For a new build project aiming to become a world leading producer of medical isotopes and important nuclear research center, we’re looking for a subject matter expert Safety & Licensing, overseeing all safety demonstration related work packages.

Role description

Tasks

The duties of the Senior Nuclear Licensing and Safety expert are:

  • Supports and advises the Licensing & Compliance Manager
  • Reports on work packages progress to the Licensing & Compliance Manager
  • Advises on safety culture
  • Takes part in the understanding and implementation within the company of basic safety principles
  • Contributes to the definition of the licensing management framework (processes, procedures)
  • Contributes to the Licensing & Compliance Stream Plan
  • Identifies licensing risks, and makes suggestions for improvement across the full width of the licensing & compliance activities
  • Reviews main nuclear licensing deliverables such as PSAR and SR in particular with regard to compliance with safety demonstration requirements
  • Participates to the review of deterministic safety analysis and probabilistic safety assessment (level 1-3) and other safety related assessments contributing to the safety demonstration
  • Reviews documents prepared for the Nuclear Energy Act license application (KEW-vergunningaanvraag)
  • Prepares licensing & compliance documents (communications (letters, notes), amendments, reports, permit and change requests, exemptions, notifications, etc.)
  • Collaborates with the Engineering team on nuclear safety and licensing related aspects
  • Advises the Engineering team and the organization (s) regarding the interpretation of the (safety) permit regulations

Responsibilities

  • Is responsible for ensuring that all deliverables contributing to the safety demonstration are produced in accordance with the safety demonstration process and collects evidence of this:
    • Maintains the Safety Demonstration Process and related procedures
    • Supports PALLAS organization in the application of the Safety Demonstration Process
    • Contributes to determine and catalogue safety demonstration deliverables
    • Contributes to set requirements for the safety demonstration
    • Maintains oversight of document safety classification to ensure consistent approach and application
    • Leads the activities to appoint an Independent Safety Reviewer
    • Coordinates Safety Committee and general governance of safety deliverables
    • Collates and records Documents Safety Classification, Verification, Independent Review and Governance evidence
    • Maintains overall status of the Safety Demonstration

Essential skills

Knowledge and / or experience requirements

  • A completed education at master level in the field of Nuclear Engineering
  • 10+ years of technical experience in the nuclear sector
  • 5+ year of experience in nuclear licensing and/or nuclear safety
  • Excellent oral and written skills in English
  • Professional affiliation to an Engineering body
  • Experience with nuclear codes and standards
  • Project management skills
  • Is adept to team working

Desired skills

  • Knowledge on Leadership and Management for Safety aspects is an advantage
  • Affinity with International Atomic Energy Agency systems and guidelines is an advantage.
Published by Thomas Thor

Thomas Thor Associates is a consulting and recruitment organisation providing services to the global nuclear sector. We represent nuclear industry experts and provide them to our clients for either freelance contract assignments or permanent staff positions.

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