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Electromechanical Engineer Normal Conducting Magnet Development (TE-MSC-NCM-2021-136-LD)

Geneva (Switzerland)

  • Organization: CERN - European Organization for Nuclear Research
  • Location: Geneva (Switzerland)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Engineering
    • Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DD&R)
    • Peace and Development
    • Mechanics and Electronics (Engineering)
    • Physics and Mathematics
    • Technology, Electronics and Mechanics
  • Closing Date: 2022-02-17

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Company Description

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

Job Description


Join a great team responsible for all normal conducting accelerator magnet systems of CERN accelerator complex, to ensure reliable delivery of particle beams to all CERN physics programs. CERN, take part!

You will join the Normal Conducting Magnet (NCM) Section, part of the Magnets, Superconductors and Cryostats (MSC) Group within the Technology (TE) Department. The core of the NCM mandate is the operation, maintenance, consolidation and upgrades of the Normal Conducting Magnets and Permanent Magnets installed in the CERN accelerators complex and experimental areas. We provide CERN-wide support to feasibility studies, design, procurement and certification of new magnet along with the development and qualification of innovative solutions to improve robustness and cost effectiveness of magnets and ancillary systems for future collider projects and medical applications.



As Electromechanical Engineer in the NCM Section, you will:

  • Carry out conceptual design phase work, leading the development work needed to validate concepts up to the drafting of the conceptual design specifications and reports;
  • Supervise the operation of magnet systems;
  • Plan, organise and direct the maintenance, repair, testing and modification of magnet systems and various renovations programs;
  • Carry out the upgrade and consolidation of normal conducting magnets in close collaboration with internal clients/users and external partners/suppliers;
  • Define maintenance plans (repairs and modifications) and spare parts policies.

Finally, in your role of expert, you will contribute to the R&D, planning, design, production, implementation, testing and commissioning, operation, maintenance and development work associated with normal conducting magnet systems for CERN’s accelerators.


Master's degree or PhD or equivalent relevant experience in electro-mechanical engineering, or a related field.



  • Proven experience in normal conducting magnet design
  • Experience in operation and maintenance of normal conducting magnet systems
  • Experience in normal conducting magnet construction
  • Experience in industrial procurement of magnets or equivalent components
  • Experience in normal conducting magnet quality control.

Technical competencies:

  • Design and modelling of normal conducting magnets and permanent magnet systems
  • Design and analysis of mechanical structures
  • Knowledge and application of manufacturing methods and work preparation: including dielectric insulation, vacuum impregnation, brazing and construction of iron cores
  • Measurement and analysis of magnets: both mechanical and electrical
  • Knowledge and application of magnetic materials
  • Knowledge of magnetic measurement techniques. 


Behavioural competencies:

  • Working in Teams: cooperating constructively with others in the pursuit of team goals; balancing personal goals with team goals. Building and maintaining constructive and effective work relationships
  • Demonstrating Accountability: taking responsibility for own actions and decisions Working conscientiously and reliably; delivering on promises
  • Demonstrating Flexibility: demonstrating a willingness to accept changing circumstances; supporting initiatives for change
  • Solving Problems: seeking and integrating other points of view when tackling an issue; consulting experts in the field and undertaking benchmarking
  • Learning and Sharing Knowledge: sharing knowledge and expertise freely and willingly with others; coaching others to ensure knowledge transfer.

Language skills:

Spoken and written English or French: ability to understand and speak the other language in professional contexts. Ability to draw-up technical specifications and/or scientific reports and to make oral presentations in at least one of the two languages.

Additional Information

Eligibility and closing date:

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 17.01.2022 at noon.

Employment Conditions

Contract type: Limited duration contract (5 years). Subject to certain conditions, holders of limited-duration contracts may apply for an indefinite position.

These functions require:

  • Work in Radiation Areas.
  • Interventions in underground installations.
  • A valid driving licence is required.
  • Work during nights, Sundays and official holidays, when required by the needs of the Organization.
  • Stand-by duty, when required by the needs of the Organization.

Job grade: 6-7

Job reference: TE-MSC-NCM-2021-136-LD

Benchmark Job Title: Electromechanical Engineer

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