Process Engineer TCWS-037

Process Engineer TCWS-037

ITER - International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor


Ref. IO2064 - 12/20/2018


  • To develop the process engineering and the control logic of the Primary Heat Transfer Systems (PHTS’s) of ITER’s Tokamak Cooling Water Systems (TCWS) and ancillary systems;
  • To develop Process Flow Diagrams and Process &Instrumentation Diagrams for the TCWS;
  • To select the preliminary sizes and prepare data sheets for TCWS equipment;
  • To prepare Technical Specifications needed for the procurement, fabrication and testing of the TCWS piping and equipment;
  • Develops and finalizes the process engineering of TCWS namely for the PHTSs, the chemical and volume control systems, the draining and refilling system and drying system;
  • Interfaces with the US-Domestic Agency (DA) and US Department of Energy officials on process engineering matters, including writing reports and making presentations on work progress.

Main duties/Responsibilities

  • Develops and finalizes Process Flow & Instrumentation Diagrams for the whole TCWS, in collaboration with Safety Department;
  • Develops and finalizes the functional analysis, control logic design studies and operational guidelines for all the TCWS;
  • Produces valid documentation for the commissioning of the TCWS ( for technical specifications and procedures);
  • Performs specific sizing calculations for TCWS equipment (e.g. valves, pumps, heat exchangers, filters, demineralizers, etc.), selects equipment and produces data sheets;
  • Finalizes equipment procurement specifications in collaboration with Safety Department and other relevant Departments and follows up on their manufacturing, Factory Acceptance Tests and delivery to the ITER Organization (IO) site;
  • Develops and finalizes commissioning procedures, implementing the necessary features into the design;
  • Collaborates with the Instrumentation & Control Engineers to develop the control logic design studies and their integration in the TCWS system;
  • Supports the TCWS Design Section in the design, procurement, assembly and/or installation and operation of the TCWS piping and components in close collaboration with the US DAs and other ITER IO Departments;
  • May be required to work outside ITER Organization reference working hours, including nights, weekends and public holidays;
  • Implements the surveillance and/ or technical control of the Protection Important Activities, as well as their propagation to the entire supply chain;
  • May be requested to be part of any of the project/construction teams and to perform assigned duties;
  • Maintains a strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of the ITER Safety Program, ITER Values (Trust; Loyalty; Integrity; Excellence; Team mind set; Diversity and Inclusiveness) and Code of Conduct.

Measures of effectiveness

  • Reports to the TCWS Design Section Leader;
  • Acts as an interface with other internal and external resources for the TCWS system;
  • In response to requests from the Director-General (DG) and/or Plant Engineering Department (PED) Head, or proactively, informs the DG/ PED Head of any important and urgent issues that cannot be handled by the concerned line management and may jeopardize the achievement of the Project’s objectives;
  • Ensures the satisfaction of safety and functional thermal hydraulic requirements flow down;
  • Develops & finalizes P&IDs and equipment selection/sizing in a timely manner within the defined costs;
  • Develops effectively accurate operating guidelines in a timely manner;
  • Produces detailed data sheets for the procurement of the TCWS equipment on time;
  • Reviews efficiently the preparation of the technical specifications for the TCWS equipment procurement within the defined schedule.

Level of study

  • Master or equivalent degree.


  • Mechanical, Civil, or Nuclear Engineering.

Level of experience

  • At least 5 years.

Technical experience/knowledge

  • At least 5 years’ experience in the System Engineering of complex projects, in nuclear or hazardous environment;
  • Good experience on process design (e. g. sizing of cooling systems), Process & Instrumentation Diagrams development, equipment selection and sizing;
  • Basic experience in Thermal-Hydraulic and Thermal-Mechanics Engineering of complex systems;
  • Basic experience in the Control Processes of Cooling Systems for nuclear or oil and gas facilities;
  • Basic Project Management experience is requiredl;
  • The required education degree may be substituted by extensive professional experience involving similar work responsibilities and/or additional training certificates in relevant domains.

Specific skills

  • Ansys;
  • Computer Aided Design.

General skills

  • Ability to dialogue with a wide variety of contributors and stakeholders;
  • Ability to adjust communication content and style to deliver messages to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment;
  • Ability to persist in the face of challenges to meet deadlines with high standards;
  • Ability to gather multiple and diverse sources of information to define problems accurately before moving to proposals;
  • Ability to apply high standards of team mindset, trust, excellence, loyalty and integrity.


  • Knowledge of MS Office standard (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) is required;
  • Knowledge of 2D-3D CAD software is required;
  • Knowledge of specific software for sizing equipment (e.g. HTRI, ASPEN, HONEYWELL etc.) is an advantage;
  • Knowledge of specific software for Thermal-Hydraulic circuits calculations (e.g. Fathom) is an advantage;
  • Knowledge of specific software for Thermal-Hydraulic and Thermal-Mechanics calculations (e.g. ANSYS) is an advantage.


  • English (Fluent)

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