Nuclear Environmental and Safety Case Specialist

Location: Derby, Manchester, Remote, Warrington

Organisation: Regulatory Affairs

Department: GDA

E3S Case Author

Hybrid working based near Manchester, Warrington, or Derby


We are Rolls-Royce SMR and we’re doing something that’s never been done before. We’re revolutionising an industry. That’s a once-in-a-career opportunity for those excited by such a challenge. This is more than just a job; this is a legacy.

We are now recruiting for the exciting role of E3S Case Author.

This role provides the unique opportunity for you to be at the front of production of integrated E3S case and to play integral part of delivery of GDA. The role involves broad engagement with stakeholders across the business, visibility of the design and the analysis of the SMR. You will be working as a critical team member of the 4 authors, interacting with wider E3S team.


What we’re looking for

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.

We’re looking for experience and skill in key areas:


Experience as an Environment or Safety Case Author

You will have the knowledge of E3S case structures, ideally, within the nuclear industry.

Previous GDA experience would be desirable but is not essential.

Knowledge of UK Civil Nuclear Regulatory Regime

Good understanding of the UK regulations for Safety &/or Environmental permitting regulations. Knowledge & application of ONR Safety Assessment Principles & Technical Assessment Guides, and Environment Agency regulations


Technical Report Writing

Experience with writing highly technical reports & submitting appropriate governance, such as independent peer reviews, safety &/or environmental committees.


Good communication & Interpersonal skills, representing the project internally & externally.

Interaction with both internal & external stakeholders, to present arguments across different functional disciplines.


Pay and Benefits

We anticipate a paying salary of between £50,000 and £60,000 (DOE).

There is also a performance related bonus of up to 12.5%, and an attractive pension scheme with 12% employer and 6% employee contributions. You will also receive a flexible benefits allowance of £2,200, enabling you to create a bespoke package to suit your needs.


We are Rolls-Royce SMR

Rolls-Royce SMR is a rare employer because it blends the world-class brand of Rolls Royce with an exciting start-up that has a hugely challenging mission. We’re doing work that contributes to the survival of the planet. Because of our mission, there’s a pace and energy that is palpable, and our leaders draw you in with their passion, energy, and determination.

We’re one of a handful of employers who can genuinely say we’re a strengths-based organisation – our people are here because of what makes them great, and our job is to help them make the best contribution of their careers doing work they love.

The start-up mentality coupled with our strengths-approach to people means there are opportunities to grow in ways and jobs you probably would be barred from doing in more traditional companies.

Each Rolls-Royce SMR power station will have the capacity to generate 470MW of low carbon energy, equivalent to more than 150 onshore wind turbines and enough to power a million homes. It will provide consistent baseload generation for at least 60 years, helping to support the roll out of renewable generation and overcome intermittency issues


Our Culture

At Rolls-Royce SMR, we are committed to ensuring that our teams reflect the communities we serve and that everyone can be themselves at work. We know that diverse teams are more innovative and get better results, and that our people can thrive and be more successful in truly inclusive cultures. Join us and help shape our culture. Find out more about our inclusion pledge.

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 and help shape our culture.


Our Application Process

Due to the safety regulations within the nuclear industry, applicants will be required to participate in additional screening. These are:

  • Obtaining Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) clearance
  • Satisfactory completion of a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check
  • Satisfactory completion of a basic financial probity check

Your candidate experience is at the utmost importance to us. If you are not yet ready to apply but would like to discuss any of the above or require any reasonable adjustments (e.g. being able to apply in a different format), please contact  to arrange a confidential conversation with a recruitment partner. 

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