HVAC Systems Engineer

05 May 2017
02 Jun 2017
Kate Walker
Systems Design
Contract Type
Full Time
The Company:
Our client has a long history in supplying specialised components, systems and services to the civil nuclear industry. They have designed, engineered, manufactured and supplied custom equipment for both new build projects and operations reactors around the world for more than 40 years.

The Role:
The HVAC System Engineer is responsible for the system documents containing information on the design and the operation of the ventilation systems for the Nuclear Plant. The HVAC System Engineer is responsible for writing and updating the system design manuals (description, sizing, P&ID and I&C) and other related documentation.
The system engineer may be responsible for the production of one or more SDM, depending on the complexity of the systems.

Using appropriate input data, such as technical specifications, nuclear safety requirements and engineering rules, the HVAC System Engineer:

 Writes the specification for the system(s) under their responsibility including:

- Describing the system, its role and missions (including safety missions),
- Performing ventilation and thermal design calculations for the system and its components
- Specifying the functional requirement for instrumentation and control, and preparing DFD diagrams,

 Manages system modifications:
- Managing modification requests from the various engineering teams within the company and the wider project
- Checks the suitability for incorporation into the system design, challenges the necessity and implements them into the system design in accordance with procedures.

Uses knowledge and skills by:
- Supporting other HVAC engineers within the team by sharing knowledge and experience to find solutions to technical problems
- Constructively challenging the HVAC design
- Applying UK specific legislation and best practice in the field of Nuclear HVAC
- Maintaining a good working knowledge of all HVAC systems which fall under ourscope

Driving continuous improvement within the HVAC work by:
- Constantly looking for ways to improve quality of design
- Supporting the embedment of Nuclear Professionalism and Error Reduction Tools within the work performed by the HVAC team
- Utilising learning reports, lessons learned processes

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Engineer specialising in HVAC in a Nuclear context (Mechanical / Process / I&C)

- Thorough working knowledge of HVAC design (including design principles, industry standards, thermal calculations and modelling )
- Knowledge of instrumentation and control application in HVAC design
- Knowledge of nuclear safety principles relating to design and operation
- Knowledge of the characteristics and operation of Pressurised Water Reactors (PWRs)

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft’s services.

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