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Senior Civil Structural Engineer

SNC Lavalin
Bristol (City Centre), Bristol
Closing date
6 Aug 2022
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Look forward to engineering a better future for our planet and its people.

You'll be playing a central role, creating spaces and places that matter. We've been in the sector for over 50 years and delivered over seven million work-hours, which makes us the most prominent nuclear new-build organisation in the UK. In this highly technical role, you'll work end-to-end on a broad range of projects with plenty of opportunities to grow and challenge yourself.

Your purpose:

Do you possess exceptional interpersonal skills and are eager to work on exciting projects in the nuclear sector? If yes, we want to hear from you.

You will support a wide range of nuclear projects (from Hinkley Point C to fusion research projects).

You will get to work closely with our clients, completing site secondments or bidding, and delivering projects in-house. This is an exciting time in the nuclear industry with first-of-its-kind, industry-leading projects like Hinkley Point C due to start commissioning soon, along with Sizewell C and other Net Zero and nuclear projects in the pipeline.

We are also closely involved in the nuclear generation and decommissioning markets. We focus on maintenance and life extension of existing generating power stations and the safe dismantling of redundant power stations.

An innovative mindset, a technical and practical approach blended with our ‘best in class’ digital solutions such as virtual reality offer a unique opportunity for us to engineer a better future for our planet and its people, together.

What you can bring?

Are you a chartered engineer with a recognised institution looking to further your engineering expertise? Can you lead projects that require a strong technical base, stakeholder engagement skills and a drive to collaborate with clients and colleagues? Do you have an inquisitive mind and the ability to challenge and investigate in different situations?

You will need:

  • An appropriate level of relevant industrial experience, technical leadership, engineering management and project delivery.
  • Work collaboratively from our office and across our client sites to understand clients’ needs and deliver to time, cost and quality.
  • Confidently work in highly regulated environments, such as nuclear.
  • Inspect or appraise existing concrete, steelwork and masonry structures.
  • The ability to lead validation of structural modifications to existing structures.
  • Line management experience.

At Atkins, you will aspire to:

Become a leader in the civil-structural engineering team.

Work on world renowned projects and utilise ‘best in class’ digital solutions.

Innovate on your projects, lead our colleagues and impress our clients.

You may also want to consider our other Nuclear New Build roles available in our Bristol and Epsom offices, including:

About us:

Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, is a leading global consultancy with over 80 years of design and engineering expertise. We are here to help achieve a Net Zero target by 2050. We hope to do this with a mix of secure and sustainable energies. Powering our world through exciting new technologies and intelligent cybersecurity systems on projects that vary greatly in size, scope, and scale.

Check out some of our recent, most exciting projects.

Why work with Atkins?

You’ll be part of creating the right, safe and resilient systems across nuclear power, renewables, decarbonisation development, new builds and energy efficiency. We value diversity and believe everyone deserves to thrive. We're Disability Confident, an Inclusive Employer, and support STEM Returners and actively encourage more women in senior roles. 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:

We offer every colleague the ‘Total Reward’, an individually-tailored compensation and benefits package. Including flexible holidays, life assurance, health & wellbeing, and career planning for the senior stage of your career.

If you identify as having a disability, please tell us ahead of your interview. And let's talk about any adjustments you might need.

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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 the 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.

Atkins recognises 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 in discussing how we can accommodate individual requirements. We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community. 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.



Designing for the future is about more than predicting what it looks like. It’s about having the know-how and the expertise to turn predictions into projects that deliver results and meet ever-changing needs. That’s what we do every day: for our clients, for their customers and for the sustainable future of our business and the world we operate in.

We are SNC-Lavalin, and we are experts at mastering complexity.

Using our industry know-how and leading resources, we create and deliver predictable outcomes for an unpredictable world. How do we do it? By thinking – and working – differently. With offices around the world, we connect people, technology and data to shape the future of our industry and the world around us. It’s how we generate the knowledge, the ingenuity and the drive to meet so many of today’s most pressing challenges – from population growth and increasing transportation needs, to climate change. And because we cover everything from blueprint to delivery, across the entire lifespan of a project, you can count on us for a client experience that is smoother, smarter and more efficient. At SNC-Lavalin, we’re not just embracing change – we’re driving it.

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