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Operational Quality Engineer in Manchester, Greater Manchester


Manchester, Greater Manchester





Operational Quality Engineer

We anticipate offering a salary between £40,000 - £50,000

Manchester, Warrington, OR Derby - Hybrid Working available

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 Operational Quality Engineer, to be involved in developing a global supply chain and creating opportunities for the wider industry.

For the right individual, we have a fantastic opportunity to join the Rolls-Royce SMR Quality Team working as an Operational Quality Engineer.

Job Purpose:

In this role, you will be responsible for helping to shape and manage the development and deployment of the SMR operational quality operating model and arrangements, processes, systems and tools to meet nuclear design code and regulatory requirements, best practices and quality excellence.

Key Results & What Can Be Achieved in The Role:

Establishing a new operating model instructions and ensuring that regulatory and business requirement are met and the opportunity to develop this new function within the business.

The Key Selection Criteria:

  1. Developing the operational Quality engineering function

  • Supporting the development of the operational quality processes and procedures for all SMR factories to work with all the relevant stakeholders.
  • Ensure that all aspects of a suitably qualified experienced persons (SQEP)
  • Development of processes, and procedures.
  1. Proactive engagement
  • Proactively review and evaluate existing policies, practices, and controls for improvements
  • Provide coaching, advice and help to others in the resolution of problems and issues
  • Support external benchmarking to identify the latest audit and problem-solving techniques
  1. Project Management skillset
  • Operational KPI's to be met in a timely manner
  • Good problem-solving capabilities and the ability to hold workshops with timely outcomes
  • Strong organisational skills
  1. Strong interpersonal Skills
  • Working closely with a wide range of stakeholders provide quality support to all functions including marketing, project and programme management, engineering, manufacturing, and the supply chain, gaining experience of a range of SMR activities.

Qualifications & Training:

  • Ideally the candidate should hold a minimum of HNC or degree in a related discipline, and or relevant work experience.
  • Chartered status would be advantageous but not essential

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 £40,000 - £50,000 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 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 123284_1712930602
Date posted 12 April 2024
Sector Energy

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