Systems Engineer

  Alkmaar    Fulltime

Who is PALLAS?

PALLAS’s mission is to provide unique solutions for nuclear medicine and research.

Our vision is to build a safe, state-of-the-art facility to become the world’s leading producer of radioisotopes for nuclear medicines and enable nuclear technology research – the first in industry to be privately financed, owned and operated. We are building the research reactor in Petten, Noord-Holland, the site of the existing High Flux Reactor.

PALLAS aspires to become a high-reliability organisation with the skills and capability to deliver its mission and vision through its core values, whilst ensuring that its safety, security and quality objectives are always achieved.


The main role of PALLAS is being the Intelligent Customer and this entails overseeing the use of specialised contractors and subcontractors responsible for the design, construction and operation of the PALLAS-reactor. Oversight means monitoring of the delegated Design Authority and ensuring the right design delivered by the contactors enabling the PALLAS-reactor’s mission.

An integral part of the Intelligent Customer organisation is the Systems Engineer who is responsible for ensuring a structured way of designing by the contractor, and thereby enabling demonstration of compliance to the Intelligent Customer requirements. The Systems Engineer with his/her associated roles monitors how the contractor implements the agreed systems engineering process and becomes the owner of the process output.

Also, the Systems Engineer should enable a structured way of working within PALLAS by developing a Systems Engineering framework for design developments done in-house.


As a Systems Engineer, your roles will include:

  1. Owner Systems Engineering Plan
  2. Owner Interface Management Plans (internal and external)
  3. Owner Verification & Validation (V&V) plan
  4. Owner of list of Codes, Standards and Guides
  5. Owner of the Building Information Management (BIM) execution plan
  6. Owner of requirements Management Plan
  7. Owner of Configuration Management Plan
  8. Owner of PALLAS System Engineering procedures and Instructions
  9. Owner of PALLAS Configuration Management procedures and Instructions
  10. Owner of PALLAS interface management procedures and Instructions
  11. Owner of PALLAS reactor design baseline
  12. Owner of PALLAS reactor Product baseline
  13. Owner of Value engineering

In your role you will have responsibilities in the area described below.

  • Monitoring performance of delegated design authority: Monitor the performance of the delegated design authority by conducting audits and checks on systems to identify risks associated with the system.
  • Ensure the implementation of the following ICHOS plans:
    • System Engineering plan
    • Interface management plan (internal & external)
    • Management of Codes, Standards and Guides list
    • Requirements management plan
    • Verification & Validation (V&V) plan
    • Configuration Management Plan
  • Support work: Support the following streams:
    • Project Management Office (PMO)
    • Business Case
    • Safety Demonstration
    • Licensing (discussions with Authority for Nuclear Safety & Radiation Protection – ANVS – and permitting)
    • Procurement
    • Commissioning and Operational Readiness

Your profile

We are looking for Subject Matter Experts who can act on their own, who will know and can be responsible for their systems and who can be independent and proactive on the progress of their scope with no need to be chased.

You have a degree in Systems Engineering and at least 8 years of professional experience.

You have relevant experience (12 months or more) in one or more of the following projects:

  • Nuclear Research reactor in Argentina (RA-10), Brazil (RMB), Australia (OPAL), Germany (FRM) or Belgium (BR II).
  • NPP Reactor (preferably pressurized water reactor – PWR – type): design, manufacturing, construction, commissioning, operations.

Languages: English (spoken and written)

You have experience working with nuclear regulatory framework. (Preferably the Dutch Regulatory Framework, or if you are Dutch speaking experience with conventional Dutch regulatory framework)

You have previous working experience for an “Intelligent customer” and are able to understand the position as an Owner or as a client.

You have also experience in the following:

  • Systems Engineering
  • Interface Management
  • Configuration Management
  • Building Information Management (BIM)
  • Value Engineering

What we offer

PALLAS offers a very competitive salary ranging from € 3.900 – 5.400 gross per month plus holidays allowance (8%), to be discussed depending on your education and experience.

If you are moving from abroad, PALLAS offers a full relocation package.

Additional information

If you have questions about the position, please contact our HR department. You can send an e-mail to Marloes Borchert via or call +31 (0)88 20 24 024.


If you wish to apply, please contact Thomas Thor directly at their website. Thomas Thor Associates is a consulting and recruitment organisation providing services to the global nuclear sector.

The vacancy is available through this link.


If you wish to apply, please contact Thomas Thor directly at their website. Thomas Thor Associates is a consulting and recruitment organisation providing services to the global nuclear sector.

The vacancy is available through this link.