Reactor (Process) Systems Design Engineers - RR SMR

Location: Derby, Derby or Warrington, Derbyshire, Warrington

Organisation: Engineering

Department: Development Engineering, Integration Engineering, Plant Engineering

Required Security Clearance: Basic level

Role: Reactor Systems Design Engineer (Process Systems / Fluid Systems Design Engineer) - Rolls Royce Small Modular Reactors (SMR)

 

Location: Largely based from home with occasional travel to Derby and/or Warrington

 

Salary: Competitive + excellent benefits including bonus and good pension

 

Start Date: June 2022 onwards

 

Duration: Long-term permanent role with excellent future career and salary development opportunities

 

Morson are working exclusively with Rolls Royce SMR to recruit a number of Reactor Systems Design Engineers to join a team based in either Derby or Warrington to form part of their core team for their Small Modular Reactors power plants programme. These individuals will play a pivotal role in the development and engineering of SMR technology through a complex lifecycle, with the intent of delivering a clean energy solution which can deliver cost competitive and scalable net zero power for multiple applications.

 

Whilst largely based from home, these roles will require occasional travel Derby and/or Warrington

 

These roles will ideally suit Process System Design Engineers with good fluid systems knowledge / experience. Nuclear industry experience would be ideal, though candidates without a nuclear background will also be considered.

 

Role

 

The Reactor Systems Design Engineers will develop reactor plant process and safety system design solutions from preliminary concept through to detailed design and regulatory acceptance.

 

The role will involve the progression of nuclear system design concepts through a series of gated design reviews, applying systems engineering and process design techniques to develop robust solutions that meet project requirements, and collaborating with interfacing design teams to ensure delivery of an optimised power station product.

 

There are a number of opportunities within the SMR programme for candidates of all experience levels to work on a range of system designs in the following areas; reactor duty operation; reactor and component heat removal; reactivity control, containment and severe accident management, spent fuel pool management and radioactive waste processing.

 

Key Knowledge and Responsibilities

 

  • Knowledge of Pressurised Water Reactor (PWR) design, plant and behaviour during normal and abnormal operation
  • Systems engineering essentials: systems engineering tools and techniques (e.g. functional modelling, Function Means Analysis (FMA), decision analysis, Quality Function Deployment (QFD)), concept generation, assessment and selection
  • Systems Thinking Essentials: Requirements development (including development of structured Requirements, Evidence, Definition and Verification (REDV) data and information) and management
  • Configuration management
  • Design for, and generation and management of requirements for, Installations, Commissioning, Operations and Maintenance (ICOM)
  • E3S case methods (including nuclear safety classification), case structure and document generation
  • Generation and management of Verification and Validation (V&V) plans and evidence
  • Deliver Programme - Define a project/programme of work, deliver programme milestones in line with agreed plans and budgets, manage risks, etc
  • Awareness and understanding of SMR Quality Assurance (QA) processes and standards
  • Leading functional and cross functional teams
  • Environmental, Safety, Security and Safeguarding (E3S) regulations and principals (including application of As Low As Reasonably Practicable (ALARP) and Best Available Technique (BAT) principals)

 

Key Competencies

 

  • Severe accident analysis (containment and consequences)    
  • Reactor Island design and operating philosophy knowledge
  • Configuration management essentials    
  • Generation and management of Verification and Validation (V&V) plans and evidence
  • E3S case methods (including nuclear safety classification), case structure and document generation 
  • Environmental, Safety, Security and Safeguarding (E3S) regulations and principals (including application of As Low As Reasonably Practicable (ALARP) and Best Available Technique (BAT) principals) 
  • Awareness and understanding of Quality Assurance (QA) processes and standard

 

Qualifications and Experience

  • Qualified to degree level or equivalent in Mechanical Engineering or a related discipline.
  • Chartered, or working towards chartered status, with a relevant professional institute.  For example; the Institute of Mechanical Engineer.
  • Process system design experience
  • Ideally, knowledge of nuclear system design and operation.
  • Planning and organising skills to manage programme activities and deliverables.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with any audience, quickly establishing credibility and buy-in.

 

For the right candidate, SMR can offer a competitive salary + an excellent benefits package, excellent long-term career development opportunities, as well the opportunity to work on a cutting-edge programme that will be a critical and strategic player in the global race to Net Zero carbon emissions.

 

MORSON TALENT, part of the Morson Group, are the leading TECHNICAL & ENGINEERING RECRUITMENT COMPANY in the UK specialising in Technical Support to the following industries: Nuclear, Power Generation, Aerospace, Rail, Marine, Petrochemical & Construction