Nuclear Jobs of the Week - Nuclear Pressure Vessel Design Engineer - Rolls-Royce - Birchwood, Warrin

The nuclear jobs of the week posts aim to provide information on the skills, qualifications and experience required to land yourself a role within the UK Nuclear Industry. Get Into Nuclear have no affiliation with the company advertising the role which can be found here at the rolls-royce recruitment site at the time of posting. We've highlighted the key points (nuclear specific in green) and provided links to further information below.

Recruiter: Rolls-Royce

Location: Birchwood, Warrington

Type: Full-Time


Job Description:

Rolls-Royce are currently offering a unique opportunity for a Nuclear Pressure Vessel Design Engineer to work in both the Defence and Civil Nuclear sectors on both New Build and In-Service Support projects. This role allows you to gain unrivalled experience across these sectors and contribute to the functioning of a globally renowned company.

Rolls-Royce have a growing nuclear business working as the Technical Authority for the UK Nuclear Steam Raising Plant (NSRP) supporting the whole of the Royal Navy's submarine fleet focusing on design, procurement and operations.

Nuclear Mechanical Engineer

Key Accountabilities:

  • Initial Sizing of heat exchangers/vessels using design by rule, using MathCAD and Finglow.

  • Performing FEA analysis using ANSYS for stress code compliance.

  • Preparing/technical checking design documents (Design Specifications, Design Reports, and Analysis Reports etc).

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Working knowledge of the following non-nuclear pressure vessel codes is expected: ASME VIII, Divisions 1 & 2 and BSEN13445.

  • Experience in sizing and detailed design and analyses must include:

  • Authoring design specifications, sizing reports and design reports.

  • Substantiating or verifying design or stress reports.

  • Hand calculations and Design-by-Rule formulae.

  • Design-by-Analyses using finite element software.

  • Seismic and fatigue design or analyses of pressure components.

  • Materials and components selection.

  • Experience of authoring mechanical design specifications.

  • Awareness of techniques such as radiography, NDT or NDE.

  • Appreciation of heat exchanger /pressure vessel manufacturing techniques (rolling, welding etc).

  • Knowledge of QA requirements.

  • Understanding of Pressure Equipment Regulations.

Get Into Nuclear:

This is a fantistic opportunity for someone with extensive heat exchanger / pressure vessel experience to work with a huge Tier 1 supplier and integrator within the Nuclear Sector. Although none of the above is particularly nuclear-specific it is clear that this role is for a specialist in the area with the correct qualifications and experience.

NB- although not particularly stated within the job advertisment the nature of the work would lead us to believe that the success candidate for this role will be, or be able to achieve SC security clearance and hold a UK Passport.

If this role is of interest of you but you feel that we need to gain additional skills/qualifications or you are a student looking for a guide on which degree you need to consider the below should be of some help and will be a good start:

Nuclear University Student

  1. You can find a course on Heat Exchangers Design, Operation, Maintainence and Inspection which is provided by London Training for Excellence

  2. Information on ASME VIII Pressure Vessels can be found here at the ASME Website

  3. You can find British-Adopted European Standard at amazon if you would liek to find our more (this is not a cheap read)

  4. You can find out more about Finglow here and MathCAD here.

  5. ...and for those going to university there are a couple of options at most universities which provide mechanical and process engineering courses such as;

  6. this Mechanical Engineering BSC at Liverpool University

  7. this Process System Engineering MSc at Cranfield University

  8. or the Structural Integrity MSc and Brunel University London

Google is definelty your friend when you want to find out anything more specific on this particular area of expertise. Additionally it is always worth giving the Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (NAMRC) based out of the Sheffield University a call - they are always happy to help.

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