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Nuclear Engineer - Design & Innovation

Gif-sur-Yvette, Ile-de-France, France
December 25, 2020

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Vighnesh S. Candassamy

[+33-651******] [] [18 Rue André Chénier, 91400, Orsay, France]


Assystem Montrouge, France

Nuclear January 2019 – Present

Trained for the past two years in different engineering roles on internal innovation projects and external client activities

Digital Innovation - Licensing Process for Nuclear Projects January 2020 – Present

Leading a team of 3 in developing a minimum viable product using machine learning and system engineering

Identified the scope and requirement management issues in the licensing process for new nuclear projects across the globe with a market of 180€ million per nuclear new build powerplant

The product decreases delivery delays for licensing paperwork by X5 times which in turn avoids the cost overruns

Design Engineer June 2020 – Present

In work at the client EDF-Edvance on a 3€ Million Instrumentation and Control System project for Hinkley Point C nuclear station in the United Kingdom

Created and validated around 1150 schemas for Machine Operating Procedures

Resolved 300+ issues per day for different power plant systems based on the impact analysis requirements

Digital Ambassador June 2020 – Present

Integrated the Business Units (BUs) of Nuclear and Digital of Assystem to build-up value propositions for the clients

Monitoring the deployment and relay relevant test cases for over 15+ Assystem digital offers for the clients

Facilitated workshops and newsletters to raise awareness of digital tools across project managers in BU-Nuclear

Requirement Management Engineer – Site Licensing September 2019 – January 2020

Operated on managing requirements for a 17€ Million nuclear site evaluation project for King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy in Saudi Arabia

Established requirement management matrices based on international standards comprising of ~400 requirements covering 25% scope of the client proposal

Conducted workshop for stakeholders to incorporate requirements for the verification and validation of the deliverables

Technical Coordinator – Design Innovation Project January 2019 – September 2020

Lead a team of 4 under the V cycle framework to develop a multi-functional valve for Small Modular Reactors

Deployed supervised machine learning to analyze over 6000+ valve design data

Developed process simulation algorithms for technical studies of valve performance


University of Paris Saclay Saclay, France

Master of Nuclear Energy September 2016 – September 2018

Coursework: Nuclear safety, fuel cycle, economics, project management, reactor chemistry, risk assessment and operation

Cumulative G.P.A.: 15.05/20

Awards & Honors: Recipient of I.D.E.X. University of Paris-Saclay Scholarship worth of ~33K€ (including tuition)

SASTRA University Tanjore, India

B. Tech in Chemical Engineering June 2012 – May 2016

Coursework: Process calculations, design, transport phenomena, process simulation and material science

Cumulative G.P.A.: 8.44/10

Awards & Honors: Passed at the top 3 – 10% of the class


Languages: Tamil (Native), English (Proficient), French (Functional)

Software: Scientific Programming (Python, Scilab), Tableau, Adobe Creative Suite – Photoshop, Illustrator and XD


E-Sports, Football (Liverpool & Barcelona), Innovation Contests (Spark Contest, Nuclear Innovation Bootcamp)

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