Thomas Thor Associates has a long-term, part-time, remote opening for a Nuclear Radioactive Waste Management Expert for a new technology nuclear reactor to be built in New Brunswick, CA.

It is a unique opportunity to share your Radwaste Management expertise and contribute to the design and development of the first Stable Salt Reactor, which is a simpler and smaller reactor than traditional reactors, making itless expensive to build and operate.

Additional details:

  • Project Location: Saint John, New Brunswick
  • Part-time: 50% to 80%
  • Primarily remote work with occasional visits to Saint John, NB when necessary
  • 12 months initial contract with possible 1-year renewal




Role description

You will be working with a team of engineers on designing a nuclear fuel facility and Stable Salt Reactor. You will lead the development of the waste management solution, and the interaction with R&D staff, suppliers, regulators, and customers.



Knowledge, Experience and Skills

  • Identify waste streams from chemical or physical processes.
  • Assessing acceptance criteria set by waste disposal organizations.
  • Assess technologies that are required for storing, treating, transporting, and disposing the waste.
  • Create solutions for managing waste forms such as salts and alloys.
  • Develop safety cases to support licensing activities.
  • Establish design requirements for the facilities from the waste management perspective.
  • Work with research and development staff to develop the R&D plan.
  • Interact with suppliers, customers, regulators, and other stakeholders.


Essential skills

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position; however, we can only consider applicants who are eligible to work in Canada (citizen/permanent resident).

  • 10+ years of experience on nuclear facility design required.
  • Experience in nuclear waste management or R&D required
  • Knowledge of deep geological repository required.


Desired skills

  • Experience on waste treatment design or R&D preferred.
  • Knowledge of geology preferred.
  • Working experience on Canadian nuclear regulations preferred.


A hourly rate will be discussed, according to availability and level of expertise.

I am a senior-level Technical Recruiter with 30+ years experience in successfully placing engineering, technical, professional & administrative personnel on temporary/contract, temp-to-hire, and direct hire positions at power plants, industrial & manufacturing facilities, engineering consulting firms, and professional services offices.

Fred Simmons