Works Supervisor Technician (TTE Programme)
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 http://home.cern.
Diversity has been an integral part of CERN's mission since its foundation and is an established value of the Organization.
Are you a technician looking for a challenging professional experience to further your career? If so, joining CERN’s TTE programme may very well give you that challenge.
The Site and Civil Engineering (SCE) Group in the SMB Department manages and develops CERN’s real estate assets and infrastructures in agreement with CERN’s scientific strategy, as well as all the services related to the caretaking and operation of the CERN site.
Our Vision: Create an inspiring and welcoming environment for CERN’s scientific community now and in the future.
You will be part of the Group SAM that is responsible for: Monitoring the condition of current buildings and infrastructure on campus and conducting relevant renovation and consolidation projects which include all phases from feasibility study, preliminary design to construction management and hand-over of complete structures and infrastructures.
Your missions will be the following:
- Design of technical solutions in the field of civil engineering/metal structures/building envelop/architectural works on the surface, underground and technical galleries
- Launch and monitoring of works
- Coordination of different trades
- Regular verification of compliance with safety rules on site
- Quality control of the work carried out daily by the contractors
- Verification of the execution of the work in accordance with Safety rules and technical specifications
- Budget follow-up: verification of quotes, orders, quantity checks and invoicing.
In order to qualify for a place on the programme you will need to meet the following requirements:
- You are a national of a CERN Member State or Associate Member State (https://home.cern/about/member-states);
- You have a Technical Diploma or equivalent in Civil Engineering (careers.cern/ttediplomas), and no more than 4 years' relevant experience after finishing your diploma;
- If you are currently studying, you are still eligible to apply, although you are expected to have obtained your qualification by the start of your appointment at CERN;
- If you hold a BSc or MSc, you are not eligible. However you may be eligible for the Fellowship Programme.
- You should have at least a working knowledge of English or French.
Specific skills required for this job:
- Experience in the design, execution and / or monitoring of civil engineering works, building envelop, metal framework, architectural work packages .
- Knowledge of applicable safety rules on construction sites in France and / or Switzerland is considered as an asset
- Good knowledge of technical English (French knowledge is considered as an asset).
- Use of office software packages.
- Flexibility: Adjust plan and priorities to changing circumstances:
- Achieving results: Take responsibility for achieving quality results and work in a structured and efficient way;
- Solving Problems: identifying, defining and assessing problems, taking action to address them
- Managing Self: working well autonomously; taking on activities and tasks without prompting
- Communicating Effectively: ensuring that information, procedures and decisions are appropriately documented
- Learning and Sharing Knowledge: taking steps to expand knowledge in other areas of expertise beyond own field
- Working in Teams: building and maintaining constructive and effective work relationships
CERN would very much like to benefit from your expertise, commitment and passion. In return, CERN will provide you with:
- An employment contract of one year, renewable for a second year;
- On-the-job and formal training at CERN as well as in-house language courses for English and/or French;
- A monthly stipend of 4585 Swiss Francs per month (net of tax);
- Coverage by CERN’s comprehensive health scheme (for yourself, your spouse and children), and membership of the CERN Pension Fund;
- Depending on your individual circumstances: an installation grant, family, child and infant allowances as well as travel expenses to and from Geneva;
- 2,5 days of paid leave per month.
As a member of an international team of experienced engineers and technicians, you will find yourself in a dynamic environment in which you can acquire and develop your skills.
Thanks to this experience you will deepen your knowledge on the design and execution of civil works of completely different nature expanding from underground facilities, tertiary buildings or infrastructures hosting our detectors and accelerators.
Fieldwork will allow you to improve your observation, communication and argumentation skills in English and in French.
Your future Life @CERN
This is how you can apply. Here are few tips to start you off:
- Be as specific as possible in the application fields “Education” and “Experience”.
- We recommend you prepare your answers in Word or Notepad in advance, as once you start completing the application on Smartrecruiters, you have a limited time to submit it.
You will need the following documents, clearly labelled (e.g. “CV”, “Motivation letter”, “Academic transcript”, etc.) and in PDF format to complete your application:
- A CV;
- A scanned copy of your latest relevant qualification;
- One reference letter (from a professor or previous employer) giving an overview of your academic and/or professional achievements. This should be as broad as possible.
- You may upload the reference letter yourself, whilst submitting your application, or through your referee via the link you will receive shortly after submitting your application.
All applications should normally reach us no later than 31.05.2021.