Systems Integration Engineer

Location: Derby or Warrington

Organisation: Engineering

Department: Development Engineering, Plant Engineering

Required Security Clearance: BPSS

Job Title

Systems Integration Engineer


This is more than just a job; this is a legacy.

Reporting to the Systems Engineering Capability Manager, the Systems Integration Engineer will be responsible for embedding systems engineering processes, methods and toolsets to enable the integrated digital design framework for the programme. This will involve developing the methods and underpinning processes and then supporting roll out and implementation through detailed engagement with the design teams to ensure full and consistent adoption. This will include requirements management, model-based systems engineering (MBSE), interface management and design information management topics. This will require extensive collaboration with stakeholders across the programme, spanning a wide range of technical subject areas. The Systems Engineering Integration team is a key part in RR SMR Ltd.’s digital innovation and is helping to drive new ways of working into the project.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following personal attributes:

  • Clear and concise communication.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a proven ability to excel as part of a team.
  • Ability to understand context whilst also scrutinising detail.
  • Patience and perseverance.
  • Self-driven, motivated and seeks to motivate others.
  • Curiosity and desire to learn.
  • A logical approach to problem solving.
  • Ability to influence and embed change and new ways of working.
  • Strong planning and organising skills to manage all activities and deliverables.
  • An ability to work in a changing environment, and to approach ambiguity positively.
  • There are multiple opportunities associated with this advertisement



Rolls-Royce SMR was established with one clear goal - to deliver clean, affordable energy for all.

Rolls-Royce SMR offers a radically different approach to delivering nuclear power. A 90% factory-built solution, drastically reducing project risk, shortening construction times and increasing delivery certainty.

The Rolls-Royce SMR is a world-class global product for a global market - using established nuclear technology developed by a UK-based team building on decades of engineering, manufacturing and nuclear reactor design experience.

About the position

  • Work with design leads to develop and document power plant system and sub-system architectures using a model-based approach.
  • Develop and document engineering methods, processes and guidance to inform design activity.
  • Roll out integrated digital design methods through training, coaching, and ongoing support to design teams, covering the full spectrum of Engineering Requirements, Evidence, Definition and Verification.
  • Perform independent reviews to validate designs and monitor the application of defined processes through appropriate use of metrics.
  • Connect people and information across design silos.
  • Work with data engineers to innovate the management and communication of design information.


Qualifications & Experience

  • Degree level qualification in engineering or science discipline.
  • Chartered Engineer / Scientist / Systems Engineering Professional, or actively working toward professional registration.

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.


Pay and Benefits

A highly competitive salary is on offer along with a performance related bonus.
A range of flexible benefits are available to choose from, enabling you to create a bespoke package to suit your needs.

Travel: the location of work can be either Derby or Warrington.
Flexible working / hybrid and remote working patterns are available with agreement.
Working hours are 37.5 hrs per week with some additional hours as and when required.


Who we are

Rolls-Royce SMR’s small modular reactor (SMR) programme is the first of its kind in the UK.

A Rolls-Royce SMR power station will have the capacity to generate 470mw of low-carbon energy, equivalent to more than 150 onshore wind turbines. It will provide consistent baseload generation for at least 60 years, helping achieve the Government’s target of 24GW of nuclear energy by 2050.

In addition to stable base load power, Rolls-Royce SMRs will be able to provide energy for the manufacture of green hydrogen and synthetic fuels, to support the path to Net Zero and the decarbonisation of transport.

Out technology is based upon well-established Pressurised Water Reactor (PWR) technology, in use all over the world, but Rolls-Royce SMR’s unique approach will see the reactor components built in factory conditions and assembled on site.

Our factory-built model is entirely scalable, as demand increases, we invest in further factories using the same design and management systems used for all our SMRs.


When fully operational the Rolls-Royce SMR programme is forecast to create 40,000 regional UK jobs by 2050 and generate £52bn in economic benefit.  

Having begun the design assessment process with the UK regulators, the organisation is at a point where it needs to significantly increase its workforce, offering candidates the opportunity to work with cutting edge technology within a world-class team.


How to apply

Rolls-Royce SMR is an equal opportunities employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

However you identify or whatever your path here, please apply if you see a position that interests or excites you. Come join us and help us build a global company where we're all proud to belong. 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.

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.

If you are not yet ready to apply, but would like to find out more, please contact to arrange a confidential conversation with a recruitment partner.