Metallurgist/ Remote Visual Inspection RVI Engineer

24 Nov 2021
28 Nov 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Description

It's not every day that you can say that the work you do helps keep the UK safe, but that is just one of the unique benefits of securing a role within Rolls-Royce Submarines.

Founded in 1906, and quickly gaining a reputation for making the most famous cars and engines in the world, Rolls-Royce has evolved to a global provider of power to multiple customers across the world, and is now recognised as one of the world's leading manufacturers of gas-turbine power systems for use on land, sea and in the air.

However, for over sixty years Rolls-Royce has been quietly designing, manufacturing and supporting in-service, the reactor plant that power the Royal Navy's nuclear submarine fleet, while at the same time gaining a reputation as a provider of solutions for the civil nuclear industry.

Throughout this time, the company has been at the forefront of Britain's nuclear power research and has played a key role in developing the country's nuclear engineering capability. Because of the classified nature of most of this work, much has gone unreported, and though many residents of Derby will know of this association, very few in the country are fully aware of the Rolls-Royce nuclear power connection.

Since the late 1950's, Rolls-Royce has designed, supplied and supported the nuclear plant that power and propel all of the UK Royal Navy's nuclear submarines. Rolls-Royce Submarines Ltd is responsible for delivering the Nuclear Steam Raising Plant (NSRP), plus parts of the secondary propulsion systems to the UK Ministry of Defence.

A workforce of over 3000, based primarily in Derby, also manage these assets across their full lifecycle. This includes providing frontline support across the world for Royal Navy submarine reactor plant equipment from the Company's Operations Centre in Derby. They also support the submarines when in the Barrow-in-Furness shipyard and the naval bases at Devonport and Faslane.

An exciting opportunity currently exists for a Metallurgist/ Remote Visual Inspection (RVI) Engineer to join the IMRS (Inspection Maintenance and Repair Services) team in Derby.

IMRS are responsible for the successful development and deployment of bespoke inspection and maintenance techniques required to support the submarine fleet throughout the CADMID cycle. Although primarily based in Derby, as a Metallurgist/RVI Engineer within IMRS, you will be required to support inspections across the UK and potentially on offshore platforms or abroad.

IMRS is key to the strategic growth of the Services DBU and is a fast paced environment in which to work. This role provides an opportunity to learn a broad range of technical competencies as well as working with a range of internal stakeholders and having a direct customer interface.

At Rolls-Royce, we develop integrated power and propulsion solutions and innovative technologies that keep our customers one step ahead of an ever-changing world.

Key accountabilities

  • Conducting inspection procedures at site on the NSRP and secondary systems, including the co-ordination of inspection tasks and being the customers point of contact during deployment.
  • Derby based metallurgical inspection, including the use of surface replication techniques
  • Production of documentation, procedures, and inspection reports
  • Visual inspection, including the use of videoprobe and camera systems
  • Providing technical advice and support to the business on all metallurgical aspects
  • Maintaining and developing existing metallurgical processes, in accordance with company processes and standards.

Qualifications and experience:

  • Possess detailed understanding of metallurgy/visual inspection, ideally relating to the company's products.
  • Degree level in Metallurgy or Materials Engineering, or other relevant discipline, with HND/HNC being the minimum standard.
  • Must have a flexible approach and be prepared to work away at site for a prolonged period (anywhere between one to four weeks).
  • Be able to operate outside your core skill areas where appropriate.
  • Good communication skills, as you must be able to interact effectively and build relationships with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Must be computer literate, with experience of Microsoft Office packages and ideally some exposure to databases.

We offer excellent development, a competitive salary and exceptional benefits. These include bonus, employee support assistance and employee discounts.

Pioneer the performance of the future. 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 brilliance and innovation.

Beyond tomorrow

We are an equal opportunities employer. We're committed to developing a diverse workforce and an inclusive working environment. We believe that people from different backgrounds and cultures give us different perspectives. And the more perspectives we have, the more successful we'll be. By building a culture of respect and appreciation, we give everyone who works here the opportunity to realise their full potential. You can learn more about our global Diversity and Inclusion strategy here.

So that you can be your best at work and home, we'll consider flexible working arrangements for everyone, in any role.

To work for the Rolls-Royce Submarines Business an individual has to hold a minimum of an Security Check (SC) clearance without any caveats to that clearance. Rolls-Royce will support the application for Security Clearance if the individual does not currently already have this in place.

Due to the nature of work the Business conducts and the protection of certain assets a person has to be a UK national or in MoD approved cases a Dual National from a non ITAR country.

Closing date: 8th November 2021

Job Category Engineering Materials Posting Date 18 Oct 2021; 00:10

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