Role description

In order to perform efficiently, the role will require an understanding and the management of the technology transfer from the US facility into the European context. This will mean an efficient use of both internal and external stakeholders to ensure the translation of the design, procurement of equipment and verification of installation and functionality from the US into Europe.

This is a full-time position based in the north of the Netherlands, but it will also be required to work prolonged periods in the US HQ, especially for the initial training period: this will be necessary to acquire knowledge of the process/nuclear system design requirements.

The role includes the following specific duties and responsibilities, but is not limited to:

Lead the process/nuclear design of the European production facility. The process design should be a copy of the US design, with modifications to assure:

  • Compliance with all applicable European, national, and regional codes and standards for the design, construction, and commissioning of the European facility
  • Cost effective operations in line with locally available infrastructure and services (waste management, logistics, etc.)
  • Compliance with (anticipated) future site licensing conditions, including environmental, health, and safety requirements
  • Incorporation of lessons learned from the design and construction of the US facility.

Selects, develops, trains, and leads engineers, scientists, and technicians who design and develop nuclear, mechanical, and chemical processing systems/programs.

Provides oversight to ensure that the designs are safe and meet Company ALARA goals.

Guides the selection of correct design concepts and fundamental technology used for plant operation.

Lead engineering team activities including the formulation, development, and organisation of new and innovative design modifications to incorporate lessons learned from the US facility.

Working with the operations, maintenance, planning, waste, safety, training and quality management teams, reviews and monitors quality and process improvements and new systems development.

Responsible for the quality of the process/nuclear system designs and delivers the design within budget and schedule.

Manage vendors and contractors who will be selected to assist with the design, construction, and commissioning of the European facility.

Development of RFP’s, evaluation of bids, selecting vendors and contractors, project management to meet schedules and budgets, and responsibility for the quality of the vendor products.

Knowledge, Experience and Skills

  • Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, or equivalent engineering discipline.
  • A minimum of 12 years of engineering experience with technical knowledge of nuclear and chemical system design principles.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex documents and design related drawings.
  • Understanding of nuclear facility principles and operations including design control, change control, and corrective action programs.
  • Ability to quickly identify problems, gather relevant information, and make decisive decisions while considering the effects on other areas of facility design or operation.
  • Must be fluent in reading, speaking, and writing in English.
  • Demonstrated proficiencies in written and oral communication skills at a sufficient level to deliver effective internal and external correspondence.
  • Ability to manage multiple project activities, prioritizing them in a way that contributes most to Company success.
  • Candidates must have the ability to travel internationally and be willing to work for extended periods in the US.

Essential skills

Management of chemical process and nuclear system engineering activities for the design and procurement of equipment for a medical isotope production facility.

Anelia Koleva is a Senior Recruitment Consultant, specialised in the Continental European markets, with extensive nuclear experience across different countries, including new build, operations, decommissioning, and research reactors. Experience with senior and executive-level roles, both permanent and contract assignments.

Anelia Koleva