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Systems Engineer - Waste Systems

  • Job reference: 933465
  • Location: Bristol
  • Salary: GBP40000 - GBP45000 per annum
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Nuclear
  • Date posted: 12/01/2021

Role: Systems Engineer - Waste Treatment

Location: Bristol

Salary: £40,000 - £45,000

Start Date: Feb 2021

Background: This role is working for an International Engineering Company supporting the work on Hinkley Point C working out of their Bristol based office. This role is for a System Engineer working on an Effluent Sampling and a Closed Cooling Water System

Role & Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for system design and system integration into overall design
  • Review and update the system documentation, describing the role and mission as well as formulating the mechanical, electrical, nuclear safety, and control logic requirements in compliance with the engineering rules, methodologies, quality processes, and tools
  • Produce documentation for the mechanical and thermo-hydraulic design, operator instructions, human machine interface, safety and environmental case, control logic design, and commissioning as well as periodic testing
  • Analysis and verification of input data, requirements, and lessons learnt from other stations
  • Sizing of components e.g. pumps, pipework, pressure relief valves, tanks
  • Perform thermal-hydraulic calculation and modelling with in house or commercial tools
  • Formulate equipment specification and provide the data in respective database or data sheet
  • Support to procurement team in formulation of technical specification for contract documentation
  • Support to procurement team in technical surveillance of supplier documentation
  • Ensuring the 3D model is consistent with the intended system design
  • Engage proactively with all stakeholders around the system to ensure the delivery of a product meeting the requirements set by all disciplines (layout, civil, hazard, nuclear safety, environment, configuration management, procurement)
  • Managing requests for modifications to system(s)
  • Analysis and verification of the applicability of these modifications and challenging them as appropriate ues
  • Reporting on maturity of the system (risks, open points, ongoing design changes, supplier feedback status)
  • Support system or other discipline's handovers to third parties keeping parts of the system documentation including equipment specifications and flow diagrams constantly up to date

Essential Criteria:

  • Mechanical or Process Engineering degree or equivalent qualification
  • Knowledge of system design, thermal-hydraulic calculation and modelling
  • Working knowledge of fluid mechanics
  • Fluent in English - written & verbal


  • Knowledge of EPR design principles and Safety Classification
  • Knowledge of PWR or AGR power station and systems design
  • Experience of performing system design work for nuclear facilities
  • Knowledge of Instrumentation and Control design
  • Understanding of Safety Case construction and Nuclear Safety requirements placed on systems
  • Experience of working on an operating plant or on an industrial site
  • Ability to speak and write technical documents in French

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