For a well-known client operating in the United Arab Emirates we are currently in search for a Maintenance Electrical Field Engineer to work on a nuclear new build project. The client is offering a 1 year contract with a possibility for extension.

Role description

Maintenance Electrical Field Engineer will be required to work within the functions to complete the research and development of FEGs {functional equipment groups}, FIDs (functional importance determination), develop both PMs, and Technical Specification Surveillances and develop the associated work packages.


• Creation of PMs and Technical Specification Surveillances, initial maintenance work packages using vendor manuals, industry procedures or procedures supplied by other experts as required by the functions in line with internationally accepted standards.
• Develop Human Factored Technical work instructions to support execution of event free maintenance.
• Assist and develop maintenance specific model work instructions and model work orders
• Verify and correctly link the Bill of Materials (BOM) to specific functional locations (FLOCs) and components. BOMs do not exist yet and planners are not the right resources to create/validate them, this is a materials and component (field) engineer capability.
• Align requirements in the Maintenance Manual with requirements in the maintenance procedures.
• Ensure statutory requirements, as laid out in the Technical Specifications and FSAR, are met through the development and implementation of the PM Program.
• Ensure that there are alignment of all the surveillance and statutory requirements of Operations, Radiation Protection, Chemistry, Fire Protections, etc. with Maintenance and ensure that work duplication are avoided.
• Optimize maintenance procedures to eliminate Human Performance Error Likely Situations and duplicate tasks, via the use of Procedure Change Requests (PCRs). PCRs are generated on an as needed (daily) basis by the functions as the work performed by the maintenance planner(s) may identify procedure improvement opportunities.
• Assist the PM contractor to expedite the PM Program development where required.
• Coach Plant Maintenance staff on correct work package preparation, compilation, execution, history recording and close out.
• Collect and verify plant information to develop orders and schedules.
• Develop, compile and update procedures as required.
• Perform plant system walk downs and component verification.
• Perform technical administrative activities as assigned by Site Maintenance Manager.
• The contracted Maintenance Field Engineers are fully integrated into the Nawah Procedures and Records Management function and systems in order to improve productivity and achieve business objectives.
• Assessing any gaps identified by the Maintenance Basis and develop the required work packages/work instructions.
• Possible secondment to other departments as required, in line with skills and project requirements.

Essential skills

• An engineering diploma (electrical, mechanical, I&C) OR equivalent experience & training at a nuclear power plant.
• Have at least 10 years field experience in electrical discipline, with in-plant experience that includes maintenance activities, fault finding, technical problem resolution.
• At least 10 years experience with advanced print reading skills (electrical, mechanical, P&ID, logic and control) to be able to accurately understand plant drawings.
• Maintenance Field Engineers must be able to understand vendor manuals from a technical perspective and apply that knowledge to work instruction content and to validate or recommend technical information be added to work packages to ensure clear, concise and accurate content.
• The Maintenance Field Engineers must understand the concept of procedure use and adherence and its application to work instructions
• Maintenance Field Engineers must be able to demonstrate the ability to develop Human Factored Technical Work Instructions (Training or Certification in HuP Factored Technical Writing Instruction or Professional Procedure Association Certification or equivalent).
• Full English fluency is required for document understanding, print reading, and interfacing with other departments to complete the tasks at hand.

Published by Thomas Thor

Thomas Thor Associates is a consulting and recruitment organisation providing services to the global nuclear sector. We represent nuclear industry experts and provide them to our clients for either freelance contract assignments or permanent staff positions.

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