Job Description

Component Design Engineers – Generic Interest in Derby, Derbyshire



Derby, Derbyshire


£35000 - £60000 per annum + + benefits (see below)


  • Component Design / Mechanical Engineers (Various)
  • Salary: £35,000 up to £60,000
  • Manchester, Warrington, OR Derby - Hybrid/Remote Options

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 various levels and backgrounds of Component Design Engineers to be involved in an industry leading, cutting-edge project for a new type of power station.

Job Purpose:

The Component Engineer will work within cross functional teams and with the global supply chain to deliver product designs for components within the scope of the role. The role requires that the candidate work to integrate all factors into the design process to define the product definition and supporting information.

The role will work on concept product development all through the product lifecycle and be part of the team with product ownership of assigned scope. This will involve working in developing, iterative and ambiguous environments and it is essential the candidate can handle this stage of the product lifecycle.

We have Component Engineering roles available in specific component teams covering the whole component scope of Reactor Island, Turbine Island, Cooling Water Island and Balance of Plant. Ideally you have nuclear experience, but professionals from other industries should be encouraged to apply as we are building a diverse team of talent. We are also looking for various levels of skills and experience, from entry level to expert, to ensure we can develop a balanced team overall.

The team are responsible for product development of a large range of components such as reactor pressure vessels, control rod drive mechanisms, steam generators, pumps, valves, pipework, tanks, vessels, core components, filters, strainers, spargers, ion-exchange columns, reverse osmosis tanks and many others.

If you have experience in the following transferable skills, we want to hear from you!

  • Pressure Vessel/Equipment design knowledge/experience and/or;
  • Rotary equipment design knowledge/experience and/or;
  • Thermal equipment design knowledge/experience and/or;
  • Mechanical design / manufacture knowledge/experience and/or;
  • Pipework and valves knowledge/experience and/or;
  • General product development knowledge/experience and/or;
  • Systems Engineering & Robust Design knowledge/experience and/or;
  • REDV development and management knowledge/experience

The Key Selection Criteria:

  1. Product knowledge of equipment and/or products relevant to the Nuclear Industry or other applicable, high integrity industries (mentioned in transferrable skills).

  2. Product development, with experience in Concept Generation, Design Evaluations, Calculations, Product Testing and Product Manufacture

  3. Intelligent Customer & Capability: Experience in reviewing technical and commercial bids and making recommendations on supply chain selections.

  4. Communication: Capable of presenting technical and safety case arguments, including the compilation of claims, arguments, and evidence in formal documentation and experience facilitating technical discussions with third parties.

  5. Planning, Coordination and Teamwork: Experience with planning, scheduling, and coordinating your own work and that of others across functional boundaries.

Qualifications & Training:

  • Proven experience from list of transferrable skills
  • BEng or MEng in process, mechanical engineering (or equivalent technical experience).
  • Chartered Engineer, or working towards it
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office tools.

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

We anticipate paying a salary of between £35,000 - £65,000 plus:-

  • Bonus - Performance related bonus of up to 12.5%
  • Benefits Allowance - £2200, enabling you to create a bespoke package
  • Pension - 12% employer and 6% employee contributions.
  • Holidays - 28 days holiday (+ public holidays) and the ability to buy or sell up to 4 days
  • Private Medical Insurance - BUPA single cover health care
  • Life Assurance - 6x pensionable pay
  • £250 - One-off payment for new starters for home office purchases

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. Find out more about our inclusion pledge.

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:

The recruitment process for this vacancy is being handled by Advanced Resource Managers, an official recruitment partner to Rolls Royce SMR.

RR SMR have a 2-stage interview process and they can be online or in-person. Please do let us know if you require any reasonable adjustments to be made.

Your 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, please contact to arrange a confidential conversation with a recruitment partner.

Our Screening Process

Due to the safety regulations within the nuclear industry, applicants will be required to participate in the following additional screening:-

  • Obtaining Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) clearance

  • Satisfactory completion of a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check

  • Satisfactory completion of a basic financial probity check


This vacancy is being advertised by either Advanced Resource Managers Limited, Advanced Resource Managers IT Limited or Advanced Resource Managers Engineering Limited ("ARM"). ARM is a specialist talent acquisition and management consultancy. We provide technical contingency recruitment and a portfolio of more complex resource solutions. Our specialist recruitment divisions cover the entire technical arena, including some of the most economically and strategically important industries in the UK and the world today. We will never send your CV without your permission.

Job reference 122540_1712041759
Date posted 02 April 2024
Sector Energy

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