Nuclear Engineer

20 Jan 2019
18 Feb 2019
Oil and Gas
Skilled Trades
Contract Type
Full Time
Overview / Responsibilities
Wood are seeking a range of engineers with varying skill sets, from skilled and experienced professionals to driven early career candidates, to be based in our Bristol office. You will be working within an established yet growing team operating within Wood's Consultancy & Defence Business, supporting the Ministry of Defence Nuclear Submarine Programme and a growing portfolio of customers within the South West area.

These roles present many opportunities and provide a strong foundation for a rewarding initial or second career with the opportunity to deepen your knowledge and skill base in the defence, nuclear and consultancy fields.

About Wood Nuclear:
Wood's 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.

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.

These roles enjoy a considerable degree of autonomy and would be ideal for a self-motivated engineer looking to apply their knowledge and experience in a variety of challenging and exciting applications. You will be expected to deliver with honesty and integrity, acting as an ambassador for both Wood and the client. Role responsibilities are varied depending on the task or client but will require technical and safety knowledge, consultancy skills, an ability to present with confidence, and experience in delivering projects to time, cost and performance. Wood supports the Ministry of Defence in a number of locations, and the successful candidate will need to be flexible to help deliver this scope of work.

Skills / Qualifications
Skills / Qualifications
  • Experience within the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Programme and detailed knowledge of Naval Reactor Plant would be highly desirable
  • Excellent communications and presentation skills
  • Relevant science or engineering academic qualification
  • Ability to work across a range of tasks and liaise with stakeholders at all levels
  • Flexibility with the ability to travel as the demands of the role dictate
  • Working knowledge of safety case constructs and production
  • Working knowledge of UK regulatory systems and the organisations involved
  • A strong self-starter, able to work confidently and often un-supervised
  • Must be a UK national and able to obtain the required security clearances

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 counties 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.

Company Overview
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  

Diversity Statement
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.

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