Fusion Engineer (Nuclear) in Atkins at Warrington, England, United Kingdom

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This listing is about Atkins in Warrington, England, United Kingdom
in 2022

About the job


Join us in building a carbon-free future.

If you are excited by the prospect of commercialising fusion energy, work collaboratively with diverse teams, clients and suppliers, and are driven to deliver innovative and exceptional quality technical work, then this could be the role for you.

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.

Read More About How You Can Thrive With Us.

We’re looking for an experienced and passionate Fusion Engineer with a proven track record working in the fusion energy sector to join our growing team. You’ll be working closely with our clients, completing site and client office visits, project delivery and fixed term secondments. By joining our vibrant Energy Business, you will be focused on expanding and delivering our portfolio of fusion projects whilst having the opportunity to work across a variety of associated markets including Next Generation Nuclear New Build and Net Zero Technologies.

You’ll be responsible for the optioneering, design, analysis and assessment of fusion relevant technology and systems, which can be stand-alone technical tasks or part of large multi-year consultancy support contracts. Working closely with our clients, you’ll be interacting with them to develop a full understanding of their project requirements, delivering cost effective and innovative solutions. You’ll also take the lead on projects – winning bids, co-ordinating the team and providing technical direction and leadership. You will be on hand for advice, guidance and mentoring for all of our team.

The team is growing strongly and there are opportunities to take on line management responsibilities, and for you to develop your capabilities and career, and to support others in their career decisions.

Your Purpose

  • Our growing portfolio of projects needs input from specialists in a broad range of capability areas, including mechanical engineering, materials science, process engineering and EC&I. We’re looking for applicants from these and related areas with relevant experience working in fusion energy or research.
  • Building strong and trusted relationships is a key part of this role. You’ll enjoy working with others, sometimes directly at client sites, sometimes from our offices. You’ll be client focused – being able to interface effectively, understand their needs and convert opportunities into successful workstreams.
  • In addition to building excellent relationships with our clients, you’ll also be able to build excellent relationships within the team, being able to lead a team within a project, be a line manager, and mentor others. You’ll also have the ability to work individually or in multi-disciplinary teams.
  • You will enjoy approaching things in different ways to find the best possible fit – you like making improvements and consider different approaches, trying to find the best approach to fit whatever is the current context.

What you can bring?

In addition to having strong technical, analytical and numeracy skills, you’ll have a relevant Engineering or Science Degree, such as Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Physics, Materials Science, Chemistry or Nuclear Engineering.

You’ll be a Chartered Member of a recognised Institution or working towards chartership.

Other Key Requirements Include –

  • An appropriate level of relevant fusion energy experience.
  • A good understanding of the various phases of the project delivery process.
  • Demonstrable ability to be able to communicate well, both verbally and in written form.

You may also demonstrate a selection of the following desirable requirements –

  • Direct, relevant Nuclear Sector experience.
  • Experience of owning and delivering engineering projects individually or within teams of professional staff.
  • Experience in mentoring junior engineers in task delivery.

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.

Read more about our Vision for Women.

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.

Making sure you’re supported is important to us. So, if you identify as having a disability, tell us ahead of your interview. And let’s talk about any adjustments you might need.

Read more about ‘Total Reward’.

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.

Check out some of our recent, most exciting projects.

Additional Information

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.


Company: Atkins

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Job Location: Warrington, England, United Kingdom

Application Deadline: N/A

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