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Systems Engineer

  • Sector: Power & Energy
  • Location: Bristol
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 06/04/2018
  • Duration: permanent
  • Time left:
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    (28/05/18)
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The Role:
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. The System Engineer will act as the central point of contact for system(s) which fall(s) under their responsibility.

Main activities - Systems Engineering:
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)
* Performing the analysis for defining the Instrumentation and Control Functional Requirements of the system
* Updating the Instrumentation and Control documentation, including the DFD, Functional test procedure and Valid DFD
* Updating and implementing the Safety Classified Component List working closely with the Safety Department
* Carrying out the process and operational design of the system
* Sizing components e.g. pumps, pipework, pressure relief valves
* Producing component datasheets required for the procurement of equipment
* Ensuring the 3D model is accurate and consistent with the intended system design
* Developing effective working relationships with counterparts in the Paris office to agree common approaches and share knowledge

Management of modifications related to the system including:
* Managing requests for modifications to system(s) issued by various external parties
* Analysis and verification of the applicability of these modifications including the consideration of safety, environmental and commercial implications, and challenging as appropriate
* Developing technical solutions and presenting them to the client to help resolve technical issues
* Utilising the electronic Engineering Change management tool

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

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
* Experience of working on an operating plant or on an industrial site
* Membership of a Professional Institute leading to Chartered Status
* Knowledge of EPR design principles and Safety Classification
* Knowledge of Instrumentation and Control design
* Ability to speak and write technical documents in French
* Familiarity with Human Performance techniques

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

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