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Our Vacancy

Senior Civil Engineer – Buildings

  • Nuclear
  • Permanent /
  • Bristol
  • 10/03/24
  • 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

The Senior Civil Engineer – Buildings is responsible for the civil design of the HPC buildings – HL, reporting to the Civil Team Lead and supported by 1 or 2 civil engineers. They will act as the central point of contact for all items and scope which fall under their responsibility, liaising with the project entities and stakeholders as appropriate. Key interfaces include:

  • Project management and procurement teams,
  • Engineering teams, either Bristol-based or based in back-office (France, Germany),
  • Design Authority and Safety Case teams,
  • Other discipline teams, e.g., mechanical, hazards, environment, configuration management.

Depending on the civil engineering specialism, activities to be carried out could include, but will not be limited to:

  • Receive, analyse, and verify the consistency of the input data.
  • Manage design changes, find technical solutions, support to construction site
  • Modifying and adapting the design received from the Back Office, substantiating the adapted design of the reinforced concrete structures on HPC.
  • Produces deliverables for which they are responsible (design hypotheses, methodology and assumption notes; technical specifications; calculation notes).
  • Coordinate the work of CAD Designers.
  • Perform technical verifications of civil engineering design notes, models, and drawings.
  • Contribute to the surveillance of the anchorages designed by the equipment suppliers.
  • Contribute to CDM reviews, create, and maintain the Design Risk Register.
  • Load evolution tracking and civil design margin management
  • Liaise with site-based engineering teams to facilitate the construction.
  • Monitor progress on site and ensure conformance to design requirements
  • Liaise with subject matter experts.

My profile

  • Civil Engineering Degree with a minimum of 5 years’ experience
  • Design office experience
  • Reinforced concrete design knowledge (nuclear is a bonus)
  • Knowledge and understanding of relevant Health and Safety regulations
  • Desirable – Chartered Engineer (MICE or MIStructE) or working towards chartership.

Established skill and delivery in:

  • the design and analysis of concrete and steel structures, and familiarity with current design standards and working practices (British Standards and possibly American codes); and/or
  • the design and analysis of drainage, utilities, paved and unpaved surfaces, earthworks, access and accessibility, construction logistics and familiarity with current UK design standards and working practices; and/or
  • managing complex multi-disciplinary designs and teams, including integration, design and delivery management.
  • Experience in, and a desire to, collaborate within a technically orientated and technically focussed team
  • Ability to manage and work to budget and programme, to control costs and manage change control processes
  • Experience in the nuclear sector, particularly in the design and implementation of safety-related structures, systems and components (strongly preferred, but dependent on level of overall experience)
  • Experience of working on multi-discipline projects (preferred, depending on level of overall experience)
  • Proven experience effectively managing Clients and other external stakeholders, both technically and commercially (preferred, depending on level of overall experience)

In addition, you will:

  • have a proactive, co-operative and helpful attitude to colleagues and client
  • have a supportive and encouraging approach to mentoring less experienced members of the team
  • have a self-motivating, reliable and consistent approach to work
  • be practically minded with a problem solving nature
  • be able to work independently and in teams
  • have the ability to communicate effectively at all levels
  • take acceptance of responsibility for work carried out
  • have a flexible and adaptable approach to work
  • have excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • have a flexible attitude to both the type of work undertaken and the level of responsibility given
  • have a flexible approach to work location
  • have the ability to make decisions and act on your own initiative

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.

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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