Civil and Land Surveying Engineer (SCE-SAM-2024-120-GRAE)

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Are you a recent graduate in civil engineering eager to gain hands-on experience in a multicultural environment? This Civil and Land Surveying Engineer position could be your opportunity to join CERN's dynamic Site and Civil Engineering (SCE) Geomatics team within the Site Asset Management (SAM) group.

The SCE Geomatics team surveys, collects, manages, and publishes all geographical information relating to CERN's infrastructure and equipment. The team works in close collaboration with the Design Office to provide data and drawings for civil engineering projects.

As a Civil Engineer specialized in Land Surveying, you will be responsible for:

  • Performing network analysis on the sewer system (using SWMM software). This includes data management related to the network: field survey, data cleaning, and implementation of processes and rules with GIS software (ArcGIS Pro).
  • Conducting laser scanning operations required for the Technical Gallery Consolidation Project: writing technical specifications, calculating the survey reference network, and controlling the delivery.
  • Setting up and carrying out civil works monitoring (auscultation).
  • Implementing data control, updates, and management processes for all "Patrimony" data.

You will work closely with the department's geomatics and civil engineers and technicians.

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Skills and/or knowledge

  • Knowledge in land surveying, use of tacheometers, GPS, and laser scanners
  • Competencies in sewer network system analysis and calculation (SWMM software would be an asset)
  • Knowledge of GIS and associated DBMS (DataBase Management Systems) - Planning, organizing, and coordinating tasks
  • Evidence-based problem-solving
  • Teamwork and collaboration
  • Continuous learning
  • Fluent in French, the ability to work in English would be an advantage.

Eligibility criteria:

  • You are a national of a CERN Member or Associate Member State.
  • By the application deadline, you have a maximum of two years of professional experience since graduation in Civil Engineering (or a related field) and your highest educational qualification is either a Bachelor's or Master's degree.
  • You have never had a CERN fellow or graduate contract before.
  • Applicants without University degree are not eligible.
  • Applicants with a PhD are not eligible.

Additional Information

Job closing date: Thursday, July 25th at 23:59 CEST.

Job reference: SCE-SAM-2024-120-GRAE

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

Target start date: 01-October-2024

This position requires:

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

What we offer

  • A monthly stipend ranging between 5134 and 5647 Swiss Francs (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


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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