For our client in The Netherlands, dedicated to design and build a new reactor, we are looking for a Utilities Systems /Auxiliaries Engineer

Role description

The design of the Nuclear Island will be made by a specialized external designers. As a Utilities Systems /Auxiliaries Engineer you will support to obtain the right design by maintaining full oversight of work performed by the designers and of technical interfaces.

As Utilities Systems /Auxiliaries Engineer you will be part of the engineering team, reporting to the engineering manager.


  • Be responsible for the utilities systems (including  nuclear services, conventional services, piped services, OPS utilities, hot & cold tap water system, sewage & storm water drainage, compressed & breathing air supply, service gas system, demin water supply system, fuel oil storage & distribution system), to gets the right design according to the technical requirements and Dutch Regulatory Requirements.
  • Assess the design proposed by the Contractor.
  • Use value engineering and design-to-cost principles to optimize the design.
  • Conducting audits (quality assessments) at suppliers
  • Participate to meetings with supporting engineers and the designer of the reactor.
  • Support interface control between Nuclear Island and balance of plant
  • Define design codes and standards evaluation criteria.
  • Evaluate the effect of code selection on the maintaining the plant afterwards e.g. replacement part manufacturing.
  • Support code justification to regulator.
  • Evaluate the extent of localization that is possible (e.g. Availability of materials in local market).
  • Support assessment the Quality Management System of designers with regard to manufacturing and design process.
  • Support the review of the conceptual safety report and safety analysis report.
  • With respect to your assigned work packages report on progress, budget, risks and issues

Essential skills

  • Diploma in higher professional or university level, preferably in the field of engineering
  • Experience with EPCM/EPC environment
  • +10  years of technical experience in complex projects in the nuclear or energy sector, or in the process or chemical industries
  • You can set priorities and have a structured way of working
  • Excellent English

Desired skills

  • Having system engineering experience is an advantage
  • Affinity with International Atomic Energy Agency systems and guidelines is an advantage
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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