Electrical Engineer (Fire Detection and Protection Systems)

30 Sep 2016
28 Oct 2016
CERN European Organization for Nuclear Research
Contract Type
Full Time

Electrical Engineer (Fire Detection and Protection Systems) in the Beams Department (BE), Industrial Controls & Safety Systems (ICS) Group, Alarm System (AS) Section.

You will join:

  • The Beams (BE) Department, responsible for beam performance over the complete CERN accelerator chain, from the source to the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), and which carries out Research and Development (R&D) activities on the upgrade of the LHC, its injectors and on future accelerators.
  • The Industrial Controls and Safety systems (ICS) Group which provides solutions and support for industrial control systems and which develops, installs and maintains CERN's safety systems including fire and gas detection, evacuation and access control.
  • The Alarm Systems (AS) Section is a six-person team comprising four skilled technicians and two engineers. The section is responsible for the supply, installation, maintenance, operation, renovation and support of all safety alarm systems. In particular it is responsible for detection and protection systems (Fire, Flammable Gas, Oxygen Deficiency, Toxic Gases and Emergency telephones) and the safety alarm transmission systems to the relevant control rooms (CERN Fire Brigade and CERN Control Centre).

  • Functions

    As Electrical Engineer (Fire Detection and Protection Systems), you will lead detection and protection systems projects and consolidation of existing ones and take responsibility for the results. You will be active participant in projects and work in close collaboration with all members of the section. You will deploy such systems according to applicable regulations. You will write Technical Specifications for Calls for Tender addressed to European manufacturers of safety systems and ensure an adequate contract follow up. You will integrate existing industrial detection components into robust systems that satisfy customers' needs and risk analysis.

    The components used cover a wide variety of sensors, control panels, signalisations, infrastructure for Ethernet connectivity, remote management, and cabling to alert and maintain a safe state in case of alarm or fault. You will be expected to master the manufacturers' programming and configuration software, and will work in close collaboration with the maintenance team, installation team, CERN health and safety inspectors, and maintain a good working relation with our different suppliers.

    Your functions will include:

  • Preparation of calls for tender addressed to European manufacturers of safety systems and ensure an adequate contract follow up.
  • Project management. Ensure solid quality assurance and documentation, in particular for specific customer needs and risk analysis traceability (i.e. IEC 61508/61511). Ensure cost and time management.
  • Active participation in projects: preparing cost estimates , defining system requirements, technical specifications, technical design documentation and test plans.
  • Ensuring adequacy between protected risk & installation, as well as between installation & as-built drawings.
  • Mastering CERN safety rules, safety standards and installation rules, and ensure their respect.
  • Keeping up to date with applicable regulations related to section's activities.
  • ...

  • Qualification required

    Master's degree in the field of electrical engineering, or equivalent.

    Experience and competencies

    The experience required for this post is:

  • Several years of experience in Project Management in electrical installation projects.
  • Several years of experience in writing Technical Specification in French or English.
  • Several years of experience in Technical Supervision of industrial support contracts.
  • ...

  • The technical competencies required for this post are:

  • Project management: in the field of electrical installations.
  • Organisation, planning and control: of project activities.
  • Purchasing and procurement: writing technical specifications in french or english.
  • Technical supervision of contract.
  • Design of electrical circuit layout: use of office software packages such as autocad or autocad electrical.

  • The language competencies required are:

  • 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.

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