EC&I Design Engineer

James Fisher Nuclear
30 Sep 2017
03 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
James Fisher Nuclear is the supplier of choice to the nuclear industry in specialist design, engineering and manufacturing. James Fisher Nuclear (JFN) is an innovative and fast-growing organisation, our highly skilled teams and long standing heritage enable us to deliver solutions to the most demanding operational and technical challenges faced by our customer base.


The EC&I design engineer will provide design services to a number of projects mainly within the nuclear decommissioning sector


Key Duties:

Design Tasks

Carrying out specific design tasks to meet the time, cost and quality requirements of projects. This may include but not be limited to:

Scheme design generation consisting of:

  • Design briefs
  • User requirements specifications
  • Software definition documents
  • Block cable diagrams
  • Control philosophy documents
  • Scheme functional calculations
  • Scheme design risk assessments
  • Directive compliance assessments
  • Scheme design review

Detail design generation consisting of;

  • Software system specifications
  • System Schematics
  • Panel layouts
  • Cable / detail functional calculations
  • Detail functional calculations
  • Detail design risk assessments
  • Directive compliance assessments
  • Detail design review

Production of manufacturing documentation consisting of;

  • Wiring / single line diagrams
  • Schedules
  • PLC / software code
  • Module / integration tests
  • Factory acceptance tests
  • Method statements
  • Operation, maintenance and installation manuals
  • Technical construction files

Take part in;

  • Client meetings
  • Testing activities
  • Commissioning activities
  • Post project review meetings

Maintaining the project?s working folder

Checking of deliverables produced by other team members


Project Management Interaction

Interact with project management staff to achieve the best outcome for the projects;

  • Agree remaining work durations
  • Highlight (at the earliest opportunity) when a task will not be completed to a previously agreed timescale
  • Identify and report change


Tendering Tasks

This may include but not be limited to;

  • Production of concept designs
  • Estimating durations for design of tender items
  • Composing technical responses to quotation requests


Quality Compliance

Complying with JFN?s quality policies and procedures, with particular emphasis on;

  • Design procedure
  • Document numbering and control
  • Approval of Suppliers and Sub-Contractors


Health & Safety

Complying with JFN?s health and safety policies and procedures, with particular emphasis on;

  • Take reasonable care for own health and safety and the health and safety of others
  • Report all accidents and near misses to their Line Manager or Safety Representative
  • Not operate any equipment they have not been specifically trained to use


Continual Improvement

Continually seek methods to improve personal, design office and company performance and efficiency


Key Skills:


  • Has participated in a variety of diverse projects or activities ranging in both size and complexity.
  • Appreciation of manufacturing, assembly and test techniques
  • Ability to manage his / her own workload and self-manage to deliver tasks
  • Ability to make prioritisation decisions on non-critical or process driven work
  • Ability to read, understand and work to procedures and standards
  • Ability to work as part of a team and supervise or guide others in the delivery of similar tasks
  • Is expected to need general supervision and ask for direction when required
  • Is expected to be competent in the production of standard design deliverables
  • Have an awareness of relevant design tools, techniques and methods
  • Have an awareness of legislation and regulations applicable to their role and the projects they are working on.
  • Experience of the following software packages would be desirable: AutoCAD, Amtech, Relux


  • Degree / HND / Higher Apprenticeship in electrical engineering

James Fisher and Sons plc and all subsidiary businesses are committed to creating a diverse workforce and are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. For further information on the James Fisher group please visit .
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