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Lead Component Design Engineer (Reactor Pressure Vessel)

Job: Lead Component Design Engineer – Reactor Pressure Vessel

Location: Derby or Warrington (Flexible Working – Home/Office)

Salary: Competitive Salary + Package + Bonus

Duration: Permanent

The Company

Rolls-Royce SMR is a start-up joint special purpose vehicle (SPV) business, specifically created to design, construct and deliver a new fleet of Small Modular Reactors power plants that will be a critical and strategic player in the race to Net Zero carbon emissions globally.  Spun out of Rolls-Royce with its pedigree in engineering excellence but also attracting world class inward investment this is an exciting new business with an optimistic opportunity to be a global player in the coming years.

The Position

The Lead Component Design Engineer for the Reactor Pressure Vessel will have responsibility for the development of the design and integration of the design into construction and installation into the Rolls-Royce SMR Power Stations.

Reporting to the Reactor Assembly Component Lead, they will be accountable for delivering the work to cost, time and quality requirements.  The role will encompass the execution of design activities as well as providing technical leadership, governance and as the SMR project grows, personnel leadership responsibility.

Key Responsibilities

Provide technical leadership, generate and manage programmes, costs & risks, and support the development and growth of a design engineering team for the assigned scope of work.
Deliver component designs in line with best practice and to standard policies and processes, to deliver robust, low-cost products that are optimised in line with Supply Chain and Manufacturing Capability which integrate operational experience and lessons learnt.
Manage and develop Requirements across all functions using IBM DOORS.
Support development of CAD definitions and act as the primary technical governance route.
Conduct and provide governance to design activities, including: FMEAs/DFMEAs, specifications, statements of work, optioneering decisions, structural assessments, Design for X etc.
Develop analysis requirements, support the analysis conducted and interpret analysis results in the context of the design solution.
Produce safety related arguments to support component justifications.
Support the development of Codes and Standards production.
Provide design engineering support and leadership to the supply chain.
Provide design engineering support and leadership to manufacturing, with specific support to welding and non-destructive examination requirements.
As delegated, apply technical governance to assure a quality product design.

Qualified to degree level in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent related discipline. (essential)
An engineer/leader with the ability to take ownership and autonomously lead the work assigned. (essential)
Chartered Mechanical Engineer, or working towards it, with a minimum of 8 years design experience including responsibility for technical leadership. (essential)
Experience and in-depth knowledge of pressure vessel design in safety-critical industries e.g. Nuclear (essential)
Working knowledge of structural integrity in design, including safety classification, materials requirements, corrosion and degradation mechanisms, structural analysis, fracture mechanics, inspection qualification and manufacturing controls. (essential)
Working knowledge of Nuclear Design codes, e.g. RCC-M or ASME III (preferred)
Experience in leading designs through the full Lifecyle i.e. requirements, concept design, detail design, testing, manufacture, installation, commissioning and operation. (essential)
Experience working within a cross-functional team and providing a design interface to manufacture and the supply chain. (preferred)
Ability to plan, manage and execute technical work packages and report progress as required. (preferred)
Ability to stretch and flex within the scope of responsibility to support the needs of the programme. (essential)
We aim to respond to suitable candidates within 5 working days. If you have not heard from us within this time, please feel free to contact us to receive feedback on your application.

To apply please send your CV to Kris Charnock at Morson or contact the Morson office for more information

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