Senior Nuclear Safety Officer (P5)

Senior Nuclear Safety Officer (P5)

IAEA - International Atomic Energy Agency

Vienna, Austria

Main Purpose

Reporting to the Section Head, the Senior Nuclear Safety Officer contributes to programme plans, integrates projects, and coordinates an integrated portfolio of projects to support a wide variety of Divisional programmes and services aimed at strengthening the safety of nuclear installation through proper site selection, installation design, systems design; and regulatory and operating policies and practices.

Role

The Senior Nuclear Safety Officer is:

  • a programme planner and project integrator, planning, developing and implementing activities aimed promoting the Divisional programmatic objectives;
  • a scientific secretary and subject matter expert, planning and leading complex Technical Meetings and consultancies;
  • a mission leader, planning and leading complex technical safety reviews and follow-up missions; and
  • a technical officer, developing evaluation strategies and managing integrated project teams to implement and evaluate large and complex technical cooperation and extra-budgetary operational projects and coordinated research projects.

Functions/Key Results Expected

Depending on the Section focus, functions may include to:

  • Organize and lead teams of internal and external experts to strengthen safety standards and improve their implementation, including to specify the way that standards are developed, implemented and evaluated;
  • Lead the development of methodologies to assess safety vulnerabilities and for conducting national nuclear safety assessments including consideration of external hazards, safety margins, plant vulnerabilities, and severe accident management plans;
  • Coordinate Agency activities related to strengthening the nuclear safety effectiveness of operating organizations with Member State regulatory bodies and industry associations;
  • Consult with Member States with nuclear power programmes and those planning to embark on such a programme to identify and plan initiatives to assist them to strengthen, develop, maintain and implement their capacity building programs, including education, training and exercises at the national, regional and international levels;
  • Identify evolving information requirements and guide the development and management of nuclear safety information systems such as the Incident Reporting System (IRS), Incident Reporting System for Research Reactors (IRSRR), and Fuel Incident Notification and Analysis System (FINAS); provide support and relevant expertise for the Incident Emergency System (IES); and participate in associated training events and exercises;
  • Participate as an active member and IAEA representative in professional meetings, conferences and projects.

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

  • 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;
  • 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.

Required Expertise

  • Human and Organizational Factors for Nuclear Installations: Thorough knowledge of Human and Organisational factors and their application in nuclear installations;
  • Leadership for Safety: Knowledge of leadership for safety development at all levels of a nuclear organisation;
  • Nuclear Standards, Development and Application: Knowledge of the development and application of integrated management systems and their incorporation of safety standards and behavioural expectations;
  • Safety Assessment of Nuclear Facilities: Practical experience of safety culture development and assessment at nuclear installations and a broad knowledge of methods and techniques applied on an international level.

Qualifications, Experience and Language skills

  • Master's Degree - Advanced university degree in engineering/physical/nuclear/chemical/mathematical/behavioural science/social psychology or a related field;
  • Minimum of ten years of relevant experience, including five years of senior level experience, and at least four years at the international level;
  • Experience with the application of nuclear safety principles, standards, procedures, and guidelines, judging their appropriateness and determining the necessity for adapting them;
  • Experience organizing and leading Technical Meetings, capacity building missions, and other expert and advisory missions;
  • Experience conducting and managing multiple simultaneous projects;
  • Experience in international projects an asset, particularly with developing countries;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability 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, French, Russian and Spanish) is an asset.

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