Our Vacancy

Tooling Design Engineer

  • Nuclear
  • Fixed-Term Contract
  • Derby
  • 05/07/2022
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About Assystem

For 50 years, we've been driven by the firm belief that engineers are the architects of tomorrow's world, leading the way with their daring, their expertise and their ability to push boundaries.
Together with our customers, our 6,000 employees innovate on a daily basis and contribute to accelerating energy transition throughout the world. They support the world's greatest engineering projects in the fields of energy, digital and transport.
A fast-growing international Group, we are present in 13 countries (in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa).

Assystem is an International Engineering Consultancy with significant growth plans within our Energy & Infrastructure business here in the UK. Assystem is proud to work in partnership with one of the UK's most prestigious nuclear defence manufacturing companies by providing talented temporary resource needed to deliver complex engineering projects.

Job Description

Assystem are recruiting for an experienced Tooling Design Engineer to work on our customers site in Derby on a contract basis. 

You will work in our Tooling Team which provides bespoke tooling and fixturing in support of component manufacture and assembly. In this role you will be interacting with the shop floor to ensure the design meets with their requirements not only at concept stage but post manufacture ensuring all requirements have been achieved. 


Role Details: 

Job title: Tooling Design Engineer

Location: Raynesway, Derby  

Sector: Nuclear and Defence  

Hours: 37 hours per week  

Duration: 6 months    

Contract type: PAYE via Umbrella 


Key Accountabilities –

  • Take the journey through the full design process, from requirements capture through to concept, development and final design stages.
  • Lead the generation of detailed requirements with the customer and identified key stakeholders.
  • Prepare the technical documentation such as design specifications, design reports and procurement specifications
  • Ensure the required design process is followed both internally and externally.
  • Drive the technical programme to deliver the required outputs on time, to agreed cost and quality.


What we are looking for in applications:  

  • Degree in mechanical engineering or similar relevant discipline, although experience and capability will be taken into consideration.
  • Track record of focusing on delivery of complex, mechanically engineered solutions against specific customer requirements to time cost and quality constraints.
  • Technical understanding of process design, mechanical design and substantiation, engineering process, engineering governance, relevant regulations, codes and standards.
  • Sound knowledge of engineering principles including design for manufacture, As Low As Reasonably Practicable - (ALARP), design for assembly and maintenance, concurrent engineering, Health and Safety, environmental awareness, lessons learnt.
  • Experience of presenting solutions to appropriate stakeholders in gated design reviews, demonstrating that all key requirements have been satisfactorily addressed.
  • Experience of Tooling and Fixturing design for component manufacture and assembly (desirable).
  • Experience in the use of Teamcenter and NX.

**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. 

At Assystem, everyone holds the reins for their own careers. Our role is to offer you the opportunities and resources you need to reach your full potential.

So why not join us and help shape the engineering landscape of the future?


We are committed to providing equal opportunities for every candidate and we celebrate all forms of diversity. At Assystem, only your skills matter!