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HVAC Systems Engineer

  • Sector: Power & Energy
  • Location: Bristol
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 05/12/2018
  • Duration: permanent
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The Role:
Assignment / Project Title: HVAC System Engineer
Workplace: Bristol
Movements: Bristol based with potential trips to Paris (max twice per year)
Start date of the assignment: January 2019

1. General Assignment:

The System Engineer will be responsible for performing the necessary engineering analysis, including the supporting calculations, for a specific system(s) in order to produce the system documentation required for the HPC project working from the UK Office. The System Engineer will act as the central point of contact for system(s) which fall(s) under their responsibility. This role is for a System Engineer specialising in HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) design.

2. Main activities:

Responsible for preparing the System Design Manual including:
 Analysis and verification of the input data
 Describing the system, its role and mission (including the safety missions)
 Updating and implementing the Safety Classified Component List, SCCL, working closely with the Safety Department (SNE) at CNEN (EDF Paris)
 Carrying out the process and operational design of the system
 Sizing components e.g. pumps, pipework, pressure relief valves
 Performing thermal modelling using ThBat software
 Producing component datasheets required for the procurement of equipment
 Ensuring the 3D model is accurate and consistent with the intended system design
 Performing the analysis for defining the Instrumentation and Control Functional Requirements of the system and production of the I&C logic
 Working closely with counterparts in the Paris office to agree common approaches and share knowledge

Implementation of modifications related to the system including:
 Analysis and verification of the applicability of these modifications and challenging them as appropriate
 Utilising the electronic Engineering Change Management tool

3. Required skills & experience:

 Mechanical or Chemical Engineering degree or equivalent qualification
 Knowledge of nuclear HVAC system design, calculation and modelling
 Working knowledge of fluid mechanics, heat transfer and thermodynamics
 Knowledge of PWR or AGR power station design and system
 Understanding of Safety Case construction and Nuclear Safety requirements placed on systems
 Understanding of Nuclear Safety principles related to design of HVAC systems on a Nuclear Power Station
 Knowledge of UK licensing requirements and its application within the HPC project

 Knowledge of EPR design principles and Safety Classification
 Knowledge of Instrumentation and Control design
 Experience of performing HVAC design work on UK nuclear facilities
 Ability to speak and write technical documents in French
 Familiarity with Human Performance techniques
 Experience of working on an operating plant or on an industrial site

4. Particular characteristics:

Software and tools: ThBat
Language(s): English, French advantageous
Behavioural skills:
 Ability to effectively manage own workload in order to produce high quality documents and respect deadlines
 Excellent interpersonal skills
 Ability to communicate clearly and accurately, both written and orally
 Proactive and confident in communicating with others, particularly those based in remote offices including France
 Proactive in developing positive working relations with others within the project
 Continuously looking for opportunities to improve quality of engineering studies and the subsequent documentation produced

Reporting line: Reports to the ESWA Group Leader but day-to-day- work is facilitated through the technical coordinator

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