Role description

For one of our clients in Finland, we are looking for an experienced Plant Leader to be a key figure in contributing to a major international nuclear new build project in Finland, including the plant operations and the development of the organisation during the early stages of the project. This is a permanent role to be based initially in Helsinki and then moved to Northern Finland.


As a Plant Director in the beginning of the project you will participate in the controlling of Supplier’s work regarding design of Instrumentation and Control, Main Control Room and operating procedures. In addition, your responsibilities include planning of operator training and commissioning together with the Supplier.  Later as the Project progresses you will establish and manage the teams needed for the operation of the nuclear power plant. As a Plant Director you will have an important role in the commissioning of the power plants well. As a team member, you will work closely with the plant supplier and the authorities.

Initial responsibilities

  • Building the operational organisations including the processes, resources ( people, how)
  • participating the review  of the VVER design from the operational point of view
  • leading the arrangements for services for operations
  • participating the commissioning
  • leading the taking over-the plant ( from the project org.)
  • Reporting to Project Director

Responsibilities when plant goes into Operations:

  • Responsibility over Nuclear Power plant operations and related revisions
  • leading approximately 300 persons
  • Director level responsibilities, reporting to CEO

Essential skills

  • Msc degree in Engineering degree or another relevant field
  • At least 10 years of experience of of leading operations, most preferably on the energy and/ or nuclear field
  • leadership experience
  • international experience
  • advanced English skills both verbally and in writing
  • Willingness to learn Finnish language
  • Strong communication and team leading skills


Competitive permanent salary

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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