Controls Power Systems Engineer

Location: Derby or Warrington

Organisation: Engineering

Department: Development Engineering, Integration Engineering

Required Security Clearance: BPSS

Job: Controls Power System Engineer
Location: Warrington or Derby (Hybrid working)
Salary: Competitive Salary + Package + Bonus
Duration: Permanent

Do you want to be part of an organisation that will create clean, affordable energy for all? We’re working with Rolls-Royce SMR (small modular reactor) to recruit an Controls Power System Engineer

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
A talented Reactor Controls & Instrumentation (C&I) Reactor Power Systems Engineer to join the Reactor C&I Systems team. The Reactor C&I Power Systems Engineer will be responsible for the design of power systems within that scope, such as the rod control system, pressuriser heaters, local C&I power supply systems, reactor trip (scram) breakers.

Key Responsibilities
• Review and agree high level electrical requirements including design constraints and quality attributes.
• Translate high level requirements into a specification for the electronic systems,
Analyse and trade design options, using robust systems engineering and decision making.
Define and implement electronic designs.
• Assess and substantiate that the design specification meets the requirements.
• Write Validation Plans and define test vehicles to demonstrate that the electrical requirements have been satisfied.
• Liaise with potential suppliers and the SMR procurement team to understand supply chain options and constraints
• Develop and agree interfaces between the Reactor C&I systems and the SMR’s essential and non-essential electrical power supply systems
• Provide advice / support to other disciplines/teams and carry out cross-functional work e.g. working with reactor component design engineers to specify cabling and terminations for the control rod drive mechanisms

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
• Understanding of the following:
o Electrical Systems Architecture
o Electrical System Design
o Electromagnetic Design
o Power Conversion
o Power Quality and Earthing
o Electrical Safety and Resilience
o Power Component Selection and Application
o Panel and Installation Design

Qualifications & Experience
• A Degree qualification in one or more of the engineering disciplines of electrical, electronics, instrumentation, controls, mechanical and physics. Additionally, applicants without a degree who can nevertheless demonstrate suitable experience may also be considered.
• Knowledge of the nuclear or other high integrity industries is beneficial.
• Knowledge and experience of complex safety critical systems or industrial process plants is beneficial.
• Knowledge of Functional Safety standards such as IEC 61508 and 61513 is beneficial.

For further details, please apply here or contact Louise Taylor at Morson Talent