Environmental Case Lead

Location: Derby

Organisation: Engineering

Department: Plant Engineering

Required Security Clearance: BPSS

Morson RPO are working in partnership with Rolls-Royce SMR to recruit a Environmental Case Lead to join their team 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. Spun out of Rolls-Royce with its pedigree in engineering excellence but also attracting world class inward investment this is an exciting new business with an optimistic opportunity to be a global player in the coming years.

The Post
Reporting to the Environmental, Safety, Security and Safeguards (E3S) Case Manager, as the Environmental Case Lead you will play a key role in supporting the development of the UK SMR Power Station and the successful completion of the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) and the Environment Agency (EA) Generic Design Assessment (GDA) process.

Key Responsibilities
Own, develop and maintain the environmental case delivery programme as part of the overall GDA delivery programme.
Line manage and develop a team of direct reports capable of developing environmental submissions as required for the GDA encompassing the radiological and non-radiological leads.
Responsible for overseeing the completion of appropriate environmental assessments to support design justification.
Ensuring that the appropriate level of quality and governance is applied to environmental submissions.
Acting as an environmental Technical Authority and be able to represent the project at appropriate internal technical and project reviews and at external meetings with the regulator and other stakeholders.
Provide definitive advice in the development of BAT arguments.
Keeping up to date with developments in the nuclear industry and the work of the appropriate external industry groups in the UK and worldwide.
Working with the Nuclear safety case and Security Case Leads to develop an optimised and holistic case.
To work with the GDA PMO to plan and manage environmental case work to meet technical, budget and SMR programme requirements.

Required Competencies

Understands the appropriate level of Risk in the Company.
Has a grasp of any implications of Public Relations.
Understands and applies appropriate Corporate Governance to decision making.
Understands appropriate Commercial and Corporate law decision making.
Understands Safety & UK Regulatory Affairs

[In development]
An understanding in the staged development of environmental cases in support of a developing design to meet UK regulatory expectations
An understanding of how to develop robust BAT arguments
Experience in the application of Radioactive Substances Regulations (RSR) Environmental Principles
Experience of engaging with assessors within the EA
Experience of working closely with engineering teams to develop an integrated engineering and environmental case solution.
Extensive knowledge of PWR plant design and operation.
Experience in the leadership of the production of environmental case documentation.
Knowledge and experience in the use of radiological impact assessment tools and software
Experience of the UK civil nuclear regulatory regime and in particular the UK regulator’s GDA process.
Good communication and interpersonal skills to be able to represent the project both internally and externally.
A demonstrable ability to work in multidisciplinary teams with staff from all levels to tight deadlines.

Qualifications & Experience
Qualified to degree level or equivalent in Engineering, Maths, Physics or equivalent or significant relevant industry experience.
Chartered or working towards Chartered status with a professional engineering, or equivalent, body.

Work conditions
We are an equal opportunities employer. We believe that embracing difference makes us stronger. Our diverse people bring us different skills – whatever their educational background, disability, gender, age, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief.
We welcome applications from individuals who have taken an extended career break or those who are transitioning from different sectors.
Travel: Contracted location of work is in Warrington although we operate a hybrid working policy allowing you to work remotely with the agreement of your leader, though may require some travel within the working day when visiting other branches or organisations.
Working hours: 37.5 hrs per week are standard office hours with some overtime as required.