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

The Opportunity


Be part of one of the most exciting and challenging projects within EDF, as we continue to lead the rebirth of nuclear in the UK.

Hinkley Point ‘C’ (HPC) is a vital part of the UK’s future energy strategy. As the first of the UK’s next generation of Nuclear power stations, HPC is both of high profile and high complexity.

We are looking for a Project Manager to join our team supporting the management of the Pre-Service Inspection programme. You will join a small multidiscipline team developing, qualifying and deploying NDT Inspections systems for the inspection of high integrity components at the heart of the power station. This work is vital to demonstrate the safety of our plant at start up and through the operational phase. You will work with an expert team from HPC and contract partners to ensure that the development, qualification and deployment is completed on time but most importantly to the very high-quality requirements we need.

As a Project Manager you will provide leadership to ensure the effective delivery of activities in the programme to time, cost, safety, and quality, while recognising and managing the impacts of the programme on the wider Project. A key aspect of the work will be the development of robust budget estimates for project elements, active management of project risk, project governance and communications.

This is an excellent opportunity for you to be part of building one of the largest, most complex projects in Europe; something vital to the country’s future energy needs.


The Role


As a Project Manager, your main responsibilities will be, but are not limited to:


  • Defining the detailed scope to be delivered and the interfaces to the other elements of the programme.
  • Working with stakeholders and contract partners to develop a robust project programme ensuring relevant interfaces are clearly identified and managed.
  • Development and management of the project budget including monthly expenditure monitoring and reporting
  • Development of a robust risk management plan, identification and management of specific risks and opportunities including progressing mitigation actions.
  • Securing the required resources to meet project requirements, promptly identifying any resource shortfalls or issues within the project or contract partner teams.
  • Maintaining project governance arrangements including definition of project review gates, preparation of materials for gate reviews and organisation of gate reviews.
  • Develop and maintain effective communications with internal and external stakeholders at all levels of the organisation.
  • Anticipating, managing, and resolving issues within the contract or package. Identifying risks and facilitating the resolution of all issues raised, developing, and updating the programme budget, and escalating any issues to the Senior Project Manager.
  • Ensuring that lessons-learnt and knowledge-capture are practiced as business as usual.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with all project team members

My profile

The Skills


You will be characterised by the following knowledge, qualifications and experience:


  • Ideally degree qualification in project management, management, construction, engineering, or other relevant discipline.
  • Professional Qualification in Project Management such as APM PMQ or other recognised qualification.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Project Management and working knowledge and management experience of construction activities.
  • Demonstrated experience of managing major projects from concept to handover, throughout the project lifecycle within a technically complex and dynamic environment whilst ensuring high levels of safety, security, and environmental responsibility, ideally within the Nuclear Energy sector or similar regulated environment.
  • Demonstrated success in managing and/or developing:
    • Engineering design and contract execution strategies for project delivery.
    • Procurement and management of complex contracts.
    • Control of costs, risk, schedule, and change.
  • Proven successful experience in engaging multi-level stakeholders including contractors, consultants, and advisors.
  • Working knowledge of CDM Regulations.
  • Proficient numeracy, analytical and critical reasoning skills.
  • Understanding the needs of nuclear quality and how nuclear quality is assured and controlled.
  • Understand how to apply a graded approach to quality.
  • Experience operating within NEC and FIDIC commercial arrangements.
  • Working knowledge of French language an advantage.

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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