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Our Vacancy

Mechanical Engineer

  • Nuclear
  • Permanent /
  • Sunderland
  • 13/06/24
  • On site

Assystem is a global leader committed to accelerating the energy transition. With 7,500 employees across 12 countries, we tackle the monumental task of switching to low-carbon energy. Our 55+ years of experience in highly regulated sectors ensure we deliver top-notch engineering, project management, and digital solutions.


Job Description

🚀 Join the Fusion and Modular Nuclear Business Unit! 🚀The role is an exciting opportunity to join the Fusion and Modular Nuclear Business Unit. Day to day you will be responsible for the development of thermo-fluid mechanical systems, critical to the delivery of modular nuclear and fusion projects.

Your mission:

🔧 Managing a dynamic single discipline team to ensure smooth operations and maximum efficiency.
🔍 Specifying top-notch fluid systems equipment, from powerful pumps to high-performance heat exchangers, ensuring optimal functionality.
📊 Undertaking intricate system characterisation calculations and modeling to conquer head losses and transient flow phenomena like a pro!
🛠️ Responsible for the professional production of mechanical engineering output, meticulously crafting models, drawings, reports, and calculations to drive design excellence.
📝 Producing meticulously accurate, professionally formatted, and visually stunning documentation that showcases our engineering prowess.
💡 Formulating and implementing ingenious solutions to emerging challenges, proving their worth through meticulous optioneering and innovative design techniques.
🔄 Altering and refining designs with precision to perfectly match customer requirements and exceed expectations.
🤝 Liaising closely with project stakeholders and subject matter experts to ensure seamless collaboration and optimal project outcomes.
🎤 Presenting with passion and expertise at technical reviews, showcasing our groundbreaking developments and advancements.

Why Join the Community of Switchers?

  • 🌟 Over 55 years in nuclear engineering.
  • 🏆 Ranked among the top 3 largest nuclear engineering companies.
  • 💼 Attractive social benefits, including an engaging Employee Committee and holiday bonuses.
  • 📚 Ongoing training with numerous career opportunities.
  • 📈 70% of our managers are promoted internally!
  • 🏠 Hybrid work: 1-2 days remote per week.

My profile

  • 🎓 Minimum 2:1 BEng in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent.
  • 🌟 Relevant senior engineering experience in sectors like offshore, renewables, nuclear, or other highly regulated industries.
  • ⚙️ Solid background in mechanical and structural engineering.
  • 🖥️ Proficient with CAD software: Skilled in Autodesk Inventor, AutoCAD, and/or Catia.
  • 📐 Strong mathematical skills: Experienced with MathCAD software.
  • 📝 Skilled in producing technical reports: Expertise in creating design and substantiation reports, assembly procedures, etc.
  • 🏭 Knowledge of manufacturing processes: Understanding of welding, machining, etc.
  • 🔄 Experienced with the engineering design cycle from Concept to Manufacture.

Additional Information:

  • 📏 Familiar with European and Offshore standards: Experience with Eurocode 3 and DNV.
  • 🎓 Master’s degree is a plus.
  • 🖼️ Skilled in checking and approving engineering CAD assemblies and drawings.
  • 📋 Proficient in verifying engineering documentation: Manual calculations, reports, etc.
  • 🧮 Excellent Finite Element Analysis skills: In-depth knowledge of ANSYS Workbench is desirable.
  • 📊 Experienced in non-linear and fatigue FEA: Familiar with DNV and Eurocodes.

Due to the nature of the work, applicants must meet UK security clearance criteria.

Ready to make a difference in the nuclear engineering world? Join us and be a part of the future of nuclear and fusion innovation! 🌐✨

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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