19 November 2020

Opportunity to register for short-term work with IAEA

Logos of Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and International Atomic Energy AuthorityThis new, joint initiative for women working in the UK’s nuclear sector aims to improve gender diversity and offer opportunities that could support female career progression. If you meet the criteria outlined below and would like to learn more about the opportunities, please register your interest with an application.


The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), with help from UK’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), is creating 2 rosters/lists to contact women in nuclear for employment opportunities in short or medium-term roles to support their work in Vienna or in the field.

In both cases, the IAEA are looking for demonstrated leadership or technical capability with leadership potential.


Is an international organisation that seeks to promote the peaceful use of nuclear energy and to inhibit its use for any military purpose, including nuclear weapons. The IAEA offers a dynamic, multicultural work environment. Its employees come from over 100 countries and works in a wide range of technical and scientific fields.

The positions

Importantly there are no specific roles available for application. Rather, IAEA, with help from BEIS, will contact the experienced and capable women that register  and explore the opportunity to engage in IAEA-led assignments. Although, there is no guarantee that successful applicants added to this list will be approached, women on these rosters may be considered for positions such as these:

  • Short-term home-based assignments to contribute to technical reports, develop lectures for workshops, etc.
  • Expert missions of up to 2 weeks in the Member States to provide peer-reviews and direct consultation to help counterparts address specific challenges using limited resources
  • Medium-term assignments, typically in Vienna (6 months to 2 years)

Essential experience


  • Minimum 10 years of Operation and Management (O&M) or engineering experience—including management—at an operating nuclear power plant or active newbuild project
  • Demonstrated leadership ability
  • Master’s degree or more in a technical discipline or equivalent


  • Minimum 5 years of Operation and Management (O&M) or engineering experience at an operating Nuclear Power Plant or active newbuild project
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver tangible outputs in relevant technical fields
  • Master’s degree or more in a technical discipline or equivalent


If you are interested in applying to be on one of the rosters, please submit your CV to NDinternational@beis.gov.uk with a short expression of interest (maximum 250 words), stating:

  • which roster you are applying for
  • how you meet the criteria (including your degree discipline)
  • why you are interested in the opportunity

Closing date to register is 9 December 2020.

Please refer to BEIS Personal Information Charter

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