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Our Vacancy

Responsible Engineer

  • Nuclear
  • Permanent /
  • Warrington
  • 17/02/24
  • 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

I Role
To lead a team of discipline engineers in the delivery of a technical solution that satisfies the legal and
functional requirements along with the associated performance conditions to the agreed time, cost and
II Responsibilities
Solution development and delivery:
1. Develop and implement strategies for delivery of the discipline-related components of design, including
use of the supply chain.
2. Deliver a safe, fit-for-purpose, fully integrated and operable design solution that meets product
requirements, and includes appropriate validation and verification.
3. Manage the production of fit-for-purpose discipline-related design deliverables that define and preserve
the design intent and are organised and align with the plant configuration, as appropriate.
4. Ensure the design solution is able to be manufactured, constructed, commissioned, handed over, put
into operation, maintained and decommissioned, and that Life Time Records are delivered.
5. Ensure all discipline-related technical, safety and engineering risks are identified, owned and managed
6. Define and execute a discipline-specific risk based assurance strategy and call appropriate engineering
or design reviews, with appropriate independence, in a timely manner.
7. Support the PEM in providing engineering design support to work scope definition throughout
procurement, construction and commissioning project phases.
8. Develop and deliver work in line with the Project Delivery Fundamentals1.
Safe and Legal:
9. Support development of the hazard management strategies, safety case and associated
implementation systems and provide pragmatic design substantiation.
10. Ensure solutions meet all discipline-related legal requirements including CDM, safety (including
application of the EDSPs), security, environmental and site licence conditions, and that deliverables and
solutions generated are adequately underpinned.
11. Ensure all team members are aware of, understand and appropriately apply relevant legislation, SL and
project / area specific policies, procedures and design issues and this is tested through assurance and
Requirements Management:
12. Coordinate discipline-related input to the derivation of requirements and capabilities for Areas, Systems
and Products, along with the associated conditions, constraints and validation.
13. Coordinate discipline-related input to product verification planning and evaluation.
Cost and Schedule:
14. Develop and update cost and time estimates for delivery of the discipline-related design solution.
15. Lead the development and control of the discipline-related elements of the project / task baseline scope,
schedule and budget using the change control process.
16. Monitor, review and accurately report progress in terms of time and cost, and implement corrective
actions and recovery strategies where required.
17. Manage personal / team budget and schedule to meet targets.
18. Contribute to the production of the quality planning environment e.g. quality strategy, quality plans etc.
and ensure design solutions are delivered in accordance with this.
SLF 4.01.01 Effective date: 09/2019 Page 2 of 2
Sellafield Ltd, Registered in England number 1002607
Template reference: SLF 4.05.06
Effective date: 10/2011
19. Identify appropriate design and engineering standards and practices to be used for delivery, including
the use of Value Improving Practices, and apply them intelligently.
20. Adopt validation and verification practices for key aspects of work to ensure that the design meets all
functional, safety and environmental requirements and is integrated with other design disciplines.
21. Form a functional team of sufficient competent (SQEP) people to deliver the functional design through
all stages of the project / task lifecycle. Contribute to resource planning to engage and maintain
resources necessary to deliver the specified work programme.
22. Deploy discipline-specific resources to work areas according to business needs, priorities and using the
‘most appropriate person’ principle.
23. Lead and manage discipline-specific design resources.
24. Ensure effective leadership is seen as a key attribute to all delivery activities.
25. Promote and incorporate good practice and the capture, sharing and utilisation of LFE across the
specific team and the wider engineering business, including identifying and ensuring subject matter
experts are appropriately and adequately engaged in a timely manner.
26. Develop individuals and self by coaching, mentoring or formal training and provide input to appraisals
and performance reviews, including performance management as required.
27. Support mobility within the community by taking pragmatic decisions in how the team are deployed and
being open to releasing individuals for the benefit of their personal development and / or the enterprise.
III Accountabilities
1. Ensure control, delivery and reporting of fit for purpose, integrated design solutions that meet
requirements including site licence, safety, time, cost, quality, environmental and legal.
2. Specification and intelligent deployment of appropriate and adequate design standards, procedures,
policies, legislative and regulatory requirements, ensuring deliverables and solutions generated are
safe, legal and adequately underpinned.
3. Ensure that appropriate design review activities are performed in a timely manner.
4. Ensure that documents define and preserve the design intent and are organised and align with the plant
configuration and that the design solution can be deployed on the Sellafield site.
5. Approval of discipline-specific design deliverables.
6. Carry out work in line with the Project Delivery Fundamentals1.
7. Ensure all design is carried out by competent (SQEP) people throughout the project / task lifecycle and
supply chain.
8. The leadership, mentoring, training, health, safety, career development and performance management
of direct reports.
IV Authorities
1. To work within financial delegations.
2. To call functional assistance and assurance reviews.
3. To assign preparation, checking and approval of discipline-specific design deliverables to competent
persons or groups.
4. Selection and appointment of direct reports and project / task discipline delivery role holders.
5. To prioritise and allocate work assignments and the production of discipline-specific design
6. To approve the cost estimate and schedule for functional areas of responsibility.
7. To ensure that work is carried out in line with the Project Delivery Fundamentals1.

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.

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To apply forward your CV on this advertisement, if you have any queries about the role or would like a full job spec please contact mfarrer@assystem

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