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Project Engineer for Nuclear Waste & Inventory

  • As part of the SMELD-project:
  • making an inventory of the possibilities for having the resulting radioactive waste streams
  • preparing waste plans, approval records and/or decommissioning plans
  • knowledge of and/or experience in nuclear waste management
  • a Master's degree in Industrial Sciences (Industrial Engineer)
  • temporary duration contract of 4 years
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Engineering

Want to work on innovative nuclear projects where you would be responsible for mapping out the nuclear waste streams? Then we are looking for you!

As a project engineer, you will be part of our 'Management of Waste and Liabilities' (MWL) unit. Within MWL, our responsibility lies with:

  • administrative and financial management of radioactive waste and other potentially nuclear materials.
  • supporting projects and activities to control current and future waste streams.
  • transport of nuclear materials.
  • non-destructive measurement of waste packaging (NDA).
  • administrative and accounting management of fissile material (NMA).
  • operation of the recycling fleet for the disposal of non-nuclear waste flows.

You will be involved in the 'SMELD' project to identify disposal options for the resulting waste streams at the national and international level. You will also be involved in various tasks related to the mapping and management of the radioactive materials and waste on our site.
As part of this project, you will be responsible for:

  • making an inventory, nationally and internationally, of the possibilities for having the resulting radioactive waste streams processed and conditioned. In doing so, you will check all waste acceptance criteria and, in the event of any problems, you will search for solutions: adjusting waste streams, providing processing, options for adjusting waste acceptance criteria.
  • (co)preparing waste plans, approval records and/or decommissioning plans for the new SMELD facility, or other new or existing SCK CEN facilities.  In doing so, you will maintain good contact with the relevant project team.
  • developing an efficient methodology for monitoring the inventory, such that changes in the inventory can be correctly reported periodically to external parties (FANC, ONDRAF/NIRAS, HEDERA) and used to make the appropriate provisions.
  • keeping the SCK CEN inventory of nuclear liabilities up to date.  You will work with colleagues and with the various building managers to organise a periodic physical inventory and process this data in the INL database.

To join this frontier, you'll need

  • a Master's degree in Industrial Sciences (Industrial Engineer), preferably in nuclear engineering, chemistry or electromechanics
  • knowledge of and/or experience in nuclear waste management (including legislation, regulations and procedures) is a strong plus
  • good communication and reporting skills, both written and oral
  • meticulous working with an eye for detail, quality and safety
  • knowledge of general information technology applications
  • team player and willing to work in a multidisciplinary and international context

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Contact
Annik Stessens
annik.stessens [at] sckcen.be