The position of Director who heads the new Directorate in charge of implementing the JRC Decommissioning and Nuclear Waste Management (D&WM) programme in line with the identified needs.
The goal of the Directorate is to either transform the 4 nuclear sites to reuse the buildings and/or land for non-nuclear purposes or to explore the transfer of the required decommissioning, spent fuel and radioactive waste management liabilities to the host Member States in case of a mutual agreement.
The Director will be responsible for managing resources to achieve its objectives, in compliance with the Commission’s and the DG’s management framework (legal requirements, Internal Control Standards, Integrated Management system and the JRC People Management Pledge). The Director should ensure that resources are used in the most efficient, effective and economic manner and ensure that activities are carried out in respect of relevant legal obligations, applicable safety and licensing standards of host countries. The Director also ensures an effective evaluation and reporting for its activities (annual progress reports, evaluations, dissemination of results, transfer of knowledge etc.).
The ideal candidate will be an outstanding and dynamic professional who should fulfil the following selection criteria:
a) Management skills:
- professional experience in high level technical and project management, supervising both internal specialists and external service providers,
- strong capacity to manage financial resources in the public service context,
- strong capacity to develop strategies and to translate them into practical proposals for action,
- ability to efficiently set priorities and objectives and steer the work of teams both locally and remotely.
b) Specialist skills and experience:
- a thorough knowledge and experience with nuclear safety and security in the context of industrial nuclear decommissioning activities,
- knowledge of the legal context of nuclear licencing and nuclear safety and security in the EU context and in the national context of Italy, Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany will be an asset,
- thorough knowledge of administrative and financial procedures of the Commission,
- a University level education in Nuclear Engineering/ Science, Physics or Chemistry or equivalent is desirable.
c) Personal qualities:
- excellent communication and negotiation skills,
- excellent organisational skills and the ability to solve organisational and operational problems via a results-oriented approach,
- ability to share information and cooperate with peers and colleagues.
Candidates will only be considered for the selection phase on the basis of the following formal requirements to be fulfilled by the deadline for applications:
Nationality: candidates must be a citizen of one of the Member States of the European Union.
University degree or diploma: candidates must have:
- either a level of education which corresponds to completed university studies attested by a diploma when the normal period of university education is 4 years or more,
- or a level of education which corresponds to completed university studies attested by a diploma and appropriate professional experience of at least 1 year when the normal period of university education is at least 3 years (this 1 year’s professional experience cannot be included in the postgraduate professional experience required below).
Professional experience: candidates must have at least 15 years postgraduate professional experience at a level to which the qualifications referred to above give admission.
Management experience: at least 5 years of the post-graduate professional experience must have been gained in a high-level management function (2) in a field relevant for this position.
Languages: candidates must have a thorough knowledge of one of the official languages of the European Union and a satisfactory knowledge of another of these official languages. Selection panels will verify during the interview(s) whether candidates comply with the requirement of a satisfactory knowledge of another official EU language. This may include (part of) the interview being conducted in this other language.
Age limit: candidates must not have reached regular retirement age, which for officials of the European Union is defined as being the end of the month in which the person reaches the age of 66 years (see Article 52 lit (a) of the Staff Regulations).
26 March 2021