Business Development Analyst

Location: Derby or Warrington

Organisation: Business Development

Department: Strategy

Required Security Clearance: BPSS

Job Title & Location  

Business Development Analyst

This is more than just a job; this is a legacy.

Do you have the analytical know-how to work without team to support a growing global economy?

Morson is working with Rolls-Royce SMR to recruit a junior strategy and business development professional to support the realisation of a once in a generation opportunity to bring to market a new nuclear power station, the Rolls-Royce Small Modular Reactor. Based on Rolls-Royce’s heritage in nuclear plant design and manufacture, this new, turnkey, low carbon power plant solution is equally applicable for government, utility, and industrial customers.

You will work as a key part of the growing team of strategy and business development professionals supporting the team across a wide range of critical activities including market analysis, business case development and customer management. With a strong interest in the low carbon energy sector, excellent analytical, communication and IT skills you will be a motivated self-starter and team player with the ability to effectively support a wide range of business activities



Rolls-Royce SMR was established with one clear goal - to deliver clean, affordable energy for all.

Rolls-Royce SMR offers a radically different approach to delivering nuclear power. A 90% factory-built solution, drastically reducing project risk, shortening construction times and increasing delivery certainty.

The Rolls-Royce SMR is a world-class global product for a global market - using established nuclear technology developed by a UK-based team building on decades of engineering, manufacturing and nuclear reactor design experience.

About the position

  • Supporting the development of the Rolls-Royce SMR strategies
  • Supporting the analysis of markets and competitors.
  • Supporting the corporate strategy internal reporting process and requirements.
  • Supporting, where necessary, specific customer programmes and campaigns.
  • Supporting the implementation and ongoing use of best-in-class customer relationship management tools and processes to effectively track, manage, and communicate stakeholder engagement activity.
  • Generating internal papers, articles, sharing info on conferences where Rolls-Royce SMR is attending/presenting.
  • Generating graphics, charts, tables etc. to effectively communicate internally and externally to a range of stakeholders.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Excellent IT skills and a demonstrable ability to collate and present complex information in an engaging and informative manner.
  • Strong project management skills with a high attention to detail and process adherence.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to interact with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders at all levels.
  • Ability to work alone, with self-starter mindset, as well as part of an integrated team with shared vision, individual and team responsibilities, and flexible and agile working environment.
  • Understanding of and compliance with the high ethical standards required for business development in the nuclear industry.
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and effective listening skills.

Confidence can sometimes hold us back from applying for a job. But we'll let you in on a secret: there's no such thing as a 'perfect' candidate. If you feel you meet 75% of the requirements for this role, we would love to hear from you.

Also, if you are considering a career move or a sector-jump, please get in touch, we welcome applications from people with transferable skills.

Pay and Benefits

A highly competitive salary is on offer along with a performance related bonus.
A range of flexible benefits are available to choose from, enabling you to create a bespoke package to suit your needs.

Travel: the location of work can be either Derby or Warrington.
Flexible working / hybrid and remote working patterns are available with agreement.
Working hours are 37.5 hrs per week with some additional hours as and when required.

Who we are

Rolls-Royce SMR’s small modular reactor (SMR) programme is the first of its kind in the UK.

A Rolls-Royce SMR power station will have the capacity to generate 470mw of low-carbon energy, equivalent to more than 150 onshore wind turbines. It will provide consistent baseload generation for at least 60 years, helping achieve the Government’s target of 24GW of nuclear energy by 2050.

In addition to stable base load power, Rolls-Royce SMRs will be able to provide energy for the manufacture of green hydrogen and synthetic fuels, to support the path to Net Zero and the decarbonisation of transport.

Out technology is based upon well-established Pressurised Water Reactor (PWR) technology, in use all over the world, but Rolls-Royce SMR’s unique approach will see the reactor components built in factory conditions and assembled on site.

Our factory-built model is entirely scalable, as demand increases, we invest in further factories using the same design and management systems used for all our SMRs.


When fully operational the Rolls-Royce SMR programme is forecast to create 40,000 regional UK jobs by 2050 and generate £52bn in economic benefit.  

Having begun the design assessment process with the UK regulators, the organisation is at a point where it needs to significantly increase its workforce, offering candidates the opportunity to work with cutting edge technology within a world-class team.


How to apply

Rolls-Royce SMR is an equal opportunities employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

However you identify or whatever your path here, please apply if you see a position that interests or excites you. Come join us and help us build a global company where we're all proud to belong. Confidence can sometimes hold us back from applying for a job. But we'll let you in on a secret: there's no such thing as a 'perfect' candidate.

Rolls-Royce SMR is a place where everyone can grow, so whatever background you bring with you, please apply if this is a role that would make you excited to come into work every day.

If you are not yet ready to apply, but would like to find out more, please contact  to arrange a confidential conversation with a recruitment partner.