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Senior HVAC Engineer

  • Job reference: 923555
  • Location: Warrington, Cheshire
  • Salary: Up to GBP320 per day
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Nuclear
  • Date posted: 25/01/2019

Senior HVAC Engineer

To support the HVAC Capability team in all aspects of HVAC and Building Services with knowledge and experience in nuclear standards and processes, specifically the delivery of the design of HVAC Systems or modification to existing HVAC Systems. Able to be client facing and demonstrate confidence as a subject matter expert hence able to support all stakeholders. Role expectations are: -

* Reporting to the HVAC Manager/Principal Engineer.

* Have experience of working within Building Services engineering design consultancy practice.

* An appreciation of quality assurance and business management.

* Good verbal and communication skills.

* Able to work effectively with colleagues and with a professional approach to external clients.

* An inquiring approach with a desire to explore innovative ideas whilst still understanding the need for a good commercial balance.

* Must present well with a professional and enthusiastic attitude

* Able to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

Available to travel short term in UK.

* Knowledge and experience of UK regulations is essential.

* Knowledge of nuclear standards and site procedures (preferred but not essential).

* Awareness of EG_0_1738_1 - Ventilation of Radioactive Areas.

* Design of ventilation systems from basic principles which shall include but not limited to: -

Review of room data sheets

Calculating required air change rates for free cooling, containment, etc.

Calculating airflow rates to enable duct sizing and pressure loss calculations for fan duties,

Develop HVAC Fire and Control Philosophy;

* Knowledge & experience in nuclear containment ventilation.

* Experience in the production of HVAC system design deliverables, specifying heat rejection plant (eg. air / water cooled condensers, heat pumps and heat recovery systems of varying types. The design of HVAC systems for cooling industrial process environments.

* Production of system schematics / Engineering Flow Diagrams (EFDs).

* Able to produce and check psychometric calculations.

Knowledge of steam and condensate processes and steam system design.

* Use of industry standard software such as Hevacomp and Pipenet.

* Thermal modelling experience would be an advantage.

* An understanding of AutoCAD packages and its capabilities.

* Experience in the delivery of written work, eg. Functional Specifications, Basis of Design, Equipment Specifications and Validation and Verification plans.

* Able to mentor junior staff, graduates and apprentices in nuclear ventilation design.

* Have at least 10 yrs demonstrable experience in delivering in Building Services design.

* Demonstrable experience in a similar role/environment, with recent relevant exposure to work in the nuclear industry.

* Ability to manage his/her own time effectively to ensure tasks are delivered to budget and timescale.

Experience Required:

  • Degree in Building Services Engineering or a minimum of 10 years HVAC design experience.
  • BPSS security cleared (SC preferred) or minimum security requirement to allow for P1 / P4 pass application.

MS Office applications

  • Hevacomp
  • Pipenet
  • AutoCAD


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As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.

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