Construction Engineer – Pallas – Alkmaar

By 2 mei 2022Nucleair

Construction Engineer

Fulltime, Alkmaar, the Netherlands

Who is PALLAS?

The Foundation Preparation Pallas-reactor (PALLAS) is designing and building a multifunctional reactor for the production of (medical) isotopes and for conducting nuclear technological research. This reactor will replace the current High Flux Reactor (HFR) in Petten (NL) to guarantee the security of supply for millions of patients worldwide.

PALLAS wants to build its future together with Foundation NRG (NRG). We both have the ambition to continue and enforce the Dutch position as a worldwide top producer of radiopharmaceuticals in Petten, 50km north of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. We are doing this with the realisation of the FIELD-LAB (a research facility for the development of new medicines), the new PALLAS-reactor and the Nuclear Health Centre (a new production facility for processing therapeutic isotopes). The diagnosis market remains a spearhead, but the focus will mainly be on innovations and expanding the production chain for therapeutic isotopes. Through the collaboration with various national and international university hospitals and knowledge institutions, Petten is to become a breeding ground in Europe for new nuclear medicine. This results in new treatments that can help implement customised patient therapy.

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. We apply our unique knowledge and experience to benefit society by taking an interest in our stakeholders.

PALLAS is composed of colleagues coming from all over the world, bringing together a unique set of knowledge and experience. Everyone in PALLAS is required to take personal responsibility for the safety of themselves and of anyone who is directly or indirectly affected by their actions. A high safety culture is continuously built by the organisation.


The Construction Engineer will be responsible for the civil construction activities. You will be part of the ‘Owner Construction Team’ and will report to the Construction Director. Your main activities will be to give input to constructability reviews, supervising civil construction quality at site and to maintain the relationship with NRG with respect to the site preparation activities that take place at the Energy & Health Campus (EHC). To that end, you will have close interaction with the Engineering Manager and the Lead Civil Engineer in the Engineering Team.

This function is a full-time (40 hours per week) position.


The Construction Engineer is responsible for the following activities:

  • support in contracting of civil works:
  • input in tendering specifications;
  • input in definition of contract requirements;
  • input in definition of conditions;
  • contribution to evaluation of tenders for civil works.
  • constructability reviews;
  • optimizations of design related to construction methods;
  • supervision of site construction works;
  • support Engineering in the Detail Design phase;
  • support Quality Control of civil works;
  • ensuring compliance with Health and Safety guidelines.

Your profile          

We are looking for a Construction Engineer, located in the Netherlands, who:

  • has a higher level (or mid-level with proven experience) of professional education;
  • has a minimum of 5 years of experience in civil engineering;
  • has proven experience working in an international environment;
  • has organisational skills and the ability to organise the work and workload;
  • values the team and ensures regular, clear and correct communication.

Experience in construction work in an environment with specific quality requirements (f.e. nuclear, pharma and/or food) and experience with high complex, highly regulated projects are considered an advantage.

Languages: English and Dutch (fluently spoken and written).

What we offer

PALLAS is a growing organisation and, as such, will present unique challenges and professional development opportunities for an associate in the area of nuclear safety.

PALLAS offers a very competitive salary plus holidays allowance (8%), depending on your education and experience. PALLAS will support you in becoming and remaining suitably qualified and experienced by supporting the necessary training and qualification.

You will be directly employed at PALLAS, starting with an annual employment contract. Based on the overall performance and results achieved, you will be offered the opportunity for renewal to an indefinite period contract. In addition to working with a fun team in a pleasant working environment, you will receive pension contributions, full coverage of your transportation costs, a business phone and laptop. PALLAS also offers you a Personal Choice Budget that could provide you with extra holidays. Finally, we work with a performance system that gives you the possibility for an annual salary raise in case of good performance!

Within PALLAS, you will work within a Construction team; a collaborative group of enthusiastic employees consisting of senior and junior construction professionals. You will experience that the work has a high degree of variation and challenges, with many opportunities to learn and grow. You will work in an international and professional environment in our office in Alkmaar.

At PALLAS, we care for health and well-being, safety, security and the environment, we act truthfully and professionally and deliver what we promise.

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