Manufacturing Engineer - Supply Chain

Location: Derby

Organisation: Supply Chain

Department: Supply Chain Procurement

Required Security Clearance: BPSS

Job title: Manufacturing Engineer – External Supply Chain

Location: Derby

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 a Manufacturing Engineer – External Supply Chain.

The Company

Rolls-Royce SMR is a start-up joint venture business, specifically created to design, construct and deliver a new fleet of Small Modular Reactor 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 venture business with an optimistic opportunity to be a global player in the coming years.

The Post

An exciting opportunity to join the Rolls-Royce SMR Procurement team to build our capability in technical supplier management.  This role will play an influential part in setting up our systems for ensuring that our suppliers are capable of fulfilling the design intent of our products and setting up surveillance of our supply chain. 

Key aspects of the role include;

  • Supporting capability assessments of our suppliers to ensure that they can provide product to the right quality and at the correct rate.
  • Setting up systems and processes for technical management of suppliers, including surveillance of our supply chain.
  • Supporting our digital strategy with identification of use cases for digital data collection, analysis and use.
  • Supporting the selection of suppliers through creation of supplier proposal requirements and assessment of proposal responses.
  • Reviewing supplier technical manufacturing documentation and performing hardware surveillance.
  • Providing manufacturing engineering support to our design teams and supporting the development of supplier methods of manufacture.
  • Responsible for identifying & developing cost reduction opportunities and prioritising to deliver timely target cost through engagement within the supply chain. 

Key Responsibilities

  • HSE - Responsible for raising concerns relating to Health, Safety & Environmental Standards in the supplier.
  • Product Safety - Ensure that manufacturing processes are capable of achieving and sustaining the design intent, and that processes are followed so that our products and those of our suppliers conform to their specification. Rigorously raise, investigate and resolve safety related issues.
  • Quality - Promote a culture of zero defects within the external supply chain. Work with the supplier to reduce risk and drive product Right First Time. Ensure compliance to all relevant company, legislative and technical policies and standards including technical, quality, Export Control and Intellectual Property requirements
  • Requirements - Identify and develop opportunities in the supply chain for new or improved manufacturing processes, digital systems and technologies to meet current or future requirements
  • Planning - Plan and manage activities including schedule, resources and costs, gaining buy-off and communicating current status to relevant stakeholders. Ensure issues and risks are resolved to meet project time-scales.
  • Develop Capability - In collaboration with external supply chain, develop, implement, validate, maintain and continuously improve manufacturing processes, digital systems and/or methods of manufacture which are capable of meeting and continue to meet requirements for safety, quality, cost, delivery rate and lead time. Capture, analyse and use data to demonstrate and improve the current and future capability of manufacturing processes.
  • Deploy Capability - Where relevant, review the Technical Package for acceptability .
  • In collaboration with external supply chain, resolve technical issues/problems/arisings related to the production method in a structured way, to requirements for safety, quality, cost, deliver rate and lead-time (SQCD).
  • Minimum standards - Working with the Supplier, drive manufacturing processes towards identified consistent best practice.
  • Collaboration & Knowledge Sharing - Work with interfacing teams and local experts to ensure technical aspects of manufacturing processes and digital systems are understood and accounted for as required. Capture and utilise lessons learnt.  Identify, document and share best practice, including by participation in relevant Communities of Practice                             
  • Develop Talent - Responsible for self development to meet the required competencies for the role. Continuously seek to expand knowledge and experience to increase effectiveness in undertaking existing and new activities. Provides coaching and technical support to others within their area of competence.
  • Build external relationships - Develop and maintain effective relationships with suppliers. Ensure requirements are understood, coach suppliers when required to deliver a successful outcome in line with the requirements and commitment to Rolls-Royce SMR.            

Qualifications & Experience

  • Professionally Qualified Engineer (e.g. UK minimum HND/foundation degree or other national equivalent)
  • Recognised national or international engineering accreditation (e.g. UK IEng  or CEng) where available
  • General understanding of manufacturing processes relevant to their business
  • General awareness of Manufacturing Systems and enabling software tools relevant to the business
  • Understanding of Manufacturing Engineering processes relevant to their role

For further information please apply on-line or contact Jack Dawkins at Morson Talent

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