Structural Analysis Engineer
Hybrid working and Derby
This is more than just a job; this is a legacy.
Rolls-Royce SMR was established with one clear goal - to deliver clean, affordable energy for all.
Rolls-Royce SMR offers a radically different approach to delivering nuclear power. A 90% factory-built solution, drastically reducing project risk, shortening construction times and increasing delivery certainty.
The Rolls-Royce SMR is a world-class global product for a global market - using established nuclear technology developed by a UK-based team building on decades of engineering, manufacturing and nuclear reactor design experience.
About the position
The Structural Analysis Engineer will 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.
The role will be primarily responsible for:
- 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.
This is a rare opportunity for an experienced and well-motivated manufacturing engineer to join a team within a fledgling organisation setting up new manufacturing capability in the UK.
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.
Pay and Benefits
A highly competitive salary is on offer along with a performance related bonus.
A range of flexible benefits are available to choose from, enabling you to create a bespoke package to suit your needs.
Travel: the location of work is Derby.
Flexible working / hybrid and remote working patterns are available with agreement.
Working hours are 37.5 hrs per week with some additional hours as and when required.
Who we are?
Rolls-Royce SMR's small modular reactor (SMR) programme is the first of its kind in the UK.
A Rolls-Royce SMR power station will have the capacity to generate 470mw of low-carbon energy, equivalent to more than 150 onshore wind turbines. It will provide consistent baseload generation for at least 60 years, helping achieve the Government's target of 24GW of nuclear energy by 2050.
In addition to stable base load power, Rolls-Royce SMRs will be able to provide energy for the manufacture of green hydrogen and synthetic fuels, to support the path to Net Zero and the decarbonisation of transport.
Out technology is based upon well-established Pressurised Water Reactor (PWR) technology, in use all over the world, but Rolls-Royce SMR's unique approach will see the reactor components built in factory conditions and assembled on site.
Our factory-built model is entirely scalable, as demand increases, we invest in further factories using the same design and management systems used for all our SMRs.
When fully operational the Rolls-Royce SMR programme is forecast to create 40,000 regional UK jobs by 2050 and generate £52bn in economic benefit.
Having begun the design assessment process with the UK regulators, the organisation is at a point where it needs to significantly increase its workforce, offering candidates the opportunity to work with cutting edge technology within a world-class team.
How to apply
Rolls-Royce SMR is an equal opportunities employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.
However you identify or whatever your path here, please apply if you see a position that interests or excites you. Come join us and help us build a global company where we're all proud to belong. 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.
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.
If you are not yet ready to apply, but would like to find out more, please contact to arrange a confidential conversation with a recruitment partner.