Category: Seconded National Expert
→ Please note that the secondment will be governed by the Commission decision C(2008)6866 of 12/11/2008 laying down rules on the secondment to the Commission of national experts and national experts in professional training.
Location: Petten (The Netherlands)
Date of publication: 22/02/2013
Duration: Initial contract duration of 24 months (possible starting date 3rd quarter 2013)
→ Deadline is established internally by the Commission/DG HR. Please check with your Permanent Representation to see if an alternate date preceding this date has been set.
Expert in nuclear reactor safety
As the Commission's in-house science service, the Joint Research Centre's mission is to provide EU policies with independent, evidence-based scientific and technical support throughout the whole policy cycle. Working in close cooperation with policy Directorates-General, the JRC addresses key societal challenges while stimulating innovation through developing new methods, tools and standards, and sharing its know-how with the Member States, the scientific community and international partners. Key policy areas include: environment and climate change; energy and transport; agriculture and food security; health and consumer protection; information society and digital agenda; safety and security, including nuclear; all supported through a cross-cutting and multidisciplinary approach.
The current vacancy is in the Institute for Energy and Transport. The mission of the Institute for Energy and Transport is to provide support to European Union policies and technology innovation to ensure sustainable, safe, secure and efficient energy production, distribution and use and to foster sustainable and efficient transport in Europe.
The vacancy is within the Unit “Nuclear Reactor Safety Assessment”. The mission of this Unit is to provide scientific support to European Union (EU) policies in the area of nuclear reactor safety. In particular, the Unit activities are focused on the collection, analysis and feedback of lessons learnt from nuclear reactor operating experience and on the modeling, assessment and management of nuclear reactor severe accidents. In addition, the unit provides technical and scientific support to EC Directorates General responsible for implementation of European Union policies related to improvement of nuclear safety outside the EU.
The post includes a wide variety of tasks in the field of Operating Experience feedback such as:
- Collection, communication, and evaluation of reactor operational events information
- Applying state-of-the–art methods and computer aided tools for assessment of safety significance of selected events
- Development of means to promote and facilitate the implementation of important lessons learned from operational experience at EU NPPs.
The position will involve extensive collaboration with European Union national nuclear safety regulatory authorities and their technical support organizations
We are looking for a dynamic and motivated Seconded National Expert (SNE). The SNE should have a degree or equivalent experience, in nuclear engineering or mechanical/industrial engineering or nuclear physics. Knowledge and at least 3 years of proven experience in nuclear engineering and /or regulation of power plants in the following fields are essential: operation of nuclear reactors, nuclear safety assessment. Knowledge of international event reporting systems would be an advantage, as well as of diverse European designs of nuclear power plants. Good communication, sense of initiative and team working capabilities in multicultural environment are essential, as is a very good computer competence.
Fluent level of English and good knowledge of at least one other Community language is required
- Cultivates a workplace based on respect for other people and the environment.
- Embraces non-discriminatory practices and equality of opportunity. In case of equal merit, preference will be given to the gender in minority.
- Encourages learning and development possibilities.
How to apply
Please contact your Permanent Representative of the European Union. They will put you in contact with the person responsible for managing SNE recruitments from your Member State and will give you exact details on how to apply.
NO APPLICATIONS SHOULD BE SENT TO JRC-IET
Applications sent directly to IET will not be considered in the selection process.
Please note that accompanying letters of support for the candidature, signed by the Head of the organisation/institute of origin, will be requested at a later stage of the selection procedure.