Category: Seconded National Expert
Location: Petten, the Netherlands
Duration: Initial contract duration of 24 months (possible starting date 4th quarter 2015)
(Deadline is established internally by the Commission/DG HR. Please check with your Permanent Representation/Diplomatic Mission of Non-Member Country/the EFTA Secretariat/IGO Administration to see if an alternate date preceding this date has been set.)
REF: JRC F.05
This vacancy notice is open to Member States only
Seconded National Expert
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 (located in Petten, the Netherlands and Ispra, Italy). Its mission is to provide support to Community 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 Nuclear Reactor Safety Assessment (NRSA) Unit, located in Petten, The Netherlands, which performs research and provides scientific and technical support to the European Commission Policy Directorates in the area of safety of generations I, II, III and IV nuclear power reactors, in particular:
- Modelling and Analysis of Severe Accidents at Nuclear Power Plants (NPP);
- Collection, Analysis and Feedback of NPP Operating Experience;
- Technical and scientific support for the implementation of the European Commission's Instrument for Nuclear safety Cooperation (INSC).
The Unit “Nuclear Reactor Safety Assessment” is looking for a dynamic, experienced and motivated Seconded National Expert (SNE) in the field of Nuclear Power Plants (NPP) Operating Experience Feedback Systems. The job covers collection, communication, and evaluation of reactor operational events information and applying state-of-the–art methods and computer aided tools for assessment of safety significance of selected events and will involve extensive collaboration with European Union national nuclear safety regulatory authorities and their technical support organizations. The successful candidate is also expected to contribute to the development of means to promote and facilitate the implementation of important lessons learned from operational experience at EU NPPs.
Candidates should have a university degree. 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 a thorough knowledge of at least one other EU 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 Representation .
NO APPLICATIONS SHOULD BE SENT TO THE JRC.