Pipeline for Decommissioning and Environmental Remediation Professionals and Experts-Short-Term Consultancy, Vienna, Austria

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

IAEA Vienna, Austria

Pipeline for Decommissioning and Environmental Remediation Professionals and Experts-Short-Term Consultancy

( PIP-NE-006 )

Organization: NEFW-Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Materials Section

Primary Location: Austria-Vienna-Vienna-IAEA Headquarters

Job Posting: 2023-02-06, 12:31:47 PM

The Division of Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Waste Technology (NEFW) comprises the Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Materials Section, the Waste Technology Section, the Decommissioning & Environmental Remediation Section and the Research Reactor Section. The Division seeks to support Member States in building their capacity to access technologies, to share good practices and to develop safe and effective approaches across all aspects of research reactors, nuclear fuel cycle, decommissioning, radioactive waste management and environmental remediation.

The Decommissioning & Environmental Remediation Section (DERS) assists Member States with decommissioning and environmental remediation. It covers a broad spectrum of activities and is organized into two teams responsible for the decommissioning, and the environmental remediation respectively. Efforts are focused mainly on sharing good practices and supporting capacity building on planning and preparing decommissioning and environmental remediation programmes and projects as well as implementation, including transition from operation to decommissioning, characterization, decontamination, dismantling and demolition, related waste management and post-implementation controls, improving effectiveness and efficiency and supporting related research and innovations. Given the widespread nature of decommissioning and environmental remediation challenges, the Section cooperates with a wide range of units in the IAEA and international organizations.

Main Purpose

In order to provide qualified candidates to IAEA Departments for multiple short-term positions and assignments, the Decommissioning and Environmental Remediation Section in the Division of Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Waste Technology keeps a roster of Interested applicants. Qualified consultants and experts worldwide who are available for short-term and/or temporary assignments are encouraged to register and create their profiles. If you are interested in working at the IAEA and fulfil the requirements to work within the Decommissioning and Environmental Remediation Section in any of the fields listed below, please complete an online application.

Registration into the Pipeline does not constitute in any form a commitment on the part of the IAEA for taking a particular application into consideration in the recruitment process for any vacancy. Pipeline registration is only valid for 2 years. Candidates need to re-register again after two years of initial date of registration to be considered as an active pipeline applicant.

The Decommissioning and Environmental Remediation Section supports Member States to identify and apply safe, prompt and cost-effective solutions to manage all forms of radioactive waste resulting from the nuclear fuel cycle and nuclear applications.

The main purpose of the experts’ involvement will contribute to the Sections aim to foster technology and knowledge transfer, the adoption of sound policies and strategies, and promotes information exchange, with the aim of building Member States’ capacity in all aspects of decommissioning and environmental remediation.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Candidate Eligibility

The Decommissioning and Environmental Remediation Section reaches out to qualified experts who have the required knowledge and skills for the following functions: Provide spe cialized advice to:

  • perform technical editing of multi-author documents;
  • develop a sequence of web articles based on existing publications and documents;
  • develop training courses building on existing guidance/reference material and lectures;
  • develop story boards for eLearning in correlation of published documents;

Depending on the specific assignment, the expected adequate level of expertise ranges from basic general understanding to prior professional experience with some in-depth technical understanding in:

  • Expertise|Nuclear Engineering|NPP Decommissioning Planning
  • Expertise|Nuclear Engineering|Nuclear Knowledge Management
  • Expertise|Nuclear Engineering|Project Management
  • Expertise|Nuclear Engineering|Radioactive Waste Management Technology and Infrastructure
  • Expertise|Bioscience|Environmental Assessment and Remediation Strategies

  • Expertise|Bioscience|Environmental Remediation
  • Expertise|Bioscience|Environmental Remediation Planning
  • Expertise|Nuclear Energy|Decommissioning – Fuel Cycle Facilities
  • Expertise|Nuclear Energy|Decommissioning – Nuclear Power Plants
  • Expertise|Nuclear Energy|Decommissioning – Research Reactors
  • Expertise|Nuclear Energy| Environmental Remediation

Education, Experience and Language Skills

  • University Degree or Advanced University Degree in Applied Science and Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, Mechanics or related field
  • Doctorate Degree is an asset
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience in editing, document writing and/or training and knowledge transfer in the expert areas of decommissioning and environmental remediation
  • Relevant professional experience at the national, regional and/or international level is an asset.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to work effectively with people of different national and cultural backgrounds with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English. Knowledge of another official language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) an asset.

Applications from qualified women and candidates from developing countries are 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. Staff members may be assigned to any location. 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. Testing may be part of the recruitment process.

Tags: civil servants, decontamination, good practices, information exchange, knowledge management, nuclear fuel cycle, nuclear power, nuclear power plants, power plants, radioactive waste management, waste management