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Engineering Construction Manager

Assystem, Switch On
Bridgwater, TA5
Closing date
May 30, 2024

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Construction Engineering
Position Type
Manager / Leader
Organization Type
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

To deliver the engineering required for installation of the HPC MEH piping scope on site through leadership of a team of engineers from delivery to site of piping/equipment through to handover to commissioning. To provide integration of the site scope within the wider E2E Piping Engineering team.

Operating Environment

The MEH programme is about to enter a change in delivery phase to commence bulk installation on site from the start of 2024, whereas previously the focus has been on securing the design and manufacturing. As such the spotlight will fall on the construction leads for the engineering delivery of the site scope;
The "MEH Engineering construction manager" reports to the MEH End to End Engineering Director;
The current team size of direct report is around 10 engineers, however this will grow to match the workload on site and will involve operational leadership of a matrixed team;
As this is a front-line site delivery role, there is a necessity to work flexibility working under the time pressure of the schedule in order to unblock technical issues to allow continuity of work by the installation teams.
The discipline construction leads don't report operationally to the MEH Engineering construction manager as they will report to their respective Engineering managers. Hower, the MEH Engineering construction manager is defining the ways of working and responsible to check the progress.Principal Responsibilities:

Managing the Contract Engineering Lead activities for HK8010 contract related to the 5 disciplines:
Writing of the technical specifications for erection activities
Answering to Technical Queries
Resolving the construction Open Points
Coordinating of the answer to Exemption Requests
Implement the Triple 1 model across all disciplines thanks to a good monitoring, the deployment of standard field solution, develop the delegation principle and a good coordination of all stakeholders
Supporting the construction Project Managers in the establishment of Key Performance indicators with the objective of reporting site progresses for construction activities.
Proactive reactivity and technical experience to enable site construction activities to be executed without blocker to delivery, by providing technical support/expertise to close all open points / technical queries raised by the construction contractor.
Coordinate interface with Front Office teams in the answers provided for Field Change Requests / Non-Conformances from site.
Ensure integration of the needs for activities post-construction (completion team) into the construction sequence (for instance: Hydro pressure test loop definition, Commissioning Test Pack review and acceptance…).
Coordinate all the engineering activities to support construction sequence, and including the identification and implementation of improvements to processes and ways of working (e.g., redlining process on site).
Manage the transverse activities such a 3d scan, documentation control and specific activities such as PIA, NDT contract.
Be a recognised point of contact for any MEH engineering matters for the MEH-JV, the Delivery leads or the JDO.


Essential knowledge, Skills, Qualifications & Experience:

Proven experience working in an equivalent / related role in the construction industry;
Meticulous and rigorous approach to engineering to achieve high professional standards;
Proven ability to successfully deliver engineering safely to the correct quality, time and cost in a fast paced, schedule driven environment.
Strong people leadership skills to coordinate efficient delivery of their scope through empowerment of their team members and drawing on the necessary support from others in the organisation;
Ability to influence a diverse range of stakeholders;
Ability to work autonomously but with awareness of own limitations;
Knowledge of contractual and commercial mechanisms.Desirable knowledge, Skills, Qualifications & Experience:

Degree in related engineering field;
Chartered Engineer with relevant engineering institute;
Detailed understanding of PWR design and experience in PWR operations;
Working knowledge of French language an advantage;
Good knowledge of CDM Regulations.Key Competencies

Problem solving and finding solutions;
Ability to communicate complex topics in a simple and understandable way to a range of stakeholders;
Ability to analysing large amounts of data from various sources and take into consideration the viewpoints of numerous stakeholders (listening to understand) often with differing opinion in order to propose ways forwards balancing project risk;
Ability to influencing a broad mix of stakeholders;
Persistence and resilience.

Additional Information

**Security clearance**
This role requires the successful candidate to hold a minimum of a Security Check (SC) clearance without any caveats to that clearance.

Due to the nature of work this role will be delivering and for the protection of certain assets, the successful candidate has to be a UK national or in MoD approved cases a Dual National from a non-ITAR country.

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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