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  • Job reference: RMS0143332

ARM Engineer

  • Sector: Power & Energy
  • Location: Sellafield
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 12/06/2014
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The Company:
Leading Nuclear Decommissioning Consultancy with offices throughout the UK. They are a major supplier to the nuclear industry working on a variety of projects for different sites.

The Role:
Roles will be based in West Cumbria / Sellafield

Job Description
A vacancy has arisen for an Availability, Reliability, and Maintainability (ARM) Engineer.

Our client has considerable experience in the specialist fields of Safety and ARM. Over the years this has been applied to such diverse areas as nuclear, defence, rail and traditional engineering projects. A significant part of their work has been in ARM (and Safety) support work within the nuclear industry in the UK.

Be able to carry out a number of the following assessments:
Hazard Identification (HAZOP/FMEA/FMECA)
Fault Analysis (FTA, ETA, RBDs)
Human Reliability
Probabilistic Risk Analysis
Reliability Centred Maintenance
Be able to use the one or more of the following proprietary computer programs:
Risk Spectrum
Reliability Workbench
Microsoft Excel and Word (essential)
Demonstrate knowledge or experience in the following areas:

Other Responsibilities:
Ensuring that procedures are correctly applied to technical activities.
Providing the nuclear ARM input to design projects and bids.
Preparing and agreeing the ARM Strategy.
Providing the link and ensuring adequate communication between the Engineering Delivery Team, Construction Experts, Designers, and Operators.
Managing delivery for the work undertaken within their agreed remit against cost and programme to the satisfaction of the Key stakeholders.
Acting as the Point of Contact for the Key Stakeholders.
Managing project risks by closing out ARM items on the Technical issues and Risk Register Database.
Supporting the Key Stakeholders as appropriate in submitting the ARM study to the various approval stages. Providing formal responses to comments raised at the various approval stages.
Producing, verifying, and approving calculations, analyses, design basis documentation and technical reports.
Producing, verifying, and approving technical Scopes of Work, assessing tender returns, then verifying/assessing and/or approving the outputs to ensure that the requirements of the design sub-contract are met.
Peer reviewing bids and designs.
Ensuring that internally deployed resources are suitably qualified and experienced personnel.
Ensuring that consultants and sub-contractors deploy suitably qualified and experienced personnel.
Ensuring that nuclear safety requirements are embodied in designs.
Ensuring that conventional health & safety and environmental protection requirements are embodied in designs
Approving design changes.
Approving concessions and technical queries.
Establishing and maintaining the engineering configuration, ensuring that the overall Design lntent and integrity is maintained throughout design development and subsequent changes.
Feeding back lessons learnt for use on future stages of the current project and other projects.
Raising quality plans for single discipline work packages.
Producing estimates for bids.
Directing and supervising the work of technical specialists within the same discipline.
Ensuring that adequate Verification & Approval is undertaken on all their deliverables and for those under their direct control and supervision.
Ensuring adequate functional peer review/input to delivery.
Maintaining an overview of technical, safety case and ARM strategies being delivered, and the key arguments used, to share ‘best practice' between projects and ensure that customer feedback is incorporated where appropriate.
Reviewing industry best practice for implementation.
Reporting regularly to the ARM and/or Hazard Management Functional Head.
Representing the discipline to customers, regulatory and external bodies.
Independent assessment of the technical basis of claims and disputes.
Undertaking any special duties as may be specified from time to time by the ARM and/or Hazard Management Functional Head

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Brief Person Specification:

Be qualified to at least HND level in electrical or mechanical engineering or physics or other numerate discipline with a minimum of five years relevant experience in nuclear, defence or a similar major industry.
Be well-motivated, able to work on your own and as part of a team and having a genuine interest in this type of work along with a determination to develop expertise in all its aspects.
Have good communication skills enabling professional reporting of work and effective liaison within your team and other departments as well as with our customers' representatives and suppliers.
Be resident in the UK for at least five years and have, or be willing for our client to apply for, appropriate security clearance. (This is essential in order to work for our Nuclear/Defence customers).
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