Configuration Engineer

Location: Derbyshire

Organisation: Engineering

Department: Plant Engineering

Required Security Clearance: BPSS

Morson Talent are working in partnership with Rolls - Royce SMR (small modular reactor) to recruit a number of Configuration Engineers to join the programme. The roles are crucial to the programme, covering the entire power station configuration management.

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 Reactor 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
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a number of Configuration Engineers to join the programme. The roles are crucial to the programme, covering the entire power station configuration management. Successful candidates will be responsible for performing a range of configuration activities that supports efficient engineering processes and data management in a complex programme environment. The key areas include identification and establishing a baseline configuration Bill of Materials and supporting geometry exchange and integration of the BoM across the Rolls-Royce SMR organisation, change management to the configuration and providing accurate reporting and analytics.

Key Responsibilities
Working with the engineering functions, establish and maintain configuration baselines to support key programme dates and demonstrate the completeness and maturity by generating formal reporting such as Master Records Index, plant weight schedule and key metrics.
Create and populate Bills on Material to a consistent and accurate standard, managing authorised change and applying the appropriate maturity status and version controls to the master configuration.
Managing product change in accordance with change process, working with engineering and programme functions to ensure each change is investigated, impacts assessed and approved changes enacted fully and then formally recorded.
Manage the integration of parts, assemblies, systems, modules between different design responsible areas.
Exchange design definition and supporting data internally and externally to the Rolls-Royce SMR organisation, demonstrate alignment of content between data sources whilst observing IP and export control restrictions.
Contribute to the development of configuration plans, policies and processes that Configuration management and the wider Rolls-Royce SMR organisation operates within.
Represent Configuration Management across the programme, at gated reviews and externally to the Rolls-Royce SMR organisation.
Develop working practices for change specialist activities, data exchange processes, product structure control and reporting and analytics.
Nurture a culture of shared configuration responsibility, principles and language across the programme through engagement and training.
Support the development, UAT and implementation of the software solutions required by Configuration.

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
Ability to influence large programmes and engineering teams and implement new processes and methods
Skilled in configuration management and related processes, methods and tools.
Proficient user of Teamcenter and NX (or equivalent PLM and CAD systems)
Displays Accountable “above the line” behaviours at all times
At all times promotes Nuclear Safety and wider Health & Safety as the standard
Role Models the Values and Beliefs of the Company
Ensures that the ethical decisions are made
Is a role model in the Company’s attainment of ED&I Charter and Policy Standards
Consistently contribute and nurture good teamworking throughout the organisation
Self-driven and motivated and seeks to motivate others
Understands the principle of “right first time” – particular in relation to Quality Assurance
Encourages the practices of Knowledge and Document Management
Commercially Astute
Financially Astute
Digitally Savvy
Aware of and abides by procurement processes and values

Relevant Technical degree level and experience in related fields.
Operating knowledge of Configuration principles and practices
Proficient user of Teamcenter and NX (or equivalent)

Work conditions
We are an equal opportunities employer.
Travel: Contracted location of work is in Derby 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.