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Our Vacancy

AMR/SMR Engineering Manager

  • Nuclear
  • Permanent /
  • Blackburn
  • 20/04/24
  • On site

Finding solutions to climate change is the priority of the 21st century, and means switching to low-carbon energy. At Assystem, our mission is to accelerate the energy transition worldwide. To achieve this, our 7,500 Switchers combine their historical engineering expertise and project management with digital technologies.

In our 12 countries (Europe, Middle East, Asia) of operation, we are working on the production and distribution of low-carbon electricity, through the development of nuclear and renewable energies. We are also supporting the modernisation and development of energy grids, managing the setup and siting for new transmission and distribution networks, and using hydrogen to decarbonise the transport and industry sectors.

Job Description

As our business continues to grow, we have a strategic requirement to hire an Engineering Manager – New Build Conventional Island.

The Engineering Manager plays a pivotal role for the formation, leadership and management of the engineering teams that will undertake Front End Engineering Delivery for NNB major programmes.

This senior level appointment is a fantastic opportunity to join one of the fastest growing companies in the UK energy transition. If you value equality, diversity and inclusion with a flair for innovation and enjoy challenging the status quo, we encourage you to apply.


Key Responsibilities to include.

  • Leadership of the engineering activities
  • Approvals for Safety and Functional Requirements
  • Leadership and demonstration of Design Packages in line with requirements
  • Model Based System Engineering oversight and sign off
  • Preparation and sign off of Technical Specifications
  • Programme monitoring and reporting
  • Management of Risk and Opportunity
  • Team development and management
  • SQEPing of resources
  • Coaching and identifying training needs

My profile

Essential Skills, Qualifications and Experience:

  • Extensive proven experience in similar roles with specific emphasis on FEED through to detailed design.
  • Experienced in leading and integration of multi-disciplinary design teams
  • Able to define power station thermal cycle modelling outcomes and oversee work undertaken.
  • Ability to define budgets/work programs for complete design project lifecycles e.g. requirements capture, concept design and detailed design.
  • Proven ability in Front End Engineering solutions associated with New Build conventional Island
  • Good understanding of relevant Regulations, ONR, Environment Agency and HSE
  • Experience of Requirements Capture/Elicitation/management
  • Model Based System Engineering practitioner
  • Experience in managing sub-contracts and sub-contractors
  • CEng in a relevant discipline
  • SC Clearance or capable of achieving it



  • Excellent communication skills, written and oral
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Focus on delivering quality output to time and budget
  • Act with integrity and instils this in others
  • Has an appreciation of wider technical issues beyond own discipline
  • Ability to work with a high degree of independence, using their own initiative and self-motivation
  • Confident in a multi-party, multi-national environment

What do we have to offer?

📈 Continuous professional development opportunities through a learning-focused company that prioritizes training throughout your career.

💥 Access to innovative projects, providing a stimulating and rewarding experience.

💥 A company culture based on collaboration, mutual support, fostering a positive and motivating work environment.

💥 Compensation policies aimed at encouraging and rewarding individual investment and teamwork.

💥 Flexibility and work-life balance through flexible work policies and employee support programs.


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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