Reactor System Design Engineer

Reactor process System Design Engineer
£40,000-£60,000 plus package
Derby, Warrington or Manchester Hybrid working

We are Rolls-Royce SMR and we re doing something that s never been done before. We re revolutionising an industry. That s a once-in-a-career opportunity for those excited by such a challenge. This is more than just a job; this is a legacy.

There are opportunities to support the exciting development of the Reactor Island Systems design on the Rolls-Royce Small Modular Reactor Programme through a range of roles contributing to the design progression from concept to detailed design and through to design substantiation.

We are looking for reactor system design engineers with a range of experience from graduate through to principal engineers that have a background in fluid systems design and a strong understanding of process engineering principles.
Reporting to a Reactor Systems Group Lead, the role will involve managing and developing the design progression of fluid and safety systems across the Reactor Island.
You will be responsible for the development of design solutions in line with industry best practice, policies and procedures whilst considering operational experience and lessons learnt to ensure a robust, low cost, high-quality design.

You will be required to author and/ or technically check high quality fluid system design outputs in the form of but not limited to:

  • Requirements and interface management
  • System Design Descriptions
  • Piping & Instrumentation Diagrams
  • A functional Bill of Materials
  • Fluid flow and Process Equipment sizing calculations.

You will be expected to Manage and implement a systems engineering approach to Reactor Systems design through implementation of key internal processes, and challenge processes to drive improvement where required

This role will ideally suit an individual with a strong academic background in in Nuclear Engineering or Nuclear Reactor Physics (or possessing equivalent, relevant work experience).

The role will be based in Derby, Warrington and Manchester, though most of the role can be performed remotely, with occasional (1-2 times/month) need to visit the Derby office.

Confidence can sometimes hold us back from applying for a job. But we'll let you in on a secret: there's no such thing as a 'perfect' candidate. If you feel you meet 75% of the requirements for this role, we would love to hear from you.
Also, if you are considering a career move or a sector-jump, please get in touch, we welcome applications from people with transferable skills.

Key Selection Criteria

Process system design development, including:

  • Development and management of design requirements.
  • Process equipment sizing and specification.
  • Fluid flow calculations.
  • Generation of system operating principles.
  • Generation of design documentation (P&IDs, design reports, definition documents)
  • System design substantiation.

Systems engineering essentials, including:

  • Systems engineering tools and techniques (e.g. functional modelling, Function Means Analysis (FMA), decision analysis), concept generation, assessment and selection.
  • Requirements development (including development of structured Requirements, Evidence, Definition and Verification (REDV) data and information) and management.

Nuclear industry domain knowledge including:

  • Pressurised Water Reactor (PWR) design, plant and behaviour,
  • Environmental, Safety, Security and Safeguarding (E3S) regulations and principals (including application of As Low As Reasonably Practicable (ALARP) and Best Available Technique (BAT) principals).

Nuclear reactor systems design and operational knowledge including Relevant Good Practice (RGP) in:

  • Nuclear steam raising systems including duty, safety and containment systems.
  • Waste systems including Liquid waste treatment system, Gaseous waste treatment systems, solid waste treatment, and storage and disposal practices.
  • Auxiliary systems including HVAC, chilled water, firefighting, services, etc.

Pay and Benefits
We anticipate a paying a salary of between £40,000 - £60,000, allied with a performance related bonus of up to 12.5%, an attractive pension scheme with 12% employer and 6% employee contributions and 28 days holiday. You will also receive a flexible benefits allowance of £2,200, enabling you to create a bespoke package to suit your needs.

We are Rolls-Royce SMR
Rolls-Royce SMR is a rare employer because it blends the world-class brand of Rolls Royce with an exciting start-up that has a hugely challenging mission. We re doing work that contributes to the survival of the planet. Because of our mission, there s a pace and energy that is palpable, and our leaders draw you in with their passion, energy, and determination.
We re one of a handful of employers who can genuinely say we re a strengths-based organisation our people are here because of what makes them great, and our job is to help them make the best contribution of their careers doing work they love.
The start-up mentality coupled with our strengths-approach to people means there are opportunities to grow in ways and jobs you probably would be barred from doing in more traditional companies.
Each Rolls-Royce SMR power station will have the capacity to generate 470MW of low carbon energy, equivalent to more than 150 onshore wind turbines and enough to power a million homes. It will provide consistent baseload generation for at least 60 years, helping to support the roll out of renewable generation and overcome intermittency issues
Our Culture

At Rolls-Royce SMR, we are committed to ensuring that our teams reflect the communities we serve and that everyone can be themselves at work. We know that diverse teams are more innovative and get better results, and that our people can thrive and be more successful in truly inclusive cultures. Join us and help shape our culture. Find out more about our inclusion pledge.
Rolls-Royce SMR is a place where everyone can grow, so whatever background you bring with you, please apply if this is a role that would make you excited to come into work every day and help shape our culture.
Our Application Process
Due to the safety regulations within the nuclear industry, applicants will be required to participate in additional screening. These are:
• Obtaining Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) clearance
• Satisfactory completion of a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check
• Satisfactory completion of a basic financial probity check

Your candidate experience is at the utmost importance to us. If you are not yet ready to apply but would like to discuss any of the above or require any reasonable adjustments (e.g. being able to apply in a different format), please contact (url removed) to arrange a confidential conversation with a recruitment partner.

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