Nuclear Electrical Engineer in Bristol

Location: Bristol
Salary: Hidden
Recruiter: SNCLavalin
Job Hours: Full-time

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Job Description

AtkinsRéalis Building Services Design Practice are looking for an experienced, motivated Nuclear Electrical Design Engineer seeking to develop their career in a positive, stimulating and supported environment and join our team where talent is encouraged and growth opportunities unrivalled. We have an opening in our new modern office in Epsom (or Silchester) which offers a fantastic collaborative environment for our multi-disciplinary teams and includes: -

  • Secure Bike Storage with ample Shower and Changing facilities.
  • Subsidised Staff Restaurant.
  • Subsidised Staff Coffee and Sandwich Shop. 
  • Excellent environment with low carbon comfort cooled environment with displacement ventilation and concrete core cooling.
  • Regular social events at team, practice, and office level.
  • Wellbeing Breakout areas.
  • Staff car park with EV charging.
  • External private landscaped areas with seating in.
  • Nearby access to Epsom Downs for runners / walkers. 
  • AtkinsRéalis Shuttlebus from the Station and town.
  • A local Building Services Team of 90+ Engineers.
  • The opening presents the opportunity to join our Building Services team in Epsom who are playing a leading role in some of the world’s most challenging and exciting engineering projects across a plethora of sectors including Mission Critical, Aviation, Energy (eg Fission, Fusion, Large scale PV), Commercial Offices, Residential, Blue Light, Education, Transportation and Defence. Our work will have you working with designers all across the UK and internationally on projects that range from small net zero carbon housing developments to projects of significant and national scale.

    The opportunity will require candidates to be client-facing as well as being involved in the day-to-day design and management of projects. It is an exciting opportunity for an experienced design engineer to further develop their career within a leading building design consultancy.

    Our focus is on developing our staff to realise their full potential, with development plans geared to individual needs and abilities.This role will allow development of existing technical skills as well as providing potential to expand digital skills and project management.

    Our Practice is committed to developing our ways of working using emerging Digital Technology and your work will be supported by our Research and Innovation teams and local digital champions who are delivering Digital Transformation programmes at a local and international scale. Our ideal individual will bring strong technical skills to the role, as well as an enquiring mind able to contribute to the growth of our digital practice, and the potential to lead and manage large and diverse delivery teams, locally and remotely.

    AtkinsRéalis is currently looking for an experienced, accomplished, and self-motivated Electrical Engineer to work with the team on a major nuclear framework. The engineer will work with the site’s Approval Authority Department who utilise a wealth of technical expertise to review design proposals in line with the nuclear safety case, both for existing and new installations.The engineer will work with and report to a local MOD line manager who will provide work and guidance for the role.

    The ideal candidate will be an inventive problem solver who is capable of working through technical challenges and has the ability to learn very quickly in order to adjust to the project operational processes and standards. This is a fantastic opportunity to work on one of the company’s largest contracts and work with a wide range of specialist electrical systems that each hold its own list of technical challenges.


  • The review and approval of all electrical design changes and proposals affecting the nuclear safety case onsite. 
  • Perform detailed calculations to substantiate design changes. 
  • Inspect installations and observe operations to ensure compliance with design intent, equipment specifications and regulatory standards. 
  • Daily Activities:

  • The detailed review of design and safety case information. 
  • Review and comment on maintenance and survey results. 
  • Liaising with other disciplines on design changes. 
  • Design operations to agree practicable design solutions. 
  • Liaising with naval and nuclear regulator staff to communicate engineering requirements for the site. 
  • Requirements:  

  • Qualification in Building Services / Mechanical Engineering and Chartered with a relevant institution. 
  • Experience in either Energy, Defense or related sectors advantageous. 
  • Extensive project experience, involving high levels of technical competence. 
  • Experience working on a variety of major multi-discipline design projects. 
  • Demonstrable leadership and people management skills with the ability to run a team. 
  • Good commercial awareness, business management skills and results orientation. 
  • Confident ability with good communication skills and a professional approach to clients and other AtkinsRéalis employees. 
  • Previous experience producing and reviewing contractual engineering documentation e.g., statement of requirements, scope of works, basis of design and specifications. 
  • Previous experience working on marine, defence and nuclear projects is preferred. 
  • Finding solutions and options for digital transformation and the industry net zero carbon challenge. 
  • What we offer?

    AtkinsRéalis recognise that there are many well qualified people who are looking to further their career, but who cannot commit to full time employment. We support flexible working arrangements and are interested to discuss how we can accommodate individual requirements. As part of this commitment, we understand the need for a diverse and flexible workforce, where a work-life balance is important. So, by default AtkinsRéalis offers flexible working, where there is no fixed 9 ‘till 5, no need for a 5-day week, no requirement for a full-time contract, and no requirement to spend all your working time in the office.

    Rewards and Benefits:

    We offer a competitive salary that is regularly tested against other consultants with a default 25-days leave each year plus bank holidays and options to buy some or sell of that leave. Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

    New name, new era. We are AtkinsRéalis. It will take some time for all our information to update – you can still refer to our fantastic benefits via the link below:

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    AtkinsRéalis is committed to developing its people both personally and professionally. Our colleagues have the advantage of access to a high ranging training portfolio and development activities designed to help make the best of individual’s abilities and talents. We also actively support staff in achieving corporate membership of relevant institutions.

    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. The vetting process is delivered by United Kingdom Security Vetting (UKSV) and may require candidates to provide proof of residency in the UK of 5 years or longer. 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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    At AtkinsRéalis, we seek to hire individuals with diverse characteristics, backgrounds and perspectives. We strongly believe that world-class talent makes no distinctions based on gender, ethnic or national origin, sexual identity and orientation, age, religion or disability, but enriches itself through these differences.

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