Engineer for the EP Safety Office

Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical.

About us

At CERN, the European Organisation 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. 

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Job Description

The candidate will join the Safety Office team within the Physics department (EP-DI) as Assistant of the DSO (Department Safety Officer). Among others, the DSO Safety Office team is in charge of proposing and monitoring the implementation of appropriate safety measures to ensure the compliance of installations, activities and projects under the responsibility of the department with the CERN Safety Rules and best practices.

In particular, as Assistant of the DSO, the candidate will support the Safety Office in: 

  • carrying on technical risk assessments for EP activities/installations (in experimental areas, laboratories, and workshops) and following up the implementation of the related control measures.
  • performing safety inspections for EP activities/installations and coordinating specific technical inspections with experts from various safety domains.
  • supporting the activities supervisors in the creation of the safety documentation (as operation and maintenance procedures or descriptive files) and in keeping up to date the related Safety Files.
  • performing the incident analysis studies and following up the resolution of the related technical action plan.

Your profile

Skills and/or knowledge

  • Engineering degree in one of the following fields: Fire, Chemical, Cryogenics, Radiation, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering.
  • A specialization in general safety would be a plus.
  • Experience in performing risk assessments, incident analysis reports, safety inspections would be an advantage.
  • Ability to work in a team.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
  • 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 Engineering degree (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.

What we offer

  • A monthly stipend ranging between 6,212 and 6,828 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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Job ID Number: EP-DI-2024-106-GRAP
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  • Deadline
    June 30th, 2024
  • Starting
    September 2024
  • Salary
    6,212 and 6,828 Swiss Francs per month (net of tax) + benefits
  • Degree required
    Master's/PhD
  • Location
    Geneva (Switzerland)
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Preferred Disciplines...
  • Chemical
  • Electrical
  • Electronic
  • Mechanical
  • Mechatronics
Also Accepting...
  • Most Engineering disciplines
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