Internal Hazards Engineer

Location: Derby or Warrington

Organisation: Engineering

Department: Development Engineering, Plant Engineering

Required Security Clearance: BPSS

Internal Hazards Engineers – Derby or Warrington

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

Rolls Royce SMR are looking to recruit an Internal Hazards Engineer to form part of the core of the Safety Case and Licencing team for their Small Modular Reactors power plants programme. This individual will play a pivotal role in the development and engineering of SMR technology through a complex lifecycle, with the intent of delivering a clean energy solution which can deliver cost competitive and scalable net zero power for multiple applications.

These roles will ideally suit Hazards / Safety / Safety Case Engineers with prior nuclear industry experience, though candidates with other relevant backgrounds will happily be considered.



Climate change and its consequences are one of the greatest challenges ever to face mankind. At Rolls-Royce SMR, our vision is simple – we want to provide clean, affordable energy for all. Our Small Modular Reactor is an integrated power station, that takes well understood, existing nuclear technology and applies a factory-based philosophy to its fabrication and assembly. This repeatable, standardised approach generates huge efficiency gains to make it a commoditised product that is affordable, repeatable, deliverable, and investable on a global scale, providing cheaper and more flexible electricity to form part of a future balanced, clean energy mix. Launched in November 2021, Rolls-Royce SMR is an independent company with ambitious plans for growth, creating 40,000 regional UK jobs by 2050 and generating £52bn in economic benefit. Join us and help to provide clean, affordable energy for all.


About the position

Reporting to the Internal Hazards Team Lead, as the Internal Hazards 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

  • Develop and maintain the Internal Hazard delivery programme as part of the overall GDA delivery programme.
  • Develop Internal Hazards submissions for the development of the E3S case and plan and manage Internal Hazards submissions for GDA.
  • Support engineering disciplines in their decision-making process enabling them to use Internal Hazards as an input to choose between different design options that are under consideration.
  • Ensure the appropriate level of quality and governance is applied to Internal Hazards submissions.
  • Represent the project at appropriate internal technical and project reviews and at external meetings with the regulator and other stakeholders.
  • Keep up to date with developments in the nuclear industry and the work of the appropriate external industry groups in the UK and worldwide.

Qualifications and 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.


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.


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.