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Our Vacancy


  • Nuclear
  • Permanent /
  • Warrington
  • 12/12/23
  • On site

Assystem is an international company with one mission: accelerate the energy transition around the world.

Every day, our 6,500 switchers located in 12 countries (Europe, Middle East, Pacific Asia & Africa) connect their six thousand billion neurons to tackle the task of the century: switching to low-carbon energy.

We are a collective committed to the actors who are making the energy switch. Sharing our knowledge, expertise and values allows us to innovate and think differently about the energy transition.

Drawing on more than 55 years’ experience in highly regulated sectors subject to strict security and safety requirements, we provide our customers with engineering and project management services, as well as digital services and solutions to optimize the performance of complex infrastructure projects throughout their life cycle. The Group is currently ranked second in the world for nuclear engineering.

To ensure a viable, efficient, and reliable energy future for all

Job Description

Area Engineering Manager


Permanent / Contract

The AEM will be required to:

>Lead the development of the Engineering and Technical planning for the establishment of the project (delivery of scope to Gate 1). The team at this stage is likely to include a AEM (this role), Lead Mechanical and Lead Process.

>Lead the delivery of the Engineering and Technical plans to:

-Identify and agree the specification for the project with the client

-Develop Technological Readiness Level (TRL) to required maturity

-Identify the Single Preferred Option for delivering the solution to the client requirements

-Plan for the onward delivery of the project


You will need to Lead and direct a multi-disciplinary engineering Team to:

  1. Identify the feasibility of the approach
  2. Develop an outline requirement specification
  3. Identify the TRL levels and associated development plans to deliver a viable solution
  4. Prepare a plan for the delivery of the appraise and select phase of the project. Deliver to the agreed time, cost and quality.


  • AEM leading the multidiscipline teams, responsible for estimating, scheduling, forecasting and the production of the agreed design deliverables.
  • Management of the DSA teams in production of deliverables
  • Development of the safety case(s), including attendance at HAZOPs, support to safety assessment, review of ES, production of substantiation documentation.
  • Resource identification of additional resource demand where required to ensure all deliverables can be originated and checked in accordance with the project schedule dates
  • Interfacing with other Project Discipline leads within the project(s)
  • Interfacing and engagement with Site clients and stakeholders.


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Essential Experience & Qualifications

Higher Education Qualification in Engineering (or Equivalent) subject

Minimum – HNC

Preferred – M Eng.


Appropriate (Engineering or Scientific) Institution Membership.

Minimum – Incorporated Engineer

Preferred – Chartered Engineer


Background engineering experience demonstrating a record of successful delivery including recent positions influencing professional engineers and guiding technical personnel.

Minimum requirement:– Significant experience working in an engineering design environment in roles where knowledge of engineering was a key attribute. Recent experience working within a regulated and quality assured system (preferably nuclear) in roles where professional engineering judgement is the key attribute.


Knowledge and understanding of governing laws, regulations and standards for nuclear industry (equivalnce from other industries will be considered):

Health & Safety at Work Act and various Regulations including The Construction (design and management) Regulations 2015, Safety of Machinery, CDM, LOLER, Pressure Systems, DSEAR, Ionising Radiation.


Identification of Technological readiness levels and development of technology development plans.


Desirable Experience & Qualifications / Additional information (e.g.  Radiological Status Requirements)

Delivery of Project Scope on Sellafield Site


INCOSE ASEP /CSEP certification and associated delivery experience


Demonstrate an understanding of contract NEC3 terms and condition


Base knowledge of Safety Case structure, related safety and engineering practices.

Able to deliver he CDM Principal Designer Duty Holder Role


A good understanding of the delivery of Programmable Electronic Systems within the Nuclear Industry


Security Clearance:

Due to the nature of work to be undertaken applicants will be required to meet certain residency criteria in order to attain a minimum level of UK security clearance if not already security cleared to a minimum SC level. 

We are committed to equal treatment of candidates and promote, as well as foster all forms of diversity within our company. We believe that bringing together people with different backgrounds and perspectives is essential for creating innovative and impactful solutions. Skills, talent, and our people’s ability to dare are the only things that matter !. Bring your unique contributions and help us shape the future.

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