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Technical Lead (Water Reactor Technology Development)(P5)

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JOB DESCRIPTION

 

Organizational Setting

The objective of the Department of Nuclear Energy (NE) is to foster the efficient and safe use of nuclear power by supporting interested Member States in: improving the performance of nuclear power plants, the nuclear fuel cycle, and the management of nuclear wastes; catalysing innovation in nuclear power and fuel cycle technologies; developing indigenous capabilities around the world for national energy planning; deploying new nuclear power plants; preserving and disseminating nuclear information and knowledge; and advancing science and industry through improved operation of research reactors.

The department has a dynamic, participative and interactive operating environment with inputs received from the Board of Governors, the General Conference, policy and decision-makers, and technical counterparts in Member States and the international development community.

The Division of Nuclear Power comprises the Nuclear Power Engineering Section, the Nuclear Power Technology Development Section, the Nuclear Infrastructure Development Section and the INPRO (International Project on Innovative Nuclear Reactors and Fuel Cycles) Section. The Division provides core engineering, technological, human resource development and management support to interested Member States in the field of nuclear power.

The Nuclear Power Technology Development Section assists Member States in developing safe, environmentally benign, economically viable, proliferation resistant and sustainable innovative solutions for all civil reactor technologies, including water-cooled reactors, gas-cooled reactors, fast neutron systems (both critical and sub-critical) as well as small and medium-sized reactors. The section fosters international collaboration on technology development for reactor plants and for non-electric uses of nuclear power by facilitating coordinated research projects, technical meetings, and training courses. The section also maintains the Advanced Reactor Information System (ARIS) and Thermophysical Properties of Nuclear Materials (THERPRO) databases.

 

Main Purpose

As a member of the Section led by the Section Head, the Technical Lead (Water Reactor Technology Development) manages, coordinates and supervises the IAEA’s projects in water reactor (light and heavy water) technology under the guidance from the Section Head and the leadership of the Director.

 

Role

The Technical Lead (Water Reactor Technology Development) is: (1) a manager who plans, leads, coordinates and supervises the activities in the area of water reactor (light and heavy water) technology in accordance with Member States’ needs and monitors their implementation; (2) a substantive expert contributor who manages projects of particular complexity and/or sensitivity; and (3) a scientific secretary for international scientific meetings, including the technical working groups on light and heavy water reactors, and as such oversees the preparation and editing of scientific reports, manuals, proceedings and other scientific publications; (4) a coordinator of inter agency collaborative projects within the UN system who reviews and provides a systematic overview and preparation of technical documentation and papers for discussion.

 

Functions / Key Results Expected

Plan, direct, coordinate and monitor the implementation of the project on technology advances in water cooled reactors aimed at improvements in economics and safety in accordance with Member States’ needs, which include, but are not limited to, nuclear technology development and compliance of Member States with the requirements and recommendations of the IAEA’s standards in these areas.

Coordinate the provision of specialized technical input to technical cooperation projects in the subject area and provide technical guidance; evaluate proposals and develop work plans; provide support in planning and implementing training courses and workshops.

Broaden and deepen knowledge by organizing scientific meetings related to the specialized field and serve as scientific secretary; prepare scientific programmes, contribute to the preparation and editing of scientific reports, manuals, proceedings and other scientific publications; prepare and organize in-house meetings in support of the Section’s scientific programme.

Ensure the continued high standing and recognition of the IAEA in the scientific community by representing the IAEA at national and international meetings as required; establish and maintain contacts with individual scientists at various centres and in other relevant international organizations, committees and scientific societies.

Competencies and Expertise

Core Competencies(Competency Framework)

Name Definition
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Communication Communicates orally and in writing in a clear, concise and impartial manner. Takes time to listen to and understand the perspectives of others and proposes solutions.
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Achieving Results Takes initiative in defining realistic outputs and clarifying roles, responsibilities and expected results in the context of the Department/Division’s programme. Evaluates his/her results realistically, drawing conclusions from lessons learned.
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Teamwork Actively contributes to achieving team results. Supports team decisions.
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Planning and Organizing Plans and organizes his/her own work in support of achieving the team or Section’s priorities. Takes into account potential changes and proposes contingency plans.

Functional Competencies

Name Definition
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Judgement/decision making Consults with supervisor/manager and takes decisions in full compliance with the Agency’s regulations and rules. Makes decisions reflecting best practice and professional theories and standards.
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Partnership building Identifies and builds partnerships. Develops and maintains long lasting partnerships to strengthen relationships. Delivers programmatic outputs and acquires resources in support of Agency goals.
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Technical/scientific credibility Ensures that work is in compliance with internationally accepted professional standards and scientific methods. Provides scientifically/technically accepted information that is credible and reliable.

Required Expertise

Function Name Expertise Description
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Nuclear Engineering Heavy Water Reactors Deep knowledge in technical and safety features of advanced water cooled reactors, LWRs and/or HWRs.
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Nuclear Engineering Nuclear Engineering and Technology Knowledge of advanced nuclear power reactor design and developmental activities and water cooled reactors technologies.
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Management and Programme Analysis Project Management Developing, promoting, coordinating and evaluating related research and technical projects.

 

Qualifications, Experience and Language skills

Master’s Degree – Advanced university (or equivalent) degree in nuclear or mechanical engineering or in a related technical discipline.

A minimum of ten years of relevant professional experience in nuclear power, design and development activities, including experience at the international level.

Comprehensive experience in the management of scientific projects.

Experience of working in a national/international nuclear organization or institute desirable.

Excellent oral and written command of English. Knowledge of other official IAEA languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish) is an asset.

 

Remuneration

The IAEA offers an attractive remuneration package including a tax-free annual net base salary starting at US $92731 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance), a variable post adjustment which currently amounts to US $ 42934*, dependency benefits, rental subsidy, education grant, relocation and repatriation expenses; Other benefits include 6 weeks’ annual leave, home leave travel, pension plan and health insurance. More information on the conditions of employment can be found at: https://www.iaea.org/about/employment/professional-staff/conditions

 

General Information

  • The IAEA’s paramount consideration in the recruitment of staff member is to secure employees of the highest standards of efficiency, technical competence and integrity.
  • Staff Members shall be selected without any unfair treatment or arbitrary distinction based on a person’s race, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, disability, age, language, social origin or other similar shared characteristic or trait.
  • The IAEA is committed to gender equality and to promoting a diverse workforce. Applications from qualified women and candidates from developing countries are strongly encouraged.
  • Applicants should be aware that IAEA staff members are international civil servants and may not accept instructions from any other authority. The IAEA is committed to applying the highest ethical standards in carrying out its mandate. As part of the United Nations common system, the IAEA subscribes to the following core ethical standards (or values): Integrity, Professionalism and Respect for diversity.
  • The IAEA has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and the IAEA, including sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination.

 

Evaluation process

  • The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the selection criteria stated in the vacancy announcement. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information. Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise, which may be followed by a competency-based interview.
  • Candidates under serious consideration for selection may be subject to reference and background checks as part of the recruitment process.

 

Appointment information

  • Appointment is subject to a satisfactory medical report.
  • Staff members may be assigned to any location.
  • Candidates appointed to posts in the Professional and higher categories are subject to IAEA rotation policy and their maximum tour of service shall normally be seven years.
  • The IAEA retains the discretion not to make any appointment to this vacancy, to make an appointment at a lower grade or with a different contract type, or to make an appointment with a modified job description or for shorter duration than indicated above.

 


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