Mechanical Engineer (Staff) in GB-Cumbria-Whitehaven, United Kingdom



Overview / Responsibilities

Amec Foster Wheeler are currently recruiting for a Mechanical Engineer with extensive in the nuclear industry.

Our client has a requirement to realign the Safety Case to support both POCO tasks and the proposed plant end-state. Whilst much of the Safety Case will be revised, areas of the plant remaining unchanged after POCO will be subjected to some form of review to satisfy Site Licence Condition. The review will take account of the Surveillance and Maintenance activities and ensure the Safety Case is fit for the purpose of supporting these tasks. This role is to carry out reviews of the Mechancial aspects of safety cases.

Key responsibilities and accountabilities:

Engage with Plant personnel and review documentation to:

  • Assess the current risk context of the facility and determine if any future planned changes would affect the risk context
  • Define the plant boundaries and determine if any boundary changes have affected safety of the plant; does the plant impact on safety external to the plant?
  • Evaluate the operating, maintenance, inspection and testing history to determine any trends that may threaten safety on plant
  • Review the history of incidents/abnormal events and determine if there is a trend of near misses
  • Compare what the plant does, what it was designed to do and what the safety case says it does. Assess what modifications have been done to the plant and ensure the Safety Case reflect the totality of these.
  • Review how the plant conforms to modern codes, standards and good practices and consider the impact on plant safety
  • Determine the validity of engineering schedule and assess the current condition of Systems, Structures or Components (SSCs) and the effect on safety.
  • Assess the impact of changes to safety standards or safety methodology/assumptions that are relevant to the facility
  • Evaluate the impact on safety of changes in the organisational structure and resourcing.
  • Assess the adequacy of the arrangements and practices for leadership and management for safety.
  • Report any aspects where there is an obvious improvement to safety, without doing detailed paper reviews
  • Report any obvious known shortfalls that are not worth fixing and do not require further review; provide ALARP statements in support of these decisions.
  • Consider cumulative effects resulting from changes e.g. in the organisational structure, resources, Plant Modification Proposals (PMPs), Safety Case changes, Human factors (HuF), training & workforce SQEP, inventory, age and degradation, radiological conditions, discharges, culture/management, events/Learning From Experience (LFE), technical underpinning, Safety Assessment methods, engineering methods knowledge, plant performance etc.
  • Consider the degree of change (operational, technical and engineering) and the possibility of change on change
  • Prepare summary reports, Notes for the Record, Hazard Management Diagrams and other graphical presentations


Skills / Qualifications

  • Self-driven, results-oriented with a positive outlook, and a clear focus on high quality and accuracy. A natural forward planner who critically assesses own performance. Mature, credible, and comfortable in dealing with range of people from Senior Managers to Plant Operators. Reliable, tolerant, and determined, an empathic communicator, able to see things from the other person's point of view. Able to get on with others and be a team-player. A questioning and investigative attitude is desirable
  • Understands the principles of Safety Cases, Nuclear and General Engineering. Previous nuclear experience and the Long-Term Periodic Review process will be useful
  • Must be adept in use of MS Office 2000 or later, particularly Excel and Word. The ability to use AutoCAD is essential and experience of IT systems will be an advantage
  • Must be a competent writer of engineering based reports
  • Must be a good communicator using face-to-face discussion, telephone and email. The ability to listen is essential
  • Good understanding of the Safety Case Review processes and requirements
  • Knowledge of the Safety Case Index
  • Previous LTPR experience


Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 55,000 people, with revenues of over $11 billion.  We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life-cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, chemicals, environment and infrastructure, power & process, clean energy, mining and general industrial sectors. We strive to be the best technical services company to work with, work for and invest in. <web address removed>



Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

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