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Department Head (m/f/d) of department A 5 "Nuclear Supervision"

Bundesamt für die Sicherheit der nuklearen Entsorgung (BASE)Department A 5 "Nuclear Supervision"
Closing Date
WorkplaceBerlin or Salzgitter, Wegelystraße 8, Berlin, Germany
Occupation rate
Job StartImmediately

For our location in Berlin or Salzgitter, we are looking for a

Department Head (m/f/d)
of department A 5 "Nuclear Supervision", full-time or part-time, for an immediate start. This is a permanent position.

Salary group up to A 16 BBesO for civil servants or non-tariff pay analogous to A 16 BBesO
Reference number: A5/2021/301 | Application deadline: 15.09.2021

About us

The Federal Office for the Safety of Nuclear Waste Management (Bundesamt für die Sicherheit der nuklearen Entsorgung, BASE) is a federal regulatory, supervisory and licensing authority for all nuclear safety issues. As the federal government’s nuclear supervisory authority, we monitor and control the federal company for radioactive waste disposal (Bundesgesellschaft für Endlagerung mbH) and their nuclear and radiation protection projects and activities for the construction, operation and subsequent closure of the Morsleben repository for radioactive waste, the Konrad repository (currently under construction) and the Asse II mine. We are also responsible for overseeing the search for a site for a repository for high-level radioactive waste in Germany and organising public participation for this purpose. As an independent higher federal authority, BASE is part of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und nukleare Sicherheit, BMU).


  • Lead BASE’s largest specialist department, which consists of several subject areas, manage multiple department heads and their teams.
  • Supervise the construction, operation and subsequent closure of the Konrad and Morsleben repositories as well as of the Asse II mine.
  • Track and evaluate the respective approval and system statuses.
  • Inspect on-site facilities.
  • Design the content-related, personnel and organisational development of the federal nuclear supervision of repository projects through using modern management methodologies and techniques.
  • Represent BASE publicly as well as in national and international committees.


  • An academic degree (master’s degree or university diploma) in a relevant subject.
  • 2+ years of leadership experience leading a team of at least 8 direct reports. In this position, you were also responsible for the day-to-day management and career development of your team members.
  • Available for business travel.
  • An excellent command of English (verbal and written).

Ideally, you will also have

  • Knowledge in the field of nuclear waste disposal.
  • Administrative experience, preferably in a supervising role.
  • Project and change management experience.
  • Analytic ability to interconnect various and complex technical, legal and social aspects.
  • A high degree of resilience, independence and assertiveness.

The willingness to be checked according to the Security Clearance Check Act (SÜG) is a prerequisite.

Please note that German is our working language.

Our ideal candidate

  • Strives to ensure that the legacies of nuclear energy use in Germany are safely disposed of in the long term.
  • Supports the ongoing development of our young office with ideas and enthusiasm.
  • Enjoys working in a project-orientated, independent and creative way.
  • Likes to participate in business travel, including abroad.

We offer

  • Full onboarding support and training with the specialist department.
  • An opportunity to be appointed as a civil servant.
  • Flexible working conditions including office hours, location choice and remote work.
  • A modern, fully-equipped workplace.
  • Family-friendly working conditions.
  • Relocation packages including supplementary rent, moving costs and family support.

Contact and Address

To apply, simply create an account on Interamt, fill out the form and attach your application docu­ments to your application (letter of motivation, curriculum vitae, diploma/master’s certificate, refer­ences, etc.). The appendices should not exceed a total of 30 pages. Please note that your application cannot be considered if the form is incomplete or application documents are missing.

Further information on BASE and the application process can be found here:

Information on the application process:

BASE values equality and therefore welcomes all applications, irrespective of gender, nationality, eth­nic background, religion and beliefs, disability, age, sexual orientation and identity. This activity only requires a minimum level of physical fitness. People with severe disabilities will be preferred as long as they have the same qualifications. BASE aims at increasing the proportion of women in manage­ment positions and strongly encourages interested women to apply for this position.

We would be happy to receive applications from all over Europe.

If you have any questions, please write an e-mail to karrierebfe.bund.de, using the reference number A5/2021/301.

We look forward to receiving your application via the "apply" button!


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