Are you known as someone who loves attention to detail?
Are you compelled to ask how everyone is doing, always offering to help to solve their problems, and build satisfying long term relationships in doing so?
Are you excited by being part of a fast paced and complex projects?
Are you known as someone who always offers to take the lead on delivering optimal solutions to complex problems?
If some of these apply, then this role might be for you. As an Assistant Characterisation Engineer, you will provide essential resource and support to Atkins’ growing Characterisation Team. Depending on capability, knowledge and experience, you’ll support a variety of tasks, such as those listed below but we’ll aim to allow you to get to work on what energises you the most.
Development and implementation of characterisation strategies for a variety of wastes.
Review of waste stream characterisation data.
Production, management, and delivery of survey, sampling and analysis plans.
On site sampling and assay activities.
Development of analytical scopes of work.
Facilitating analytical work.
Modelling and assay data interpretation.
Processing, review and interpretation of analytical data.
Recommendation of waste classification and waste disposal routes.
Participation or lead of waste and characterisation related BAT and optioneering workshops.
Development of bids and proposals.
Working with a variety of projects, locations, departments and clients.
Working closely with clients to help solve complex and challenging problems.
Ownership and management of packages of work.
Providing innovative solutions in areas of expertise to help in the delivery of projects and to develop team capability.
Lead and support other team members, sharing knowledge and experience.
Interface with project managers to support project delivery.
Identification of training and professional development needs
The optimal candidate will have demonstrable experience in some of the following areas, however we welcome motivated and capable individuals with related experience or overlapping backgrounds.
Application of the characterisation process for both radioactive and non-radioactive waste materials (inclusive of DQO or other sampling plan strategies).
Environmental or remediation characterisation projects.
Development and application of radionuclide fingerprints.
Knowledge of radiochemical or chemical analysis; selection of methods; processing and use of analytical data.
Operation and interpretation of radiometric instrumentation data.
Development of activity assessment methodologies.
Usage of relevant software such as Microshield, Mercurad, Visual Sample Plan.
Management of radioactive waste on a nuclear licensed site.
Nuclear Industry Knowledge, with on-site experience at a Nuclear facility highly beneficial.
Knowledge of both radioactive and non-radioactive waste management legislation.
A good understanding of the waste routing options for radioactive and non-radioactive waste (inclusive of Waste Acceptance Criteria).
Production of technical reporting and supporting calculations on the aforementioned topics.
A level of commercial awareness and ability to work within budget and program.
Flexible in approach and willing to travel to work on client sites.
Interpersonal skills, able to build and develop relationships internally and externally.
Why work for AtkinsRéalis?
The UK is the first major economy to legislate for a Net Zero target by 2050. To achieve this, our nuclear and clean energy teams are remediating up legacy sites and ensuring a mix of secure and sustainable energies that can meet our industry and lifestyle demands today are available, 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.
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