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Senior Nuclear Civil Engineer

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General information


Egis is a global consulting and engineering firm working in construction, transport and mobility services. Our mission: create and operate intelligent infrastructure and buildings to further the transition to a low-carbon economy and contribute to more balanced and sustainable territorial development.
To support our growth dynamic, we offer a wide variety of career opportunities in more than 120 countries.
Joining our Group and its 16,000 employees means, above all, sharing our values as a people-first company, strongly committed to sustainability and innovation.




Position description

Job title

Senior Nuclear Civil Engineer

Contract type

Permanent contract

Business Line specific context

Egis is a leading global consulting, construction engineering and operating firm. We work hand-in-hand with our clients, across every aspect of transport, energy and the built environment to build a more balanced, sustainable and resilient world. The Egis Group has more than 50 years of experience and a team of 16,000 employees in over 100 countries around the world. Joining our Group means, above all, sharing our values as a people-first company, strongly committed to sustainability and innovation.



In the UK we're proud to be delivering some of the most iconic projects which help connect people, protect our environment and meet emission reduction targets. From motorways to tramways, nuclear power plants to smart cities, clients choose us to help them solve their most complex challenges - delivering climate-responsible growth that meets the needs of communities, industry and the planet.



Egis has been involved for 70 years in the design of nuclear plants for EDF, as well as nuclear installations for the CEA (research facilities) and for ORANO (uranium enrichment and spent fuel recycling facilities). Over the last decade, this expertise has been enhanced through our involvement into major projects paving the way for nuclear industrial renewal : research reactor on material ageing under irradiation Jules Horowitz, research reactor on fusion reaction ITER, latest generation of water-cooled reactors EPR, sodium-cooled fast breeder reactor ASTRID.

Job description

As part of the development of our activity, we are looking for a Senior Civil / structural Engineer. You will be a  part of the Site-based Engineering Design Team composed of Civil engineers, BIM Coordinators and Draughtsmen working on the most complex structures of Nuclear Island (NI) in the Hinkley Point C project (in particular, Reactor buildings (HR), Fuel buildings (HK), Safeguard Electrical & Mechanical buildings (HL), etc).



You will support the Civils Team Lead for the HR, HK or HL in modifying and adapting the design of civil structures received from the Back Office in France, Poland, Romania and Tunisia, and substantiating the adapted design of the reinforced concrete structures or steel structure on the Hinkley Point C project. You will collaborate with and be supported by a group of detailed and design engineers, BIM manager, BIM coordinator, chief draughtsman and draughtsman to produce the response to the changes request.



You will have an established career, having worked within the industry for several years, in particular radioactive waste management;, planning/ options assessment, disposal; nuclear safety; modelling, - particularly with respect to geological characterisation; groundwater flow; gas transfer and/or contaminant transport in geological media; criticality safety assessment; radiological risk assessment; and/or environmental safety case development.



Ideally, you will hold a MSc or PhD in quantitative earth sciences,  applied mathematics, physics, chemistry or engineering.



Experience working on nuclear sites is greatly advantageous, however is not essential.


Main activities:

  • You will be involved in the wide-ranging activities undertaken by our site-based teams, which will include:
  • Modifying reinforced concrete or steel structure designs compliant with the ETC-C or other relevant codes (Eurocodes) and project methodology;
  • Checking and coordinating the detailing activities with CAD designers or other engineers in preparation of 3D BIM rebar model and/or 2D drawings of reinforced concrete or steels structure;
  • Managing engineering changes in line with company/project procedures and QA process;
  • In charge of the assessment and the response to Field Changes Requests, Field Information Requests or Site Non Conformance coming from the civil works contractors;
  • Liaising with other stakeholders of site engineering team or construction team for clarification on the site request
  • Liaising with Back Office in France, Poland, Romania and Tunisia for clarification on design package or for closing out of design package issues;
  • Technical review and acceptance of contractor deliverables;
  • Site Walkdowns and inspection;
  • Coordinating or checking works done by junior engineers if asked by Team lead or project manager.


You may be required to undertake other such duties as the organisation may reasonably require.


The following experience are essential :

  • Master's degree in Civil Engineering
  • Experience as civil structural Engineer 5 years minimum


Experience in one or more of the following aspects is desirable:

  • Relevant Experience of Structural Civil Work, Civil Design, RC detailing, steels structures with ETT-C or Eurocodes or other relevant codes ;
  • Previous experience of the Nuclear industry sector or other highly heavy industry sectors.
  • Experience in design of reinforced concrete structure;
  • Experience in detailed design or conceptual design in an office or a civil construction site;
  • Experience on project dealing with material interface;
  • Experience with on-site design support: working with contractors on site to deliver the implementation of engineering solutions;
  • Experience of 3D BIM modelling such as TEKLA, Naviswork will be a plus;
  • Charted status or willingness to achieve chartered status
  • Experience on checking works of junior engineer or CAD designers
  • Responsibility for schedule for engineering tasks/ Making informed decisions balancing design, site, schedule and commercial requirements


Personal attributes:

  • Pro-activity and autonomy
  • Team working spirit and willing to work in a diversified environment
  • Good and adaptive communication skills
  • Write clearly-expressed and well-presented reports and apply logical thinking
  • Self-motivated with a positive and enthusiastic approach



What’s in it for you

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including a pension scheme, a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle, and the opportunity to earn a bonus.

Please let us know if you require flexible working arrangements by highlighting this on your application.  



Equality, Diversity and Inclusion


We are an Equal Opportunities employer and we strive to build a workforce that truly reflects the communities we represent. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds, regardless of age, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and any other protected characteristic. If you decide to apply for an opportunity with us, your application will be assessed based purely on your experience, the essential and desirable criteria, and your suitability for the role. We value each and every one’s contribution as this builds our culture and means that if you work with us, you will be included, listened to, and respected.

Position location

Job location

Europe, United Kingdom



Candidate criteria

Minimum level of education required

5-Master of Arts / Master of Science

Minimum level of experience required