Wanted for the nuclear powerplant industry: skilled engineers with experience in nuclear plant construction. Gray hair welcome. As a decades-long lull in nuclear plant construction gives way to a new generation of reactors slated to come online in the U.S. and around the globe, the industry is scrambling to get top engineering talent to join and lead major projects. Recruitment was one of the key themes to emerge during the Construction Users Roundtable’s (CURT) annual meeting, which focused on nuclear safety and was held in Orlando, Fla., on Nov. 8-10. No question, executives attending the CURT conference said, key challenges
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.