External Hazard Engineer

Location: Derby, Manchester, Remote, Warrington

Organisation: Regulatory Affairs

Department: GDA

External Hazard Engineer


£40,000 - £55,000

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 position of External Hazards Engineer, to play a key role in supporting the development of the Rolls-Royce SMR Power Station and the successful completion of the Generic Design Assessment (GDA) and other licensing and permitting processes.

You will develop and maintain the External Hazards delivery programme as part of the overall delivery programme, and also develop External Hazards submissions for the development of the Environment, Safety, Security and Safeguards (E3S) Case and plan and manage External Hazards submissions for GDA.

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 skills in these key areas:-

In-depth knowledge of the types of external hazards that could impact the safe operation of a complex facility, such as an operating Nuclear Power Plant, and in the derivation of withstand requirements.

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 at appropriate internal technical and project reviews and at external meetings with the regulator and other stakeholders

A demonstrable ability to work in multidisciplinary teams with staff from all levels to tight deadlines.

Ideally, experience in the consideration of external hazards in support of the design of a Nuclear Power Plant. Able to provide support to the designers and report to the regulators.


Pay and Benefits

We anticipate a paying salary of between £40,000 & £55,000, plus

Performance related bonus of up to 12.5%,

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

Private medical insurance.

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 {insert email address} to arrange a confidential conversation with a recruitment partner. 

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