Building Automation Technician

£4227.51 - £6036.88 per month
Closing date
22 May 2019
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As a Building Automation Technician, you will participate in the operation, maintenance and works for HVAC and electrical systems in CERN buildings.

You will:

  • Participate in the maintenance, installation, design and works of the new installations or buildings.
  • Build systems automation using Saia PLCs programs.
  • Ensure daily management of the services which include providing technician level expertise, writing or checking functional analysis, writing specifications, PLC programming, tuning and testing installations, performance and availability monitoring and computing security.
  • Define, document and implement procedures.
  • Coordinate major deployments such as new releases of software and operating systems for PLCs.
  • Propose improvements and upgrade of the existing equipment.
  • Coordinate the electro-mechanical work completed by contractors.
  • Work in close collaboration with IT teams across different departments at CERN.


  • In depth knowledge of PLC for HVAC and electricity.
  • Demonstrated experience using Saia PLC in the building field.
  • Performance analysis of Installation Services to scale them to adapt to an ever changing workload with special focus on performance tuning, improvement, balancing, usability, automation.
  • Sensor and actuators testing and tuning.
  • Energy counting.

Experience in the following fields would be an asset:

  • Experience in DCC suite language.
  • Previous experience using scripting languages such as PGC from Saia Burgess.
  • Experience in lighting management via Dali and KNX protocols.
  • Storage experience and/or virtual machine experience.

Employment Conditions

Contract type: Limited duration contract (5 years). Subject to certain conditions, holders of limited-duration contracts may apply for an indefinite position.

These functions require:

  • Work in radiation areas.
  • A valid driving licence.
  • Stand-by duty, when required by the needs of the Organization.

Imagine taking part in the largest scientific experiment in the world. CERN needs more than physicists and engineers – if you’re a student, a graduate, just starting your career or an experienced professional, Whatever your field of expertise, CERN could be your next opportunity: take part!

CERN is a truly unique organisation. A genuine collaboration between countries, universities and scientists, driven not by profit margins, but by a commitment to create and share knowledge.

People here are part of immense scientific discoveries, answering some of life’s most complex questions and pushing the boundaries of understanding. Experts from every field come here to share in this ambition and the nature of this collaborative, international community creates a genuine atmosphere of trust. People are free to work creatively and to trust in, and rely on, their colleagues across the organisation.

History’s being made here – and the excitement is tangible, inspiring, overwhelming at times. It is the only place in the world that you can do this work in this way.

CERN. Take part.

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