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  • No. of Vacancy: N/A
  • Job Location: Geneva
  • Employment Type: Full Time
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  • Gender: Any
  • Age Limit: N/A
  • Experience: N/A
  • Career level: Mid-Senior level
  • Posted On: Nov 6, 2017
  • Application Deadline: Dec 2, 2017

Job Description/Responsibility

Design Engineer in the Engineering Department, Mechanical Engineering Design Office.

You will join:

The Engineering Department that provides engineering competences, infrastructure systems, and technical coordination for the world's largest particle accelerator complex and its experimental facilities.

The Group that provides specific engineering solutions for CERN, combining mechanical design, production facilities, and material sciences support.

The Design Office in charge of mechanical design activities required for CERN projects. The Design Office main activities are:

  • The study and development of new products based on structural, thermal, fluid-dynamic, shock and vibration analyses.
  • Analytical computations in compliance with relevant standards and code specifications.
  • Detailed design (3D and 2D) and drafting.

These activities are carried out relying on a large range of CAD and CAE tools, mainly Dassault Systèmes CATIA v5, SmarTeam, Ansys Multiphysics, and Workbench.


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.


Experience Requirements

Education Requirements

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

Skills Requirements

  • N/A


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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.

About the Company

Company Name: CERN

Company Profile: At CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, physicists and engineers are probing the fundamental structure of the universe. They use the world's largest and most complex scientific instruments to study the basic constituents of matter – the fundamental particles. The particles are made to collide together at close to the speed of light. The process gives the physicists clues about how the particles interact, and provides insights into the fundamental laws of nature

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