Mechanical Design Engineer

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Our nuclear business is a leader in propulsion system design and development for the Royal Navy's nuclear submarine fleet and the sole provider and technical authority, managing all aspects of plant design, safety, manufacture, performance and through-life support.

The Submarines business has been successfully supporting the Royal Navy's nuclear submarine fleet and to sustain our capability and products for the next 50 years. We are engaged in an active programme of research and development of cutting-edge non-destructive examination (NDE) techniques. 

A role within Rolls-Royce Submarines will offer you the opportunity to work across all phases of the product life-cycle, solving technical challenges across a wide range of technologies, systems and applications. You will be able to build the career you desire as an engineer, technical specialist or technical leader. We want you to maximise your potential and will support your technical development through coaching, experience and training. This will include professional mentoring to start your journey towards becoming a chartered engineer or to continue your professional development.

You will be encouraged to bring in fresh ideas and generate creative ways of working to make a stepped improvement in our effectiveness, allowing you to make an impact in delivering programmes that are strategically important to the nation.

Innovation is in our DNA at Rolls-Royce. We develop integrated power and propulsion solutions that continually break new ground across multiple markets.

Key Accountabilities
  • Design, develop, commission, justify and apply high integrity inspection techniques using bespoke remotely operated manipulators
  • Develop advanced automated ultrasonic and eddy current inspection techniques including state-of-the-art phased array inspection capabilities for use on naval reactor plant
  • Work across a range of areas and to be involved in the testing of high-integrity components through all stages of life
  • Operate as part of a close-knit team with technical excellence and customer satisfaction high on the agenda
  • Develop and implement new methods of non-destructive examination, using bespoke remotely-operated machines
  • Validate all techniques in accordance with the European Network for Inspection Qualification (ENIQ) guidelines and provide clear, concise and accurate written technical reports.
  • Educated to degree level in mechanical engineering, design, physics, materials or similar discipline or equivalent.

We recruit excellence at every level – from recent graduates to experienced professionals, including those with team management experience. Whatever your background, we have a unique range of opportunities in our submarines business.

Rolls-Royce actively encourages career growth and training is available to enable employees to reach the required skill levels and attain any necessary professional qualifications. Therefore, less experienced candidates with strong academic qualifications are encouraged to apply.

We offer excellent development prospects, along with a competitive salary and exceptional benefits. These include bonus, childcare vouchers, employee support assistance and employee discounts.

Create an ocean of power. Join us and you'll develop your skills and expertise to the very highest levels, working in an international environment for a company known the world over for excellence and innovation.

Trusted to deliver excellence.

We are an equal opportunities employer.

This role is subject to full UK security clearance.

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