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Product Realisation Engineer / Lead (Components) in Warrington, Cheshire



Warrington, Cheshire





Product Realisation Engineer / Lead (Components)

We anticipate offering a salary between £40,000 - £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 the exciting role of Product Realisation Engineer / Lead to be involved in a game changing role as we strive to make the nuclear industry more diverse.

Job Purpose:

Define and manage an appropriate process to govern the release of designs to production. Provide consistency in the implementation of that process across component areas, including process improvement of current practices.

Identify and mitigate risks and opportunities in a proactive manner.

Assist in defining requirements for third party review and surveillance, and coordinate inputs and interfaces with the third party.

Define appropriate manufacturing and quality control requirements for internal and external manufacture.

Represent the component team and SMR programme on the global stage. Work closely with national and international suppliers, assisting in communicating requirements and relevant training.

Have productive engagement with the regulator to facilitate long lead item orders.

Help to inform product development programmes by acting as a single point of contact for a variety of enabling activities to ensure planning accuracy and quality.

Generate creative solutions to challenges, based on a balance and trade off the project drivers, technical and non-technical requirements.

The cross-component team, in which this role will sit, is a pivotal part of the product development, ensuring consistency, standardisation and efficiency across all product development programmes.

The Key Selection Criteria:

  • Hold a high level understanding of the design of mechanical components such as pressure vessels, tanks, pumps or valves. Understand opportunities for standardisation at all levels of component specification and design.
  • Experience working in or with production, preferably of long lead items with hold and release points. An understanding of material forging and manufacturing processes.

  • Experience in constructing logical structured arguments such as compiling a safety case, and presenting these arguments at reviews or regulatory engagements.
  • Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, with a proven capability to convey complex technical issues to a range of audiences, including senior management.

  • Ability to handle projects that have a high level of ambiguity, with ability to control and provide direction to resolve this ambiguity.

Qualifications & Training:

  • BEng or MEng in process, mechanical or chemical engineering (or equivalent technical experience).
  • Experience within the nuclear industry, and specifically reactor components, is preferred.
  • Chartered Engineer or working towards it.

Pay and Benefits

We anticipate paying a salary of between £40,000 - £60,000 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 123008_1715774905
Date posted 15 May 2024
Sector Energy

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