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Thermal Hydraulics Engineer

Make a difference with a world-class company

An exciting opportunity has arisen for Thermal Hydraulics Engineers 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 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 Thermal Hydraulics Engineer will be part of a team responsible for developing Thermal Hydraulics models, conducting performance analysis for the SMR core, primary circuit and safety systems designs and validating models against test data. This analysis work is crucial for supporting progression of the SMR design to full maturity and successfully completing the regulatory Generic Design Assessment (GDA) process.

About You:

You will have a degree in Engineering or a related discipline. You will also have:

  • A strong background in fluid dynamics and heat transfer
  • An understanding of the different types of Thermal Hydraulic analysis methods, where they can be applied and what their limitations are
  • Familiarity with pressurised water reactor Thermal Hydraulic analysis tools, such as subchannel codes, system codes or containment analysis codes
  • An understanding of pressurised water reactor system behaviour in normal operation and fault conditions
  • Experience in delivering substantial technical packages of work
  • Excellent communication, planning and organising skills to manage all activities and deliverables
  • The ability to integrate well within a project team in a commercial environment
  • Some knowledge and awareness of Export Control requirements is desirable

Key Responsibilities of the Role will be:

  • Building and developing thermal hydraulic models of the core, primary circuit or containment
  • Conducting performance analysis of the plant and its safety systems to support design development and licensing
  • Supporting the validation of the analysis methods, including development of a thermal hydraulics rigs programme and validating analysis methods against test data
  • Monitoring progress on task activities and reporting progress against the plan

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

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