Head of Regulatory Inspection

Nawah Energy Company
Abu Dhabi
AED 800,000 - 1,000,000
Job description

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Posting Date:  21-Feb-2023

Requisition ID:  783

Company:  NAWAH


Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, AE

Employment Type:  Regular Employee

Seasonality Classification:  Operational Readiness

Job Purpose

Lead the regulatory inspection activities to ensure Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR) licenses and permits are obtained and regulatory activities are conducted in compliance with all associated FANR regulations and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) requirements to support the design, construction and initial operation of the Barakah Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP).

Key Activities, Responsibility & Accountability

Initial Licenses and Permits Management
Responsibilities and Accountabilities:
•Lead the regulatory inspection activities necessary to obtain initial licenses and permits necessary to support construction and operation of all BNPP units.
•Verify the Prime Contractor regulatory inspection processes are adequate and effective to ensure compliance with FANR regulations and requirements.
•Facilitate strong relationships with FANR to understand the regulatory inspection requirements and expectations for obtaining initial licenses and permits and respond appropriately.

Regulatory Inspection and Compliance
Responsibilities and Accountabilities:
•Develop and implement regulatory inspection processes to effectively demonstrate compliance with the licenses and permits authorized by FANR.
•Lead inspections conducted by FANR and IAEA, respond to FANR findings from inspections, develop and implement inspection processes to demonstrate compliance with existing requirements, as well as new requirements that are imposed by FANR or IAEA during all phases of construction and operation.
•Oversee the logistics for regulatory inspections to ensure appropriate arrangements are made for FANR to have free and prompt access (unfettered access) to any of the facilities of BNPP for the purpose of inspection.
•Lead regulatory activities to ensure that all issues arising from inspection are managed and tracked to completion.
•Review plant response to regulatory finding and coordinate the corrective actions to relevant stakeholders.
•Lead incident reviews and support investigations to ensure that reportable events are reported to FANR within the required time.
•Provide Plant Staff with convenient access to assistance, guidance and advice on licensing and regulatory activities.
•Participate in, assist, and support World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO) Member Support Missions, Pre-Startup Reviews, and Peer Assessments as needed to improve performance.

Budget Management
Responsibilities and Accountabilities:
•Prepare and consolidate the Section's budget and monitor financial performance during the year.

Operational Planning
Responsibilities and Accountabilities:
•Provide input into the development of the Department's systems and processes, as well develop and implement the Section's procedures, identifying opportunities for the continuous improvement of practices to increase productivity and operational efficiency.
•Monitor, control and report Operational and financial Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) related to the Section, to track performance and recommend corrective or mitigating actions.
•Ensure that all relative reports are prepared timely and accurately, to meet the Section's requirements and standards.

The incumbent is expected to perform standard activities as per attachments 4 & 5 in the Job Description procedure (relating to Health, Safety and Environment, Security and Business Continuity, People Management, Excellence and Quality Management

Responsibilities & Accountabilities (contd.)


Professional Certifications


•Senior Reactor Operator Certification or equivalent training.


•Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or related Science.
•7 years of relevant experience.

Or equivalent as stated in the Job Description Procedure (HR-PRC-0004).

•Master's Degree in Engineering or related science.
•2 years of nuclear power plant experience in engineering and/or plant operation.
•5 years of nuclear power plant licensing & regulatory affairs experience.

•Broad experience in other areas of nuclear facility operation, such as maintenance, quality assurance, etc.