Safety Engineer (EP-DI-SO-2018-90-LD)

LocationGeneva, Lake Geneva region, Switzerland
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Safety Engineer (EP-DI-SO-2018-90-LD)

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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


Are you an engineer with experience in safety projects? You will join the EP Department safety office and assist the Department Safety Officer to ensure the highest safety standards within the EP Department, including the safety of installations, activities and projects under her responsibility, and in particular for the implementation within the Department of the CERN Safety Policy, the CERN Safety Rules, the CERN Safety Objectives and best practices. CERN, take part!


  • Take a leading role in running various safety projects for the Department.
  • Assist and collaborate with the medium size experiments EXSO (experimental safety officers) to comply with the CERN safety rules and regulations.

In particular:

  • Coordinate and participate to the various risk assessments in collaboration with the CERN Safety Unit. 
  • Propose and monitor the implementation of appropriate measures to ensure the compliance CERN Safety Rules and best practices. 
  • Ensure consistency with the safety measures, procedures and training between the EP Experiments.
  • Take responsibility of the safety clearances for the EP Small Experiments (short term set ups).
  • Participate to the EP Department safety files and safety folders creation and maintenance.
  • Participate to the implementation of the CERN Safety Objectives in the Department.
  • Create and deliver safety training courses.

Master's degree or PhD or equivalent relevant experience in the field of safety or a related field.


  • Experience in implementing engineering projects from design to its final implementation, including organisation, planning and control.
  • Experience in performing risk assessments in a safety-related domain.
  • Certification and/or experience in specific safety matters (fire, cryogenics, gases, radiation protection, etc.).

Technical competencies:

  • Project management: ability to run and implement small to medium size engineering projects.
  • Occupational safety and risk management.
  • Safety conformity assessment.
  • Knowledge of radiation safety would be an advantage.

Behavioural competencies:

  • Communicating effectively: expressing opinions, ideas and suggestions with conviction and in a logical/structured manner; keeping to the point.
  • Solving problems: identifying, defining and assessing problems, taking action to address them; producing workable and timely solutions that meet requirements.
  • Achieving results: delivering high quality work on time and fulfilling expectations; driving work / projects along and seeing them through to their conclusion; having a structured and organised approach towards work; being able to set priorities and plan tasks with results in mind.
  • Building relationships: showing a sincere interest in the concerns and perspectives of others.
  • Working in teams: building and maintaining constructive and effective work relationships; cooperating constructively with others in the pursuit of team goals; balancing personal goals with team goals.

Language skills:

  • English: spoken and written with the ability to draw-up technical specifications and/or documentation and to make oral presentations.
  • Good knowledge of French or an undertaking to acquire it rapidly.

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 09.09.2018.

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.
  • Work during nights, Sundays and official holidays, when required by the needs of the Organization.

Job grade: 6-7

Job reference: EP-DI-SO-2018-90-LD

Benchmark Job Title: Health, Safety and Environment Engineer

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