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Test Rig Design Engineer - Mechanical

Make a difference with a world-class company

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Test Rig Design Engineer- Mechanical, to work for Rolls-Royce SMR in Derby or Warrington on projects that will contribute to the global reduction of carbon emissions. This role offers the unique opportunity to be involved with 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, are 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 will be responsible for the mechanical engineering design development of test rigs which provide data for a range of complex fluid system and mechanical problems. The test rig designs will be developed through a series of gated reviews, requiring the use of systems engineering and process design techniques to develop robust solutions that meet the project requirements.

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 have a degree in Physical Sciences, Mathematics or a related discipline. You will also have:

  • Knowledge of mechanical design fundamentals
  • Mechanical design knowledge of one or more of: complex mechanical structures, vessels, tanks, valves, pumps, heat exchangers, actuation methods, heating sources, low and high pressure system equipment
  • Familiarity with systems engineering principles is desirable
  • A willingness to challenge conventional thinking with the desire to make a difference

Key Responsibilities of the Role will be:

  • Applying systems and process engineering techniques to develop test rigs from concept through to detailed design and operation
  • Developing conceptual and detailed designs for a range of components and sub-systems
  • Defining and manage test rig requirements, including systems, components and installations
  • Developing engineering assessments e.g. mechanical designs, component selection and heat balance calculations
  • Developing design documentation including P&IDs and operating philosophies
  • Working in a multidisciplinary engineering team to deliver an optimised test rig
  • Working closely 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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