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Senior Civil Engineer

  1. Birmingham
  1. Nuclear

We are seeking an enthusiastic Civil/Structural Engineer who thrives in a dynamic, professional services work environment.  You’ll be comfortable with variety and varying levels of work demand and want to be involved in projects from bid stage through to final delivery that will challenge you, develop your experience and support your career aspirations.

We are looking for someone motivated and with a positive attitude who will join our growing multidisciplinary team in the Birmingham office. Your skills are important and your attitude towards taking on fresh challenges is key. You’ll enjoy working closely with other engineers in project teams, small or large.

From a technical perspective, you’ll have a sound understanding of the fundamentals of structural behavior, so that you can apply this knowledge to help solve a wide range of problems.

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

The Role

You’ll be working within our Nuclear & Power business, where our team focusses both on the UK Nuclear and conventional power sector.

You will join a team of civil and electrical engineering professionals with staff of graduate through to chief engineer level, helping to develop technical solutions across a wide range of challenging projects.  You’ll be flexible; you could be working on a small individual assignment or as part of a larger, multi-disciplinary team, taking on some of the most complex and challenging projects in the world.

The person

Our ideal candidate would be someone who is enthusiastic, keen to learn and wants their professional work to make a real difference to our clients.

You will enjoy using a variety of approaches to find the best possible outcome, debating the issues and challenging the norms.  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 work with others, ask questions, build relationships with your colleagues and importantly, engage with clients to listen, explain and advise.  You enjoy breaking down and understanding complex ideas and applying your knowledge to solve real world problems.

We’d like you to be flexible and willing to travel as work requires; we are often based at our client’s sites or working collaboratively with them in their offices.

Overall, you get satisfaction from building relationships with others.  You enjoy getting to know people and working to have a positive impact– whether delivering directly or supporting others in their endeavors.

In addition to excellent communication and problem-solving skills, you will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Degree qualified Civil or Structural Engineer
  • Some experience of working in a professional services environment
  • Some experience of working in the electricity supply industry
  • Working towards or having become professionally qualified with either the ICE or the IStructE
  • An understanding of practical steel and reinforced concrete design
  • A good understanding of structural engineering principles and structural behavior
  • Experience with engineering software packages
  • Experience of design and analysis for extreme loads such as seismic, blast and impact

Our team

This is an exciting time for Atkins; as part of SNC-Lavalin we are diversifying our portfolio to become a more global organization. This offers a wide range of international career opportunities whilst we continue to grow our existing business units in the UK. There may be opportunities for international travel.

Our team in the Nuclear & Power business, specializes in taking on the most challenging engineering projects and opportunities, from technical leadership to project management. With existing relationships with the major operators in the power sector, we offer variety of work, within a team which is rapidly developing to meet the challenge of the developing UK power market.

Based in Birmingham, you’ll be part of small, growing team with key expertise in the electrical transmission and distribution sector, but with ambition and in an excellent location to provide project delivery capability into the other parts of the power industry.

As mentioned, we also work to support wider energy projects, including renewables, and in the transportation and infrastructure sector.

Additional information

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 you to participate actively in your own development through on the job work, in-house and external training courses.

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.

When applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, any details of current or previously held security clearance.

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. Flexible working options will be considered for this vacancy.

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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