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I&C/Electrical Test Engineer

Surry, VA 23883

Posted: 02/17/2024 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Engineering Job Number: 612909 Country: United States Is job remote?: No

Job Description

Pay: $80-92/hr


An Instrumentation and Control (I&C)/Electrical Test Engineer is needed to support the major Digital modernization program for the Virginia nuclear power fleet. The Digital I&C project is a 10+ year effort as part of Subsequent License Renewal (SLR) to upgrade safety and non-safety-related analog systems to digital and transform the main control room to flat panel displays and controls.

Responsibilities include:
  • Obtain client company Test Engineering Qualifications
  • Work with application specific engineering team to gain understanding for different system functions and system requirements
  • Review and Approve Software-in-loop test plans developed by equipment vendor
  • Review and Approve Factory acceptance test plans developed by equipment vendor
  • Review and gain a thorough understanding of Application requirements as driven by design specifications, regulatory requirements, and software/hardware requirements assisted by the requirements lead engineer
  • Development of Site Acceptance Test Plans
  • Development of Site Acceptance Test Procedures with detailed test instructions based on the Test Plans strategy
  • Development of Post Design Change Test Plans using detailed analysis, research, and design reviews including plant walkdowns, interaction with Operations, and the implementing department(s)
  • Development of Post Design Change Test Procedures
  • Support and represent the owner for execution of Software-in-loop testing at vendor facility
  • Support and represent the owner for execution of Factory Acceptance testing at vendor facility
  • Lead the execution of Site Acceptance testing
  • Support the owner for installation of the new digital equipment
  • Lead the execution of the post-installation testing to operations turnover
  • Ability to report activity status and communicate with all levels of owner/leadership
  • Perform Hand over Hand Installation wire verifications
  • Perform Voltage checks utilizing Multi-Meter

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience
  • Basic knowledge of engineering theories and principles;
  • Hardware and software I&C test experience;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills (includes technical writing);
  • Strong personal computer skills;
  • Ability to think analytically and solve complex problems;
  • Ability to work independently to perform complex circuit analysis on new and existing equipment and control systems
  • Ability to interpret codes, regulations and practices;
  • Equally effective working independently or in team environment;
  • Proven decision making skills;
  • Ability to process information quickly and effectively manage multiple tasks;
  • Strong planning and organizational skills.
  • Ability and Comfortable use of a Multi-Meter to diagnose and troubleshoot electrical circuits using station and vendor drawings
  • Willing to perform hands on work in low voltage circuits including and up to 480VAC and 135VDC and hydro tests on piping systems up to 4200 psig.

Soft Skills:
  • Strong communication skills both verbal and written
  • Ability to lead, collaborate, or work effectively in a variety of teams, including multi-disciplinary teams

Nice to Have Skills:
  • Preferred experience with Ovation or Emerson hardware and control builder software;
  • Preferred current knowledge of nuclear testing practices and principles;
  • Preferred College/University degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering;
  • Preferred active or prior Nuclear Test Engineering Qualifications at an operating nuclear power facility
  • Preferred experience serving a dedicated role on a project team

Preferred Years of Experience:
  • 5+ years of relevant engineering experience

  • Bachelors or Associates Degree in a Science or Technology Field or in Computer Science or Engineering Demonstrated related experience may be substituted for preferred education

Industry Experience:
  • Commercial Nuclear Industry
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