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Our Vacancy

UK Context Lead

  • Nuclear
  • Permanent /
  • Bristol
  • 03/06/24
  • On site

Assystem is an international company with one mission: accelerate the energy transition around the world.

Every day, our 7,500 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 UK Context Lead (SZC) is responsible for ensuring that UK Context requirements are translated into Responsible Design (RD) processes, which are proportionate ‘fit for purpose’ arrangements that can be readily understood and consistently applied by any engineering service, whom may not be familiar with UK requirements.

This Service is responsible for the lifecycle implementation of emergent subjects (scoping, stakeholder engagement, development, testing and rollout training) and updating as required.

Main Activities
Based on the current plan for delivery this Service requires management of the lifecycles of technical solutions on UK-Context subjects, the key duties will be:

  • Delivery of allocated technical scope as identified in the UK-Context delivery plan
  • Collates progress and accountability data for live UK-Context delivery plan.
  • Identifies emergent issues within the Responsible Design service (RD) requiring UK-Context intervention and provides solutions in collaboration with Subject Best Athletes.
  •  Responsibility for supporting documentation in the scope of UK-Context (templates, guidance, training, procedures).
  • Delivery of UK-Context subject orientations and workshops (Awareness / ALARP / CDM / etc.) within the wider Responsible Designer and in collaboration with the Best Athletes for ALARP, BAT and CDM topics.
  • Develops any associated formal training programs and makes them available to RD service.
  •  Delivers training to meet needs of the RD.
  • This service requires cooperation with HPC (formerly NNB) and Responsible Designer entities including EDF, Edvance, DT, CNEPE, Framatome, TCO (formerly HPC Design Authority & Owners Engineering).

The UK Context Lead (SZC) will use their experience and knowledge to deliver solutions for successful embedding of those arrangements across the RD by effective training and coaching/guidance. They must be able to engage and influence their peers and management stakeholders across the RD organization.

The role will require some visits to RD entity locations in France, primarily Paris, but could also include Tours and Lyon to support development and delivery of arrangements and to deliver training directly.

The role reports to the Transverse Discipline Manager.

My profile

Essential Qualifications, Experience and Skills

  • Engineering degree, or science degree supported by engineering experience
  • Knowledge of nuclear industry and nuclear plant operation
  • Knowledge of nuclear safety from a design or operation point of view
  • Good understanding of requirements and expectations of UK law, regulations, operating experience and best practice
  • Good understanding of underpinning principles of UK Health and Safety Legislation such as ALARP
  • Knowledge of Health and Safety legislation including CDM, Nuclear Site License, and Environmental Permit requirements
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills (including delivering training and facilitating workshop sessions)
  • Fluent English

Desirable qualifications, experience and skills:

  • HPC/SZC Project experience highly desirable
  • Experience interfacing with regulators, sites, sections and entities
  •  Proven track record in a process plant operating and commissioning environment
  • Working knowledge of the French language would be advantageous
  • Understanding of Responsible Designer Organisation. ASSYSTEMIND3

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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