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E&I Systems Engineer

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    Electrical Engineering

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    Up to £50293.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Phil Dobbins MREC Dip.R.P

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    about 2 months ago

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Job Purpose

The System Engineer has detailed knowledge of the system that they have responsibility for. This knowledge includes the system's risks, role and interaction with other systems. They ensure that the documentation on current condition and ageing processes held on the system are up to date. They will assist in leading the Engineering and Maintenance function of the client and provide mechanical / electrical engineering expertise in plant processes, systems and procedures. They shall also support project work by coordinating the provision of resource and producing documentation as required.

The System Engineer will have detailed knowledge of the contents, boundaries, interfaces and interactions of client asset systems, particularly the technical design basis, service history, environment and current function, configuration and life time plan of the assets and can or may be required to:

  • Promote and ensure the health and safety of individuals, plant and environment to maintain high levels of personal safety, plant integrity and environmental compliance.
  • Determine the principal ageing issues, failure modes, vulnerabilities and degradation mechanisms and their location within the asset systems and their potential impact on safety function taking advice from the Design Authority and technical specialists. The System Engineer should recognise where external supplier support may be required (i.e. Non Destructive Testing) and identify nominated sub-contractor(s) with known capabilities, rates and acceptable contractual arrangements.
  • Act as the Area Discipline Engineer (Mechanical/Electrical) to support clients Design Authority requirements.
  • Fulfil the role of Contract Representative for maintenance contractors and suppliers to ensure the safe and cost effective provision of services and parts.
  • Review and understand recommendations provided by sub-contract partners and external service providers.
  • Ensure that operations, examination, maintenance, inspection and testing are carried out such that, as far as reasonably practicable, leakage or escape of the contents of assets / containers is prevented, and if it were to occur, is detected in line with Nuclear Site Licence Condition 34.
  • Develop planned maintenance strategies to maximise plant availability and reliability, including utilising and developing tools such as SAP.
  • Contribute to the design and safety assessment of existing and new production capacity to ensure full compliance with safety criteria whilst minimising lifetime costs.
  • Contribute to the design and safety assessment of minor projects and assist in ensuring compliance with all safety case rules and requirements to ensure compliance with the Nuclear Site Licence within area of expertise.
  • Identify information shortfalls and initiate the acquisition of supporting information to ensure condition and performance data is accurate and up to date.
  • Translate information shortfalls into structured information requests.
  • Perform (or delegate) analysis of the collected asset information.
  • Understand the risk score of the asset systems along with their potential impact on safety function.
  • Expand on the Asset Owner communication to help develop an understanding of the Ageing Asset Management System (AAMS) within the Operations team and establish and agree the level of support required from the Operation team to effectively implement the AAMS.
  • Liaise directly with Operational team / sub-contractor to brief expectation and specific requirements.
  • Support the identification, assessment and communication of any Risks / Hazards associated with the tasks.
  • Provide update on asset performance / status and escalate any inspection information that may be of specific concern.
  • Monitor actual progress against planned progress.
  • Review, monitor and report progress against associated Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for the asset and suggest new KPIs that will drive performance based on implementation experience of the AAMS.
  • Review and provide performance related feedback against Asset Management Objectives (AMOs) and coordinate review meetings to review AMOs and assess progress against these measures.
  • Provide operational feedback and rationalisation of Repair vs. Renew and conduct Post Job De-briefs with operational teams to understand the Learning from Experience.
  • Ensure collection and analysis of data, records etc. required for regulatory requirements and for efficient operations via the development of Critical Performance Indicators and consider and improve the ways in which data is collected.
  • Determine future maintenance and asset care requirements against the Life time plan and enable robust, well justified long-term and regulatory planning to minimise risk.
  • Review the Asset Risk Register and assess the highest risk assets that will need to be addressed.
  • Review existing Level 3 information for each specific asset, ascertaining detailed knowledge of the service history, configuration and life time plan of the assets.
  • Identify resources best placed to execute maintenance tasks, Operations teams or sub-contractor and present the business case to the Asset Owner for approval.
  • Fulfil the role of Appointed Person for Electrical.

They shall also support projects by: -

  • Coordinating the provision of resource, such as from the Maintenance Team's Technicians.
  • Producing documentation, such as isolation schedules.
  • Providing technical advice on the best way to achieve a project objective.


  • Professional engineer with a degree in Engineering, (likely incorporated or chartered mechanical or electrical engineer) with detailed specialist knowledge of the assets that they have responsibility for.