Hardwired Diverse Protection System Lead

Location: Derby, Derby or Warrington, Warrington

Organisation: Engineering

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

Required Security Clearance: BPSS

Job: Hardwired Diverse Protection System Lead

Location: Derby or Warrington (with remote working options)

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

A Technical Team Lead will report to and support the Reactor Island C&I Design in programme management and planning. They will be responsible for the leadership of the Hardwired Diverse Protection System and technical output.  Using robust systems engineering thinking throughout the design lifecycle, the team will ensure the C&I integrates within the plant design.  

Key Responsibilities

  • Development of system specifications to the required schedule and budget, meeting plant and regulatory requirements.
  • System specification validation, through assessments and modelling.
  • Specification of V&V programme for system integration and support to its development and results.
  • Integration of C&I Systems with plant system to meet overall plant objectives
  • Integration of C&I Systems into the Control Rooms
  • Publish EC&I information and documentation to the plant safety case.
  • Design and development of a robust supply chain.
  • Support the Design manager in Developing and delivering the internal technical competency and capability
  • Support the Design manager in Technical and Programme management and support the governance of the design team.
  • Support the Design Manager in Personnel Management of the team


  • A Degree qualification in one or more of the engineering disciplines of electrical, electronics, instrumentation, controls, mechanical and physics. Additionally, applicants without a degree who can nevertheless demonstrate suitable experience may also be considered.
  • Knowledge and experience of non-programmable, hardwired systems used in the nuclear industry is beneficial
  • Knowledge of FPGAs or ASIC design, analogue and discrete electronics is required.
  • Knowledge of Functional Safety standards such as IEC 61508 and 61513 is 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.

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