Assystem announces hundreds of new jobs on UK energy transition projects

Hinkley Point C

International engineering group Assystem plans to make 450 new hires in the UK, including in Bristol, to work on low carbon projects.

Assystem is launching an ambitious recruitment campaign to meet the growing needs of its customers in energy, rail transport and infrastructure.

Many of the roles being recruited for are to support the development of the UKs new nuclear projects such as Hinkley Point C, Sizewell C and on the UK’s Small Modular Reactor programme, as well as on the development of fusion energy technology.

In the rail sector, Assystem is seeking planning and consents consultants, project and programme managers, cost auditors, ecologists, environmental consultants, quantity surveyors and town planners.

To support the company’s digital business Assystem is looking to recruit data engineers, project integration specialists and system architects.

Key profiles sought in nuclear include mechanical, electrical and control and instrumentation designers and engineers. Assystem is also seeking experienced site supervision and commissioning experts with nuclear experience.

Furthermore, Assystem’s subsidiary, Corporate Risk Associates (CRA), is seeking to expand and is advertising 25 new specialist technical roles based across the UK including human factors specialists and risk and safety consultants to work on low carbon energy projects in the UK and internationally.

Nuclear recruits will benefit from specialist training from the Assystem Nuclear Institute, while new colleagues in rail and digital activities will benefit from a similar professional development offer from the Assystem Rail Institute and the Assystem Digital Institute.

Simon Barber Assystem’s UK Managing Director said: “It is an exciting time for Assystem in the UK, our business is fully aligned to achieving the UK’s decarbonisation plan to meet its net zero commitments, so we must have a strong team to deliver these new infrastructure projects.

“Today the UK is in a new era of building energy technology, delivering new electrified transport infrastructure, and is delivering major nuclear new build and nuclear decommissioning programmes. Companies such as Assystem are vital in supplying the expertise and leadership to deliver these projects.  Our growth in the UK is matched by our commitment to invest in the training and development of our employees and to building the diverse workforces of the future.”