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Our Vacancy

Design Manager Services – Mechanical Handling

  • Defence
  • Contracting /
  • Plymouth
  • 30/06/24
  • On site

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

Every day, our 7,500 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

Your future team:

A significant programme of infrastructure investment and development is required on the Client site. The Dock design team is undertaking design on upgrading the existing dock to meet modern standards and support a Deep Maintenance Programme.

Your missions:

We are seeking a Design Manager to support the delivery of services and mechanical handling equipment within the Client.

Services: All new mechanical and electrical services to support the requirements of the upgraded Dock Facility.

Mechanical Handling Equipment: This includes a gantry/goliath crane, fixed pedestal cranes, and alternative mechanical handling equipment for moving smaller loads around the facility.

What will you be doing?

• 📈 Lead and manage services and mechanical handling design packages for the Dock Facility, ensuring requirements are met through the design process.

• 📂 Manage deliverables through the Client Design process and Technical Governance process to ensure quality and consistency.

• 🔄 Integrate with other design disciplines to ensure a coordinated Facility design is delivered.

My profile


• 🔧 Design of services and mechanical handling equipment through the design process, with experience in requirements substantiation.

• 📚 Knowledge of services and lifting techniques, processes, etc., within a facility-based production environment.

• 🏗️ Design of conventional services and mechanical handling equipment to support production activities, with a focus on materials handling and flow.

📜 This post requires a Degree in a relevant discipline and Chartered Membership of an appropriate Institution.

💡 The post sits on the nuclear baseline, so an understanding of the site licence/authorisation conditions would be highly beneficial.


• 🎓 Degree in a relevant discipline.

• 🎓 Chartered Membership of an appropriate Institution.

• 🧠 Understanding of site licence/authorisation conditions (highly beneficial).

Additional Information

📅 Attendance on site: On average, one week in four. This frequency may increase as the project moves from design to manufacture/construction – Q1 2025.

✈️ Travel: Required on an average bi-weekly basis to visit designers/suppliers.

🇬🇧 Eligibility: Sole UK Nationals only, SC clearance required.

If you’re ready to lead a dynamic team and make a significant impact on a critical infrastructure project, apply now!






Why join the community of Switchers?:

  • 📈 Career Growth: Access to continuous learning and development programs to advance your career.
  • 💡 Innovative Environment: Be part of a company that fosters creativity and innovation in engineering solutions.
  • 🏖️ Flexible Working: Enjoy hybrid working arrangements, including up to 3 days per week in the Glasgow office.

Apply now to experience these benefits and be part of our innovative team at Assystem!

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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