Job Details
  • Reference359033A_1592106780
  • LocationSydney
  • SalaryAU$2000 - AU$3000 per annum
  • Job TypeFull Time
  • Posted19 days ago
  • ConsultantLinda Murphy

Position title: Instrumentation and Control Engineer - Nuclear - Government
Contract Estimation Duration: Ongoing | Full Time
Company Type / Size: Government
Location: Sydney
Salary / Rate:[ $82k - $110k :] + 15.4% super + NEG., D.O.E.
Purpose of this position:
The System Engineer is a key role in relation to the clients' asset performance management, ensuring that operating, maintenance and capital investment strategies for the reactor are optimised through sound decision making and planning, and continuously improved through feedback of operating experience and data. It also includes a level of responsibility for the engineering design and configuration of allocated plant systems to support safety, reliability and maintainability requirements. As the organisation's nominated resident expert, the System Engineer / Strategist has an appropriate level of expertise in relation to allocated plant systems and equipment, with an overall understanding of the drivers and limitations of system reliability and the ability to provide sound technical support and advice to operations and maintenance functions.
General Requirements:

  • Assume delegated responsibility for engineering design and configuration, and for providing decision support on maintenance and capital investment strategies, for allocated asset systems.
  • Formulate and document recommended maintenance and capital investment strategies for relevant systems in collaboration with asset managers, operators / custodians, key advisories and other stakeholders, applying risk-based decision-making practices and balancing performance, cost and risk.
  • Prepare and review documentation and systems to support the delivery of maintenance strategies by maintenance work centres, including Clients' Maintenance, Operations and Utilisation. This includes maintenance plans, work instructions, spare parts requirements, technical manuals, data and information.
  • Undertake assigned maintenance delivery tasks as per system maintenance strategies and associated integrated support provisions.
  • Prepare, review and present capital investment cases for relevant asset acquisition, redesign and renewal projects.
  • Undertake assigned plant modification projects / tasks in accordance with project management, technical and change control requirements. Review and support the design and implementation of modification projects/ tasks undertaken by others to ensure outcomes are consistent with clients' requirements.
  • Review and investigate plant / system failure incidents, formulate and record lessons learned, and continually improve and optimise system maintenance and capital investment strategies through implementation of corrective and preventive actions.
  • Monitor the effectiveness and proper implementation of maintenance strategies, review and assess asset condition and health data, proactively identify and act on risks and opportunities for improvement.
  • Ensure engineering activities and solutions comply with the clients' operating licence, regulatory and statutory requirements, security requirements, safety management and business management systems.
  • Prepare, revise and update plant drawings and documentation to ensure the plant configuration is accurately represented.
  • Foster collaborative and supportive relationships with a diverse range of staff including operators, maintainers, scientists and contractors.
  • Undertake additional duties as required and during period of leave of other staff.



    Technical Scope:
    Discipline Criteria
    Mechanical / Process / Chemical
  • Ability to read and interpret P&I Diagrams and/or Mechanical fabrication drawings.
  • Experience in development of Task/Plant Risk Assessments, including SWMES/FMECA/HAZOP.
  • Plant experience with the following equipment:
     Pumps/compressors
     Fans / HVAC chillers
     Cooling Towers / Heat Exchangers
     Instrumentation
     Valves (manual & actuated)
     Water purification (IX, RO, Filtration)
     Cryogenics (Vacuum / turbines)
  • Use of Condition Monitoring techniques, including VA / thermography, teak testing (pressure / helium), oil analysis.
  • Requirements for mechanical fabrication of items in workshop and/or in the field, including QC processes, documentation requirements, welding procedures/qualifications, NDE techniques / standards.
  • Design of pressure equipment, including familiarity with pressure vessel standards (AS1210/ASME VIII) and pressure piping standards (AS4041/ASME B31).
  • Operation of pressure equipment, including familiarity with code inspection requirements (AS3788) and pressure relief device sizing, selection and installation (API 520).
  • Engineering software experience:
     Process: Aspen HYSYS / FluidFlow3 / MatLab
     Mechanical: AutoCAD / SolidWorks FEA / ANSYS
    Instrumentation and Control
  • Ability to read and interpret P&ID's, single line diagrams and other I&C engineering documentation
  • Technical knowledge / experience working with the following systems:
     Industrial DCS's (preferably Schneider Ele