Energy - Physics, Safety Case and Human Factors Graduate Scheme (2018)

We’re looking for the next generation of scientists and engineers to work on new power stations and innovative renewables concepts, extend the life of existing infrastructure and meet the world’s future energy needs.

Our Energy business has been pushing the engineering boundaries for over four decades, creating cleaner, safer and smarter energy. Join us and you will be helping us to design complex new schemes, assuring the longevity and integrity of existing infrastructure and delivering innovative solutions and consultancy advice to our core clients, all critical to the continuing success of our energy market.  Operating in a number of sectors our staff achieve great things to meet the evolving needs of global energy markets.  Overall, we all share the same mission - to improve lives through energy – one project and one day at a time.

What you’ll be doing

We have opportunities for graduates from a multitude of degree backgrounds to join our Energy safety case and human factors teams across the UK.  From an Engineering, Science or Human Factors background you could be working in one of the following teams, here’s a little about what they do;

Bristol – based here in the Nuclear Safety Analysis team, you could work across many of the Energy markets, such as Nuclear New Build, Generation and Decommissioning.   Your role could involve writing safety cases, building risk models as part of a Probabilistic Safety Assessment (PSA) or applying your strong analytical skills to substantiate design work. You could be involved in major UK projects including new power stations, such as Hinkley Point C and Wylfa Newydd, or support the continued safe operation of our existing nuclear licensed sites. Candidates will have studied Safety, Reliability, Physics or Chemistry degrees.  Additionally, candidates with Masters Degrees relating to Nuclear Science or Nuclear Engineering are encouraged to apply.

Warrington – based here as a Graduate Nuclear Safety Engineer you could be working on a range of different projects across the industry. Our work allows for us to be involved in every part of the nuclear life-cycle, with key areas including new build, operation and life-extension of existing facilities, and decommissioning. We have offices across the country, with opportunities to work on client sites in the UK and abroad. We’re looking for candidates who have a keen interest in problem solving, analytical thinking and an interest in nuclear technologies. Candidates will typically come from a scientific background and have studied Physics, Chemistry or Engineering. Additionally, candidates with Masters Degrees relating to Nuclear Science or Nuclear Engineering are encouraged to apply.

Warrington or Bristol – based here as a Graduate Human Factors Consultant, you will be part of a client focused team, and will work on a wide variety of projects across a range of sectors of industry including Energy, Transportation and Infrastructure.  Some examples of local projects you could be working on are The Legacy Cylinder Facility project for Capenhurst Nuclear Services or one of many significant railway upgrade and re-control projects across the country such as Crossrail. You will also have knowledge and interest in the design and development of Human Machine Interfaces (HMI); task analysis; cognition and workload; human performance and human error; system ergonomics; as well as workstation and Control Room Design. Candidates should be from an Ergonomics, Human Factors or Psychology degree background. 

Epsom – Based here as a Graduate Safety Engineer you will be working on projects primarily in the Nuclear and Oil & Gas markets.  Some of our recent project work has been in support of new nuclear facilities in the UK and for oil & gas operators in central Asia.  We’re looking for candidates who have a keen interest in problem solving, analytical thinking and an interest in Safety. Candidates will have studied Chemical, Process, Physics or Degrees relating to Nuclear Science or Nuclear Engineering.

You could also…

In addition to some of the responsibilities you can see above for specific locations - As a graduate engineer, you could also be involved in;

  • Supporting on some major projects across various areas of Energy from nuclear decommissioning, new power generation and transmission, to offshore, wave and tidal energy
  • Reviewing and developing designs to improve plants, equipment, structures and Energy related systems
  • Carrying out surveys and site inspections, building strong client relationships
  • Using a variety of engineering software packages, as well as 2D and 3D modelling for new designs and modifications
  • Producing safety cases, reports and documentation to support the planning, design, operation, maintenance and decommissioning of Energy facilities
  • Carrying out design and assessment for new build projects as well as additions, modifications and repairs to existing assets.
  • Attending graduate networks & forums to help shape our scheme & graduate community activities

Who we’re looking for

You’ll be a talented graduate with a minimum 2.2 Masters/MEng degree in a relevant degreediscipline (please check each location for suitable degrees)

You’ll have ambition, vision, enthusiasm and the drive to keep on developing your technical skills and achieve Chartered status.  With a passion for working in a consultancy environment, you’ll want to work with customers and with teams who deliver to their customers and you’ll be adaptable and happy to cope with uncertainty.  Communication and team-working will be your key skills as well as having the ability to apply your technical knowledge to analyse problems and create innovative solutions.

Benefits & Rewards

If you join us you will be working on some of the most challenging engineering projects of our time, helping to shape the future of energy. You will have opportunities to work closely with clients, spending time within their organisations and taking learning from some of the most experienced engineers in the industry. Our 3-year flexible graduate scheme promises to give you the support you need to develop your technical, commercial and consultancy skills. Some of our benefits, to name a few, include;

  • A settling in payment of £2,500 when you join – paid within the first month
  • Continuous support and mentoring to achieve chartered status with your chosen institution, funded by Atkins.  With a chartership bonus of £2,500 once complete.
  • A robust career development plan, including a library of core learning modules and on the job technical training.
  • 25 days’ annual leave, plus bank holidays, with the option to buy up to 15 additional days leave per year
  • 2 volunteer days per year for you to use for a cause that matters to you
  • Local graduate forums & a strong graduate network across all locations
  • Annual events, such as our 2-day graduate induction, ski trips, away weekends, team building activities - check out our grad community page here

For a full list of our benefits, please click here

How to apply

Our deadline for applications is Monday 18th December 2017. Some of our programmes are incredibly popular, to avoid disappointment (where some roles may close earlier) we recommend you apply as soon as possible. Please refer to our website for further information on our recruitment process.

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

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