Senior Fuel Handling Engineer

Location: Derby or Warrington

Organisation: Engineering

Department: Development Engineering, Integration Engineering

Senior Fuel Handling Engineer
Derby / Warrington / Remote
£50,000 - £60,000

We are now recruiting for the exciting role of Senior Fuel Handling Engineer to be involved in an industry leading, cutting-edge project for a new type of power station.

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.

The Senior Fuel Handling Engineer is responsible for the progressive design of RR SMR Fuel Handling systems. The role involves progressing the design of the components such as fuel racks, gates, pool structures, storage stands, and casks, as well as the layouts and sequences of Fuel Handling systems through the Definition Review (DR) process. The Senior Fuel Handling Engineer will be required to conduct decision reviews and update the DOORS database throughout the Generic Design Assessment (GDA) process and beyond, regularly supervising and supporting junior colleagues in the progression of their work packages up to and including commissioning for first of a fleet and subsequent plants.

Confidence can sometimes hold us back from applying for a job. But well let you in on a secret: theres 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
• A strong academic background with a BEng in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent, and relevant work experience.
• Good planning and organising skills to manage all activities and deliverables.
• Ability to integrate well within a project team in a commercial environment. This will include working in collaboration with external partners and suppliers.
• Have knowledge and awareness of Export Control requirements.
• Working with due regard to Health, Safety and Environment to ensure that work complies with all necessary corporate, business and legislative requirements and procedures.

Pay and Benefits
We anticipate paying a salary of between £50,000 - £60,000 plus a bonus of up to 12.5%, an attractive pension scheme with 12% employer and 6% employee contribution. You will also receive a flexible benefit 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.

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Our Screening Process
Due to the safety regulations within the nuclear industry, applicants will be required to participate in following additional screening:-
• 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

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