CMS CO2 Cooling Control Systems Engineer (EP-DT-FS-2023-112-GRAP)

  • Full-time

Job Description

Your responsibilities

The CMS CO2 cooling control systems engineer will be involved in the design, development, deployment and commissioning of the current and future CMS CO2 detector cooling controls systems. His/Her main duties will focus mainly on systems dedicated to phase II upgrades of CMS both in surface and underground. He/she will take responsibility for the supervision of the control system hardware production, installation and on site commissioning. He/she will participate in the PLC and SCADA programming, using the CERN UNICOS CPC 6 framework. He/she will play key role in test documentation preparation and commissioning progress reporting. He/she will actively interact with the various project stakeholders from different CERN teams ensuring effective and safe on site controls installation and cabling.

Your profile

Skills and/or knowledge

  • PLC and SCADA programming (using SCHNEIDER control expert software is a plus)
  • Electrical design (using E-PLAN software is a plus)
  • Electrical hardware selection and sizing
  • Experience in large control system commissioning and trouble shooting
  • Fluent in English, the ability to work in French would be an advantage.

Eligibility criteria:

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

Additional Information

Job closing date: 3rd October 2023 at 12:00 AM (midnight) CEST.

Job reference: EP-DT-FS-2023-112-GRAP

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

Target start date: 01-April-2024

This position requires:

  • Work in Radiation Areas.
  • Interventions in underground installations.
  • A valid driving licence.
  • Stand-by duty, when required by the needs of the Organization.
  • Work during nights, Sundays and official holidays, when required by the needs of the Organization.

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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