Land Survey Technician (SCE-SAM-TG-2024-97-GRAE)

  • Full-time

Job Description

Your responsibilities

The Geomatics team (Sites and Civil Engineering Department) is responsible for providing topographic services and managing CERN's Geographic Information System (GIS).The team surveys, collects and manages all geographical information relating to CERN's infrastructure and equipment.

As a land survey technician, you will be responsible for topographical surveys and for the setting of buildings and underground networks and services. You will also be responsible for drawing your plans and maps in the GIS. The work is split roughly equally between the field and the office, and you'll work closely with the surveyor in charge of topography.

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Your profile

Skills and/or knowledge

  • First experience in land surveying and in the use of tacheometers (total stations), GPS and levels.
  • Practice in Autocad drawing.
  • Knowledge of Geographic Information Systems (ArgisPro would be a plus).
  • Fluent in French, the ability to work in English would be an advantage.

Eligibility criteria:

  • You are a national of a CERN Member or Associate Member State.
  • By the application deadline, you have a maximum of two years of professional experience since graduation in Topography, Land Surveying (or a related field) and your highest educational qualification is a general secondary education diploma.
  • You have never had a CERN fellow or graduate contract before.
  • Applicants with a Bachelor's, Master's or PhD degree are not eligible.

Additional Information

Job closing date: June 30th at 23:59 (midnight) CEST.

Job reference: SCE-SAM-TG-2024-97-GRAE

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

Target start date: 01-September-2024

This position requires:

  • A valid driving licence.

What we offer

  • A monthly stipend of 4569 Swiss Francs (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

At CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, physicists and engineers are probing the fundamental structure of the universe. Using the world's largest and most complex scientific instruments, they study the basic constituents of matter - fundamental particles that are made to collide together at close to the speed of light. The process gives physicists clues about how particles interact, and provides insights into the fundamental laws of nature. Find out more on


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