Installation Engineer & Coordinator for CNGS and AWAKE Project (EN-ACE-OSS-2023-73-GRAP)

  • Full-time

Job Description

Your responsibilities:

As a member of the project team of the "CNGS Target Area Dismantling" project, within the AWAKE project, you will support the team both with your technical engineering skills and communication and organisational skills. First of all, you will familiarise yourself with the environment and processes of the AWAKE dismantling and the subsequent CNGS target area dismantling, together with the different work package leaders.

Planning & coordination:

You will take all the inputs from CNGS dismantling and AWAKE stakeholders to develop, follow up and document the planning. Furthermore, you will follow up on the on-site activities in line with the planning and address coactivity where necessary, all while ensuring CERN's general and radiological safety rules are respected.

Engineering & safety support:

You will assist the project leader with integration, installation and infrastructure studies, with the help of a dedicated design office. You will participate, with the work package leaders and the Safety correspondent, in compiling the general safety and radiation safety documentation of the CNGS dismantling. After collecting information from AWAKE regarding their future installation in the dismantled CNGS target area (laser, electron source, magnets, plasma cells, etc.), you will define and ensure execution/installation of what is needed to prepare the emptied CNGS target area for the AWAKE installation (shielding, basic services).

Within the AWAKE project and the CNGS dismantling project, you will be part of a dynamic team of young, competent and enthusiastic scientists and engineers.

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Your profile

Skills and/or knowledge

  • Communicating effectively
  • Demonstrating accountability
  • Solving problems
  • Managing self
  • Organisational management: organisation, planning and control
  • Experience with MS Project or similar software would be an asset
  • Fluent in English. A basic knowledge of French would be an asset or have an undertaking to acquire it rapidly

Eligibility criteria:

  • You are a national of a CERN Member or Associate Member State
  • You have a professional background in 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.

Additional Information

Job closing date: 15.10.2023 at 23:59 CEST.

Job reference: EN-ACE-OSS-2023-73-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.


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.


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