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Senior Structural Engineer

Assystem, Switch On
Bridgwater, TA5
Closing date
May 20, 2024

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Structural Engineering
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
Firm, Consulting Engineering
Company Description

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 Civil Engineer is the technical lead reviewing and accepting the changes to the design raised by the site contractor, responsible for managing interfaces between the construction contractors and the designers.

Reporting to the Area Lead you will ensure delivery of:

Supporting the new nuclear build projects, operations and decommissioning is a thorough demonstrable and sustainable technical understanding of the plant, its systems and the associated safety case.
Responsible of the management of the site construction configuration.
When deemed necessary, design issues are forwarded to designer representative sitting on site for resolution.
Managing design changes, reviewing and accepting some site specific design documents.The Civil Engineer is required to provide technical expertise to ensure the review, acceptance and technical delivery of design changes during construction of the building will thrive in this role. The successful role holder will have a working knowledge of concrete design codes such as Eurocode 2. We'll value your existing skills and experience while providing the opportunity to work closely with the Design Team and Construction team to maintain the technical quality of responses (content / consistency / exhaustiveness / accuracy) and construction safety.

You will demonstrate accuracy, tenacity, diplomacy, results-oriented and be a team player, draft programmes and action plans in order to deliver specific project / assignment objectives.

The principal accountabilities for the Civil Engineer are:

The approval of design changes proposed by the contractor or designer through Request for Information, field Change Request or Non-Conformance Report.
Support the team in the handover of Design Packages released for construction and initiated the delegated responsibilities through this process.
Ensure that processes comply with project quality procedures.
Management of CDM aspects relating to the design changes during the construction period, including discharging the role of principle designer.
Responsible for the nuclear safety acceptance of the design by carrying out surveillance on the design changes during construction.
Safety case/golden thread: in the review and acceptance process, ensure the high-level safety case and the design have a clear golden thread to support operations.



Bachelors / Masters degree in Civil or Structural engineering
Design process and design activities (preferably in nuclear industry)
Working knowledge of Eurocodes for Concrete design
Design with hazard & accidental safety cases.
Working within UK CDM regulations and in a highly regulated industry.
Delivery-oriented and ability to set action plans and meet deadlines.
Ability to work independently and under pressure.
Proactive, pragmatic and adopting a practical approach to resolve issues.Desirable

PWR technology design, safety case or operation.
Working towards / Chartered Engineer with either ICE or IStructE.
Working knowledge of construction change procedures.
Experience in the use of ETC-C and nuclear Industry.
Working in large-scale, multi-cultural industrial project, safety case architecture.
Health & Safety legislation including CDM and Nuclear Site License requirements.
Understanding of Contract Management
Commercial awareness with an understanding of the impact of change.
Familiarity with safety case process and design substantiation

Additional Information

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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