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Containment Thermal Analyst

Make a difference with a world class company

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Containment Thermal Analyst 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 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 Containment Thermal Analyst will be responsible for the technical delivery of the thermal and hydraulic performance analysis to verify containment conditions and heat removal during faulted and severe accident operations.

Working alongside the systems design, LOCA analysis and Severe Accident Analysis teams, the Containment Thermal Analyst will produce thermal hydraulic analyses to characterise system performance, advise intelligent design decisions and verify the performance and safety of the final design. 

About You:

You will be a Chartered Engineer (or similar) and have a degree in Physics, Engineering or a related discipline. You will also have:

  • Excellent knowledge of reactor plant thermal and hydraulic principles and calculations.
  • Expertise in thermal hydraulic analysis of reactor plant designs, from initial concept through to detailed design definition.

  • Knowledge of Pressurised Water Reactor design, plant and behaviour.

  • Familiarity with nuclear plant analysis codes.

  • Strong planning and organisational skills.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Good understanding of Safety and UK Regulatory Affairs.

Key Responsibilities of the Role will be:

  • Lead the delivery of containment analysis which ultimately underpins the reactor plant safety case.
  • Assist with examining the technical nature of the reactor plant and source evidence needed to inform technical decision making in verifying plant performance.

  • Define and manage requirement traceability from design through to analysis, models and method validation.

  • Guarantee method validation at each stage of the analysis process and provide technical expertise into the code validation programme and rig design programmes.

  • Act as technical authority for containment analysis internal and external to the company. 

  • Understand and articulate technical and programme risks.

  • Interface internally and externally as the company representative for GOTHIC and containment thermal analyses.

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 Molly Brown on 02392 603030 or email

Alternatively, please apply directly using the “Apply” option below.