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Test Rig Design Engineer – Fluid Systems

Make a difference with a world-class company

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Test Rig Design Engineer (Fluid Systems) to work for Rolls-Royce SMR in Derby or Warrington on projects that will contribute to the global reduction of carbon emissions. This is a unique opportunity to be involved in the design project for a new nuclear power station and the establishment of a world-class testing capability.

Blueprint Recruitment, working with Rolls-Royce SMR and Morson RPO, is looking for a talented and ambitious engineer to join Rolls-Royce SMR’s innovative and dynamic Test Capability Team.

About the Company:

Rolls-Royce SMR is a new business, specifically created to design, construct and deliver a new fleet of Small Modular Reactor power plants that will contribute to Net Zero carbon emissions globally. Created through Rolls-Royce’s passion for engineering excellence, and with world-class investment, this is an exciting new business which expects to become a leading player in the future of energy.

About the Role:

The Test Rig Design Engineer (Fluid Systems) will be responsible for the development of test rigs which provide data for complex fluid system problems. The test rig designs will be developed through a series of reviews, requiring the use of systems engineering techniques to develop robust solutions.

The Development Engineering organisation itself has responsibilities for proving that the SMR power station design meets its objectives and requirements. This will encompass the area of nuclear engineering, as well as the broader scope of delivering a major infrastructure project.

About You:

You will be a Chartered Engineer (or working towards professional accreditation) and will have a degree in Engineering, Physical Sciences, or a related discipline. You will also have:

  • Knowledge of fluid mechanics and thermodynamic fundamentals, as well as process system design experience which has been gained from any process plant industry
  • Familiarity with systems engineering principles is desirable
  • Strong planning and organisational skills and great communication skills
  • A willingness to challenge conventional thinking, and the desire to make a difference

Key Responsibilities of the Role will be:

  • Applying systems and process engineering techniques to develop test rigs from preliminary concept through to detailed design and operation
  • Defining and managing test rig requirements, including systems, installations, and controls and instrumentation requirements
  • Developing engineering assessments, such as undertaking fluid flow analyses and to size vessels and define heat exchanger requirements
  • Developing test rigs that are safe by design and supporting the production of HAZOPs and FMECAs
  • Developing design documentation, including P&IDs and system descriptions
  • Working in a multidisciplinary engineering team to deliver an optimised test rig
  • Working with power station design teams, suppliers and external test houses
  • Acting as a technical representative for assigned test rigs at technical and project reviews

Benefits and Work Conditions:

  • A highly competitive salary is on offer, along with a performance related bonus
  • A range of flexible benefits are available to choose from, enabling you to create a bespoke package to suit your needs
  • Travel: the location of work can be either Derby or Warrington
  • Flexible working / hybrid and remote working patterns are available with agreement
  • Working hours are 37.5 hrs per week with some additional hours as and when required
  • Rolls-Royce SMR are an equal opportunities employer

For further information on this opportunity, please contact Jasmine Bailey on 02392 603030 or email jasmine.bailey@blueprintrecruit.com

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