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Senior Reactor Operator (SRO)

Posted by: Nawah Energy Company <> on January 14, 2018 at 00:04:01. Click here to reply to this post via Email.Click here for help with email link

Contract / Temp to Direct / Direct Hire: Direct Hire
City: Baraka - Abu Dhabi - UAE
State: Overseas
Country: United Arab Emirates
Zip or Postal Code: 112040

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor Degree in Engineering, Science or related disciplines

2 years relevant experience
Work experience in engineering, operations,maintenance, or technical support positions

Work Experience
Staff Training and Qualification
• Evaluate performance of individual staff to develop necessary training
• Monitor and coach operators and maintain oversight of integrated plant operations
• Ensure training programs provide necessary technical knowledge and skills
• Provide training feedback on program effectiveness with evaluation of operator performance
• Prepare position rotating program to develop career path
Work Management
• Direct shift crews to perform operation in accordance with established performance standards
• Determine operating conditions, system alignments, and equipment manipulations during a special test, infrequently performed evolution, or abnormal condition
• Make decision based on normal and special test procedures with input from operational and technical resources
• Direct operating crew response to abnormal conditions using approved operating procedures
• Hold crew briefings prior to plant activities such as surveillances, maintenance troubleshooting, or component manipulations that could initiate plant transients
• Ask key questions or review assignments to verify that the crews understand the information presented after briefings
• Limit control room access so operators are not distracted from monitoring plant parameters properly
• Maintain awareness of the total impact on plant safety of all out-of-service equipment
• Monitor plant operations on a day-to-day basis and perform periodic assessments to identify areas for improvement
• Ensure control of equipment and system status in accordance with formal guidance to maintain proper plant configuration
• Give instructions for aligning systems, locking components, verifying compliance with technical specifications prior to changing plant operating modes
• Maintain appropriate controls for activities that can potentially affect reactivity that are performed by other station personnel such as chemistry or instrumentation and controls technicians
• Authorize equipment removal from or restoration to service
• Effectively solve problems and implement appropriate actions to mitigate events and resolve issues
• Assess plant conditions and provide concise analysis to Main Control Room and Local operators in response to those conditions
• Oversee and direct all plant operational activities in accordance with the approved operating procedures, guidelines and the regulatory requirements
• Limit the number of concurrent evolutions affecting control board indications so as not to compromise operator ability to detect and respond to abnormal conditions
• Approve testing and maintenance activities
• Communicate to the next shift through the shift turnover process changes in equipment and system configuration that affect plant operation
• Ensure workload does not exceed available resources to ensure safety standards are not compromised
• Approve any changes in plant structures, systems and equipment.
• Communicate all changes in equipment and system status to the control room operators
• Evaluate fitness-to-duty of shift crews
• Communicate and instruct shift crews changes in equipment, drawings, procedures, set points and etc. and assure they own those changes
• Determine if plant status warrants notifying off-site personnel or regulatory agencies
People Management

• Manage the effective achievement of organization’s objectives by setting individual targets, developing and motivating staff, provision of formal and informal feedback and appraisal – in order to maximize subordinate and department performance

• Contribute to the development of UAE National employees in a manner which supports the objectives of the corporation and its Emiritization strategy

• Contribute to knowledge dissemination/sharing in a way that assists with building internal capabilities of UAE Nationals where applicable and maximize their effective performance
Stakeholder Engagement

• Facilitate communication both internally and externally in order to build and nurture mutually beneficial working relationships

• Ensure compliance to all relevant health, safety and environmental management policies, procedures and controls to guarantee employee safety, legislative compliance, by delivery of the HSE Management Program to guarantee employee safety, legislative compliance, delivery of high quality service and a responsible environmental attitude

Technical Skills
• Outstanding communication and conflict management skills
• Ability to conceptualize, plan, develop, and manage assigned programs
• Leadership skill of demonstrating commitment to high standards of procedural safety and regulatory compliance
• Capability of leading staff to deliver results on time
Required Personal Attributes
• Value Safety as the overriding priority
• Strong leadership and interpersonal skills
• Self-motivated, maintaining a positive outlook
• Excellent communications skills (fluent in English)
• Strong critical thinking skills - Ability to solve complex problems
• Demonstrate self-control - overcomes private emotion at work
• Able to participate effectively on a team
• Able to provide constructive feedback to others, including superiors

Be qualified as a Senior Reactor Operator through completing designated training course and attaining Senior Reactor Operator License/Certification. Key activities specified below should be attained during undergoing training program. They are essentially needed, when Senior Reactor Operator is positioned as a Shift Manager, to direct the activities of all the Main Control Room operators and local operators in the plant and to coordinate activities associated with operation, maintenance, and testing.


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