Design Engineer CE&I

Posted 22 January 2023
Salary Negotiable
Job type Contract
Contact NameStewart Bryson

Job description

Min 3 days on site. May be demand for 5 days

Travel to the site in Cumbria (if Warrington based) may be required in order to undertake plant familiarisation visits / walk downs / surveys.

The Plant Facing Design Office (PFDO) is the organisation that provides professional design support to the Plant Engineering community. The PFDO have a requirement for a CE&I Design Engineer to participate in a team that provides a design service to the Retrievals and Infrastructure (R&I) areas.

This role is as CE&I Design Engineer based in Warrington or Cumbria. The role is to deliver CE&I design solutions in response to problem definitions from the OU system engineering community under the direction of a CE&I Lead Engineer or CE&I Responsible Engineer. Responsibilities will also include assisting / leading designers in the production of design packs.

The role holder will report to a Senior / Lead CE&I Engineer or CE&I Responsible Engineer and will need to be able to fulfil the requirements of SQEP role: SR0754 "CE&I Designer".

A key aspect of this role is the ability to quickly self-deliver pragmatic CE&I design solutions from a brief problem statement with minimal supervision and to be responsive to changing priorities. It is expected that the role holder will have the ability / experience to produce a design pack in totality including production of CAD drawings when required.

The role involves working collaboratively with the System Engineering community to deliver the best outcome for the business.

Job Deliverables:

Typical tasks for the R&I facilities involve resolution of equipment obsolescence issues and specification of replacement items, design substantiation of systems and instruments that provide SM or SRE safety functions, designs for modifications to facilitate plant improvements, redline drawings, PMP reviews, processing of TQs, PPs and ACs etc.

Design support deliverables will fall into three main categories:

  1. "Routine" design support to Plant Engineering at the request of the respective OUEM, typically comprising:
  • Review of PMPs, MSC papers, technical papers, commissioning test documents, etc. and attendance at the relevant Committee meetings. Processing of TQs, Concessions and Production Permits, e.g. for plant spares, etc.
  • Obsolescence issues and specifying replacement instruments or parts.
  • Review of Drawings and Plant discrepancies and the associated drawing records updates.
  • Resolution of minor queries and provision of advice and guidance on design and configuration management.
  1. Design support to urgent plant breakdown issues at the request of the plant operators, typically comprising:
  • Attendance at Operational Decision Making meetings.
  • Engagement with Design Capability or Project office design engineers for specialist support.
  • Preparation of necessary design deliverables in support of plant recovery
  1. Preparation of design packages that will typically include:
  • Plant visits and site surveys, subject to any Covid 19 risk assessment.
  • Stakeholder discussions and scope agreement with the client
  • Drawings
  • Outline Installation Method Statements.
  • Equipment Data Sheets
  • CDM Risk Assessments
  • Substantiation of Safety Systems
  • Design reviews
  • Record updates

Essential Skills:

CE&I Engineer with a MEng / BEng in a CE&I engineering subject preferred or HNC / HND Electrical/Electronic Engineering with substantial experience in lieu of further qualifications.

Membership of an appropriate Engineering Institution and professional registration at IEng or CEng level is desirable.

  • Demonstrable significant experience of participation in teams of CE&I engineers and designers undertaking a wide range of CE&I design packages.
  • Evidence of delivering fit for purpose engineering design across the full design cycle.
  • Pragmatic approach to problem solving and ability to apply 'Fit for Purpose Mind-set' and 'Engineering Judgement' where appropriate.
  • Good working knowledge of CDM regulations as applicable to the Designer role
  • Broad understanding of Safety Case requirements
  • Broad understanding of CE&I Safety Systems and Functional Safety (IEC 61508)
  • Good working knowledge of Supply of Machinery Regulations.
  • Evidence of having a sound working knowledge of CE&I Standards and awareness of relevant, national and international codes, specifications, standards and legislation relevant to CE&I engineering.
  • In depth experience in the design of electrical power, lighting, process instrumentation and control systems
  • In depth experience of producing CE&I installation design packages including OIMSs, CDM Risk Assessments and installation drawings: BCDs, configuration, schematics, hook-ups and layouts / GAs.
  • Experience of producing instrument datasheets.
  • Evidence of effectively working with the supply chain in delivering engineering design.
  • Ability to satisfy SQEP requirements for CE&I Designer, SR0754.
  • Working knowledge of the design process for all stages of design (concept, preliminary, detailed design through to manufacture and construction).
  • Ability to travel to Cumbria to attend meetings and perform site surveys. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience in undertaking cable calculations.
  • Familiar with BS/BS-EN standards; for example, BS7671

Desirable Skills:

  • Nuclear experience on legacy, new and operational nuclear installations at site.
  • Knowledge of the Management System with particular reference to topic area 1.02 Design and Engineering.
  • Competent in the use of AutoCAD.
  • Good knowledge of Plants and Operations
  • Competent in the use of DMDesktop.
  • Understanding of the Document Configuration Management processes.
  • SC clearance holder.
  • P1/P4 Pass holder
  • Conversant and experienced with the use of with CE&I standards
  • Can be SQEP to SR0687 Access to C2 & R2+ areas

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