I&C Design Technical Lead


I&C Design Technical Lead

Next-Generation Nuclear Power Design


Sector: Nuclear New Build

Category: Engineering

Holtec International and its subsidiary companies are designing an unconditionally safe and secure source of clean energy, the SMR-300 small modular reactor. The Position is offered by Holtec Britain as a member of the Holtec International family, a global turnkey supplier of equipment and systems for nuclear, solar, geothermal, and fossil power generation sectors of the energy industry. Come join a growing multidisciplinary team of engineers designing the next generation nuclear power station.

As the I&C Design Technical Lead, you will provide the technical leadership for the engineering assessment, design and safety justification of the SMR300 for deployment in the UK and worldwide. You will be directly responsible for delivering technical scope of high integrity/complex Instrumentation & Control systems within the I&C discipline, as well as taking ownership of the of the I&C engineering chapter of the Safety Case for submission to the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) for use in the Generic Design Assessment (GDA).

The I&C Design Technical Lead will build strong a relationship with the US SMR I&C team. The UK GDA is a critical element for commercial deployment of SMR-300s word-wide, and this role provides a unique opportunity in an exciting emerging technology and energy marketplace.

Experience should include:

  • Experience in integrated digital plant control design, specifically control and protection systems and diverse actuation systems.
  • Experience with applicable (including nuclear-specific) IEEE, IEC, ISA, and ANSI codes and standards.
  • Evidence of providing technical leadership for complex I&C design engineering projects

Specific Areas of Responsibility:

  • Lead on I&C Systems Engineering for SMR-300 plant protection, control and monitoring systems.
  • Demonstrate SMR-300 I&C architecture suitability for safety functional claims
  • Demonstrate production excellence of the I&C Platform(s) utilised in SMR-300
  • Oversight, as Intelligent Customer, of key evidence supporting safety claims
  • Support the development of the I&C chapter of the Safety Case for submission in the SMR-300 GDA.
  • Coach and mentor to develop the team and the individuals in technical and personal skills enabling them to deliver.
  • Prepare and deliver presentations to internal and external organizations including the nuclear regulators.
  • Defend I&C design positions.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Degree qualified in an engineering or science related discipline.
  • Must possess excellent credentials in principles of power plant digital control design.
  • Ability to work independently and balance competing priorities.
  • Strong interpersonal skills. Able to engage credibly within and external to the business.
  • Strong presentation and communication skills – able to present at multiple organisational levels and to external regulatory stakeholders.
  • A credible decision maker, able to create confidence through crafting of strong justifications and arguments.
  • Eligible to work under 10 CFR Part 810

Desired Experience:

  • Experience with integrated control systems.
  • Experience with Human Machine Interface assessments
  • Cyber Risk Assessments

Bristol offers a vibrant community with excellent amenities, schools, a thriving tech community and a high quality of life. It provides easy access to various attractions and is well-connected to Wales, the Midlands and the South.

This is a remarkable opportunity to contribute to the development of next-generation nuclear power technology with a global leader. If you’re seeking a dynamic role in an emerging technology and energy marketplace, apply now to be part of our multidisciplinary team.

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Don’t miss the chance to join our team and drive excellence in Electrical Engineering! For further information contact Olivia Mindrila at Thomas Thor via email at o.mindrila@thomas-thor.com or call 01173741727.

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