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Nuclear & Power - Electrical and EC&I Summer and Industrial Year Placements (2019)

We are the team that engineer, deliver, manage and decommission nuclear facilities worldwide, using the latest technology solutions to ensure the lights stay on and the world remains a safe place. 

Our power business has been delivering electrical, civil and structural engineering services to the global power sector for over 20 years. We’re now leaning into new energy challenges such as offshore generation and transmission, energy from waste, electric vehicle infrastructure and the integration of smart grid technology - helping to drive evolution in the power sector. 

With an unwavering commitment to safety, quality and efficiency, we are well positioned to add value to today’s challenges of delivering the next generation of nuclear power plants while at the same time maintaining the existing generating fleet and safely decommissioning legacy facilities. We’re now looking to the future, working with Small Modular Reactor (SMR) developers to advance new designs and developing digital applications, such as virtual and augmented reality, for the nuclear industry. 


What you’ll be doing 

We have opportunities for undergraduates across a range of our Nuclear and Power teams in the UK. 

Summer – Bristol, Glasgow, Whitehaven 
Industrial Year – Bristol, Glasgow

Bristol – Our Electrical, Control and Instrumentation team in Bristol supports a variety of nuclear clients; ensuring the safety of critical control systems, and developing systems for new-build nuclear facilities We are looking for candidates on track to achieve an electrical or electronic engineering focused degree. You could be involved with the design of systems to support a new generation of nuclear power stations, developing solutions to ensure the ongoing operation of the current nuclear fleet or decommissioning legacy sites and facilities. Numerous opportunities are available to support our clients remotely as well as being able to deliver work from their offices and, potentially, power stations. We are looking for candidates with an electrical or electronic engineering focused degree disciplines who have a keen interest in the nuclear energy sector.

Glasgow - Based in our Glasgow or Bellshill office you will be on track to achieve an electrical and/or electronics engineering related degree. Within the team, you will find yourself working primarily on projects in the generation, nuclear fuel route and gas storage sectors . Some of our current projects include, design, specification, integration and substantiation of electrical equipment, controls and instrumentation as well as plant testing and commissioning. The role could therefore include substantial time spent on client sites. We’re looking for bright, enthusiastic and diligent future engineers, looking for a technical challenge. 

Whitehaven - Based in our Westlakes office on the edge of the stunning Lake District, our team supports clients within the Nuclear industry to deliver innovative solutions in a challenging environment. You will be part of our fast-evolving EC&I team who strive towards using cutting edge technology in a diverse range of projects. Recent projects have incorporated the design, specification, integration and substantiation of all three aspects of EC&I engineering. The ideal candidate will have a keen interest in the nuclear sector and is passionate about incorporating digital design into their work.

You could also… 
In addition to some of the responsibilities you can see above for specific locations 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 nuclear new build projects 
• Carrying out design and assessment for electrical generation, transmission and distribution systems 
• Working in partnership with our clients to provide professional consultancy advice, helping them deliver their complex engineering programmes 
• Reviewing and developing designs to improve plants, equipment, grids 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 


Who we’re looking for:

• You’ll be on track to achieve a 2.2 Masters/MEng degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Electrical Control and Instrumentation Engineering or any other Electrical related degree 
• You’ll have ambition, vision, enthusiasm and the drive to keep on developing your technical skills 
• You’ll have a passion for working in a consultancy environment, you’ll want to work with customers both internally and externally and you’ll be adaptable and happy to cope with change 
• 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. 


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Benefits & Rewards 

When you join our Nuclear and Power team, you’ll be empowered to be the professional you want to be, working on projects you feel proud of. You will be part of an international team, making a real difference to the world around you and leaving a lasting legacy for future generations. 

Our benefits, to name a few, include: 

• dedicated support from your line manager who will create personalized objectives with you, so you can get the most out of your time with us to support you with your studies and beyond 
• our top performing placement students have the opportunity to be nominated straight onto our Graduate Development Programme. 

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