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.

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

Make your contribution towards the UK achieving our net zero ambitions – Hinkley Point C (HPC) will be supplying 3,200 MWe of carbon free electricity within the next decade.

Assystem are a key multi-framework engineering partner helping to design, construct, and commission the UK’s first large-scale nuclear power station in 30 years.

You will be joining our expanding team of over 7000 delivering innovative engineering across a spectrum of digital, energy transition and Nuclear technologies such as fusion and modularisation alongside key global large-scale critical Infrastructure projects.

Job Description

The Assistant Project Manager reports directly to the Project Manager (or equivalent) and is responsible for the direction and leadership of all activities associated with the full life cycle delivery of the contract(s) assigned to them.

Role responsibilities: 

  • Coordination and recording meetings with key project stakeholders (internal & external).
  • Supporting, coordination and attending Multi-Disciplinary Team and Joint Management Team meetings.   
  • Organisation and coordination of Technical Engineering, Cost, Contractor and Scheduling meetings on behalf of the Programme Manager.
  • Actively encouraging and promoting continual development of challenging collaborative working behaviours to maintain efficient and effective delivery relationships between Design, Procurement, Pre-construction Planning and Construction teams.
  • Production of all Project documentation required to successfully deliver the Project scope.
  • Developing and implementing management systems, as required, supporting delivery and quality as specified by the Project Controls Department.
  • Ensuring that wider NNB arrangements are implemented, as appropriate, within the Programme of works and advising the management team of any necessary actions to ensure this.
  • Facilitate internal communications within the Project Delivery Team and the wider HPC Project teams.
  • Assist the Project Manager delivering the List of Deliverables (LOD).
  • Assist the Project Manager in applying the principles of Earned Value Management (EVM).
  • Assist in upholding the principles of Continuous Improvement.
  • Interfacing with other teams within Nuclear New Build (NNB), on specific tasks as required, under the direction of the Programme Manager for the team.

My profile


  • Implementation of project management and organisational skills, which has been gained through practical experience and preferably recognised with a qualification.
  • Excellent written and oral presentation skills, able to communicate effectively and interact with senior managers.
  • Exceptional people management skills, with the ability to build relationships, influence and work collaboratively within complex, internal and external, multidisciplinary groups.
  • Ability to display and communicate a logical thought process, with excellent analytical skills, including capabilities for budget analysis and forecasting.
  • Commercial awareness.
  • Member of the Association of Project Managers or able to demonstrate an understanding of the APM project management Body of Knowledge principles.
  • Knowledge of Nuclear Safety Case and its purpose.
  • Ability to cope well under pressure and within tight timeframes.
  • Undertake individual working to a high level of attention to detail.
  • Preferably a Degree or similar qualification in engineering, construction or related field.
  • Knowledge of CDM Regulations.
  • Can demonstrate experience of managing projects through the project lifecycle from concept to handover
  • Understanding the needs of nuclear quality and how nuclear quality is assured and controlled.
  • Understand how to apply a graded approach to quality

We are committed to equal treatment of candidates and promote, as well as foster all forms of diversity within our company. Skills, talent and our people’s ability to dare are the only things that matter !

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