NDE Development Engineer

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Join us as a Non-Destructive Development Engineer to be an integral part of our non-destructive testing group. As part of this team, you will help us to provide a comprehensive range of integrated surface inspection, non-destructive examination (NDE) and condition monitoring services for all phases of the nuclear reactor lifecycle.

Rolls-Royce is a world leader in the development of innovative NDE manufacturing and in-service inspection techniques. We always strive to develop these techniques by collaborating and investing in projects industrial and academic partners in this discipline. We also continuously acquire and develop cutting edge technologies to support the inspection of components and systems.

Key Accountabilities:
  • Responsible for the design, development, justification and application of high-integrity inspection techniques.
  • Develop advanced automated ultrasonic and eddy current inspection techniques including state-of-the-art phased array inspection capabilities.
  • Work across a range of areas, you will 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 and be responsible for developing and implementing new methods of non-destructive examination, using bespoke remotely operated machines.
  • With quality paramount to the success of our business, you will be required to demonstrate compliance to relevant company, national and international standards to a level beyond reproach.


  • Experience in developing and justifying inspection techniques in accordance with European Network for Inspection and Qualification methodology. Ideally this experience will have been gained in a relevant industry, such as heavily regulated operations, or products and services.
  • You will ideally possess a degree in mechanical engineering/physics or will have the equivalent in experience.
  • Professional qualifications in NDT are highly beneficial (eg PCN, SNT, ASNT, MIPS, GUIDE), ideally with a qualification in UT and ET techniques.
  • Majority of inspections use remotely operated automated equipment, and experience in the operation of automated ultrasonic testing (AUT) systems or similar would be favourable.

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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