Structural Analysis Engineer - Small Modular Reactors

Morson Talent
Derby, East Midlands
Jan 13, 2022
Feb 11, 2022
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
Firm, Consulting Engineering
The Company
Morson Talent are working exclusively with Rolls Royce SMR (Small Modular Reactors) to develop a new verification team, who will play a pivotal role in the development and engineering of SMR technology through a complex lifecycle.

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.

*Candidates can be based in Warrington or Derby locations*


A Request to Hire Form and Risk Assessment Matrix must be completed in order to commence recruitment activity.

The Post
The Engineer - Structural Analysis with work closely with the component design teams to deliver stress analysis capability across the components design team. This will include delivering structural analysis to support a range of needs including assessments in accordance with ASME III, seismic assessment and DTAs. In addition to this, the role requires the engineer to provide an intelligent customer service for the supply chain partners in reviewing and advising analysis work performed in the supply chain as well as producing the necessary guidance to ensure effective and efficient ways of working across the team. Opportunities exist for all aspects of structural analysis including pipe stress expertise.

Key Responsibilities

• Deliver structural analysis in line with the demands of the product programmes.
• Provide technical expertise and opinion in supporting design work and making design decisions within the IPTs
• Provide an intelligent customer service for analysis work conducted by design and make suppliers as part of the governance processes
• Produce guidance and policy materials in order to support the engineering and business processes.
• Assist with the elicitation and management of component requirements from a structural analysis perspective.
• Support ongoing concept optioneering by applying a sprint mentality to structural assessments that are fit for purpose.
• Deliver value into the design processes by informing decisions and engineering direction using appropriate analysis.

Required Competencies

Candidates should have some familiarity/experience with the following:

Understands the appropriate level of Risk in the Company.
Has a grasp of any implications of Public Relations.
Understands and applies appropriate Corporate Governance to decision making.
Understands appropriate Commercial and Corporate law decision making.
Understands Safety & UK Regulatory Affairs

Knowledge of ASME III Design by Analysis
Knowledge of DTA using R6 procedure
Materials, properties and behaviours in a structural analysis
Understanding of context of structural analysis in the design process and safety case
Application of FEA
Development of Structural Methods, Guidance and Policies
Reviewing Stress Outputs
Pipe stress analysis
Dynamic / Seismic Analysis
Quick turn-around Concept Design Analysis
Presentation Skills and Communication
Project Management - Planning, risk management, cost management etc
Leadership - leading functional teams

Organisational Expectations
All RR SMR colleagues are expected to consistently contribute and nurture good team-working through the organisation. They should be self-driven and motivated seeking to motivate others. Colleagues are accountable for "above the line" behaviours at all times. The promotion of Nuclear Safety and wider Health & Safety policies and protocols is expected from all. All colleagues must role model the values and beliefs of the company ensuring that ethical decisions are made in line with the attainment of ED&I Charter and policy standards. Colleagues are expected to understand the principle of "right first time" with particular significance to Quality Assurance. Colleagues must be aware of their commercial and financial responsibilities and abide to agreed business processes. Colleagues should encourage best practice around Knowledge and Document management.

Qualifications & Experience
• Qualified to degree level or equivalent in Mechanical Engineering or a related discipline.
• Working knowledge of finite element methods for assessment of strength, fatigue and defect tolerance.
• Working knowledge of relevant design codes, including the ASME III design by analysis requirements for pressure boundary integrity and supplementary requirements for high integrity.
• Experience in the interpretation of customer specifications and defining and managing the engineering requirements using the Requirements Management process.
• Ability to communicate effectively with any audience, quickly establishing credibility and buy-in.
• Ability to integrate well within a project team in a commercial environment. This will include working in collaboration with external partners and suppliers.

Health & Safety
All colleagues:
• Support, promote and engage in company culture programs to create a leading and positive culture.
• Report any shortcomings in arrangements.
• Perform tasks and duties in accordance with training and instruction whilst taking care of their own health & safety and those of others who may be affected by their acts or omissions.
Work conditions
• Rolls Royce SMR are an equal opportunities employer. We believe that embracing difference makes us stronger. Our diverse people bring us different skills - whatever their educational background, disability, gender, age, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief.
• We welcome applications from individuals who have taken an extended career break or those who are transitioning from different sectors.
• Travel: Contracted location of work is in Derby or Warrington although we operate a hybrid working policy allowing you to work remotely with the agreement of your leader, though may require some travel within the working day when visiting other branches or organisations.
• Working hours: 37 hrs per week are standard office hours with some overtime as required.

Employment reward package
On offer is a competitive salary and performance related bonus. We are developing a selection of benefits that are flexible for you to choose from and will enable you to bespoke your total compensation to suit your needs.

Interested? Please send your CV to Ben Pascall on or call for a chat.