IPS Engineer / ILS Engineer - Rolls Royce SMR

Location: Derby, Derby or Warrington, England

Organisation: Engineering

Department: Development Engineering, Integration Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Plant Engineering

Integrated Product Support Engineer / Integrated Logistics Support Engineer

Derby – Hybrid Working

£50,000 - £60,000 plus package

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 Integrated Product Support (IPS) Engineer / Integrated Logistic Support (ILS) Engineer, to be involved in delivering an industry leading, cutting-edge design project for a new type of power station.


Reporting to the Human Factors and Operations Integration Manager, the Integrated Product Support Engineer / Integrated Logistics Support Engineer(s) will conducts analysis and manage design requirements with the purpose of guiding the Plant (and Support Solution) design to ensure that availability, reliability, and maintainability expectations are met throughout the life of the power station.


Key responsibilities of the role will include:


  • Influencing decisions and providing guidance through design iteration to ensure top-level Availability targets are achieved.
  • Collaborating with design, supply chain, safety, etc teams to define Support System elements, including maintenance planning, spares requirements, maintenance task documentation, training, and resource requirements.
  • Completion of required Through-life Support Analysis assessments, such as Preventive Maintenance derivation (e.g. Equipment Reliability, RCM), Maintenance Task and Support Resource analysis, including the production of associated reports and presentations. 
  • Support to the design development and development of the support solution through definition of requirements and guidance, and subsequent assessment of the design concepts.
  • Management of assigned technical work scope, including planning and risk management


This role will thus ideally suit an individual with relevant qualifications and/or a suitable level of experience within the field IPS / ILS Engineering, Supportability Engineering and/or Reliability / Safety Engineering with a background in the nuclear or defence industries. However, individuals with a background (especially within analysis) in other industries will be happily considered.


The role will be based in Derby and candidates are expected to be in the office 3 days / week on average, though some flexibility might be accommodated


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.


Key Selection Criteria


Design for Availability


Experience working closely with design teams (safety, component, system, layout etc.) on activities related to the field of ILS, IPS, Supportability, Reliability Engineering.


For example:


  • Design assessments for reliability/maintainability, and feedback as stakeholder in Gated/Design/ Decision Reviews.
  • supporting design teams with information relating to reliability/maintainability, including assumptions, requirements, published research, standards, etc related to reliability/ maintainability.


Maintenance Strategy


Experience analysing failures and applying various maintenance strategies.


For example:


  • Experience conducting FMEA analysis.
  • Experience informing/conducting Equipment Reliability assessment (e.g. RCM) studies.
  • Experience combining and rationalising maintenance tasks in to a comprehensive, effective, and auditable maintenance schedule.


Domain Knowledge


Knowledge of IPS, ILS and/or Supportability standards.


For example:


  • ASD S-Series of IPS Specifications.
  • Def Stan 00-600 (DLF).
  • Dependability Management (IEC 60300-1).
  • Understanding on how these standards integrate and apply to a design programme.


Industry Knowledge


An understanding of nuclear power plant systems, operations, and regulation.


For example:


  • Knowledge of common PWR systems.
  • Maintenance and operations activities within the nuclear context.
  • Reliability and Maintainability priorities within the nuclear context (i.e. safety vs production).
  • Reliability and maintenance of components important to safety.


Dependability Analysis


Experience and knowledge of applying suitable Plant and Support performance targets (i.e. Availability), how these factors can be measured, and methods of modelling reliability, maintainability and availability.


For example:


  • Availability Allocation.
  • RBD/Fault Tree analysis.
  • Maintenance scheduling.


Pay and Benefits


We anticipate a paying a salary of between £50,000 - £60,000 , allied with a performance related bonus of up to 12.5%, an attractive pension scheme with 12% employer and 6% employee contributions and 28 days holiday. 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 bestcontribution 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 [email protected] to arrange a confidential conversation with a recruitment partner.

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