Determine how system operability and reliability are supported by the maintenance
program and system upgrades/modifications.
Determine if the field installation is maintained consistent with the documented design
during maintenance and modifications.
Confirm that knowledgeable and qualified technical personnel are monitoring, operating
and maintaining the safety system in an appropriate manner.
Instrumentation and control personnel shall demonstrate a familiarity level knowledge of
Department of Energy (DOE) Order 430.1, Life Cycle Asset Management.
Supporting Knowledge and/or Skills
Discuss the purpose, scope, and application of DOE Order 430.1. Include in this
discussion the key terms, essential elements, and personnel responsibilities and
Discuss the project management terminology for which definitions are provided in DOE
Discuss in detail the roles played by various management levels within the Department as
they relate to the project management system.
Discuss the purpose of "critical decisions". Include in this discussion the responsible
authorities for critical decisions.
Describe the process by which projects are designated.
Describe the phases of a typical project.
Explain the purpose and use of a project execution plan.
Discuss the role of configuration management as it relates to project management.
Discuss the use of safety plans in the management of projects.
Discuss the relationship between work breakdown structure (WBS) and cost and
Describe the purpose and use of work packages and/or planning packages.
Describe the purpose of schedules, and discuss the use of milestones and activities.
Describe the critical path method of scheduling.
Explain the concept of a project management baseline and describe the four baselines
used in project management.
Instrumentation and control personnel shall demonstrate the ability to evaluate the
adequacy of local compliance with applicable Instrumentation, Systems, and Automation
Society (ISA) Standards related to process control instrumentation and I&C systems
(consider entire instrument loops including sensors, transmitters, controllers, final
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