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Safety Engineer (SY-HDO-2024-11-GRAP)

Geneva, Switzerland
Posting live until
25 Feb 2024

Job Details

Your responsibilities

As a Safety Engineer, you will join the Accelerator Systems Department (SY) which is is responsible for the accelerator beam-related technical systems. 

This position is specifically dedicated to the safty engineering for a new Superconductive Radiofrequency Facility that includes clean rooms and a chemical laboratory.

Specifically, you will:

  • Keep the Project Leader informed of all Safety matters that fall under the responsibility of the Project;
  • Perform safety risk assessments, in particular fire and chemical risk assessment;
  • Support the project leader in obtaining Safety clearances regarding the Project in accordance with the applicable CERN Safety Rules;
  • Establish the Safety documentation for the new facility and ensure the traceability (safety file);
  • Contribute to the incident analysis reports regarding the Project and define on appropriate measures and ensure that they are implemented;
  • Support to the SY Safety Office with their overall tasks:
  • Conduct incident analysis, define on appropriate measures and ensure the follow up of their implementation;
  • write incident analysis reports;
  • Perform occupational risk assessment, document the analysis and ensure the follow up of the action plan defined;
  • Contribute to the Safety documentation of facilities under the responsibility of the SY department

Your profile

Skills and/or knowledge

Technical competencies:

  • Sound knowledge of professional risks and means to reduce these risks;
  • Sound knowledge of the risk assessment methodology, in particular fire and chemical risk assessment.

Advantageous technical competencies:

  • Knowledge of the clean room classification (ISO ISO 14644-1) and related safety requirements, in particular fire protection, is an asset;
  • Knowledge of the French ICPE regulation (Installations Classées pour la Protection de l’Environnement) is an asset.

Behavioural competencies:

  • Working in teams and cooperate constructively with others in the pursuit of team goals;
  • Communicating effectively with multiple stakeholders. 

Language skills:

  • Fluent in English, the ability to work in French would be an advantage.

Eligibility criteria:

You have a professional background in Occupational Health and Safety (or a related field) and have either:

  • a Master’s degree with 2 to 6 years of post-graduation professional experience;
  • or a PhD with no more than 3 years of post-graduation professional experience;
  • You have never had a CERN fellow or graduate contract before.

Additional Information

Job closing date: 25.02.2024 at 23:59h (midnight) CET.

Contract duration: 24 months, with a possible extension up to 36 months maximum.

Target start date: 01-May-2024

This position requires:

  • Work in Radiation Areas;
  • Interventions in underground installations;
  • A valid driving licence.

What we offer

  • A monthly stipend ranging between 6194 and 6808 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: installation grant; family, child and infant allowances;
  • payment of travel expenses at the beginning and end of contract;
  • 30 days of paid leave per year;
  • On-the-job and formal training at CERN as well as in-house language courses for English and/or French.

About us

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

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Geneva, Switzerland

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2500+ staff members; several hundred on graduate and student programmes

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How to apply
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Closing date
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Tel +41 22 76 63 786

Company info
+41 22 76 63 786
Esplanade des Particules 1
PO Box 1211
Geneva 23

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