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Our Vacancy

Principal/Senior Civil/Structural Engineer

  • Defence
  • Permanent /
  • Glasgow
  • 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



  • Identify project functional requirements and stakeholder needs for assigned project.
  • Manage subcontractor engineering support to a major infrastructure project.
  • Support project optioneering process.
  • Review and accept project drawings and documentation.
  • Manage detailed design activities in accordance with Client standards.
  • Carry out technical assessment/approval of contractors work instruction/method statements/risk assessments.
  • Provide technical supervision of construction/deconstruction activities to ensure compliance with design intent.
  • Specify and provide technical supervision of commissioning and/or decommissioning
  • Liaise and consult with stakeholders throughout project life cycle to ensure efficient and effective project delivery.
  • Comply with all Environment, Health, Safety, Security and Quality policies, procedures, work instructions and risk assessments and support the continuous improvement of Health, Safety, Environment and Quality on Site.
  • The post holder will be expected to support delivery within his or her range of skills, knowledge, experience and competence.
  • Contribute to the effective development and delivery of training within own area of specialism.



My profile



  • HNC in Civil Engineering.
  • Basic health and safety training as required for site visits.


  • Chartered Engineer (MICE and/or MIStructE) status.
  • Nuclear safety case training.



  • Knowledge and experience of civil/structural engineering.
  • Experience with the design and assessment of typical industrial steel and reinforced concrete structures.
  • Experience with the design and assessment of typical maritime structures.
  • Knowledge of current codes and standards including British Standards (e.g. BS 6349), Eurocodes 0, 1, 2, 3 and 8
  • Knowledge of current UK nuclear regulation and relevant good practice.
  • Theoretical and practical skill and experience across concept design, detailed design and construction stages in heavy industrial and/or maritime civil engineering structures.
  • Experience of working in the UK nuclear industry (energy or defence), particularly in the design and assessment of safety-related structures, systems and components.
  • Access to, and proficiency in, all software and IT as required to undertake the tasks listed above.



SC Cleared to start,  Sole UK National

Hybrid with 2 days/month in a Glasgow 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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