Offer details

Thermohydraulic Methods Implementation Lead (2023-85668)

Posted on 19/08/2023

Nuward EDF GROUP Main characteristics of the job offer
Contract type:
Permanent contract
Level of education:
Master, DEA, DESS
10 years and more
Design Engineering
Country / Region:
France / Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Rhône (69)

Description of the offer

At a pivotal time in its evolution with many exciting opportunities, now is an excellent time to join the EDF Group, championing low-carbon energy growth, committed to the fight against climate change and for provision of a secure future energy supply. By joining NUWARD, you will put your skills and enthusiasm to use as part of a major project, working towards the future of the European energy industry.


NUWARD is the EDF Group’s subsidiary dedicated to development and deployment of its NUWARD SMR. The company is developing a new small-scale modular reactor which will complement EDF’s range of nuclear power plant offers, in order to meet the growing worldwide demand for controllable and carbon-free power generation facilities.

The project, combines cutting-edge innovation developed through the extensive knowledge and expertise of the best industrial partners in France (CEA, Technicatome, Framatome, Naval Group) and in Europe (Tractebel). Our goal is to become the European SMR reference design. Join us to be part of this exciting venture.


You will report to the NUWARD SMR Project Qualification and Test Manager, and be in charge of leading activities associated with application of thermal hydraulic related computer codes and scientific methods.


  • Lead the development programme of safety demonstration study methods by ensuring their adequacy within the design and study rules of the NUWARD SMR project ;
  • Establish and manage the methods and computer codes development and validation programme to meet the requirements of the SMR NUWARD product;
  • Identify the test needs necessary to validate methods and computer codes, contributing to their specification and performance monitoring;
  • Understand, interrogate and validate the support documentation for methods and computer codes;
  • Contribute to the instruction of these methods and computer codes by the relevant Nuclear Safety Authorities (French and other as required).


📍 Job based in Lyon with frequent travel to other EDF sites (Paris, Tours) and to partner engineering sites (TechnicAtome in Aix-en-Provence, Naval Group in Nantes, CEA in Cadarache, Framatome in Lyon).

Desired profile

🙋 Responsibilities of the post

You will have extensive knowledge of or experience in:

  • The thermal hydraulics of Pressurised Water Reactors (PWRs) including their design;
  • Use and validation of applicable computer codes (CATHARE, RELAP, GOTHIC etc.);
  • Study methods used for nuclear safety demonstration;
  • Leading multidisciplinary activities.

Fluency in written and spoken English is essential.

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