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Waste and Decommissioning Consultant

  1. Epsom, Bristol, Glasgow
  1. Nuclear

Waste and Decommissioning Consultant

Job Title: Waste and Decommissioning Consultant

The opportunity:

In the Energy sector, Atkins has an exceptional reputation for delivering innovative and cost-efficient solutions to some of the world's most technically challenging problems.

We support the whole life cycle of the nuclear industry, building the next generation of nuclear power stations, keeping the current fleet operational and solving the decommissioning challenge.

Across the UK and around the globe, creating a sustainable energy supply is one of the most crucial and imminent challenges facing us all.  This is a great opportunity to make a positive difference to people's lives and the environment, and you could be that difference.

Only brilliant minds can solve the world's energy challenges. At Atkins you'll find the best place to apply yours.

It is an exciting time at Atkins, and as a result, we have career opportunities for Decommissioning and Radioactive Waste Management Consultants to join our growing team of nuclear consultants at our prestigious offices based in North Bristol, Glasgow or in the Epsom offices. We will support you to develop your current level of technical and project skills through targeted training and continual professional development.

About you:

You will ideally have knowledge and experience of nuclear decommissioning and radioactive waste management practices; however, experience will be considered from other highly regulated industries. Atkins has a diverse portfolio of clients across the UK and overseas (such as Sweden, UAE and Canada) and you will therefore have the opportunity for a variety of exciting work and experiences.

You will provide specialist advice during the design, operation and decommissioning of nuclear facilities and be responsible for the production of the environmental and waste management documentation required under Site License Conditions and the Environmental Permit.


  • Candidates should possess some of the following qualifications, experience and skills:
  • Degree qualified in a science or engineering subject (physics, chemistry, mechanical, chemical or process engineering).
  • Experience of working within the nuclear industry or other highly regulated industries where applicable, with knowledge and hands-on expertise. Examples include, but not limited to:
  • Decommissioning planning and implementation.
  • Option identification and assessments.
  • Development and implementation of waste management strategies.
  • Waste characterisation and inventory.
  • Waste packaging and transportation.
  • Understanding of nuclear reactor chemistry.
  • Liaison with operators, designers and clients.
  • Experience of completing projects to time, cost and quality.
  • Experience of building strong relationships with clients and stakeholders.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a range of internal / external stakeholders.
  • Good communication and presentation skills.
  • Experience of leadership or people management would be a bonus.


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

    Rewards and Benefits:

    Please refer to our Rewards and Benefits page for details on our full benefits package.

    We are committed to providing equal opportunities and inclusion in the workforce as we believe that diverse teams provide the best mix of interpersonal and technical skills needed to exceed our customers’ expectations. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability.

    Additional Information:

    Atkins recognise that there are many well qualified people who are looking to further their career in engineering, 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 is an exciting time for Atkins, we are diversifying our portfolio to become a more global organisation, while also continuing to grow our Energy sector in the UK. There will be opportunities for international travel and applicants with a desire for non-UK based assignments will be welcomed.

    Successful candidates may be required to undergo a security vetting process and offers of employment will be subject to relevant security clearance being granted. 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.

    By joining the vibrant Nuclear and Power Business in Bristol, Glasgow or Epsom, you will also have the opportunity to work across the whole Nuclear market from Decommissioning to Generation to Nuclear New Build.

    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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