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Senior Nuclear Engineer (Infrastructure) (P5)

IAEA - International Atomic Energy Agency

Vienna, Austria

Main Purpose

As a key member of the project management team, led by the Section Head, the Senior Nuclear Engineer (Infrastructure) manages projects, develops international guidelines, develops and implements new programmes on training, assists Member States to enhance the nuclear energy program and provides technical assistance at the request of Member States, support the Section head in leading the operations within the section.

Role

The Senior Nuclear Engineer (Infrastructure) is: (1) project manager (2) a scientific secretary, plans and leads complex Technical Meetings. (3) a mission leader, plans and leads complex review missions, and; (4) a technical and project officer, evaluates, coordinates and implements complex Technical Cooperation (TC) projects, and promotes, co-ordinates and evaluates complex Projects in the area of development of nuclear power infrastructure programme, (5) Coordinator of country technical officers.

Functions/Key Results Expected

  • Manage projects as part of the nuclear infrastructure programme implementation.
  • Plans and leads complex missions to Member States including preparatory and follow up visits, and the assessment of their needs; provides technical input and coordinates the preparation of mission reports.
  • Coordinates within the section and with other internal providers the implementation of the planned activities.
  • Evaluates complex projects, develops actions plans and plans, organizes and participates in seminars, workshops, expert missions and training courses.
  • Influences and develops partnerships with other technical experts to form consensus views on the main challenges with a country.
  • Conducts complex studies and assessments related to issues and trends, including INIR missions. Develops international recommendations and guidance on nuclear energy with a view to addressing Member States' specific needs.
  • Builds and maintains strategic partnerships and alliances with a wide range of stakeholders in Member States to promote the establishment of a nuclear energy framework.
  • Organizes international meetings, workshops, training courses.

Competencies and Expertise

Core Competencies

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.

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.

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.

Teamwork

  • Actively contributes to achieving team results. Supports team decisions.

Functional Competencies

Knowledge sharing and learning

  • Actively seeks learning opportunities and actively shares knowledge and information with others; shares specialized knowledge, skills and learning from experience across different situations and contexts effectively.

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.

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.

Analytical thinking

  • Analyses information to identify cause and effect relationships and correlations. Identifies critical elements and assesses consequences of different courses of action and proposes solutions.

Asset Expertise

Nuclear Engineering

Nuclear Engineering Infrastructure Development

  • Designing and implementing technical meetings and support missions to the Member States in support of the national nuclear programme development.

Nuclear Engineering

Project Management

  • Maintain relationships with Member States in developing the integrated workplan for the introduction of the nuclear power programme.

Qualifications, Experience and Language skills

  • Master's Degree - Advanced degree in engineering or physics.
  • Ten years of experience in a relevant field of activity.
  • Experience as a manager in a technical field of an operating organization, regulatory body or in a technical support organization.
  • Experience in lecturing, mentoring or supporting human resources development.
  • Experience in the Milestones approach and familiarity with IAEA activities.
  • Experience in working in sensitive nuclear energy data environments and the ability to balance business needs and energy requirements.
  • Experience to operate effectively across organizational boundaries and the ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relations in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
  • Excellent oral and written command of English. Knowledge of other official IAEA languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish) is an asset.

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