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The ITER Organization brings together people from all over the world to be part of a thrilling human adventure in southern France—building the ITER Tokamak. We require the best people in every domain.
In a high pressure environment, we offer challenging full time assignments in a wide range of areas and encourage applications from candidates with all levels of experience, from recent graduates to experienced professionals. Applications from under-represented ITER Members and from female candidates are strongly encouraged as the ITER Organization supports diversity and gender equality in the workplace.
Our working environment is truly multi-cultural, with 29 different nationalities represented among staff. The ITER Organization Code of Conduct gives guidance in matters of professional ethics to all staff and serves as reference for the public with regards to the standards of conduct that third parties are entitled to expect when dealing with the ITER Organization.
The south of France is blessed with a very privileged living environment and a mild and sunny climate. The ITER Project is based in Saint Paul-lez-Durance, located between the southern Alps and the Mediterranean Sea—an area offering every conceivable sporting, leisure and cultural opportunity.
ITER VALUES AND COMPETENCIES
Each staff member working at ITER is required to maintain a strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of the ITER Safety Program, ITER values and Code of Conduct.
This ambitious scientific project is held to the highest standards, and so are its employees. ITER staff put forward their best work and strive to create a work environment that is defined by the ITER values of trust, diversity and inclusiveness, loyalty, team spirit, integrity, and excellence. Each value contributes to the success of ITER, as well as to the maintenance of a supportive and efficient workplace.
Trust: A project on the scale of ITER means that trust is essential to progress. The value of trust not only means relying on each other's decisions and skills, but also being open to new ideas and sharing information accurately to avoid miscommunication. Part of trust also involves providing feedback in a helpful and positive way, in order to help the team grow.
Diversity and Inclusiveness: ITER is a global project, and staff members come from a vast array of different backgrounds and cultures. In such an environment, bias and exclusion cannot be tolerated. Rather, it is the broad diversity of perspectives and backgrounds that gives unique strength and value to the ITER mission. Regardless of race, nationality, gender, religion, status, sexual orientation, or disability, all are welcome and respected at ITER.
Loyalty: Strong commitment to the cause of ITER drives progress. The value of loyalty also means that staff will support the ITER Organization both internally and externally, as they are wholly dedicated to the project. The success of ITER is the success of everyone who made the project possible.
Team Spirit: No single person is responsible for the results of any piece of the project; it is through collaboration alone that ITER is possible. Team spirit brings individuals together under one unifying cause. ITER connects people from diverse backgrounds, and staff members support each other to help realise the goals of the team and the organization.
Integrity: The value of integrity asks for transparency and honesty in the workplace. Staff members speak out when they see harassment or abuse of power and resources. And because the ITER Organization stands on a global platform, the value of integrity requires confidentiality in accordance with ITER policies.
Excellence: Every piece of the ITER project requires detail and care, and staff members ensure that their work is accurate and to the highest standard of quality. Excellence also involves operating within certain constraints of time, budget, or other resources, and finding creative solutions to new problems that arise as part of an ever-evolving project.
As a nuclear facility, ITER's core technical competencies of 1) Nuclear safety, environment, radioprotection and pressured equipment 2) Occupational Health, safety and security 3) Quality assurance processes, will be acquired through on-board training at a basic level for all ITER staff members.
Special notice for IO vacancies: the appointment to a position may be made at a lower grade if the qualifications and professional experience of the selected applicant correspond to that grade; in this case, the duties and responsibilities assigned will be adjusted accordingly. Extensive experience in similar jobs (involving similar work responsibilities) and/or additional training certificates in relevant domains may be considered a reasonable substitute for the required educational degree.
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Candidates who have applied for positions at ITER and, following the Selection Panel assessment, have not been selected but have been recognised to have the relevant competencies, may be endorsed by the Director General to be part of a Roster Membership and be considered for positions with similar functions that may arise in the meantime or in the future.
The rostered candidate, with reference to a previous application, may then be considered and selected for another position. If the candidate is informed by ITER Organization that they have been nominated to participate in another competition, the candidate should ensure that their profile on the ITER profile space is kept up-to-date. (here).
For the purpose of nuclear safety, each staff member will be asked to implement technical checks of the Protection Important Activities, as well as their propagation to the entire supply chain. Relevant details and training will be provided during the on-boarding programs. Depending on the nature of job, some staff members may be required to work outside the ITER Organization's standard working hours, including nights, weekends and public holidays; Depending on the nature of job, some staff members may be requested to be part of any of the project/construction teams and to perform other duties in support of the project schedule.