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Test Rig Civil Engineer

Westlakes Recruit
Derby, Derbyshire, DE1
Closing date
May 3, 2024

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Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
Firm, Consulting Engineering
Test Rig Civil Engineer
Derby, Manchester, Warrington

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.

We are now recruiting for the exciting role of Test Rig Civil Engineer, to be involved in industry leading, cutting-edge design project for a new type of power station.
Job Purpose
The Development Engineering organisation is accountable for proving that the SMR power station design meets its objectives and requirements. It is also accountable for providing data and evidence to support the development of the power station design through the execution of test, demonstration and research and technology programmes. This encompasses not just the domain of nuclear engineering, but the broader range of engineering functions necessary to deliver a major infrastructure project.
Our test programmes cover a wide spectrum of the engineering disciplines, including for example fluids, thermal-hydraulics, mechanical, civils & modular construction, controls and instrumentation, materials & chemistry.
We now have an exciting opportunity for a Test Rig Civil Engineer to join the team, to support the Civil Demonstrator test programme.
Key Results & Achievements
Reporting to the Testing Manager the Test Rig Civil Engineer will be deployed to support the Civil Demonstrator Test Programme under the direction of a Test Lead.
They will support the definition of packages of work. Depending on the type of test, this could include requirements definition, concept design, analysis, testing specification, etc.
They will use their expertise in Civil Engineering to ensure the successful delivery of those work packages is achieved and being an intelligent customer.
They will provide technical support to demonstrate the maturity of the design/test to stakeholders at governance reviews.
They will work with the supply chain to ensure key points of knowledge are being captured and communicated within RR SMR.
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.
Criteria 1
Civil Engineering - Knowledge and experience of Civil engineering, ideally around concrete and pre-cast concrete.
Criteria 2
Test Programmes - Experience in the execution of test programmes to ensure they generate the required verification or validation evidence, including as applicable through scaled tests or sub-element testing.
Criteria 3
Presenting Information to stakeholders - Experience in taking information, understanding, and presenting it in an appropriate and compelling format, which includes formal communications such as gate reviews to the appropriate stakeholders.
Criteria 4
Problem solving - Ability to identify risk or issues early and proactively resolve them with minimal supervision.
Criteria 5
Safety culture - The ability to model strong and positive safety behaviours and to instil it in others, including respectfully challenging others and taking the initiative to build a strong safety culture.

Pay and Benefits
We anticipate a paying salary of between £40,000 & £55,000, a performance related bonus of up to 12.5%, an attractive pension scheme with 12% employer and 6% employee contributions. You will also receive a flexible benefits allowance 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. .
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.

Our Application Process
Due to the safety regulations within the nuclear industry, applicants will be required to participate in additional screening. These are:

Obtaining Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) clearance
Satisfactory completion of a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check
Satisfactory completion of a basic financial probity checkYour candidate experience is at the utmost importance to us. If you are not yet ready to apply but would like to discuss any of the above or require any reasonable adjustments (e.g. being able to apply in a different format), please contact to arrange a confidential conversation with a recruitment partner

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