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Civil Engineer

Amec Foster Wheeler

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Woods nuclear business supports customers in the energy generation, new build, decommissioning and defence sectors.

Our nuclear business has offices in Knutsford and Birchwood in Cheshire, Gloucester, Dorchester, Harwell, Glasgow, Newcastle, Bristol, Cumbria, Reading and London. We also have a strong international presence to support our growing operations in France, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland, South Africa and Japan.

The Nuclear business provides engineering, consultancy, safety case support and project management to our customers' operations within the nuclear sector as well as into non-nuclear sectors where our capabilities are transferrable. We have long term relationships with several major clients in the civil nuclear industries and opportunities to work across a variety of nuclear projects at all stages of the project life cycle.

Our reputation for safely delivering quality projects on time and on budget is well recognised in the industries we serve. We have proven expertise in managing large, complex projects, a global reach and long-standing UK presence, strong relationships with our clients and cutting-edge processes and technologies.

What that means to you is the opportunity to experience a real variety of projects, working with people from different backgrounds. You'll work closely with our clients and committed to achieving outstanding results in a stimulating and quality-driven environment.

As demand for our expertise continues to grow, an opportunity has arisen for a Civil & Structural Engineer.

The successful candidate will be responsible for either directly undertaking, or supervising design and engineering substantiation of Civil & Structural Engineering tasks including; studies, optioneering, schematic and detailed design, detailing and specification of new conventional and nuclear safety related works. Experience of directly interfacing with Clients, and Contractors is desirable. Experience of leading teams of engineers and technicians, executing the function of Lead Engineer on projects in the UK, in compliance with the CDM Regulations, is required.

The successful candidate will play a key role in assisting our customers, and in developing and expanding the technical capability and credibility of the Warrington office. The successful candidate shall have excellent technical skills and shall ideally have Subject Matter Experience (SME) in either the execution of concrete structures, steel structures, seismic analysis/design, or nuclear engineering. Previous experience in the nuclear engineering sector and/ or working on large multi-discipline infrastructure projects is advantageous. The candidate may be required to work out of clients' offices or remotely for extended periods of time.


A wide ranging and in-depth technical knowledge and educational base are required to ensure the delivery of challenging project and Customer targets.

+ Undertake all work in accordance with Wood quality assurance system, with due regard to Health, Safety, Security and Environmental (HSSE)

+ To work collaboratively and in a collegiate atmosphere with other Woods teams and engage with specialists in the wider Wood

+ Undertake the role of Civil/Structural Engineer on projects, leading teams (with support from Principal Engineers) in the preparation of basis of design, design calculations, engineering substantiation reports, engineering details/drawings, risk assessments, method statements, specifications and similar project documentation, and undertaking on site inspections

+ Generally work under the direction of the Principal Engineers, and Operations Manager, but as required occasionally may assume the role of Lead Engineer on projects, or for specific work packages/areas

+ Where undertaking the role of Lead Engineer, the candidate shall be responsible for taking ownership of the delivery and line management of the engaged Civils resource(s), including quality and technical assurance, within budgetary and programme constraints, reporting to the Operations Manager and Project Management functional lead

+ Undertake role of Originator, and/or Checker, of technical documentation and project deliverables, including calculations, reports, specifications and drawings

+ Undertake the role of Technical Author in the preparation of technical documents to support License Condition, Periodic Safety Review and Safety Case/Pre-Construction Safety Report documentation

+ The role shall require a degree of flexibility and ability to travel both in the UK and overseas, to allow visits to Customer offices, site and potentially overseas as required

+ An accredited degree with Honours in Civil or Structural Engineering. Appropriate Masters (MSc) degree, or an accredited Integrated Masters (MEng) degree, or Engineering Doctorate (EngD/PhD), accredited by UKSPEC (engc.org.uk/ceng), would be an advantage

+ Shall work towards, or hold professional status of either the ICE and/or IStructE, either to IEng or CEng registration, as appropriate to the educational base, OR;

+ In lieu of professional qualifications, demonstrable and substantial experience may be considered where professional status could be obtained through, for example, the Technical Report Route

+ Demonstratable post-graduate experience in the field of civil and/or structural engineering design

+ Experience in UK, European, international standards for the civil engineering area, and a strong understanding of overall regulation such as Construction Design and Management (CDM)

+ Experience in performing seismic analysis/design to relevant Eurocode and American design codes is desirable

+ Demonstrable experience of nuclear engineering in nuclear new build, plant operations or decommissioning, OR strong experience in design management and coordination on large multi-discipline infrastructure projects is desirable

+ Experience in supervising, coordinating and managing project teams and experience in Lead Engineer roles

+ A full, clean UK driver's license would be advantageous

+ Ability to gain, and acknowledgment to submit to UK security clearance(s), as required to support project roles

What do you get?

As well as exciting roles on projects in the UK and abroad; in a supportive and professional work environment, these are some of the additional benefits you can expect at Wood:

For you:

+ A competitive reward package

+ Work life balance - We offer flexible working; we have core and flex hours in all our permanent office locations.

+ Family friendly benefits - maternity, paternity, adoption and parental leave

+ International opportunities - As an 60,000 strong community of colleagues operating in 60 countries you will have access to international career opportunities

+ For your peace of mind we offer life insurance benefit on top of a contributory pension scheme, as well as income protection and life assurance benefit

+ To support you throughout your career you will have access to an Employee Assistance programme, which can offer anything from financial advice to mental health support and counselling sessions

For our communities:

+ We give back to our communities, we have a matched funding community investment programme. In our global business our people are showing commitment and courage to care for the communities we operate in. You can do this by supporting causes and raising funds for charities that are important to you, your colleagues and your local area

Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 60,000 people, with revenues of over $10 billion. We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets, including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear, and general industrial sectors. www.woodplc.com?

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

Published Position Title: Civil Engineer

Requisition ID: 2019-61618

Name: Staff / Permanent

External Company Name: Wood Plc

External Company URL: http://www.amecfw.com/

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