Design and Method Engineer

£6685.26 - £9546.11 per month
13 Oct 2017
10 Nov 2017
CERN European
Job Type

As a Design & Method Engineer, you will follow the design and construction of equipment for accelerators and detectors. Upgrading existing equipment will be one of your tasks as well as developing new devices for future machines. Cryogenic applications, magnets, superconductivity, radio frequency, safety, reliability, ultra-high vacuum technology are just a few of the key words related to this position.

This will involve:

Engineering and hands-on design of components and systems from the conceptual design to detailed specification and manufacturing drawings using CAD tools. During the first years of your contract, you will spend the main part of your working time to fulfil this task.

After the initial design period, you will become the reference engineer of the Design Office for what concerns management of the drawing methods, the CAD data life cycle, the CAD data quality and the traceability procedures. You will analyse the working methodologies of the Design Office, define improvements following existing industrial standards and implement the modifications.

You will be as well involved in technical projects, specifically:
  • Write technical specifications, perform market surveys and price enquiries to find appropriate suppliers.
  • Follow-up the production in CERN workshops and in industry.
  • Supervise technical staff, students and/or fellows when necessary.

Qualification required

Master's degree or PhD or equivalent relevant experience in the field of mechanical engineering or a related field.

The experience required for this post is:
  • Extensive experience as a Mechanical Engineer in a design office in industry or research centres, preferably in a large spectrum of technical activities. Follow-up of projects from the design to the construction and commissioning phases.
  • Demonstrated experience in the development of fit for purpose design solutions, with the ability to analyse and solve typical mechanical engineering problems using a sound knowledge of strength of materials, heat transfer and materials selection principles.
  • Proven hands-on experience in working with 3D parametric computer-aided design tools, preferably with CATIA software. Personal expertise in drafting and controlling 2D technical drawings in compliance with relevant standards for dimensioning and tolerancing, in particular ISO Geometrical Product Specifications (GPS).
  • Demonstrated experience in the implementation and use of CAD/PDM life cycle, traceability and quality procedures.
  • Experience in providing technical leadership, to coach and motivate a team of designers and drafts men would be an asset.
The technical competencies required for this post are:
  • 3D & 2D technical drawing: knowledge of CAD/PLM tools.
  • Design of mechanical systems.
  • Product lifecycle management.
  • Mechanical analysis & modelling.
  • Precision assembly and construction.
The language competencies required are:
  • Fluency in English is essential, (spoken and written) as the HL-LHC project requires collaboration with Universities and Institutes worldwide.

Eligibility conditions

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 09.11.2017.

By applying here, you allow CERN to consider your application for any position it considers relevant with respect to your profile. Please ensure you update your profile regularly with any relevant information and that you inform the recruitment service if you wish your file to be removed from the database.

Note on Employment Conditions

We offer a limited-duration contract for a period of 5 years. Limited-duration contracts shall terminate by default on their date of expiry.
Subject to certain conditions, holders of limited-duration contracts may apply for an indefinite position.

These functions require:
  • Work in radiation areas.
  • Interventions in underground installations.
  • Shift work, when required by the needs of the Organization.
  • Stand-by duty, when required by the needs of the Organization.
  • Work during nights, Sundays and official holidays, when required by the needs of the Organization.