Vacature: Senior nuclear engineer

The world needs new energy solutions. Future generations deserve to thrive in a clean and just world. We believe nuclear technology can be used for good. Our purpose is to accelerate the availability of clean energy and help solve the climate crisis. Do you want to contribute to the development of a new energy technology that can safely turn nuclear waste into emission-free energy?

Thorizon is looking for a senior (nuclear) engineer,
who wants to use his/her talent to develop a brand-new clean energy technology.

Job Mission:
As part of a passionate team, you will help to develop a very promising new design for a molten salt reactor (MSR), an innovative reactor technology that can perform even better in various areas such as safety, waste, construction time, and costs.

We want to extend our team with engineering experience and expertise, to support the design and analyses process, safety evaluations, licensing, interaction with suppliers and managing realization of test setups and prototypes. A nuclear background is of benefit, but experience with the transition of R&D towards realization of complex technology is equally important. Several disciplines come together in a Molten Salt Reactor, so a broad interest beyond your own specialism is a must. You will be working in a dynamic team and a high degree of focused independence is expected of you one-half of the time while working closely in a multidisciplinary team the other half of the time. You will be among the most senior members of Thorizon’s technical team, and will therefore be closely involved with technical coordination and strategic (technical) decision making.

Sounds appealing? We are looking for people with the following skills:

  • Experience with advanced technology engineering and realisation
  • Combines creativity with pragmatism. Solution- and goal-oriented
  • Eager to learn, likes a technical challenge and to try new things
  • A broad view of technical directions and options as input for making the right strategic technical decisions.
  • Master and bachelor trained (by education or work experience) or a PhD in engineering disciplines. Work experience in complex technology development and a multidisciplinary environment is essential. Experience in the nuclear field is preferable.
  • Likes to work in the dynamics of a startup and project-oriented organisations
  • Takes responsibility and is flexible. In case required you are not hesitant to do your own calculations.
  • Able to work systematically and structured

You have an intrinsic motivation to make an impact and want to contribute to a responsible energy supply. And of course, you see the societal importance of the development of MSR. 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.
Is this you? Sounds like a match!

What to expect from us:
We are a company of experienced nuclear professionals. With our expertise, we are committed to accelerating the development of next-generation reactors and contributing to solving today’s energy challenges. We believe that the Molten Salt Reactor can make a valuable contribution to a future sustainable energy mix: safe and CO2-free energy at a competitive price. In addition, an MSR can supply high-quality heat for industry and this type of reactor is ideally suited for the use of new types of fuel like thorium and existing long-lived nuclear waste, unlocking an abundance of emission-free energy.

You’ll get the opportunity to contribute to the development of a new Molten Salt Reactor design with great potential. You will also work in a dynamic, young organization with excellent growth perspectives. We provide a competitive salary and an employee profit-sharing plan.

Are you enthusiastic about the technology, the possibilities, the challenge, and the collaborations that a startup entails? Are you a team player that wants to learn and contribute with your skills and experience to what Thorizon aims to achieve?

Please provide us your application and motivation by mail at Or send a PM, mail or app to:

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