Nuclear Engineer (Operation & Maintenance)(P4) , IAEA , Vienna

$114,211 - $149,001 / YEAR Expired 5 days ago
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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 Engineering Section (NPES) assists interested Member States in the development of the safe and effective operation of nuclear power plants and in the expansion of existing nuclear programmes. It provides guidance and encourages information exchange on engineering aspects of design, construction, commissioning, operations, maintenance, decommissioning; management and management systems; human resource development and performance improvement; expansion planning and strategies; and stakeholder involvement.

Job Summary:

As a member of a team under the direct supervision and guidance of the Head of the Nuclear Power Engineering Section, and under the overall guidance of the Director of the Division of Nuclear Power, the Nuclear Engineer (Operation & Maintenance) ensures a result oriented programmatic response to Member States’ priorities by organizing training programmes, workshops and technical meetings, preparing state-of-the-art reports on the operation and maintenance related to direct assistance and advice to Member States.


The Nuclear Engineer (Operation & Maintenance) plays several roles in the Section: (1) expert in all aspects of the operation and maintenance including component and materials inspection of nuclear power plants; (2) technical officer, arranging and conducting activities required for the successful and timely publication of technical documents, as an outcome of tasks in the field of operational performance, inspection and maintenance optimization of nuclear power programmes under his / her responsibility and as defined in the IAEA programme; (3) scientific secretary, planning and leading moderately complex Technical Meetings; (4) partnership builder, establishing, developing and maintaining an international network of the operation and maintenance/inspection with the international organizations.


– Develop guidelines and prepare technical reports on the operation and maintenance and component and materials inspection techniques and technologies for nuclear power plants.

– Keep abreast of the important aspects of operating nuclear power plants and develop approaches and recommendations for improvements taking into account nuclear power plant transition through commissioning to routine operation, life management, ageing and degradation processes and their mitigation.

– Provide advice and technical assistance to Member States for specific projects in the field of the operation and maintenance of nuclear power plants, as required, and contribute to preparation of the IAEA’s programme, financial plan, annual reports, etc.

– Convene consultancies, Technical Meetings or workshops, and support coordinated research projects resulting in the development of technical publications.

– Coordinate, assist, facilitate and implement the various meetings organized within the scope of the operation and maintenance including component and materials inspection for operating nuclear power plants.

Competencies and Expertise

Core Competencies(Competency Framework)

Name Definition
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.
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
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

Function Name Expertise Description
Nuclear Engineering In-Service Inspections Principles and developments relating to the field of component and materials inspection for operating nuclear power plants.
Nuclear Engineering Nuclear Power Plant Life Cycle Management Comprehensive understanding of stages and processes of the nuclear power plant life cycle management.
Nuclear Engineering Nuclear Power Plant Operation and Maintenance Principles and developments relating to the field of the operation and maintenance of operating nuclear power plants.


Advanced university degree in the field of nuclear, chemical, mechanical, and/or electrical engineering.

Minimum seven years of working experience in a relevant field.
Experience of working in a national/international nuclear organization or institute desirable.
In-depth proficiency and experience in the scientific/technical principles and developments relating to the field of the operation and maintenance/component and materials inspection for operating nuclear power plants.
Demonstrated proficiency in technical writing in English for producing and reviewing documents related to the operation and maintenance/component and materials inspection for operating nuclear power plants.

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


The IAEA offers an attractive remuneration package including a tax-free annual net base salary starting at US $77326 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance), a variable post adjustment which currently amounts to US $ 35415*, 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:

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.

WORK HOURS: 8 Hours a Day

Vienna, Austria
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