Manufacturing Engineer - Capability Acquisition

Location: Derby or Warrington

Organisation: Engineering

Department: Manufacturing Engineering

Required Security Clearance: BPSS

Manufacturing Engineer – Capability Acquisition

Location: Hybrid working – remote and Warrington/Derby

The Company:

Rolls-Royce SMR is a start-up joint special purpose vehicle (SPV) business, specifically created to design, construct and deliver a new fleet of Small Modular Reactors power plants that will be a critical and strategic player in the race to Net Zero carbon emissions globally.

Job Overview:

Reporting to the SMR Chief Manufacturing Engineer, the Manufacturing Engineer – Capability Acquisition will work within the SMR Manufacturing Engineering team that is responsible for the design, development and delivery of manufacturing methods, capabilities and factory solutions to meet the SMR business needs. 

The Manufacturing Engineer – Capability Acquisition will be primarily responsible for devising, developing and implementing new manufacturing capabilities for the business.  Capability in this context means all aspects of technology, methods and processes needed for the manufacture and assembly of large pressure vessels, mechanical and electrical process plant, containment structures and civil constructions required to deliver a new nuclear power station.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop, validate, optimise and improve manufacturing methods and processes that are capable of meeting required HSE, quality, flexibility, delivery, cost and innovation factors.
  • Define the technical scope, delivery and governance elements of multi-discipline projects, including their strategic relevance and business justification.
  • Capture, analyse and use data to demonstrate project milestones and objectives are achieved, in line with agreed programme requirements.
  • Work with stakeholders (integrated teams, specialists, partners, suppliers, etc,) to ensure technical and business aspects of projects are understood and accounted for, and risks are mitigated appropriately.
  • Build-in value engineering through the application of pragmatic and proportionate solutions and apply knowledge to resolve emergent issues efficiently and effectively.
  • Manage and maintain work files, databases, etc, to capture and control project information, including the status of activities, decisions made, revisions and closure.
  • Compile manufacturing readiness evidence packs in line with agreed criteria and organise formal reviews to substantiate project findings and conclusions.
  • Assure intellectual property and classified data are being managed appropriately (i.e., export control classifications, 3rd party screening, etc.,).
  • Identify, capture, utilise and share best practices and lessons learned.
  • Manage stakeholder interactions, communications and reporting; operate with openness and coherence, and maintain strong collaborative relationships and rapport at all levels.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Professionally Qualified Engineer (e.g., UK minimum HND/foundation degree or other national equivalent) in an engineering discipline.
  • Meets recognised professional engineering criteria (e.g., ECUK IEng or CEng)
  • Sound knowledge of design intent requirements related to high value products (e.g., structural integrity, materials, inspection techniques, codes/specifications, regulatory compliance)
  • Knowledge and ideally experience of industrial capability readiness requirements and protocols.
  • Strong planning and organising skills necessary to successfully deliver complex and innovative high value projects, within agreed cost and timescale constraints.
  • Ability to integrate well within a project team in a commercial environment.  This will include working in collaboration with external partners and suppliers.
  • Experience in complying with Export Control requirements.

To apply please submit your CV or contact Joe Guy at Morson for more information.