Thomas Thor are working in partnership with Morson Talent and Rolls-Royce SMR (Small Modular Reactor) to recruit a Thermal Hydraulic Expert Technical Lead to join their team in Derby or Warrington, who will be responsible for the delivery of validation code case for the plant performance method as applied to underpin the SMR reactor plant design and safety case.
Rolls-Royce SMR is a start-up joint special purpose vehicle (SPV) business, specifically created to design, construct and deliver a new fleet of Small Modular Reactors power plants that will be a critical and strategic player in the race to Net Zero carbon emissions globally. Spun out of Rolls-Royce with its pedigree in engineering excellence but also attracting world class inward investment this is an exciting new business with an optimistic opportunity to be a global player in the coming years. Their Intellectual Property and resource expertise has grown from an organization that has already designed and delivered over 35 nuclear reactors for use in the UK’s Royal Navy Submarine program. That’s combined with the knowledge and unique aerospace experience of manufacturing expertise, supply chain management and logistics.
SMR is an integrated power station, that takes well understood, existing nuclear technology and applies a factory-based philosophy to its fabrication and assembly to provide clean, affordable energy for all. Just one SMR can power one million homes for sixty years!
The technical lead will work alongside the plant performance analysis team to understand the nature of the reactor plant behaviour and the associated thermal hydraulic analysis methods. The role will involve leading the process of phenomena identification and ranking for reactor plant behaviour analyses (RELAP), collaborating with the development team to identify test requirements and inform rig design requirements, acting as technical authority for the production of the validation case, and leading engagement with external bodies on the validity of the method in all its applications.
The successful candidate will lead and coordinate all technical activities required to inform a staged approach to validation of the RELAP method. Supported by resource across the Reactor Performance Department, they will be required to identify and assess experimental results from globally available test sources, act as test sponsor for the relevant SMR thermal hydraulic rig programmes, coordinate uncertainty quantification analyses, and identify code limitations and modelling guidelines.
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