Project Engineer (SCE-SAM-IN-2023-101-GRAP)

  • Full-time

Job Description

Are you an engineer willing to gain hands-on experience in a multicultural environment? Would you like to work in a place like nowhere else on Earth, which pushes the boundaries of knowledge with cutting edge technology, engineering, and science? We are looking for a Project Engineer to join CERN's Site Asset Management group to contribute to the ISO 50001 implementation process and energy management follow-up for our tertiary buildings.

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Our Site Asset Management group vision is to create an inspiring and welcoming environment for CERN's scientific community now and in the future, and our main responsibilities are:

  • Monitoring the condition of current buildings and infrastructure on campus, and conducting relevant renovation and consolidation projects which include all phases from feasibility study and preliminary design to construction management and hand-over of complete structures and infrastructures;
  • Providing drawing office support (design, drafting, calculations) to the department's activities, keeping up to date and maintain the CERN GIS system, providing geographical information and topography services, and managing administrative processes related to our site;
  • Planning and implementation of maintenance measures and the study and early support of user-initiated construction projects, and often supervising the execution of mid-size construction projects, fully managed within the department. 

As a Project Engineer your main duties will be:

  • Analysing documents/reports from external consultants on ISO 50001 and energy management (tertiary buildings);
  • Developing of calculation methods for estimating energy consumption in unmetered buildings;
  • Recording and organizing data from site energy meters (existing + new) in internal CERN tools (e.g. GRAFANA/TIMS);
  • Contributing to the use and management of data with external tools (e.g. WebEnergy/OPERAT-ADEME)
  • Analyzing data and draft reports to implement CERN's energy action plan for tertiary buildings;
  • Interacting with the CERN "consolidation plan" project leader to update CONSO priorities according to possible energy savings;
  • Analysing of energy saving results according to short (within a year)/ medium (5/10 years)/ long term (10-20 years) action plan.

Who we are looking for

(please note, meeting all eligibility conditions are essential for your application to be considered for this role. Candidates who don't meet the mandatory eligibility criteria, listed below, will not be considered for the position).

    Eligibility criteria:

    • You are a national of a CERN Member or Associate Member State.
    • You have a professional background in mechanical/electrical engineering (or a related field) and have either:
      • a Master's degree with 2 to 6 years of post-graduation professional experience;
      • or a PhD with no more than 3 years of post-graduation professional experience.
    • You have never had a CERN fellow or graduate contract before.

    Technical knowledge and experience for this role:

    • Experience in project management;
    • Experience of managing budgeting and cost estimation;
    • Knowledge of HVAC/electricity calculation;
    • Knowledge of cost, quality, and schedule control;
    • Health and Safety Awareness;
    • Fluent in both English and French.

    Additional Information

    Job closing date: 30 October at 23h59 CET

    Job reference: SCE-SAM-IN-2023-101-GRAP

    Contract duration: 24 months, with a possible extension up to 36 months maximum.

    Target start date: 01-January-2024

    This position requires:

    • Work in Radiation Areas;
    • Interventions in underground installations;
    • A valid driving licence.


    What we offer

    • A monthly stipend ranging between 6194 and 6808 Swiss Francs per month (net of tax).
    • Coverage by CERN's comprehensive health scheme (for yourself, your spouse and children), and membership of the CERN Pension Fund.
    • Depending on your individual circumstances: installation grant; family, child and infant allowances; payment of travel expenses at the beginning and end of contract.
    • 30 days of paid leave per year.
    • On-the-job and formal training at CERN as well as in-house language courses for English and/or French.


    About us

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