A Electrical Engineer position in the Technology Department (TE), Magnets, Superconductors & Cryostats Group (MSC), Magnet Normal Conducting Section (MNC) is available with CERN, Switzerland. The Group Magnets, Superconductors and Cryostats (MSC) of the Technology Department (TE) is in charge of the design, construction and maintenance of the magnets, superconductors and cryostats for the CERN accelerators.

Functions of the Electrical Engineer

You will be a member of the section in charge of the normal-conducting magnets. In addition to the operation, maintenance and upgrades of about 6000 magnets, the team is in charge of the specification, design and procurement of magnets for approved new projects and for conceptual design studies. You will participate in the SESAME project, a future synchrotron light source in Jordan, where CERN will deliver the magnet system.

In particular, you will:
  • Together with the physicist and engineers of SESAME, elaborate the design of normal-conducting electromagnets for the synchrotron ring;
  • Perform 3D magnetic modeling and optimization of magnets;
  • Prepare technical specification and other relevant documents for tendering and procurement;
  • Gradually take charge of the organization of the magnet manufacture at CERN and in industry;
  • Organize and critically review the relevant acceptance tests;
  • Based on the results of the above tests, implement corrective actions;
  • Later, participate in magnet installation and machine commissioning.
Qualification required

University degree in Electrical engineering, Electro-mechanical Engineering, Applied Physics or equivalent.

Experience and competencies
  • At least 3 years' of experience in the use of 3D Finite Elements computer codes.
  • Excellent knowledge of electromagnetism and electromagnetic devices.
  • Knowledge of accelerators’ Physics.
  • Knowledge, experience or a keen interest in magnet design and operation for particle accelerators.
  • Communicates effectively, negotiates in a diplomatic and result oriented way and promotes mutual understanding.
  • Shares knowledge and expertise with others and demonstrates a creative approach, developing innovative solutions to improve systems and performance.
  • Shows a respectful attitude, with an appreciation of the value of differences in ideas, perspectives and culture.
  • Effectively collaborates within multi-disciplinary and international teams.
  • Adjusts plans and priorities to respond to changing circumstances.
  • Good knowledge of either English or French; basic knowledge of the other language or an undertaking to acquire it.
Application and closing date

Employing a diverse and international workforce is a CERN core value and central to our success. We welcome applications from all Member States irrespective of gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, race, religion or personal situation. Application Procedure can be found in Careers at CERN.

Note, application deadline to the Electrical Engineer Position in Technology Department, CERN, Switzerland is 24 August, 2011.

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