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Test Rig Mechanical and EC&I Team Lead

Make a difference with a world class company

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Test Rig Mechanical and EC&I Team Lead engineer, 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 Mechanical and EC&I Team Lead engineer will be responsible for building and leading a team of talented design engineers developing a variety of exciting and complex test rigs to verify the design of the SMR Power Station.

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), Physical Sciences or a related discipline. You will also have:

  • Excellent knowledge of the bespoke design of mechanical systems and their associated control systems.

  • Experience of technical and project leadership in a relevant field.

  • Strong planning and organisational skills and great communication skills.

  • A willingness to challenge conventional thinking, with the desire to make a difference.

Key Responsibilities of the Role will be:

  • Build and lead a talented team of Mechanical and EC&I design engineers to develop test rigs from preliminary concept through to detailed design and operation.

  • Develop the team members through coaching, training, and performance management.

  • Provide leadership to support the generation of Engineering assessments, Safety assessments and design documentations such as P&IDs. 

  • Provide technical leadership, to set a high standard in the application of systems and process engineering techniques to ensure optimal designs for test rigs.

  • Represent the Test Capability Manager at relevant technical and programme 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 Charlie Knight on 02392 603030 or email charlie.knight@blueprintrecruit.com

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