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Senior ASME R6 Structural Analyst in Manchester, Greater Manchester


Manchester, Greater Manchester


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



Senior ASME & R6 Structural Analyst

Between £45,000 - £65,000 + benefits

Manchester, Warrington, or Derby (Hybrid / Remote)

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 Senior Structural Analyst Engineer, to be involved in an industry leading, cutting-edge project for a new type of power station.

Job Purpose:

The Senior ASME and R6 Structural Analyst Engineer, will sit within the Reactor Island Component Structural Analysis team and work closely with the component design teams to deliver stress analysis capability to support design concept development and structural justifications. This role, and its requirements, are flexible dependent on the candidate's capability, experience, and potential as such candidates with a wide range of direct experience are appropriate for this role.

What is unique about this role?

  • You will have exposure to rapid design development of novel nuclear components.
  • You will have Exposure to novel DTA assessment methods and support/guidance to develop these skills.
  • You will be part of team to deliver novel RR SMR power plant.

Key Results & What can be achieved in the role:

Manage and deliver internal and external work packages in line with requirements to support the overall programme. This is likely to include supervision of others and may include leadership of small sub-team.

Production of assessment methodology documents, supervision and development of junior staff ensuring delivery of work.

6 months: You will integrate into the business. Undertake first initial structural assessment and reporting.

1 year: If experienced, you will act as point of contact and have a defined scope of responsibility. Support external meetings with the ONR and will review external supply chain. You will be developing important methodology documentation.

3 years: If experienced, you will lead a small team as the business grows. You will be defining strategy in specific areas.

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.

Key Selection Criteria:

  1. An understanding of experience and skills in some or all the technical assessment areas below:
  • ASME III Mandatory Appendix XIII structural assessments
  • Fatigue assessments
  • PWR degradation mechanisms (Stress Corrosion Cracking, Environmental fatigue, Irradiation Embrittlement)
  • Finite Element Analysis (Abaqus or ANSYS preferable)
  • Production of assessment methodology documentation
  • SPRINT style assessments
  1. An understanding of the impact of fracture results in the context of a higher reliability safety case and the impact of material, manufacturing and non-destructive examination in the substantiation of this case, as well as the ability to carry out R6-based fracture analysis, understand and interpret the results in the context of a higher reliability safety case.
  1. Experience in BS7910 or other fracture/Defect Tolerance Assessment codes would be applicable. The ability to understand the impact of manufacturing processes, non-destructive examination methods, material assurance and structural analysis on the substantiation of mechanical components.
  1. Experience of undertaking structural assessments to industry and internationally recognised codes (preferable nuclear)
  1. Programme Management, including: Definition of a project/programme of work, delivery of programme milestones in line with agreed plans / budget and management of supply chain.
  1. Experience of other assessment types or methods such as dynamic stress or pipe stress analysis would be desirable, however, not essential.

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Either Chartered Mechanical Engineer (or equivalent) with experience including responsibility for technically leading projects.
  • 5+ years of direct experience in structural assessments to ASME and R6 (or similar codes).
  • 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.

Pay and Benefits:

We anticipate paying a salary of between £45,000 - £65,000 plus benefits

  • Bonus - Performance related bonus of up to 12%
  • 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 Jasmine White - 02392 458 027 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 122366_1705996758
Date posted 01 February 2024
Sector Energy

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