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Date Added: Wed 01/11/2023

Senior Systems Engineer

Derby, DE1, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Salary: £40000 - £60000/annum

Senior Systems Design Engineer - Technical Lead Reactor Systems Design

Are you a Senior Systems Design Engineer experienced in the Nuclear Industry looking to join a company who are creating a clean nuclear future?

The Reactor Systems Design - Technical Lead reports into the Reactor Duty Systems Design Group Lead; the Reactor Systems Design Integration Technical Lead will be responsible for implementing systems engineering activities across the design team, ensuring consistency and balance across the system designs and leading design for operation activities. The ideal candidate will be able to work when required from either the Derby or Warrington office and in return hybrid/flexible working is fully supported. This is a key role in supporting Rolls-Royce's strategy to heavily contribute to Net Zero carbon emissions globally.

The successful candidate will provide technical leadership and coordination of a small team of engineers to ensure the delivery of an integrated reactor plant systems design. The role will involve working closely with the Engineering Integration Function to develop and improve ways of working across the system design teams, leading the development of the reactor plant operating philosophy, coordinating interfaces with other design areas and disciplines, and solving cross plant design issues.

Key Responsibilities:

* Apply technical expertise to develop system design solutions from preliminary concept through to detailed design definition; this will include experience of trade-off studies to ensure an optimum design solution is produced.

* Provide technical supervision, guidance and coaching to systems engineers across the design team. Ensure quality is maintained throughout the design process by undertaking local technical reviews and providing inputs to the main project technical review gates.

* Define and manage engineering requirements on reactor plant components, installations, controls and instrumentation.

* Develop and implement verification & validation strategies for the assigned reactor systems at the various stages of design maturity.

* Collaborate with other design teams to achieve a coherent and optimised power station solution.

* Develop and deliver detailed plans for the assigned design tasks.

* Understand and articulate design and programme risks, managing them as appropriate with the Reactor Safety Systems Group Lead.

* Act as technical authority for the assigned reactor systems and represent the project at technical and project reviews when required.

* Work with due regard to Health, Safety and Environment. Comply with corporate, business and legislative requirements. Champion company values, including Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Qualifications & Experience

* Qualified to degree level or equivalent in Mechanical Engineering or a related discipline.

* Nuclear process system design experience, including responsibility for technical and project leadership in a relevant field.

* Knowledge of Pressurised Water Reactor (PWR) design, plant and behaviour during normal and abnormal operation

* Excellent knowledge of reactor system design, operation and safety cases.

* Experience in the interpretation of customer specifications and defining and managing engineering requirements.

* Sound knowledge of relevant design codes, including systems engineering.

* Planning and organising skills to manage programme activities and deliverables.

* Ability to communicate effectively with any audience, quickly establishing credibility and buy-in.

Why Rolls-Royce SMR?

At Rolls-Royce SMR we're market disruptors. We're using proven nuclear technologies combined with manufacturing philosophies to provide clean, affordable energy for all.

A career with Rolls-Royce SMR will be varied, technically challenging and supportive. As our vision evolves into reality, our colleague community will grow and continue to comprise some of the most talented people in the industry.

You'll also get a package that includes:

* Competitive salary

* Coaching, training and support to help you develop

* Flexible & Hybrid Working - Contracted location of work may be in Warrington or Derby although they operate a hybrid working policy allowing you to work remotely with the agreement of your leader
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