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Senior Component Engineer

Date: Mar 10, 2023

Location: Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, AE

Company: Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation

Job Purpose

Provide component engineering skills and knowledge in implementing component engineering program activities and complex troubleshooting, engineering evaluations, operability determinations, Operational Decision-Making Issues (ODMIs) and temporary modifications through the planning, execution, and post close-out phases of component engineering activities (i.e., Mechanical, Electrical, or Instrumentation and Controls) for the Barakah Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP) as per the regulatory requirements, operating policies and principles, nuclear standards for nuclear safety, industrial safety, and environmental protection, to ensure overall business performance objectives are achieved.

Component Engineering (for positions under Mechanical or Electrical/I&C Component)
Responsibilities and Accountabilities:
•Execute component engineering activities to increase reliability and performance, reduce operating and maintenance costs, and maintain compliance with plant design basis and regulatory requirements.
•Provide technical expertise during the conduct of identification, investigation, and resolution of off normal equipment conditions to ensure safe plant operations and preserve equipment design margins.
•Monitor, track, and assess component performance using predictive maintenance technologies in improve equipment reliability.
•Participate in on-line work week meetings as required to provide input to component maintenance requirements and priorities.
•Provide technical support executing complex troubleshooting activities to facilitate successful completion.
•Provide support to long-term asset management strategies, initiate design changes, review failure analyses, and perform causal evaluations to improve plant operations.
•Provide support in developing major equipment maintenance windows to assist Outage Management.
•Participate managing the preventative maintenance basis for components and optimize the program based on as-found conditions to make best use of Nawah resources and promote plant reliability.
•Analyze to determine whether components meet or exceed all regulatory requirements and achieve/approach industry best practices to enhance plant reliability.
•Respond to management inquiries and provide responses to key stakeholders, audits, and reviews to facilitate accurate and timely communication.
•Review and provide preliminary prioritization to work backlog to ensure optimization of maintenance resources in component work.
•Maintain component health plans to drive component health and improvements effectively.
•Implement equipment reliability initiatives, including motivating the correct behaviors to promote results-oriented equipment reliability and to support plant outages.
•Provide updates to the equipment master database (creation/modification/deletion of equipment master information) to ensure its accuracy and usefulness including the execution of:
- Review of documents prepared by the maintenance team or the system engineering team.
- Register equipment master in Operating Management System (OMS).
- Provide notification to the maintenance team of the results of equipment master changes.
- Conduct periodic adequacy checks of station equipment master and issue of notification of improper operation for inadequate items.
- Review of station equipment master and changes in function location at least once every quarter.
•Implement final investment decision (FID) process to facilitate obtaining new equipment, through:
- Preparing requests deciding functional significance from the system engineering team.
- Reviewing significance determination prepared by system engineering.
- Drafting to Plant Health Committee (PHC) for equipment which received critical A/B in significance after evaluation to gain approval.
•Examine and critically evaluate assigned components etc.during outages to identify condition and issues.
•Provide oversight on maintenance activities performed by contractors, when necessary to ensure proper use of appropriate procedures.
•Prepare for World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO) up peer ensure effective communication.

•Provide input to procedure revisions to ensure accurate and up-to-date instructions for operations, maintenance and engineering personnel.

Engineering Rapid Response (for positions in the Rapid Response)
Responsibilities and Accountabilities:
•Participate in complex troubleshooting requests from Maintenance, Operations or other Engineering departments to find and fix complex problems with systems or components.
•Perform engineering evaluations in support of Operations or Maintenance requirements to provide information in a short time-frame.
•Perform and support engineering evaluations, operability determinations or ODMIs to ensure that requirements can be met in a timely and effective manner.
•Participate in developing complex temporary modifications and lead the development of non-complex temporary modifications to meet short-term needs and to enable the Design Department to focus on scheduled work.

Outage and Emergency Response Organization (ERO) Support
Responsibilities and Accountabilities:
•Support outage and/or the emergency response organization, as assigned, to ensure safe, reliable and continued operations; this may require shift work/off hours support.

Staff Training and Qualification
Responsibilities and Accountabilities:
•Provide training feedback on program effectiveness with evaluation of operator performance to enhance training and qualification program quality.

The incumbent is expected to perform standard activities as per attachments 4 & 5 in the Job Description procedure (relating to Health, Safety and Environment, Security and Business Continuity, People Management, Excellence and Quality Management



•Bachelors Degree or Diploma (or Equivalent) Degree in Engineering or related Science.
•5 years of relevant experience, out of which:
- 1 year of Nuclear Power Plant engineering experience.

•Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical, Electrical, or Electronic Engineering.
•APR-1400 or OPR-1000 maintenance and engineering experience.