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Our Vacancy

Piping Construction Delivery Lead Engineer

  • Nuclear
  • Permanent /
  • Bridgwater
  • 28/05/24
  • 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

The Piping Construction Delivery Lead takes responsibility for activities in the field relating to the construction of piping installation works and its on site facilitation. Managing and supporting a team of Construction Delivery Managers. To provide day to day on management of site activities, providing direction and monitoring of activities on the site, and providing and validating input into planning the site and the works in a way to deliver the project most safely and efficiently.

Principal Accountabilities include:

  • Provide support to the Construction Delivery Managers by recommending temporary measures to mitigate against safety and/or quality concerns. Follow up by taking appropriate and proportionate action (e.g. issue communications, call meetings) to avoid the cessation of works. This includes, but is not limited to, review of documents, assurance audits, etc.
  • Drive works on site and ensure contractor performance is in line with the agreed programme. Escalate concerns to the Senior Construction Delivery Manager and provide solutions to recover/mitigate, following dialogue with the contractor.
  • Proactively communicate/co-ordinate with site functions (H&S, quality, surveillance, commercial, project controls, logistics) and Construction Delivery Managers to maintain good communication links, and ensure activity is well and timely reported. This will also include regular attendance at pre-start briefings and supporting the delivery of key messages to the contractor’s organisation.
  • Organise and conduct PLOD/PLOW meetings with the contractor, ensuring outputs are recorded and issued to the Senior Construction Delivery Manager.
  • Undertake and record safety and/or assurance inspections that support the project HSPI’s.
  • Ensure clear, two-way communication with the Senior Construction Delivery Manager so that all activities and issues are directed appropriately.
  • Work closely with the contract PM’s to provide support and guidance for responses to contractual correspondence.

My profile


  • Substantial experience encompassing all piping installation aspects in power generation projects.
  • Ability to contribute to the management of a high performing team that continuously outperforms expectations and objectives
  • Experience of construction sequencing, recovery plans and resource allocation
  • Good understanding of the post holder’s obligations under CDM Regulations
  • Working knowledge in the delivery of large projects
  • Be able to write informative, concise and meaningful reports
  • Motivate and energise staff and contract partners by building a climate of trust and understanding and actively seeking alternative views and opinions.
  • Possess excellent organisation and communication skills
  • Tertiary qualifications in Mechanical or Construction management, or equivalent vocational training and experience
  • Manage a team and collaborate with other senior managers to effectively manage operations of the site
  • Adopt a results-focussed mind set, using initiative wherever possible and taking personal responsibility and accountability to ensure necessary action is taken to deliver excellence, value and quality


  • Experience of operating in a high security environment advantageous
  • Experience within the Nuclear environment is advantageous but can be off-set by experience within Power Generation Construction

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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