Reactor Island Auxiliary Design Engineer

Location: Derby or Warrington

Organisation: Engineering

Department: Development Engineering

Required Security Clearance: BPSS

Morson Talent are working in partnership with Rolls-Royce SMR (small modular reactor) to recruit an Auxiliary Systems Design Engineer to design solutions for relevant systems from preliminary concept through to detailed design and regulatory acceptance.

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 Post
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; Mechanical Hazard Protection, Mechanical Radiation Protection, Nuclear HVAC, Chilled Water, Fire Suppression, Trace Heating, Insulation and other systems.

Key Responsibilities
• Apply systems and process engineering techniques to develop system design solutions from preliminary concept through to detailed design definition; this will include experience of trade-off studies to ensure an optimum design solution is produced.
• Define and manage engineering requirements on reactor plant components, installations, controls and instrumentation.
• Develop and implement verification & validation strategies for the assigned reactor systems at the various stages of design maturity.
• Collaborate with other design teams to achieve a coherent and optimised power station solution.
• Manage and plan own time to ensure on time delivery, cost and quality against all project deliverables.
• Understand and articulate design risks, managing them as appropriate with the Reactor Island Auxiliary Systems Design Leads.
• Act as technical representative for the assigned reactor systems at technical and project reviews.

Required Competencies
• Managing knowledge, information and data essentials
• 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
• Leadership – leading functional and cross functional teams
• Knowledge of Pressurised Water Reactor (PWR) design, plant and behaviour during normal and abnormal operation
• Environmental, Safety, Security and Safeguarding (E3S) regulations and principals (including application of As Low As Reasonably Practicable (ALARP) and Best Available Technique (BAT) principals)
• E3S case methods (including nuclear safety classification), case structure and document generation
• Generation and management of Verification and Validation (V&V) plans and evidence
• 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 essentials
• Design for, and generation and management of requirements for, Installations, Commissioning, Operations and Maintenance (ICOM)

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