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Nuclear & Power - Civil and Structural Engineering Summer and Industrial Year Placements (2019)

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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, Epsom and Whitehaven.
Industrial Year: Bristol and Epsom.

  • Bristol 
  • Epsom 
  • Whitehaven

Placement Story – Mark

A world of opportunity. What laid the foundations for Mark’s career as a Process Engineer? A three-month placement at Atkins. Find out what it involved, why it brought him back as a grad – and why he’s now flying 160 miles into the North Sea!

Responsibilities include:

  • Carrying out structural design and assessment for new build projects as well as additions, modifications and repairs to existing assets.
  • Working in partnership with our clients to provide professional consultancy advice, helping them deliver their complex engineering programmes. 
  • Completing feasibility studies.
  • Carrying out surveys, site inspections and overseeing physical works; building strong client relationships.
  • Engineering concept and detailed designs.
  • Using a variety of engineering software packages, as well as 2D and 3D modelling for new designs and modifications.
  • Supporting nuclear-safety critical projects during construction.
  • Working alongside a range of professionals including Project Managers, Mechanical, Process, EC&I, and Safety Case Engineers.

Who we’re looking for:

  • You’ll be on track to achieve a 2.2 in Civil or Structural engineering.
  • 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.

Benefits & Rewards

  • Dedicated support from your line manager who will create personalised 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.
  • Competitive salary.

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How to Apply

Job ID Number: PL-046
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Opportunity Overview

  • January 31st, 2019
  • Competitive + benefits
  • Masters and above (expected)
  • Year-long, Summer, Summer - open to 1st years
  • UK Wide

Disciplines accepted...

  • Building Services
  • Civil
  • Construction Management
  • Structural

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