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Our Vacancy

Environmental Engineer

  • Nuclear
  • Permanent /
  • Bristol
  • 29/04/24
  • 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.

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

As an Environmental Engineer, you will be involved with both the HPC and SZC Project activities. In this role you will be working inside the Transverse Discipline Section, in charge of Environment and Safety topics.
In your role, you will lead on environmental technical topics and be required to engage with the full breadth of the Project teams and clients. You will provide support to the Environmental Team Lead and wider Environment Team.
As part of the Environment Team, you will be required to provide high quality support and excellent levels of professionalism to the design teams, while ensuring the design and implementation of the design meets the environmental requirements and standards.

Activities as part of this role are:

  • Managing technical topics relating to the environmental requirements for systems and buildings as part of the design.
  • Supporting the design, construction and commissioning phases with technical requests and design changes by providing technical expertise.
  • Contributing or reviewing of corresponding reports in cooperation with other design entities and the Client for the systems and buildings within the scope.
  • Supporting the referent and other teams to identify of environmental regulations applicable to HPC and SZC sites.
  • Being involved on Assessment Findings from regulator on scope of systems and buildings to support SZC replication strategy.
  • Supporting system engineers on civil and layout sections to ensure functional requirements, operational regimes, effluent and waste characteristics and monitoring, waste management strategy, and other environmental monitoring related requirements are adequately defined.
  • Overseeing the chemical inventory production and COMAH justification for scope; applying the methodology for the buildings and systems and producing the associated reports.
  • Participating in various Working Groups in regular meetings with other design entities, Client or Regulator, when relevant topics are discussed.

My profile

Required Experience


  • Bachelors / Masters degree in Environmental Engineering or similar engineering / scientific discipline.
  • Experienced in working on engineering projects.
  • Knowledge of environmental requirement implementation, environmental studies and assessments (preferably from a highly regulated industry).
  • Knowledge of the demonstration of Best Available Techniques (BAT).
  • Knowledge of Nuclear Safety Assessment Principles and experience of their application.
  • Experience in the area of system design and layout engineering.
  • Knowledge and the ability to navigate PDMS and Navisworks software.
  • Fluent in English


  • 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.
  • AutoCAD Electrical, SolidWorks or SEE Electrical experience.
  • Functional Safety (BS EN 61508, BS EN 61511) understanding
  • Nuclear industry experience.
  • French is advantageous

Benefits include:

  • Pension scheme (8% company contribution / 4% personal contribution)
  • 25 days’ paid annual leave + bank holidays + option to buy or sell days
  • Professional fees reimbursed
  • Flexible working
  • Employee referral scheme



Hybrid remote/in-office

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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