A role that has a whole host of responsibilities, that means that no day is the same. Challenging tasks that will stretch you, but mean that you grow professionally. This can only add up to providing enormous job satisfaction.
Working for my client's Nuclear department
Providing support to the Belgian Nuclear Fleet, owned and operated by my client, has been a cornerstone of the company over the past decades. The launch of the Post Operational Phase and the ramping up of D&D preparation for the 1st Belgian Nuclear Unit to be shut down in 2022, will imply new opportunities but will also be a turning point for the Nuclear Business Line.
The Nuclear Business Line has been reorganized recently (including the creation from scratch of a Nuclear BD & Sales Pillar) to better face the challenges to come, with a growing share of contracts with other customers. These new focuses imply the development of new products and new methodologies as well as enlarging their customer and partner base.
Competence Centre & Laboratories Department
One of the most important tasks of the Competence Centre & Laboratories Department involves performing non-destructive tests (NDT) to check the critical components of nuclear power plants and conventional thermal power stations with a view to detecting and monitoring damage phenomena at a very early stage, on complex geometries and, often, non-conventional materials.
Role of the Nuclear NDT Project Leader
My client performs certain specific tests themselves, but in some situations, the department observes and qualifies the NDT programmes offered by other specialist companies. In complex cases, they develop new and innovative inspection techniques themselves for niche applications. A high degree of expertise in damage phenomena, materials science, the NDT techniques themselves and data analysis is essential.
In this role, you will participate in all the above tasks to a greater or lesser extent for both projects relating to nuclear power plants in Belgium, and national and international assignments for conventional power plants or renewable energy parks.
As a project leader, you will coordinate (both technically and organisationally) the tasks assigned to you. This involves drawing up a schedule, managing budgets and monitoring the technical quality of inspections. In many cases, you will manage and carry out inspections independently. You will also deal with customers: developing a task's scope, preparing an offer, and maintaining close contact while the service is being performed and afterwards.
You will help to design and develop solutions to customers' NDT problems and will keep abreast of new developments in the field. You will carry out projects assigned to the team, whether theoretical (studies) or practical (laboratory or on site).
We are looking for a team player who is not afraid to accept new challenges and solve non-standard NDT issues.
Personal and professional qualities:
- You are passionate about technology.
- You have excellent analytical skills, are pragmatic and have a good understanding of real-live situations.
- You are fluent in Dutch/French and English, or believe you will be soon.
- You are flexible and willing to travel to perform work on site (frequent trips to nuclear sites in Belgium and a few trips abroad lasting around one to two weeks).
- You are articulate and assertive: you communicate easily and openly with all levels of the managerial hierarchy and also with third parties and local authorities.
- You can manage your tasks independently and are punctual and able to cope with stress.
- You are a team player who naturally shares knowledge and experience with colleagues and asks for help when appropriate.
- You are creative and critical and enjoy solving new problems with a view to helping the customer.
In addition to the job requirements stated, the following would be a bonus:
- Familiarity with the Belgian nuclear power plants, legislation/regulations, technical specifications and the relevant authorities (the Authorised Inspection Agency (AIA), Federal Agency for Nuclear Control (FANC), Bel V);
- Have nuclear clearance;
- Familiar with general metallurgy and safety mechanisms;
- Familiar with ASME standards for non-destructive testing in nuclear power plants;
- Knowledge of composite materials or concrete;
- International experience;
- Knowledge of Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) Techniques;
- Knowledge of Industry 4.0 and NDE 4.0;
- Knowledge of hyperspectral imaging, acoustic emission, thermography, fibre optics, …
- Knowledge in programming (CIVA, Python, Mathlab) and data analysis.
What's in it for you?
- Great work environment. Flexible working hours with possibility for home working. Flat company structure where everyone can have their say. Access to professional training platform and the possibility to attend conferences.
- A great working site in a wonderful green environment at Linkebeek.
- The possibility of joining a great team of NDT experts who propel and support each other.
- To be in the front row on the Zero Carbon Transition and the road to Green Energy in a global leading company.
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