SETTING THE HIGHEST STANDARDS IN NUCLEAR SAFETY
Head of Unit – Site Management and Nuclear Safety (Karlsruhe, Germany)
Based at the Institute for Transuranium Elements, the European Commission’s Site Management and Nuclear Safety Unit supports all activities to meet legal requirements regarding radiation, physical and environmental protection. At the same time, it delivers the technical services necessary to conduct wide-ranging research, whilst co-ordinating regular maintenance and upgrades for buildings, infrastructure and facilities.
Heading up this unit, you will interpret and apply legislation and best practice, oversee accident prevention and detection, and manage all aspects of radioactive waste handling, storage and transport. At all times, you will act as the central point of contact for the German authorities, whilst translating strategy into operational programmes, allocating workstreams, mentoring and developing your team.
Fluent in English, German and a third official EU language, and educated to at least degree level, you will bring substantial exposure to leadership roles. This should be backed by extensive professional experience of radiation protection, physical protection and the control of radioactive substances, and you will be fully versed in the disposal of hazardous wastes. Finally, you will possess a scientific mindset, strong negotiating and interpersonal skills, and the confidence to take ownership of a significant nuclear facility