Deterministic Safety Analysis & Fault Studies Engineer

Location: Derby or Warrington

Organisation: Regulatory Affairs

Department: GDA

Required Security Clearance: BPSS

Morson Talent are working partnership with Rolls Royce SMR to appoint a Deterministic Safety Analysis and Fault Studies Engineer to join their growing Safety team. You can be based at either Warrington or Derby with the option of hybrid working.

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
Reporting to the Deterministic Safety Analysis and Fault Studies Team Lead, as the Deterministic Safety Analysis (DSA) and Fault Studies Engineer you will play a key role in supporting the development of the UK SMR Power Station and the successful completion of the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) and the Environment Agency (EA) Generic Design Assessment (GDA) process.

Key Responsibilities
• Apply technical expertise and relevant industry experience to support the development of key deterministic safety analysis and fault studies techniques.
• Ensure the quality and governance of the safety analysis techniques.
• Ensure that the appropriate level of quality and governance is applied to deterministic safety analysis and fault studies submissions.
• Working with the Engineering Interface Team to determine and supply the required level of resource to support the design of the power station.
• Supporting the development of ALARP arguments and Safety Case production.
• Being able to represent the project at internal meetings as well as external meetings with the regulator.
• Keeping up to date with developments in the nuclear industry and the work of the appropriate external industry groups in the UK and worldwide.

Required Competencies
• An understanding of how to develop robust ALARP arguments
• Knowledge of the methods and techniques such as PSA, DSA, Hazard Identification, SFR derivation, Cat & Class etc. required to be utilised to support the design of the power station
• Experience of engaging with assessors within the ONR
• Extensive knowledge of PWR plant design and operation.
• Experience of the UK civil nuclear regulatory regime and in particular the UK regulator’s GDA process.
• Good communication and interpersonal skills to be able to represent the project both internally and externally.
• Experience in the development of nuclear safety case submissions
• A demonstrable ability to work in multidisciplinary teams with staff from all levels to tight deadlines.

Qualifications & Experience
• Qualified to degree level or equivalent in Engineering, Maths, Physics or equivalent or significant relevant industry experience.
• Chartered or working towards Chartered status with a professional engineering, or equivalent, body.