Mechanical Handling Engineer

Posted: 03/08/22
Recruiter:Atkins SNC - Lavalin
Disciplines: Engineering

Our growing team is looking for a Mechanical Engineer, with a background in one or multiple of mechanical handling, remote operations or robotics, who thrives on challenging problems and is looking for the next stage of their career. The role shall involve working on complex design projects with the opportunity to rapidly move on to leadership positions, heading up projects and guiding junior engineers new to the industry.

Do you want to solve the energy industries most important mechanical handling challenges? We need innovative engineers to design systems to package radioactive waste for decommissioning, handle fuel within new build reactors and to develop maintenance capability for fusion reactors. We’re currently engaged in the deployment of collaborative, industrial and mobile robotics solutions to take people out of harm’s way on nuclear generation and decommissioning projects and are seeking engineers to grow our capability in this area.

We need a self-starter who can deliver multiple projects at the same time, working closely with clients and other areas of the business, to capture requirements, set up projects and deliver right-first-time solutions for the most challenging problems in the energy industry.

Does this sound like you? In which case, we’d love you to apply for this role.

The role is within the Nuclear Assets business in Atkins SNC-Lavalin, and shall support a wide range of clients across the energy market including:

  • Currently Generating Nuclear Power Stations
  • Nuclear New Build
  • Nuclear Decommissioning
  • Nuclear New Technologies (Small Modular Reactors (SMR) and Fusion)
  • Net Zero - Offshore Wind, Carbon Capture, Energy Storage and Transmission

The constant in this role is the challenging nature of the jobs and the chance to provide innovative solutions to a range of problems for several appreciative clients.

The Role:

As an engineer within the business, you will work within small to medium sized multidisciplinary teams which may be based at client offices or plant sites. You will have the ability to work within those teams such that you can effectively support and deliver tasks for multiple workstreams, have a level of commercial awareness and be confident in your ability to deliver to time, quality and cost.

Experience and Skills:

We are looking for individuals with the following experience:

Essential experience -

  • Degree qualified in a relevant engineering / technical discipline.
  • Experience designing mechanical handling or robotics systems.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Good oral and written communication skills with a proven ability to write accurate, detailed and concise technical reports (e.g., design substantiations, basis of analysis, safety case support references).
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Comfortable with engaging with existing and prospective clients, working at their sites, and investing time in understanding their issues, objectives and processes.

Other desirable experience -

  • Experience in the specification, design and implementation of mechanical handling equipment / heavy machinery such as cranes, hoists, grabs, conveyers and turntables.
  • Experience in the specification, design and implementation of automation or robotic technologies.
  • Experience with working in a safety critical and heavily regulated environment such as Nuclear power generation/decommissioning industries.
  • Chartered with a relevant professional institute (or approaching application for registration).
  • Experience in working with design codes such as BS EN13001, BS 2573 or ASME B30.
  • Familiar with the Machinery Directive and CE/UKCA marking requirements.
  • CAD, preferably Autodesk Inventor, for 3D modelling and drawing production.
  • Experience in authoring bids.

Prior Nuclear experience is not essential, we are keen to consider applicants who wish to apply their skills gained within other industries.

Additional Information:

This is an exciting time for us, we are diversifying our portfolio to become a more global organisation, while also continuing to grow our services in the Nuclear sector in the UK. As part of a global SNC Lavalin group, there will be opportunities to develop your skills and experience in the UK working across all our clients and also for international travel.

Flexible working options may be considered for this vacancy.

We develop individuals through a portfolio of training and development courses designed to help you make the best of your abilities and talents. We encourage participation in all forms of training and have an active programme of in-house as well as external training for all our staff.

About us:

Atkins support flexible working and equal opportunities as we believe that diverse teams provide the best mix of interpersonal and technical skills needed to exceed our customers’ expectations. Our commitment to staff development is underpinned by numerous stable and long-term framework agreements with key clients.

We are one of the world’s foremost engineering and design consultancies, operating in most regions of the world, and in virtually every market. Choosing to work for Atkins will provide you with the opportunity to engage on some of the most exciting engineering challenges of our time. Together with our rewarding and flexible packages, you’ll have the perfect balance to bring your personal and career goals to fruition.

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.

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