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Cyber Security Senior / Principal Engineer

Warrington, United Kingdom
Closing date
15 Aug 2024

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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

This role involves being a Lead Engineer on one or more Workstreams in the Plant Cyber Integration & Obsolescence Project portfolio. Although the individual projects within the portfolio are being delivered to the client standards, it should be noted that the systems themselves are formed from COTS IT equipment, and so a good understanding of this technology will also be required for the role(s).

The individual will be responsible for all aspects of delivery across numerous projects from concept to handover. They will functionally report to the SL Senior Engineer for the projects (this could be different people from project to project).

The role will require the individual to deliver the project deliverables in line with client tailored processes. Responsible for checking work as well as liaising and co-ordinating work activities.

This role will require strong stakeholder engagement with security case managers, system engineers, OTG, commissioning staff etc throughout the lifecycle but especially during the stakeholder requirements definition process and requirements analysis process.

As a key role within the Integrated Project Team (IPT) the individual will work closely with other disciplines, including Project Management, Quality, Cost Controls, Team Members in other Workstreams and Projects, Systems Engineers, Capability (especially The Security in Design CoE) and OTG.

The role also covers the management and execution of supply chain delivery of the systems including checking, and reviewing deliverables from internal and external sources, verification and validation, quality, time, and cost management.

The individual will functionally manage any internal resources working within Workstreams, ensuring the deliverables are delivered to quality, time, and cost.

The individual will also manage any reporting requirements including ensuring any technical, safety and engineering risks are identified and escalated to the SL Senior Engineer.

Examples of Typical projects are:
  • Provision of a Patching System to provide software patches to the Cyber Security suite of systems:
  • Provision of a Network Time Protocol (NTP) system to deliver accurate time to the Cyber Security suite of systems and facilities;
  • Delivery of a Security Information & Event Management (SIEM) system for monitoring Cyber Security information.
  • Network Hardening Project
  • Protective Monitoring Project

  • Degree Qualified in appropriate discipline
  • Professional registration (minimum IEng Level) with a relevant institute (e.g. IET)
  • At least 5 years working in roles where knowledge of IT Systems / PES design lifecycle delivery was a key attribute.
  • At least 3 years experience of working within a heavily regulated and quality assured system (preferably nuclear) in roles where professional engineering judgement is the key attribute.
  • Acceptance of technical responsibility for the design of complex, fit-for-purpose engineering systems ;
  • Evidence of producing deliverables to time, cost and quality requirements
  • Engineering team leadership experience.
  • Experience of working collaboratively with the supply chain to deliver successful projects and work packages.
  • Broad understanding of other engineering disciplines and their role within engineering delivery.
  • Understanding of the importance of nuclear safety and security
  • Good commercial awareness.
  • Have the ability to work as part of an integrated delivery team, and individually, working within sometimes restrictive time constraints.
  • Demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Have strong interpersonal skills and be able to interact with people at all levels.
  • Can demonstrate ability of undertaking site visits

Additional Information

Security clearance:

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.

Will require to be on site majority of time at Hinton House or Sellafield Site

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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