Project Engineer – Nuclear Pressure Equipment Manufacturing

Grenoble, France

Job summary

Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL)
Electrical/Electronic, Environmental, Mechanical, Process/Chemical, Reliability, Software, Testing
Chemical, Education, Energy, Environment, Nuclear, Science
Contract Type:
Full Time
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About the job

Your mission
The Mechanical Engineering Service is part of the ILL's Reactor Division and is responsible for the maintenance of the technical equipment associated with the high-flux reactor. Reporting to the Head of Service, you will be responsible for monitoring the manufacture of a number of spare components for the reactor block and will assist with the updating of regulatory compliance documents for nuclear pressure equipment (known as ESPN - Equipements Sous Pression Nucléaires). In this context, you will work under the supervision of a senior engineer, who is in charge of mechanical manufacturing projects and is also the Institute's ESPN expert.

Your main tasks will be to:
- Draft the manufacturing specifications (using existing templates)
- Check the component drawings produced by the design office
- Produce the technical documentation for calls for tender and select manufacturers
- Produce the manufacturing documentation necessary for conformity assessment by the relevant approved certified body
- Monitor the manufacturing stages (procurement, machining, inspection, validation, gap analysis, etc.)
- Validate the final acceptance of the equipment
- Update the internal regulatory documents relating to the reactor (list of conditions and loadings, etc.)
- Participate in the organization and response of the ILL to ESPN regulatory requirements for in-service monitoring (repairs, modifications, etc.), both internally and externally (AFCEN,...).

Alongside your duties, you will join, in the medium term, the team of engineers involved in the reactor's operations and crisis management.

Your profile
- Level 7 qualification (Master's degree or equivalent) specialising in mechanical engineering or metallurgy
- At least 5 years' professional experience, in particular in the monitoring of manufacturing within a nuclear quality assurance framework
- Knowledge of regulations governing nuclear pressure equipment (ESPN) and of design and construction codes of the type RCC-MRx (or RCC-M) for mechanical components for reactors Knowledge of metalworking and welding (GMAW/MIG, GTAW/TIG or electron beam), ideally on the aluminium alloy Ag3Net, stainless steel or zircaloy
- Excellent writing skills (procedures, technical specifications, etc.)
- You have excellent interpersonal skills and will be required to work with several different actors (workshop staff, suppliers, inspection bodies).

What we offer
Quality of life - A hub for research and technology, the city of Grenoble is ideally located in the heart of the French Alps (just 3 hours from Paris/Provence by train, 1 hour from Lyon international airport and 1 ½ hours from Geneva). It is important for us that our staff achieve a healthy worklife balance. We therefore offer home working (under certain conditions), generous annual paid leave entitlement and a host of other benefits that you will discover when you arrive!

Prospects - We guarantee you a secure permanent position in a multicultural scientific environment.

Benefits - We offer generous social benefits (expatriation allowance, excellent health cover), moving and relocation assistance (under certain conditions) and an annual productivity bonus. We also offer language courses for you and your partner, and subsidies for the use of public transport and the staff canteen, as well as for holidays and a variety of cultural and sports activities.

Sounds interesting?
Then why not take your next career step with us by applying online - preferably in English - via our career portal by 11.09.2022, quoting reference number 22/29. For this post, medical fitness for work under ionising radiation and an administrative screening are required and you will have to perform an emergency response role in the event of a major crisis. We are committed to equal opportunities and diversity and therefore welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates.

The Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL) is based in Grenoble (France) and operates Europe's leading research facility for basic research with neutrons. United by our passion for progress and technology, we drive science and research forward every day. Together, we can pave the way for discoveries that will help to make our world a better place.

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