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Our Vacancy

Project Engineer

  • Defence
  • Permanent / Project Management
  • Sunderland
  • 11/04/24
  • 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

We are looking for a Project Engineer to be the dedicated engineering resource for the client on a number of work packages in support of engineering works to prepare the  site for A class maintenance.


The role would require close working with the client-side project manager and engineering governance team in the wider programme. The Project engineer would be the first point of contact on managing engineering issues with the contractor before escalation upwards if required. Due to the nature of the projects and working at Devonport the candidate would need to be a self-starter and proactive. The projects are also multidisciplinary so a general understanding of engineering disciplines outside of the candidate’s core discipline is required. There is a wider client-side engineering support function to call on for specific specialist support when required.


Typical tasks will be chairing contractor technical progress meetings, reporting on scope changes and programme impacts caused by engineering challenges to the Project Manager, answering and managing the response to TQ’s which will involve reaching back into the wider client site Technical and Design Authority community.

My profile

Demonstrable experience working on engineering and construction contracts. (Although candidates with more experience would be welcomed and able to operate more independently and potential cover more than 1 work package)

  • Awareness of NEC contracting models or similar where management of change is key.
  • Self-starter and motivated
  • Broad understanding of all engineering disciplines.
  • Experience working on nuclear sector or major infrastructure projects.
  • Excellent communicator


  • Degree Qualified in and core engineering discipline, Mechanical, Electrical or Civil and Structural

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.



The role is remote but there would an expectation to be on site at Devonport 3 to 4 days a month

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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