Take part in exciting and dynamic civil engineering projects within the most unique particle physics
laboratory in the world: CERN!
The Site Engineering and Management Group (SEM) of the General Infrastructure Services Department (GS) provides and maintains the buildings and underground civil engineering works of the Organization. Typical works/studies carried out by this Group include:
Construction of surface structures/buildings such as the future Chemical surface treatment facility.
Collaboration with external Architects, Consultants and Contractors.
Large scale studies for projects such as CLIC, ILC and LHeC.
Major works requests on all existing underground and surface structures.
Various consultancy services for all CERN Departments.
Development of a Master Plan for the entire CERN site.
As an active member of the Site Engineering and Management group, your challenge will be to:
Follow up design studies resulting from project requests, in particular:
Take an active part in the preliminary design and feasibility studies for new projects in liaison with other groups responsible for cooling & ventilation, electricity, access control, alarms etc;
Commission design studies from design offices (design memoranda, drawings, schedules, choice of materials). Coordinate the civil-engineering design studies, and submit definitive projects to the users;
Take part in the preparation of calls for tender, selection of firms, opening of offers and/or take part in decisions on contractor selection;
Occasionally prepare concept drawings using AutoCAD or similar software.
Project manage the civil-engineering work in liaison with the appropriate external consultants (architects, design offices):
Ensure that all new civil-engineering surface and underground construction complies with the contractual drawings and documents;
Take responsibility for modifications to structures in collaboration with CERN users;
Project manage the work, check measurements of completed work, quantities used, commitments and payments and make sure that costs and schedules are maintained;
Negotiate financial settlements with various external firms;
Organize provisional acceptance procedures for the structures and follow up any subsequent work required to ensure compliance with the specifications;
Make sure that all safety measures are taken on the work sites in order to keep the incident rates to a minimum.
University Degree in Civil Engineering or Architecture.
At least five years' significant experience in civil engineering work/architecture for buildings, roads and ducts is mandatory.
Good knowledge of services such as mechanical ventilation and electrical.
Good command of design software for structures, computer-aided design systems such as AUTOCAD or equivalent and modern computing tools.
Ability to perform structural design calculations.
Autonomy, flexibility and excellent organizational skills are mandatory to perform well.
Proven success in project management.
Strong negotiation and communication skills in order to interact effectively with engineers, architects, suppliers and contractors.
Motivation and proven ability to work both independently and within an international and multidisciplinary team/demanding environment.
Good knowledge of English or French; basic knowledge of the other language or an undertaking to acquire it rapidly.
This vacancy will be filled as soon as possible, and applications should normally reach us no later than 11 January 2011. 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.