Nuclear Engineer

Ref No. EMPSDA-JC-942
Location Filton, England
Job type Permanent
Job Status Closed
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The Submarine Delivery Agency (SDA) is an Executive Agency of the Ministry of Defence responsible for the procurement, in service support and disposal of the UK's nuclear submarines. Our work is of unparalleled strategic importance nationally and internationally, ensuring the security of the UK's continuous at-sea nuclear deterrent, and delivering the most technically complex programmes in Defence. We employ over 1500 people and have an annual spend of c. £3.5 billion.

The Royal Navy's Submarine Service has operated the UK's Nuclear Deterrent every hour of every day for nearly 50 years, protecting our nation from the extreme threats. SDA are now recruiting for extraordinary people to help deliver the UK's next generation of ballistic missile submarines - The Dreadnought Class. If you are one of the talented people with skills across Submarine Control & Instrumentation, Software Assurance (Safety Critical), Configuration Management, Submarine Structure/Naval Architecture, Strategic Weapons Systems, Training Needs Analysis (Submarine Operations) or more, the SDA needs you.

We are currently looking for talented Nuclear Engineers to join the Nuclear Systems Department. Nuclear Systems is an Application Environment that encompasses the nuclear power, propulsion and weapon systems developed and supported by the SDA. This area is responsible for ensuring that the MOD's nuclear systems are safe to operate, deliver the desired effects, and are appropriately decommissioned and disposed of.

These posts will be responsible for performance analysis, and providing recommendations and advice to engineering managers and senior stakeholders regarding the design, performance and safety of submarine rotating propulsion machinery. These posts have the variety to include detached duty visits to meet with equipment suppliers, and the opportunity to work closely with the shipyard, including shipyard visits.

A key element of this role is liaising with stakeholders, both internally and externally, and providing recommendations on technical problem solving, coupled with appropriate planning abilities to resolve engineering problems.

The successful candidates will be responsible for collating and overseeing the outcome of Engineering requirements in support of the Nuclear Propulsion programme. In particular, you must work with the contractor to ensure SDA are supplying them with the information that they require to design and construct nuclear safety cases. You will need to work as an "intelligent customer", working with the Industrial Partner in ensuring adequate delivery of their Engineering outputs against the requirements set.

In addition, you will be expected to advise on technical problem solving, coupled with appropriate management planning abilities to resolve complex engineering problems. You will need to define technical requirements, manage solution development and ensure compliance with the customers' requirements. These assignments are an integral interface to our supply base, ensuring technical solutions meet the needs and requirements of the armed forces.

All of this will, therefore, see you being required to act as a subject matter expert in your specialist area and as a key liaison between the SDA, contractors and other project stakeholders.

To be found successful you must demonstrate the following essential criteria:

  • Hold a minimum Level 4 qualification (e.g. HNC) in a relevant Engineering or Science subject or be able to demonstrate the equivalent work
  • Ability to communicate with stakeholders across multiple levels.
  • Relevant experience from within a nuclear specialism
  • Ability to deliver within a heavily-regulated, high-hazardous industry

It would benefit your application should you be able to demonstrate the following desirable criteria:

  • Experience of delivering to a programme using a nuclear specialism (e.g. safety case production, health physics or radioactive waste management)
  • Submarine experience
  • Royal Navy background

Please note that due to the nature of the projects involved, these posts are reserved for Sole UK Nationals only.

Matchtech Group Plc is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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