NDA Systems Engineer (P2)

NDA Systems Engineer (P2)

IAEA - International Atomic Energy Agency

Vienna, Austria

Main Purpose

As a team member reporting to the Leader of the NDA Services Team, the NDA Systems Engineer provides professional expertise for the development, testing and deployment of NDA systems including associated software.


The NDA Systems Engineer is: (1) an engineer, conducting experiments, testing and validations of NDA instrumentation for safeguards verification, (2) a Non Destructive Assay practitioner supporting the deployment in the field of NDA systems for specific applications, and; (3) a technical writer, developing and updating development requirements for safeguards instrumentation, equipment specifications, equipment procedures and other reports.

Functions/Key Results Expected

  • Under the leadership of more senior engineers, contribute specialized expertise to the completion of development, upgrade or deployment of selected NDA instrumentation;
  • Timely deliver requested support with respect to safeguards equipment, including documentation and reports;
  • Provide expert assistance in the field for the deployment of new or customized NDA instruments or special NDA measurements;
  • Enhance the functionality of safeguards equipment through usability testing and performance evaluations;
  • Prepare quality controlled technical documents, testing and calibration procedures for equipment, and trip reports that detail the field work on NDA instruments.

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;
  • 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

  • Client orientation Establishes effective relationships with clients to understand and meet or exceed their needs. Finds ways to ensure client satisfaction;
  • Judgement/decision making Consults with supervisor/manager and makes decisions in full compliance with the Agency’s regulations and rules;
  • Technical/scientific credibility Acquires and applies new skills to remain up to date in his/her area of expertise. Reliably applies knowledge of basic technical/scientific methods and concepts.

Required Expertise

  • Other Technical Engineering Non-destructive Assay Experience using, testing, calibrating and/or maintaining NDA systems for nuclear or radioactive material characterization.

Qualifications, Experience and Language skills

  • Bachelor's Degree - University degree in Nuclear Engineering, Applied Physics, Physics, Mathematics, Electrical Engineering or Computer Science;
  • At least 2 years of work experience in the development, deployment, production and/or use of nuclear NDA instrumentation including demonstrated experience in at least two of the relevant areas listed below:
    • Developing or using computerized radiation transport simulations, such as Monte Carlo simulations, applied to the design and calibration of NDA instruments;
    • Designing, developing and implementing NDA instruments with emphasis on gamma spectrometry;
    • Preparing accurate documentation of development and implementation work.
  • Experience in mechanical engineering or programming would be a valuable assets for the position and team;
  • Experience in project management would be an asset for the position;
  • Excellent oral and written command of English. Knowledge of other official IAEA languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish) is an asset.

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