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Nuclear Engineer (Global Scenarios)(P4)

Vienna (Austria)

  • Organization: IAEA - International Atomic Energy Agency
  • Location: Vienna (Austria)
  • Grade: P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Nuclear Technology
    • Technology, Electronics and Mechanics
    • Renewable Energy sector
    • Engineering
    • Mechanics and Electronics (Engineering)
  • Closing Date: 2021-10-07

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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 INPRO Section implements and coordinates the activities of the International Project on Innovative Nuclear Reactors and Fuel Cycles. The Section assists Member States in analysis of global and regional nuclear energy scenarios, in building and assessment of sustainable national long term nuclear energy strategies, in cooperation on selected technical and institutional innovations and in fostering strategic dialogue between nuclear technology holders and users on these subjects.


Main Purpose


Within the INPRO Section, the Nuclear Engineer (Global Scenarios) reports to the Section Head. The primary technical focus is to be the Task Leader for INPRO Task 1\: Global Scenarios. In that role, the Nuclear Engineer assists the Section Head in management and leadership of the Task and plans and implements Task 1. Under the lead of the Section Head, the Nuclear Engineer in Task 1 develops global and regional nuclear energy scenarios, using developed scientific-technical analysis tools that lead to a global vision of sustainable nuclear energy development in the current century and beyond.




The Nuclear Engineer (Global Scenarios) is (1) a Task Leader, assisting the Section Head in management and leadership of the Global Scenarios Task; (2) a programme developer and implementer, further integrating the INPRO Subprogramme through development of INPRO’s Global Scenarios services, fully including materials and resources developed under the other INPRO Task areas; (3) a Scientific Secretary, planning and leading Consultancy, Technical and Training Meetings; (4) a technical expert contributor, directly developing INPRO's collaborative projects in regional and national long-term nuclear energy analysis and strategic planning; (5) a facilitator and coordinator of cooperation with other Sections, Divisions, and Departments in the IAEA dealing with related areas of work.


Functions / Key Results Expected


Provide advice to the Section Head in the management and leadership of the Global Scenarios Task, giving specific advice on the projects and their direction in support of further integration of all the Task Areas of INPRO.
Planning and organizing Collaborative Projects as Scientific Secretary of Task 1 (Global Scenarios) involving Technical Meetings, Consultancy Meetings, training efforts, preparing work programmes, contributing to the preparation and development and editing of technical reports, manuals, proceedings and other documents, and organizing in-house meetings in support of INPRO’s goal of supporting analysis and evaluation for enhanced nuclear energy sustainability including analysis and development of nuclear energy scenarios for sustainability and comparing different energy systems especially looking at innovative nuclear fuel cycle and reactor systems.
Contribute to an integrated delivery of INPRO's tools and services to Member States and promote the exchange of information on INPRO activities.
Ensure the continued high standing and recognition of the IAEA in the technical community by representing the IAEA at international meetings as required.
Establish and maintain contacts with individual technical experts at various centres and at other relevant international organizations, committees and scientific societies.
Cooperate and coordinate with other IAEA Sections and Divisions and with other international organizations on topics of mutual interest and provide assistance, as required, in other activities of the Division, the Department and to other IAEA Departments on subjects of relevance to INPRO.

Competencies and Expertise

Core Competencies

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 Nuclear Engineering and Technology Technical expertise in one/more aspects of nuclear life-cycle such as reactor design, construction, operations, decommissioning etc.
Nuclear Engineering Nuclear Fuel Cycle Facilities Broad knowledge of nuclear fuel cycle facilities from the front end to the back end.
Nuclear Engineering Nuclear Fuel Management Knowledge of and experience in the scientific/technical principles and developments relating to the field of the advanced construction technologies/commissioning procedures and maintenance/inspection for operating nuclear power plants.
Management and Programme Analysis Project Management Good knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts, methods, approaches and tools relevant to programme and project management.
Nuclear Engineering Technology for Innovative Fuel Cycles and Advanced Reactors Understanding of the future development of nuclear energy systems , as well as the role of innovation in technologies and institutional arrangements.


Qualifications, Experience and Language skills


Master's Degree - Advanced university degree in nuclear engineering or in another engineering or science discipline combined with extensive experience in the nuclear field.

A minimum of seven years experience in the nuclear energy field of which a minimum three years of work in the international projects or in international environment (nuclear energy research and development and/or nuclear power or nuclear fuel cycle industry) is desired.
Demonstrated professional experience as a team leader on engineering and technical projects.
Experience of working in a national/international nuclear organization or institute desirable.
Experience in technical writing in English for producing and reviewing documents related to nuclear energy research ad development and/or nuclear power plants and/or fuel cycle industry.

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 $74913 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance), a variable post adjustment which currently amounts to US $ 36782, dependency benefits, rental subsidy, education grant, relocation and repatriation expenses; 6 weeks' annual vacation, home leave, pension plan and health insurance


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



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