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 https:// home.cern.
The Engineering Department(EN) pushes back the limits of technology so
that physicists can carry out their research. Within the Electrical
Engineering (EL) group of the EN department, you will join the Cabling
Services Section which is responsible to install copper signal cables,
standardised racks and DC power cables for magnets in the accelerators and
experimental areas. The section provides engineering installation support to
the CERN users, centralises their cabling requests.
Are you an experienced electrical technical engineer looking to take part in
the design, deployment, maintenance and extension of critical DC-power cabling
installations in a large industrial setting? Contribute your skills to the
magnet-powering infrastructures that constitute CERN's accelerator complex.
As an Electrical Technical Engineer you will actively contribute to the
continuous expansion, consolidation and maintenance of CERN's DC-power cabling
installations constituting the infrastructure for the major magnet powering
systems of the various accelerators. This includes taking part in CERN's
current leading project: the High-Luminosity Large Hadron Collider (HL-LHC)
Take responsibility for Direct Current (DC) cabling activities within
projects, including both air-cooled and water-cooled power cables.
Contribute to similar activities for Alternating Current (AC), signal
cabling, fibre optics, as required;
Carry out DC-cable design according to the requirements for the DC-
circuits in the accelerators;
Draw-up technical specifications and manage the tendering process as well
as the industrial supply and installation contracts;
Define cabling components, installation methodologies, testing procedures,
naming conventions, and database strategies for data organisation;
Organize DC-power cabling campaigns on the CERN site, requiring close and
frequent on-site interactions with contractors and CERN users from other
Prepare statistics and forecasting, and follow-up project costs and
Coordinate and train a team of technicians.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent relevant experience in the field of electrical
Engineering or a related field.
The experience required for this post is:
Demonstrated experience in the field of electrical power distribution
Proven experience in cable installation and testing.
Proven experience dealing with contractors.
Experience in medium size Project Management.
Experience in managing teams would be an asset.
Experience in water-cooled cables would be an asset.
Knowledge in electrical network and related equipment would be an asset.
Construction, test and commissioning of electrical circuits and networks:
in particular, installation and decommissioning of signal and power
cabling; assembly of connectors/lugs including related installation
techniques and tools;
Design and manufacturing of high-voltage cables and connectors: (high/
low voltage cables and connectors, in particular power cables;
Design and analysis of mechanical structures: in particular design and
installation of cables trays, racks and respective supports;
Organisation, planning and control;
Contracts, maintenance and medium size project management.
Managing Self: taking initiative beyond regular tasks and making things
Achieving Results: driving work / projects along and seeing them through
to their conclusion;
Solving Problems: anticipating obstacles; assessing alternative solutions
in order to have a fall-back plan Identifying, defining and assessing
problems, taking action to address them;
Working in Teams: building and maintaining constructive and effective work
relationships Working well in groups and readily fitting into a team;
participating fully and taking an active role in team activities;
Communicating Effectively: listening actively to others and letting others
speak Ensuring that information, procedures and decisions are
Spoken and written English: ability to understand and speak the language
in professional contexts and ability to draw-up technical specifications
and to make oral presentations.
Basic knowledge of French or willingness to acquire it.
Eligibility and closing date:
Diversity has been an integral part of CERN's mission since its foundation and
is an established value of the Organization. Employing a diverse workforce is
central to our success. We welcome applications from all Member States and
Associate Member States.
This vacancy will be filled as soon as possible, and applications should
normally reach us no later than 31.01.2023.
Contract type: Limited duration contract (5 years). Subject to certain
conditions, holders of limited-duration contracts may apply for an indefinite
These functions require:
Participation in a regular stand-by duty, including nights, Sundays and
Work in Radiation Areas.
Work during nights, Sundays and official holidays.
Interventions in underground installations.
A valid driving licence is required.
Shift work, when required by the needs of the Organization.
Job grade: 4-5
Job reference: EN-EL-CS-2022-195-LD
Benchmark Job Title: Electrical Technical Engineer