July 6, 2023

We are looking for a driven Director Safety and Licensing

Do you want to contribute to the development of a new energy technology that can safely turn nuclear waste into emission-free energy? Are you excited about working in a hands-on deep tech start-up team that aims to make a huge impact? Do you like complex challenges? Then, we might be just the company you are looking for!

Your mission.

As the Director of Safety and Licensing you will lead our team in taking responsibility for the safety validation and licensing. You will build strong working relationships with the regulators in France and the Netherlands, with our engineering and design teams and external partners. Supported by the technical team you will stress test the Thorizon One reactor design and propose adjustments to maximize safety and smoothen the licensing trajectory.

This role is preferably based in Lyon, Amsterdam can be discussed.

In this role you will:

  • Set an ambitious and robust licensing strategy for the first of a kind reactor and its commercial version (100 MW) that mitigates regulatory risks for Thorizon.
  • Lead all safety related activities across Lyon and Amsterdam during the “early-review” phase and pre-licensing assessment of the Thorizon first of a kind reactor, including for example PIE definition and selection, the deterministic safety assessment, and preparation of the (preliminary) Safety Assessment Report.
  • Maintain an active dialogue and work closely together with the ASN and ANVS.
  • Give strategic design input during the conceptual and basic design phase to ensure the application of safety standards and facilitate licensing.
  • Specify, select, and manage external contractors and suppliers that support the safety case of Thorizon.
  • Define and improve working processes and procedures, define a safety framework to ensure a safety and security mindset across Thorizon’s teams, reactor designs and facilities.
  • Contribute internationally to the development of a shared safety framework for Molten Salt Reactors.
  • Report to the CEO

About you.

  • You can work in an agile manner and are comfortable at the fast-moving pace of a technological scale-up.
  • You have extensive experience in defining and validating safety cases based on a leading role in reactor safety analysis (PSA phase).
  • You have exceptional knowledge of regulatory requirements in Europe (France and/or the Netherlands) and reactor operations.
  • You are a fast learner that can see the bigger picture in complex multi-disciplinary projects.
  • You have management experience leading a team and taking ownership for deliverables.
  • You have strong stakeholder management skills.
  • You have a master’s degree in science or engineering.
  • You are an excellent communicator (clear is kind) in English, both spoken and written and in either French or Dutch.
  • You are a hands-on self-starter who likes to work in a multicultural and dynamic environment.
  • You have an intrinsic motivation to make an impact and want to contribute to a responsible energy supply
  • You are passionate about nuclear safety

What can you expect from us?

  • Dynamic and ambitious team of nuclear technology professionals that are committed to solving today’s energy challenges.
  • Unique experience in a fast-growing VC-backed deep tech start-up.
  • Opportunity to work on a game-changing technology that reduces our carbon footprint and nuclear waste streams.
  • Competitive salary and an employee profit-sharing plan, personal development plan, NS business card & Netherlands Museum pass.
  • Application for work/residence permit and 30% ruling will be supported by us.
  • Office in the heart of Amsterdam next to the Central station, including start-up vibes, office amenities, Thursday drinks and quarterly team events.

Does this sound like a match? We are looking forward to your application!
Please email to hr@thorizon.com

Thorizon takes responsibility to make our company more inclusive. We need all ideas to realize our mission and want everyone to feel home in our team.

About Thorizon.

Thorizon is a developer of nuclear power solutions. The company designs and creates frontier technology for Molten Salt Reactors (MSR). Thorizon’s purpose is to accelerate the availability of clean energy and help solve the climate crisis.

Thorizon’s reactor design:

  • Generates emission free energy on demand.
  • Reduces nuclear waste streams by using it as fuel in combination with the abundant metal Thorium.
  • Provides electricity or high temperature heat for use in industrial processes, such as hydrogen production.

We currently have a team of ~18 in Amsterdam and are opening an office in France. We are in R&D phase and aim to solidify our design through analyses, experiments, simulations and partnerships. At Thorizon, we believe a strongly coupled multidisciplinary technology development requires a culture of full openness and transparency. We therefore foster integrity, honesty, collaboration, team spirit, and taking responsibility.