Nuclear Structural Integrity Lead

Location: Derby, Derby or Warrington, Warrington

Organisation: Engineering

Department: Development Engineering, Integration Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Plant Engineering

Required Security Clearance: BPSS

Job:  Nuclear Structural Integrity Lead

Location: Derby or Warrington (Home based + some travel)

Salary: Competitive Salary + Package + Bonus

Duration: Permanent

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.

The Position:

The Nuclear Structural Integrity Lead will be responsible for leading the development of the overall structural integrity policy for reactor island components and defining the lower-level practices and ways of working.  The candidate shall ensure all required key enabling activities and foundations are in place to assure delivery of the component programmes.  They will also be involved in engagements with the regulator and the implementation of the methods through the project REDV approach and communications internally and with suppliers.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain the structural integrity policy for reactor island components.
  • Produce lower-level policies and guidance relating to component structural design and analysis.
  • Assist in the production of processes, codes and standards to implement the policy. 
  • Ensure consistency across all component areas in the application of the policy, working within IPTs to identify common challenges.
  • Drive simplicity into implementation of the structural integrity policy and work as a key interface with design, manufacturing, and the supply chain in ensuring consistent application.


  • Qualified to degree level or equivalent in Mechanical Engineering or a related discipline.
  • In-depth knowledge of ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code Section III and awareness of associated codes & standards.
  • Broad understanding of the make-up of a structural integrity safety case across all functions including qualified inspections, defect tolerance assessments, materials testing and manufacturing controls.
  • Prior involvement in the development of safety cases for higher reliability nuclear components.
  • Understanding of processes, procedures, codes and standards frameworks and how they are implemented.
  • Experience working within a Nuclear regulatory environment. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively with any audience, quickly establishing credibility and buy-in.
  • Chartered Mechanical Engineer, or working towards it, with a minimum of 5 years’ experience.
  • Ability to plan, manage and execute technical work packages and report progress as required.

We aim to respond to suitable candidates within 5 working days. If you have not heard from us within this time, please feel free to contact us to receive feedback on your application and discuss.

To apply please send your CV to Kris Charnock at Morson or contact the Morson office for more information.