Stress Engineer - Core Design Manufacture

Reference number: 00045102, Date added: 04-Apr

Rolls-Royce Nuclear offers an exciting opportunity for Stress Engineer within the Core Design and Manufacture department to join the team to work on structural integrity issues for current-class submarines, next generation reactor core designs and research and technology projects.


Core stress engineers carry out analyses of all core components within the reactor pressure vessel using a combination of traditional hand calculations, advanced finite element methods, in-house software and industry-wide tools like ABAQUS and codes (such as ASME and R6). The methods and results of such analyses are then written up to support the development of a Reactor Plant Safety Justification.


Rolls-Royce is home to some of the world's finest minds. And nowhere are those minds more keenly tested than in our growing nuclear business. Our team is comprised of a broad range of experts in the fields of engineering, manufacturing, project management and procurement. This is your chance to join them.


Our submarines business is growing on a global scale. We support the Royal Navy as the technical authority to the UK Ministry of Defence for naval reactor plants and we're continuing to build our nuclear sector capability.


For you, this means unique opportunities to work across our portfolio of products and services. Our global, multi-million pound learning and development initiatives empower each individual to build a world-class reputation.


As a Stress Engineer within the Core Design and Manufacture department you will be primarily responsible for:


  • writing and presenting detailed technical discussion documents.
  • planning and undertaking large analysis projects supporting an iterative design process. presenting your work to technical and business reviews and providing input to key design decisions.
  • providing support to, and liaising with, manufacturing engineers as required.


Being based on the core manufacturing site, there will be opportunities to get hands-on experience with all the components that make up the reactor core.