Our Vacancy

Junior Project Manager

  • Defence
  • Permanent / Project Management
  • Helensburgh
  • 23/06/23
  • Hybrid work

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

Junior Project Manager

Permanent or Umbrella Contractor

Assystem is the second largest Nuclear Engineering organisation and provides technical engineering support across the world, supporting complex Nuclear New Build, Decommissioning and Defence programmes.

It is a fantastic time to join the industry. Nuclear in the UK, is seeing a recent renaissance with the UK government pledging it’s support for both large and small-scale nuclear energy projects.

We are currently looking for a Junior Project Manager to support our client work in Scotland. (Being based around the Glasgow area will be a distint advantage.)

Assystem provides our customers will all aspects of the Project Management Office, from cost engineering through to programme management, of simple and complex projects. 

The role is to support and lead engineering projects from within the project management office team.  

Main responsibilities will include.


  • Support the PM and the project team to deliver the project objectives.
  • Support the PM in the management and administration of the contract.
  • Support the PM to manage financial performance of projects to control expenditure against approved project budgets.
  • Support the PM in undertaking project assurance and gateway reviews across the portfolio at key stages to evaluate progress, compliance and probability of delivery to provide confidence to senior management, customers and key stakeholders.
  • Accountable for complying with all agreed Client processes and operating procedures and particularly those which are detailed under key infrastructure process.
  • Monitors the performance of the organisation, technical support providers and supply chain, in terms of meeting their contractual obligations.
  • Maintains productive relationships with the supply chain throughout the execution of the contract.
  • Review and critique duration and cost estimates for the activities (reviewing and updating these at relevant points) and identifies critical dates relevant to the events.
  • Monitors financial performance throughout the project and prepares reports for stakeholders in line with organisational requirements. Obtains estimates for the costs of activities, events and overheads.
  • Applies metrics to identify cost trends and to update estimates of final costs.
  • Reviews proposed changes and determines their high-level impact, requesting further information or clarification where necessary.
  • Assesses all options relating to the proposed changes and estimates their impacts.                                             






My profile


  • NEC awareness
  • Minimum 5 years post graduate experience


  • NEC PM accreditation
  • Membership of Relevant professional body

M&E background

1-2 days per week at Client site (Helensborough area), remainder can be home working or Glasgow office working

Security clearance:

Due to the nature of work to be undertaken applicants will be required to meet certain residency criteria in order to attain a minimum level of UK security clearance if not already security cleared to a minimum SC level.


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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