Position:                              Senior Nuclear Safety and Licensing Advisor, Refurbishment

Pillar:                                  Kinectrics Nuclear Romania (KNR)

Hours:                                 40 Hours per Week

Location:                             Cernavoda, Romania

Representation:                  Non-represented

Number Required:              1


This role will be to support major refurbishment projects at Cernavoda Nuclear Generating Station in Romania. 


This exciting opportunity offers the potential to further develop Kinectrics’ capabilities and expertise in large-scale refurbishment projects, as well as expand the company’s presence in Romania. The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing and monitoring project activities for large refurbishment projects and will interface closely with the client and 3rd party contractors.


General Accountabilities

  • Review the commitments to the Regulatory Authority regarding Nuclear Safety and authorization requirements
  • Ensures the evaluation of the project activities, of the detailed solutions from the point of view of nuclear safety and of the Operating Policies and Procedures (OP&P) requirements
  • Ensures the OP&P revision in accordance with the state of the power plant for the long-term refurbishment shutdown
  • Participate in meetings with Romanian regulatory bodies
  • Assist with drafting responses to Romanian regulatory bodies
  • Provides periodical information to CNCAN regarding the plan and strategy for the refurbishment of U1 CNE Cernavoda
  • Supports the negotiations with the regulatory authorities regarding the content and information of the documentations necessary to obtain the various authorizations
  • Responsible for issuing the probabilistic and deterministic analyses necessary to demonstrate the fulfillment of the nuclear safety requirements and objective as a result of the execution of the activities for the refurbishment project
  • Ensures that the nuclear fuel discharge and refueling sequences are prepared and performed, in strict compliance with the requirements for monitoring and testing of the active area
  • It is responsible for issuing specific procedures to ensure compliance with CNCAN requirements during the project.

Selection Criteria

  • A Bachelor’s Degree (or higher) is preferred in Engineering
  • Direct involvement in a CANDU Refurbishment Project/Organization within the past 3 years will be an advantage
  • Comprehensive understanding of CANDU technology and operations
  • Demonstrated capability to manage and lead
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver high quality products under tight timelines and high pressure to support unit restart schedules
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain excellent client relationships
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and experience in leading technical projects to successful conclusions
  • Have excellent communication skills, both written and oral, and have demonstrated a high commitment to quality
  • Drives results at all levels
  • High sense of personal accountability
  • Romanian Language proficiency would be beneficial, but is not a requirement


This role requires full-time relocation to Cernavoda, Romania for an extended duration. The successful candidate must have a willingness to relocate to Romania for project execution.


Kinectrics welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.