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"Are you ready to take up a vital role in shaping some of our exciting projects? How about joining our talented team, where everyone has a voice, and together we face our clients' problems head-on. It's a diverse and inclusive work environment where world-class talent knows no distinctions.
We know that different people have different priorities, which is why we're here to support you. Flexible and remote working is a central part of our culture. So talk to us about what's ideal for you – from reduced weeks to buying more leave over school holidays. And if you're returning from a career break, ask us how we can help you transition back into work with us.
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Atkins are proud to be working at the heart of the challenges in the energy industry and within our Energy Systems team we are continually developing and growing within this area. Our team is currently delivering work across the generation, energy storage and decentralised energy sectors across the UK as well as supporting other Energy and infrastructure business sectors. We are in a position where we need to grow our team to enhance our capability and strengthen our service offering. As such we are recruiting Lead & Senior Engineers to join our EC&I Engineering team.
Degree-qualified and working towards chartered status, you will have the right blend of technical expertise, creativity and commitment to bring our solutions and projects to life. You will be positive and enthusiastic, a confident communicator at all levels, and a team player. You will have a keen interest in the power industry and will ideally have already spent a proportion of your career in the power or a related industry. You will have a good understanding of the design process (strategy, need, feasibility, outline design, design). You will encourage and motivate those around you to work to your own high standards. Using your own and our technical knowledge networks you will both educate and learn from those around you. You will be happy to stretch yourself and work outside of your comfort zone when the need arises.
As electrical and instrumentation, control and automation engineers we have a deep understanding of the current technologies implemented in energy related process industries. This is enabled with smart, efficient, and experienced electrical and ICA engineering. Smart EICA engineering starts by understanding the fundamentals and current technology trends in the energy/process engineering sector. By applying our knowledge, experience and tools we deliver innovative and cost-effective power and control solutions to our clients – these include process instrumentation, process automation and state of the art control systems, LV and MV power systems, motor control centres. We provide industry leading EICA engineering services right through the project lifecycle, with value added in particular during the feasibility, outline and detailed design stages. Additionally, we provide several specialist service offerings such as systems modelling, DSEAR/ATEX and functional safety all of which differentiate our service offering and capability.
We employ a range of proprietary and in-house developed digital tools. We create and use intelligent P&IDs, 3D designs, plant visualization and virtual reality techniques to immerse the designer and the operator in the solutions we create. We use industry leading electrical design packages and power systems analysis software.
Our people demonstrate thought leadership and align us with our clients’ values and desired outcomes at project and programme level. We champion sustainable, best value solutions and deliver them more effectively by being, individually and collectively, faster, smarter and more reliable."
What you can bring?
Degree qualified in Electrical Engineering or equivalent qualifications and experience.
Working towards becoming a Chartered Engineer of a recognised engineering institution.
Computer-literate and able to work effectively with the basic Microsoft suite of programmes as a minimum.
Ability to provide a customer-focussed service.
Ability to complete assignments on time, within budget and to a high technical standard.
A good understanding of the design process.
Willingness to contribute to our technical knowledge networks.
Relevant industrial experience in the energy sector.
An understanding of the engineering project and asset lifecycles.
Good knowledge of design processes and systems integration.
Capability to work under tight deadlines while achieving objectives with the ability to deal with competing priorities and manage time appropriately.
Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
Well-motivated, with a positive outlook and approachable manner.
Capable of building and maintaining strong relationships with colleagues and clients.
Ability to be flexible and to multi-task and prioritise when necessary.
Flexible and able to work within the rest of the UK and overseas, as work demands and if necessary.
Why work for Atkins?
"The UK is the first major economy to legislate for a Net Zero target by 2050. To achieve this, our Energy Teams are ensuring a mix of secure and sustainable energies that can meet our industry and lifestyle demands today, and in 30 years' time. We help to power our world through exciting new technologies and intelligent cybersecurity systems on projects that vary greatly in size, scope, and scale. So, you'll be creating the right safe and resilient systems across nuclear power, renewables, decarbonisation development, new builds and energy efficiency.
We value your diversity and believe that everyone deserves to thrive – no exceptions. You'll be part of a culture committed to finding new talent from underrepresented groups. We're Disability Confident, an Inclusive Employer, and support STEM Returners. We also want to see more women in senior roles at Atkins. In the energy sector, we've signed up to the AXIS Pledge, promising to make equal pay, equal leadership, and equal opportunities a reality. "
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Meeting your needs:
"When you start with us, you'll enjoy ""Total Reward,"" a package that can be tailored to your lifestyle, career and personal needs. From flexible holidays to life assurance, health & wellbeing benefits, and career planning for the senior stage of your career.
We want you to perform at your best at each stage of our recruitment process and can make adjustments to ensure this. So, whether you consider yourself to have a disability or not, or would simply like to know how we can support you better, please contact us confidentially at
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More about us:
Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, is a leading global consultancy with over 80 years of design and engineering expertise. With us, you'll be surrounded by the skills, knowledge and support to help you succeed. Together, we can deliver projects which have a positive, sustainable impact on the world.
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"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. We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves, thrive and develop. To help embed inclusion for all, from day one, we offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and employee networks to support staff from different backgrounds. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability.