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Our Vacancy

Senior Project Engineer (Junior/Assistant Project Manager)

  • Defence
  • Permanent / Project Management
  • Plymouth
  • 22/03/24
  • 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 Major Infrastructure Projects directorate within the Client organisation provides major new or upgraded dock, berth and building infrastructure projects to provide facilities for  ship and submarine sustainment programmes.  As a Senior Project Engineer (aka Junior/Assistant Project Manager) you’ll work with multi-discipline infrastructure system designs to provide an overall sustainment capability improving the buildings capability at the Client site

Using your experience in design projects you will manage the delivery of the design and work with users and other stakeholders to ensure that the integrated facility provides the sustainment capability.  You will use your project management expertise to ensure the end product meets the technical and operational requirements of the facility.

This is an exciting opportunity to progress your career and assist in the delivery of Defence design and safety engineering projects, with opportunities for further development and progression.

Main Purpose of Role

Responsible for ensuring the project management delivery of the design of multiple buildings package.  

  • Senior Project Engineer (aka Junior/Assistant Project Manager) Buildings – This is a key role providing support to the Project Manager Buildings who is managing the contract of new Buildings designs. 
  • Managing the design through RIBA stages 2 – 4.
  • The key role will support in delivery of schedule, scope, contractual, financial and risk management functions.
  • Assisting the technical and project team in development of requirements, project scope and solutions for specific work packages.
  • Translate supply chain reporting into useable data to inform planning, monitoring and control of work packages.
  • Provide input to cost and budget monitoring.
  • Develop Stakeholder management and communications plans.
  • Document & Deliverable management
  • Contribute to the risk process including the identification, assessment, planning and implementation of risks, opportunities and issues.

My profile

Required Knowledge, Skills, Experience and Competences

The candidate must have experience of working within a project environment managing designs packages, ideally with client side NEC4 contract experience.

Experience managing the design of highly complex multifunctional buildings, such as hospitals or similar, through RIBA stages 2 – 4.

The project will be on a Nuclear Licensed site and therefore experience in delivery of Nuclear safety implicated structures, equipment or services would be of benefit.


  • A Bachelors or Master’s Degree.
  • APM project management qualification (or equivalent).
  • NEC4 Accredited Project Manager

SC Clearance required

Sole UK National

The role will comprise of a mix of working from home, the Client site office and suppliers offices.

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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