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Naval Architecture Graduate Scheme (2019) - Oil & Gas and Offshore Wind

Within the oil and gas division, our operations focus on fixed and floating offshore structures, terminals, refineries, petrochemical plants and subsea pipelines. Having worked on thousands of oil and gas installations around the world, you’ll join a team of over 20,000 experts located in North America, Australia, the Middle East, Europe and the UK. We work across the life cycle of the oil and gas industry, finding innovative solutions to complex challenges through the increased use of digital and immersive technologies, and have worked on over 700 projects in the last five years all around the world. We have provided unrivalled technical expertise and support to the oil and gas industry for more than four decades. Our highly skilled teams are leading technical developments across the globe and, with our input, problems are solved and critical decisions are made with confidence. 

What you’ll be doing and where you’ll be based 

We’re looking for the next generation of engineers to join our Naval Architecture team in London. The Naval Architecture team typically work on tasks throughout the product lifecycle covering aspects including, concept design, detail design, fabrication support, in-operation integrity management and decommissioning. Some of our typical clients include; BP, Shell, Repsol, Statoil and E.ON. With the support of the London team you could find yourself doing some of the following tasks: 

  • Design and analysis of floating and fixed offshore structures including- FPSO/FLNG vessels, semi-submersibles, floating offshore wind turbines, fixed offshore wind turbines. 
  • Analysis of vessels and offshore structures using techniques including - hydrodynamic analysis, mooring analysis, stability analysis, structural assessments. 
  • Learning to use tools such as Ansys AQWA, DNV SESAM, Simulia Abaqus, MathCAD, and Python. 
  • Delivering projects such as those recently undertaken; Kincardine and Dounreay Tri floating offshore wind farms, Shell Prelude FLNG assessment, Premier Oil Solan subsea oil storage tank. 
  • As part of the Naval Architecture team you will be supported in your graduate development as you move toward becoming a chartered engineer by a team with recent experience of initial professional development with the Royal Institution of Naval Architects. This will fit alongside the wider Atkins graduate training and development programme.

Who we’re looking for 

  • You’ll be a talented graduate with a minimum 2.2 MEng or Master's degree in Naval Architecture. 
  • 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. 

Graduate Community 

Having taken on a minimum of 250 graduates consistently every year for the past 5 years, with the aspiration of recruiting 500 graduates this year, Atkins prides itself on a strong graduate community, that gives our graduates a voice. To get a real feel for our graduate culture or learn about what makes life at Atkins so great – just select the handle from your favourite social media platform or take a look #insideatkins 

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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 and more

How to apply 

Our deadline for applications is Wednesday 02nd January 2019. However, due to the popularity of some of our programmes we may close before this deadline, therefore to avoid disappointment we would advise applying as early as possible. 

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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