Safety Control Systems Engineer

Safety Control Systems Engineer

ITER - International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor

Saint-Paul-lez-Durance, France


As a Safety Control Systems Engineer, you will work with the Central Safety System Responsible Officer (RO) and contribute to activities linked to the design of the Safety Control System, to the licensing of this system, and to the procurement, installation, integration, and commissioning.

In collaboration with the Responsible Officer, you will ensure the Safety Control System meets the project requirements and is delivered on time.

Additionally, you will be responsible for the integration of the Plant Safety Systems for Nuclear (PSS-N), in the Central Safety system for Nuclear.

Key Duties, Scope, and Level of Accountability

  • Prepares the detailed specifications and designs of sub-systems composing the nuclear safety Control Systems;
  • Defines the integration plans for the Safety Control Systems, and assures all SCS-N subsystems are correctly integrated and aligned with nuclear safety I&C standards;
  • Develops and maintains the needed documentation for full acceptance of the CSS-N, in accordance with nuclear safety I&C standards requirements and the ITER Organization (IO) Management & Quality Program (MQP);
  • Contributes to the development of the nuclear safety I&C control system according to the relevant nuclear standard;
  • Develops the required procedures to the functional qualification of the SCS-N hardwired and computerized I&C functions;
  • Prepares and conducts the in Factory Acceptance Tests, Site Acceptance Tests, and commissioning tests of the Safety Control Systems;
  • Contributes to the standalone and integrated commissioning phases for the safety systems;
  • Contributes to the definition of the interfaces between central safety control system and plant safety systems;
  • Participates in the preparation of the Safety Control Systems design reviews;
  • Manages the procurement process, including the technical and financial evaluation of tenders, identifying gaps between propositions with technical requirements of specifications;
  • Collaborates with the ITER Safety Department to ensure safety requirements are correctly implemented within the CSS-N;
  • May be required to work outside ITER Organization reference working hours, including nights, week-ends and public holidays.

Measures of Effectiveness

  • Establishes the safety control systems integration plans and procedures within defined timeline;
  • Prepares the plant safety I&C system specifications required for the project;
  • Develops the component interfaces within the Safety Control Systems, and sensors/actuators delivered by the different plant safety systems, within defined schedule and cost;
  • Prepares and executes the validation, installation, and commissioning of the Safety Control Systems;
  • Maintains, updates, and/or submits technical documentation as required to move work forward.

Experience & Profile

Professional Experience:

  • Minimum 8 years’ experience in the engineering and commissioning of safety I&C systems within complex international environments or projects;


  • Masters’ degree or equivalent in industrial control, nuclear engineering field, or other relevant discipline;
  • The required education degree may be substituted by extensive professional experience involving similar work responsibilities and/or additional training certificates in relevant domains.

Language requirements:

  • Fluent in English (written and spoken).

Technical competencies and demonstrated experience in:

  • Design: create technical designs based on Project requirements, including large scale heterogeneous safety I&C systems;
  • Project management: planning, measuring progress, managing risks and costs, and reporting on progress to manage programs or initiatives within the constraints of human and financial constraints;
  • Contract, and procurement, management and execution: define needs and requirements, perform sourcing activities, and manage delivery including managing external parties to ensure implementation according to contractual agreements;
  • Interface management: identify, maintain, and/or resolve technical and functional interfaces to reach Project goals;
  • Integration of I&C safety systems in large facilities;
  • International safety I&C standards: IEC 61513, and related standards for nuclear safety I&C systems;
  • Quality Management: knowledge of product and/or management requirements for international quality standards, methods, and practices;
  • Practical experience in conducting acceptance and commissioning tests of safety I&C systems;
  • Siemens S7 safety PLC and/or in HIMA Planar 4 platforms/architectures is considered as an advantage;
  • Excellent computer and IT skills (Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel, Powerpoint) are mandatory.

IO Core Behavioral Competencies:

  • Collaborate: Ability to facilitate dialogue with a wide variety of contributors and stakeholders;
  • Communicate Effectively: Ability to adjust communication content and style to deliver messages to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment;
  • Drive results: Ability to persist in the face of challenges to meet deadlines with high standards;
  • Manage Complexity: Ability to analyze multiple and diverse sources of information to understand/define problems accurately before moving to proposals;
  • Instill trust: Ability to apply high standards of team mindset, trust, excellence, loyalty and integrity.

Additional Behavioral Competencies:

  • Interpersonal Savvy: relating openly and comfortably with diverse groups of people, engaging in and promoting teamwork.

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