Position:                              Senior Quality Assurance 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

  • Evaluate activities of the contractor(s) who will participate in the execution of the project to ensure that they have implemented a quality assurance program that meets the requirements of Cernavoda NPP
  • Ensures the development of the Quality Assurance Program, applicable to the Refurbishment Project, its documentation and implementation, aligned with the requirements of the integrated management system of Cernavoda NPP
  • Responsible for the activities associated with obtaining the environmental agreement for the refurbishment project and for the implementation of the environmental requirements, applicable to the realization of the project so that they are correlated with the requirements imposed by the competent authorities in the Environmental Permit of Cernavoda NPP
  • Verifies the procurement initiation documentation from the point of view of introducing the quality management requirements, in accordance with the applicable CNCAN norms
  • Verifies the fulfillment of the applicable quality management requirements, in the performance of the contracts related to the refurbishment project
  • Ensures the verification of the inspection and testing plans (ITP) and of the supporting documents from the contracts related to the refurbishment project, from the point of view of complying with the applicable quality management requirements
  • Provides the interface for the observance of the hold and assistance points by the contractors


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
  • Expertise in QA processes and procedures as applicable to CANDU Nuclear Power Plants
  • Demonstrated capability to manage, lead, and escalate as required
  • 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
  • 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.