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Our Vacancy

EC&I Engineer

  • Defence
  • Permanent /
  • Sunderland
  • 15/06/24
  • 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

Your future team:

The successful EC&I Engineer will join our Defence Business Unit, from ensuring project efficiency to implementing advanced digital solutions, Assystem supports the UK’s defense efforts while advancing sustainable energy solutions.

Your missions:

Delivering technical solutions that satisfy client requirements in EC&I engineering while demonstrating a sound understanding of relevant standards, regulations, codes, and directives. 

🔹 Design Support: Support technical solutions at design reviews.

🔹 Environmental Awareness: Consider environmental impact throughout the design process.

🔹 Team Supervision: Supervise junior engineers, graduates, or draughtsmen on low complexity work packages.

🔹 Technical Limits: Recognise the limits of your technical understanding and seek direction when required.

🔹 Risk Mitigation: Identify, assess, and mitigate design risks throughout the design/product lifecycle.

🔹 Tender Support: Support technical design proposals as part of the tendering process.

🔹 Installation Impact: Be aware of the implications of engineering design risks to installation and commissioning

🔹 Project Awareness: Maintain commercial and project awareness, accurately estimating time to complete tasks.

🔹 Change Control: Understand and implement change control for scope changes.

Why join the community of Switchers?:

🔹  The Group is currently ranked Third in the world for nuclear engineering.

🔹 70% of our managers are promoted from within.

🔹 Buy and sell annual leave to make your time off work for you.

🔹 Discount vouchers for days out and restaurants, eye test and glasses vouchers, cycle to work scheme, free flu jabs

🔹 24/7 confidential employee support line for counselling, financial advice, and mental health support.

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Experience Required:


🔹 Knowledge of engineering fundamentals for Electrical, Control, and Instrumentation, Safety systems, with general experience across the EC&I discipline.

🔹 Experience with plant and documentation configuration management.

🔹 Understanding of BS7671 and low voltage directive.

🔹 Proficiency with CAE tools used in the EC&I design process.

🔹 Competence in a wide range of computer packages, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Database, Outlook, and Project.

🔹 Completion of a relevant and recognised Industry apprenticeship or Graduate Trainee scheme.

🔹 Experience delivering optioneering studies through to detailed design packages for clients within highly regulated industries.


🔹 Basic experience and understanding of delegation, motivation, effective communication at all levels, objective setting, dealing with other people, and teamwork.

🔹 Ability to work and manage within virtual teams.

🔹 Experience with AutoCAD Electrical, SolidWorks, or SEE Electrical.

🔹 Some understanding of Functional Safety (BS EN 61508, BS EN 61511), but not essential.

🔹 Nuclear industry experience.



🔹 A degree in a relevant engineering discipline (generally Electrical, Instrumentation, or Control Engineering) or HNC/HND with substantial relevant professional experience.


🔹 Professional Registration and Institute Membership.

🔹 Membership of a relevant professional institution (typically IET) or in the process of applying for membership.


  • Able to Achieve SC clearance.


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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