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Electrical Engineer (EN-EL-EPM-2023-133-GRAP)

Geneva, Switzerland
A monthly stipend ranging between 6194 and 6808 Swiss Francs per month (net of tax).
Closing date
10 Jan 2024

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Your responsibilities

As an Electrical Engineer you will join the EN-EL-EPM team to work on the NACONS and HI-ECN3 projects, whose scope is respectively the consolidation of the North Area (one of the largest experimental areas at CERN) and the installation of a new experimental facility in the same complex. You will support the project management and engineering team on the study, execution and coordination of the whole electrical work package. The scope of the projects covers a wide range of medium and low voltage systems and equipment aimed to supply the accelerator and experimental facilities, and the control and DC cabling.

The role includes technical and organizational tasks:

  • Identify needs and requirements from users, supporting them
  • Participate in site surveys
  • Prepare studies and cost estimations
  • Procurement of material and services
  • Follow up of on site works up to commissioning and handover to Operations
  • Preparation of project documents (reports, change requests, specifications, etc)
  • Budget follow up and cost analysis
  • Follow up on schedule (master planning and execution planning)
  • Development of quality plans and documents
  • Participation to project and coordination meetings

Your profile

Skills and/or knowledge

  • Excellent team-working attitude
  • A previous professional experience in the electrical domain, with a focus on electrical power distribution, could be considered an asset
  • 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 or Electronics Engineering (or a related field) and have either:
    • 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: 10.12.2023 at 23:59 PM CET.

Job reference: EN-EL-EPM-2023-133-GRAP

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

Target start date: 01-March-2024

This position requires:

  • Work in Radiation Areas.
  • Interventions in underground installations.
  • A valid driving licence.
  • 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

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

We are on a Quest. A Journey into discovery like no other. Bring your expertise to our unique work and develop your knowledge and skills at pace. Join world-class subject matter experts on unique projects, in a Quest for greater knowledge and deeper understanding.

Begin your CERN Quest. Take Part!

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.

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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.

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