GDA Security Case Manager

Location: Derby, Manchester, Remote, Warrington

Organisation: Regulatory Affairs

Department: GDA

GDA Security Case Manager




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 GDA Security Case Manager, to be be responsible for the development and delivery of a key component of the Generic Design Assessment (GDA), namely the Generic Security Report (GSR).

The post will be integral to ensuring that the security case claims, arguments and evidence items are properly structured and meet the requirements of ONR Security Assessment Principles (SyAPs), guidance and regulatory documentation. The role will also support the design and delivery of physical and cyber security measures to protect factory sites, logistic centres and the sites where the RR SMR will be constructed, commissioned, operated and decommissioned.

This opportunity with Rolls-Royce SMR is unique. This is the first time that the security case has been done as an integral part of the GDA process within ONR, rather than in parallel. It is a potentially career defining opportunity to influence design at an early stage, with Secured by Design at the fore, where you can build security in rather than build it on afterwards.


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.


Strong experience from operating in a highly regulated industry.

Preferably in a nuclear security-related role, with proven and successful interactions with assessors, inspectors, or regulators. With expertise in developing a Generic Security Case or a specific Site Security Plan


Thorough understanding and evidence of application of regulation, through the development of claims, arguments & evidence.

Preferably familiar with the Nuclear Industries Security Regulations 2003 (NISR), NISR Classification Policy for the Civil Nuclear Industry and ONR’s Security Assessment Principles – especially the Key Security Plan Principles.

Understanding of the various Guidance Documents to Requesting Parties issued by ONR as well as understanding and practical application of physical and cyber protection systems


Strong interpersonal skills to develop relationships with internal & external stakeholders:

Such as the Regulators, to build confidence and to lead successful interactions to support the assessment of the GSR, or Design Engineers to influence the design and layout of the RR SMR and reinforce the application of the Secure by Design Principle and adopt innovative solutions.


To lead a team of six direct and indirect reports, empower staff and develop a high-performing team.

Balancing workloads across the team and managing their responsibilities at achievable and sustainable levels, whilst meeting the demands of the project programme. Managing the budget for two secondees and a third-party specialist supplier.


Pay and Benefits

We anticipate paying a salary of between £70,000-£80,000,

A performance related bonus of up to 12.5%,

An attractive pension scheme with 12% employer and 6% employee contributions,

Private Medical Insurance.  

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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