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Our Vacancy

Principal Mechanical Engineer

  • Defence
  • Contracting /
  • Helensburgh
  • 07/02/24
  • 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

Summary of the Role

The role involves working as part of a multi-disciplinary engineering team within the Approving Authority. The primary purpose of the role is to directly support current operations and future programmes.

The team consists of Mechanical, Civil, Building Services and Electrical Engineers and are responsible for the authorship, development, assessment, and maintenance of engineering design substantiation for Client Facilities.

Tasks

  • Authoring, development, assessment, maintenance and management of the suite of the Infrastructure Design Substantiation documents.
  • Authoring, development, assessment, maintenance and management of design changes/concessions
  • Presentation of Design substantiations, to Client ‘Due Process’  safety committees
  • Production and development of Examination, Inspection, Maintenance & Testing (EIMT) Schedule, operating procedures and results to satisfy design requirements and safety case through life
  • Producing Periodic Review of Safety reports
  • Providing advice and direction to internal and external stakeholders
  • Production of Independent Technical Review (ITA)/Independent Peer Review (IPR)
  • Use a combination of general and specialist engineering knowledge and understanding to apply existing and emerging technology
  • Apply appropriate theoretical and practical methods to design, develop, manufacture, construct, commission, operate, maintain, decommission and re-cycle engineering processes, systems, services and products in a nuclear/high risk environment
  • Producing robust technical justification to allow for relevant mechanical/structural design modifications to be authorised within a high hazard industry

My profile

Essential:

  • Experience of producing robust technical justification to allow for relevant mechanical/structural design modifications to be authorised within a high hazard industry
  • Apply appropriate theoretical and practical methods to design, develop, manufacture, construct, commission, operate, maintain, decommission and re-cycle engineering processes, systems, services and products in a nuclear/high risk environment
  • Use a combination of general and specialist engineering knowledge and understanding to apply existing and emerging technology

Desirable:

  • Ideal candidates would already have experience within high-risk environments
  • Familiarity with safety case development techniques e.g. HAZID/HAZOP studies.

QUALIFICATIONS & TRAINING 

Essential:

  • BEng Mechanical or Structural engineering degree (or equivalent)
  • Chartered Engineer status (or equivalent)

Desirable:

  • Safety case related training

 

Hybrid with occasional visits to Client site near Helensburgh and Glasgow offices

Security Clearance: SC, sole UK National

 

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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