems and components across a variety of projects.

Working within our ADS&T business in Bristol, Aldershot and Glasgow, you will be in a unique position of being able to offer support from concept through to detailed design across some fantastic, inspirational projects. From our office/s we are involved in developing innovative, practical solutions for our clients across the UK and further afield.

With existing relationships with the major operators in the defence sector, we offer a stimulating variety of work, within a team which is rapidly developing to meet the challenge of defence nuclear.

Whilst your office base will be in Bristol, Aldershot or Glasgow, flexibility in work location is a must – from time to time our clients do call on our team to deliver work from their sites.

The role
The role will entail providing safety case support to the Senior Safety Case Engineer during the design, operation and decommissioning of nuclear facilities and for the production of all nuclear safety documentation as part of the Site Licence Conditions. Typical documents you will be expected to support will include the following:

• Hazard/fault identification studies e.g. HAZOP, FMEA, etc;
• Qualitative and Quantitative Hazard Assessments;
• Radiological Hazard Assessments;
• Probabilistic Safety Assessments;
• Safety Case preparation (e.g. EC, PMP, PSR, PCSR, etc);
• Support to Engineering Substantiation studies;
• Safety management studies.
• Nuclear technology technical reports.
• Engineering Change (EC) production (Cat 1 and Cat 2)
• Fault studies
• Design Authority technical reports

Other key aspects of the role may include 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.

The Person
You will be someone who is looking to make the next step in their career and to join a team that will provide all the opportunities for further progression that come with being part of a growing business. You will be hungry to grow your knowledge and experience and be someone who thrives in a stretching but supportive environment.

You will enjoy approaching things in different ways to find the best possible fit – you like making improvements and consider different approaches, trying to find the best approach to suit 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. You don’t just tackle these things alone. You like to engage with others.

Building and developing relationships is a key part of this role. You enjoy getting to know people and working out how you can have a positive impact on them.

In addition to having excellent communication skills you will also be able to demonstrate the following:
• Degree (or equivalent) in physics, mechanical engineering or closely related discipline.
• Chartered Engineer.
• Background in safety case production and hazard analysis, ideally with experience within the nuclear and defence industry.
• Able to demonstrate good engineering judgement and experienced in using fundamental engineering skills.
• Able to produce high quality technical reports.
• Motivated and driven to meet delivery/cost targets without compromising quality.
• Awareness of your own technical limitations and using the help and support of others to deliver.

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.

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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