Office for Nuclear Regulation

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Electrical engineering

What does electrical engineering mean in ONR?

Within the Office for Nuclear Regulation Electrical Engineering specialists are required to work on the safety assessment and inspection of the design, installation, commissioning, maintenance and operation of electrical engineering systems needed to meet requirements of providing energy to support the operation of safety systems, structures and components (SSCs). Many electrical systems at nuclear facilities use well proven techniques, such as the application of diversity and redundancy, in order to meet challenging availability targets. Such systems require the application of rigorous design analysis, a comprehensive programme of qualification and commissioning of equipment prior to first use followed by a programme of proof tests and other maintenance work through operational life of the system until its ultimate decommissioning.

Who do we need?

We are looking for people with in-depth knowledge of the design, installation, commissioning, maintenance and operation of electrical systems particularly those used in an emergency role in the event of the failure of the grid based power supply systems. Ideally we would you to have been involved in the design and commissioning of high integrity standby electrical power supply systems of the type found in nuclear installations, high hazard facilities or in applications such as electrical support for mission critical services. The main criterion is that you have experience in the design, maintenance, operation and safety analysis (or mission critical analysis) of electrical systems with availability targets typically of the order 99.99% or better when called upon to operate. The design and analysis of such system requires people with good knowledge of the application of redundancy and diversity techniques, advanced protection coordination, transient and stability studies, loading and sequencing of diesel generators, earthing systems and performance under normal and fault conditions of major components such as switchgear, transformers and electrical protection systems.

Which areas are we interested in?

We are looking for people with a specialist knowledge and experience in at least two (or more) of the following areas:

How to apply

Please visit our recruitment portal.