Controls Engineer

Reference number: 00049028, Date added: 13-Feb

Rolls-Royce Nuclear offers a unique career opportunity for a Controls Engineer to join the In-Service Electrical, Controls and Instrumentation (EC&I) department within the EC&I Operating Business Unit (OBU) in its Submarines business. As a Controls Engineer you will be involved in the design, safety justification, in-service support and manufacturing support to the reactor control, instrumentation and protection systems for all operational and future naval nuclear propulsion plant.


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 Controls Engineer, your main responsibilities will be to:


  • Specify, design, develop, test and support the control, instrumentation and protection systems for the naval nuclear propulsion plant. Technological aspects covered include nucleonics, analogue hardware, digital hardware and controls software.
  • Ensure that optimum solutions could be provided for in-service submarines by supporting the design, procurement, production, implementation and maintenance aspects of the equipment and also by resolving in-service problems.
  • Contribute to the production of safety cases and provide support in liaising with regulators and independent nuclear safety assessors.


Although you would be based in Derby, you could be required to undertake occasional site working from time-to-time in order to carry out defect investigations, equipment trials, commissioning and upgrade activities.