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Reactor Safety and Licensing Engineer                          

  • Location : Aix-en-Provence technical platform
  • Contract : cdi
  • Start date : 05/02/2024

Mission :

Domain: Engineering / Safety

Attached: Technical Department / Project Unit

Profile: Experienced Safety Engineer; Disciplines: Safety, Licensing, Qualification



Calogena was created within the Gorgé industrial group to develop, market, build and operate modular heat-bearing nuclear reactors to supply carbon-free heat to urban networks.

The Calogena reactor is a 30 MWth water SMR, with a passive and simple design, which provides it with very robust safety. Calogena is the winner of the France 2030 call for innovative reactor projects.

The reactor’s DPA is committed until 2025. It will be followed by a three-year DPA, followed by the construction of a first reactor in preparation for the transition to series. Construction is expected to begin in 2030.

The APS team is in the process of gaining momentum. It is organized as a Project Platform, with an extended team capacity involving strategic partners. The Technical Platform is located in Aix-en-Provence.

The Project team consists of a project unit, an architecture unit, and a business unit. The cells are positioned on the Project Platform, placed under the responsibility of the Technical Department.

The project unit includes project management, quality, safety and licensing missions.

Tasks assigned :

You will join the Project team of the Caligena reactor module.

You join the project unit.

In conjunction with the technical director, you will be responsible as an engineer in charge of the safety and licensing of the reactor.

Your main responsibilities will be to:

  • Reactor Safety and Control Engineer , responsible for technical quality control;
  • Responsible for reactor licensing, safety filesand authorisations;
  • Responsible for site authorization processes;
  • Responsible for the safety approach to the design in relation to the OGS, including the implementation of defence in depth, barriers and lines of defence;
  • Responsible for safety studies and analyses at the design stage, including the treatment of accident scenarios, aggressions, common modes, cross-functional analyses;
  • Responsible for qualification files;
  • In interface with theintegration architect: responsible for sectorization and zoning for safety, radiation protection and regulations;
  • Interface with building, core, process and systems architects: responsible for safety engineering studies;
  • Interface with the project management manager: elaboration and control of planning data and associated costs.

Candidate profile :

You have a Bac+5 or Master’s degree or a graduate of an engineering school or equivalent foreign training, at least M.Sc.Eng.

You are an experienced security engineer. You have more than 10 years of experience in safety analysis of nuclear facilities and nuclear facility projects, ideally reactor-type, in design-build, licensing and operation.

You have strong technical and practical knowledge in the areas of regulation, licensing and safety analysis. You are familiar with the safety approaches and methodologies applicable to reactors, including the safety of experimental reactors or small reactors.

You have demonstrated experience in projects and achievements involving safety engineering in design. You have contributed to the drafting of regulatory files such as DOS or safety reports. You have the ability to interact with ASN and its technical support.

You have an approach that is both very rigorous and very agile, pro-active.

You have strong organizational, structuring and synthesis skills, with very good writing skills. You have the ability to coordinate and manage teams and external studies.

You know how to effectively combine the control of quality, safety, cost and planning objectives with a capacity for proposals, advice and resolution within the Plateau team.

You have very good listening and communication skills, a strong aptitude for a wide variety of internal and external contacts, a strong team spirit.

You have a very good level of English, reading, writing, speaking. Proficiency in a second European language is a plus.

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