We understand the nuclear industry’s regulatory safety, quality and security drivers, and the business processes needed to secure and maintain public and government confidence. We know exactly what can be achieved and what our clients’ needs are. Our nuclear services provide:
Assured safety and security
Safe delivery of our services is our top priority. Our robust nuclear safety culture – reinforced by our corporate value and safety systems – means we apply a rigorous approach to risk and the application of continuous learning.
We assure nuclear safety through service quality and the security of our people and information to protect our clients and society. We do this through our full awareness of nuclear technology and national nuclear regulation.
Insight through experience
We provide services to support nuclear research and development facilities, capital asset and organisational development, operational support and decommissioning across the nuclear fuel cycle. We have worked in the civil and defence sectors of the industry spanning the UK since the mid-1960s, and are now supporting Europe, the Middle East, China and Australia in nuclear business growth.
Our culture reinforces a continuous learning approach in terms of nuclear know-how and the application of learning from other sectors.
Our deep understanding of the nuclear industry combined with the multidisciplinary expertise in many other sectors means we recognise adaptable knowledge, relevant learning and know-how from other industries and can apply innovative connected thinking to the highly regulated and technology-centric nuclear environment.
Long-term trust and reliability
We have a 120-year pedigree and long-term future goals. We understand the nuclear industry and its timescales, and we’re here for the long haul. We’re employee owned and have independence from financial institutions and fluctuations in investment markets.
Combined with our shared values, which are aligned with the needs of the nuclear industry, this means we can focus on our reputation and long-term social and client benefits.
Service with a conscience
We care about our staff, our clients and society as a whole. Assuring long-term safety for everyone working in the nuclear civil and defence sector, and information security for nuclear research, operations and decommissioning is paramount. That’s why we place emphasis on our people and have developed comprehensive sector skills and a SQEP resource pool of more than 500 staff across all nuclear disciplines. Our knowledge of the industry’s history, culture, legacy issues and opportunities is all-embracing.
Results built on pragmatism
We focus on the ‘art of the achievable’ rather than the ‘art of the possible’. Our approach is based on stress-tested delivery capability, recognising the technology and scope uncertainties often associated with nuclear programmes and projects.
Building a track record of predictable performance against programme and budget, and delivering on promised benefits is vital to maintaining credibility and confidence as nuclear stakes its claim supporting the future global energy mix. Our analyses and advice are realistic and built on a deep understanding of real delivery in the toughest technical, commercial and regulatory environments – helping you to build trust and gain certainty.
Comprehensive technology and engineering expertise
We have the all-round skills to deliver engineering projects across the nuclear and defence sectors. We manage and develop conceptual engineering solutions that optimise the benefits of technical innovation and provide end-user focused designs covering every aspect of nuclear engineering to deliver world-class safety, environmental, technical and security performance, and meet the most stringent international regulations.
Proactive management of risk
We understand the importance of asking the right questions, listening, communicating and collaborating with clients and project partners in order to develop the right answers to the key issues. Effective risk identification, common understanding of risk exposure and awareness of the actions needed to mitigate risk are key to successful delivery and central to our project management activities.