Systems Design Integrator

Location: Derby

Organisation: Engineering

Department: Integration Engineering

Required Security Clearance: BPSS

Role: Systems Design Intergrator 

Location: Derby 

Salary: £45- 60K dependant on eperience 


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.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Small Modular Reactor (SMR) programme as System Design Integrator – Build Certainty. A key enabler to SMR success lies in the revolutionary approach to design and delivery of nuclear power stations; we are setting out to design an integrated modular power station that delivers a standardized fleet solution to the market, delivering build and cost certainty to power future generations. Key to the success of the program the Build Certainty team has responsibility to deliver certainty in the design, supply and construction of the entire Power Station, including the development and delivery of the Modularisation and Standardisation philosophies.

Reporting to the Design Manager – Build Certainty, your role will focus on the delivery of Build Certainty by the application of Systems Engineering tools and techniques in the design process, design of Modularised solutions and the application of Standardisation best practice.  This is a diverse role that will require facilitation of design concept generation and down-selection in all areas of the Power Plant, working with multidiscipline design teams to deliver a Build Certainty focussed product. 

As a key member of the central team your responsibilities will include:

  • Development and deployment of the Build Certainty Philosophy and best practice for SMR.
  • Coaching of the SMR design teams and partners on the implementation of Build Certainty and best practice.
  • Identification of current industry best practice and the exploitation of opportunities for adoption.
  • Development of the requirement set for class defining parameters for all major commodity groups across the Power Station design.
  • Trading of Build Certainty options against safety classifications, design constraints, logistics constraints and value to the business case for SMR.
  • Exploit innovation opportunities to further the cost benefit of Build Certainty for Design.
  • The design and development of Modularised solutions.
  • The application of Standardisation best practice.