Job Description

Structural Integrity Engineer / Lead in Warrington, Cheshire



Warrington, Cheshire





Structural Integrity Engineer / Lead

We anticipate offering a salary between £40,000 - £60,000

Manchester, Warrington, OR Derby - Hybrid working 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 Structural Integrity Engineer / lead , to be involved in a game changing role as we strive to make the nuclear industry more diverse.

Job Purpose:

Engineer Role:

Deliver technical policies, requirements or safety case documents on specific structural integrity topics.

Roll out policies and requirements as appropriate through a combination of formal training, local guidance and discussions or stakeholder input to and governance of component development programmes.

Generate creative solutions to challenges, based on a balance and trade off the project drivers, technical and non-technical requirements. Define the method and format of delivering items within the safety case to provide a golden thread through claims, arguments and evidence and ensure a robust approach to structural integrity across a broad range of components and mechanical equipment.

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.

Identify and mitigate risks and opportunities in a proactive manner.

Represent the component team and SMR programme on the global stage.

Lead Role:

As above, plus:

Provide technical leadership, generate, and manage programmes, costs & risks.

Key Results & What Can Be Achieved in The Role:

The role will be embedded in the components team which will grow through 2024 and 2025 to from 48 to approximately 130 people.

The candidate will be embedded in teams leading the product development for the SMR, internally and in the global supply chain. They will also work at ensuring the design gains regulatory approval through the GDA process.

The role will see product development go through the entire product lifecycle from design into manufacturing, installation, commissioning, and operation which provides a unique experience in the Nuclear Industry.

The Key Selection Criteria:

  • Understanding of the cross-functional nature of a higher reliability nuclear structural integrity case against the UK expectations (as set out in the ONR Safety Assessment Principles EMC.1 to EMC.3). The candidate should understand the role that the following disciplines play in structural integrity:
  1. Design and analysis
  2. Materials
  3. Non-destructive examination
  4. Quality
  5. Manufacture
  • The candidate may have a more in-depth knowledge of one or more of those functional areas but a broad range of knowledge would be advantageous.
  • Knowledge of ASME BPVC III or equivalent international design codes.
  • Experience in constructing logically structured arguments, compiling a safety case and presenting such a case for example to a regulator.
  • Capable of presenting technical and safety case arguments, including the compilation of claims, arguments, and evidence in formal documentation.
  • Experience with planning, scheduling, and coordinating your own work and that of others. 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.

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 - £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 123009_1714572103
Date posted 01 May 2024
Sector Energy

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