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


Senior Mechanical Engineer

Location: Sunderland

Duration:  Permanent Staff 

We require a Senior Mechanical Engineer experienced in leading multi-disciplinary design teams and with experience in design engineering substantiation in a highly regulated industry.

The role requires proven experience in creating a successful technical client relationship and the ability to define budgets/work programmes for complete project lifecycles e.g. requirements capture, concept design, detailed design, manufacture, site installation.

Additionally it requires capability to deliver work in area of expertise and production of high quality design documentation

My profile

Your background:

  • You will be educated to degree level or equivalent and ideally be a Chartered engineer with strong leadership skills, with the ability to focus on delivering Quality on time and to budget.
  • You will be comfortable with on-site assessments and surveys, have some exposure to Project management and Requirements management 
  • You will need to have lifting and handling equipment experience and ideally experience in construction management
  • Knowledge of current EU regulations e.g. PED, CDM, Machinery Directive is important as well as specification writing skills
  • Knowledge of Draughting software – AutoCad, Inventor and MathCad software is required
  • You will also need to have an appreciation of wider technical issues beyond your own discipline

Additional information


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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