Job Description

Pipe Stress Engineer in Warrington, Cheshire



Warrington, Cheshire


£45000 - £65000 per annum + hybrid working, generous pension etc.


  • Pipe Stress Engineer
  • We anticipate offering a salary between £40,000 - £50,000
  • Manchester, Warrington, OR Derby - Hybrid Flexibility

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 roles of Pipe Stress Engineer / Senior Pipe Stress Engineer , to be involved in in a game changing role as we strive to make the nuclear industry more diverse.

Job Purpose:

The Pipe Stress / Senior Engineer will sit within the Reactor Island Component Structural Analysis team and work closely with the component design and layout teams to deliver stress analysis capability across the piping systems and pipe supporting elements within the SMR. This will include delivering structural analysis to support a range of needs including assessments in accordance with ASME B31, ASME III including subsections NB, NC, ND and NF, and seismic requirements.

In addition to this, the role requires the engineer to provide support to our 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. Support may also be required to undertake tasks to support the design of pipework systems or undertake 3D Finite Element Analysis but this will be dependent on the demand within the team and the candidate's experience and expertise.

Key Results & What Can Be Achieved in The Role:

  • Understand, define and analyse pipework and pipe supports to meet industry standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Deliver pipe stress analysis, pipe support design and selection; and pipework system design including flange, gasket, and bolting selection and calculations 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.
  • Assist in defining the methods and ways of working for pipework and pipe support justification in an evolving business.
  • Assist with the elicitation and management of pipework and 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.

The Key Selection Criteria:

  1. Experience of undertaking design code assessments to both industry and internationally recognised codes; ideally ASME B31 series, ASME III Div 1, NB, NC/ND and NF. However, experience of piping assessments from other design codes would also be applicable. ASME Section III Class 1 Fatigue design experience.

  1. Proficient user of pipe stress analysis programmes, ideally Autopipe, however experience of similar proprietary analysis programmes such as PepS, ADLPipe, CAESAR, PSA5 would be beneficial.

  1. Programme Management, including:
  • Definition of a project/programme of work
  • Delivery of programme milestones in line with agreed plans and budget
  • Management of supply chain
  • Management of risks
  • Monitoring and effective reporting of progress
  1. Nuclear Industry knowledge / experience. Familiarity with safety case regimes and justification within an industry with a high regulatory regime would be beneficial.

  1. Experience of other assessment types or methods such as high energy line break analysis, pressure vessel or dynamic stress analysis would be desirable but not a requirement for the role.

Qualifications & Training:

  • Qualified to degree level or equivalent in Mechanical Engineering or related discipline.
  • Chartered Mechanical Engineer (or equivalent) with experience including responsibility for technically leading projects.
  • Good mastery of undertaking pipe stress assessments
  • Planning and organising skills to manage programme activities and deliverables.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with any audience, quickly establishing credibility and buy-in
  • Ability to write technical strategy documents including consideration of verification plans (Senior)

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.

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 122810_1712041658
Date posted 16 April 2024
Sector Energy

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