Jacobs is currently searching for Senior EC&I Engineers to support our design work on the Small Modular Reactor (SMR) Project.
The SMR project is a collaboration between several UK organisations to develop a modular reactor design that will become a key part of the UK's energy supply in the future, applying innovative techniques, modular construction and advanced manufacturing techniques to develop a solution that will drive down the cost of electricity generation from nuclear power.
The SMR project provides a unique opportunity to be involved in UK-developed nuclear new-build and the project has secured significant government investment to support this concept design phase. Jacobs are a key member of the collaboration and are building a team to lead the E, C & I engineering on the project.
This is an exciting, challenging, nuclear project requiring expertise in all aspects of E, C & I relating to nuclear plant and large power generating plant. Based out of Jacobs' North West offices, these roles will support the development of E, C & I systems for this new reactor design. This is an exciting opportunity with a remit for strong technical delivery.
Degree qualified / Chartered Engineer (or the ability to attain CEng)
A background in control systems and instrumentation in a highly-regulated domain including control room requirements, process automation and instrumentation selection
Familiarity with nuclear reactor technologies, particularly knowledge of the C & I systems for pressurised water reactor designs, would be desirable
Functional safety knowledge (IEC 61508 or IEC 61513) including the basic concepts of defence in depth design approaches
Knowledge of the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) Safety Assessment Principles (SAPs) relevant to C & I and the associated Technical Assessment Guides (TAGs) 003 and 046
An understanding of the Claim, Argument, Evidence (CAE) approach to safety case presentation would be an advantage
Knowledge of both the software and hardware qualification of configurable/programmable systems would be an advantage
Full project lifecycle experience, including requirements capture and management, Verification and Validation etc.
Ability to understand requirements and ensure that the design meets them
Comfortable working at a high level to ensure performance, cost and quality requirements are met but also able to achieve detailed requirement delivery
Knowledge of standards compliance, certification and equipment layout and segregation issues including EMC
Able to act as, or support the activities of an "Intelligent Customer" as defined in the ONR SAPs
Takes responsibility for nuclear safety with the ability to challenge appropriately
Assessment of technical options to achieve the most cost effective overall solution
Development of C & I design philosophy documents for the power station including Basis of Design Documents and Design Guides
Development of C & I architecture including block diagrams, layout requirements and instrument lists
Interaction with other disciplines and review of their input documents including Process Flow Diagrams, design requirements, hazard analysis, layout drawings etc.
Development of the design of the reactor protection systems to ensure that safety, regulatory and availability requirements are met
Inclusion of requirements for operability such as operator interfaces including alarm management, maintenance requirements and data management
Consideration of modular construction techniques within the design to facilitate low cost station build
Take account of obsolescence and lifetime issues during architecture and component selection
Development of a testing and maintenance philosophy
Generate ideas for implementation of latest technology / techniques to ensure lowest cost and highest performance for the station
The role will be predominantly based in Warrington but a willingness to travel to and work at the sites of other group members (including Derby) is required
Ability to identify activities that need to be completed and plan and prioritise work
Excellent communication skills across a range of organisational levels including high quality written technical reports
Works well with others and builds and maintains relationships
Ability to obtain security clearance to basic level is a requirement of the role
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