Electrical Engineer (EN-EL-CS-2024-21-GRAE)

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Your responsibilities

As an Electrical Engineer in Cabling Section within the Electrical Engineering Group, you will actively contribute to the continuous extension, consolidation and maintenance of CERN's DC cabling installations, in particular Air Cooled and Water Cooled DC Cabling which are vital for the current functioning of the LHC superconducting magnets. During the performance of your duties, you will have the opportunity to be in contact with different equipment's experts (e.g. power converters, machine protection, cooling ventilation, magnets, etc.) and regularly participate in technical discussions in scope of the design and modification of DC Circuits.

You will work under the supervision of a senior project manager in charge of HL-LHC studies for DC Cabling. Your tasks will include:

  • Analyze requests for new DC circuits or modifications into existing ones. Collaborate with various equipment's experts in the analyses of the requirements.
  • Conduct studies for the cables sizing, cables layout/path, heat dissipation and water-cooling requirements, etc. Elaborate technical proposals that meet the requirements.
  • Conduct regular on-site meetings with stakeholders and contractors for assessing the installations constraints (e.g. load of cable trays, cable passages).
  • Conduct cost estimation, write functional specifications and technical notes.
  • Review the detailed integration plans.
  • Prepare technical files, organize worksite visits and follow-up with contractor during worksites execution.
  • Participate in organisation dielectric tests and on the cables temperature monitoring during short circuit tests.

Your profile

Skills and/or knowledge

  • Electrical engineering (cable sizing, low-voltage and medium-voltage electrical distribution)
  • Knowledge of project management
  • Excellent team-working attitude
  • Fluent in English or French, the ability to work in the other language 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 Electrical 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: 14.04.2024 at 23:59 CET.

Job reference: EN-EL-CS-2024-21-GRAE

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

Target start date: 01-July-2024

This position requires:

  • Work in Radiation Areas.
  • 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 5119 and 5631 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 http://home.cern.


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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