Civil Engineer/Architect for Surface Infrastructure

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Job description

Are you a civil engineer/architect with outstanding negotiation and organizational skills? Do you enjoy achieving high-quality results? Do you like to build effective collaborations with your colleagues and contractors?  Make your contribution to exciting and dynamic civil engineering and construction projects within the most unique particle physics laboratory in the world: CERN. Take part!

A post for a civil engineer/architect is open in the Site and Civil Engineering (SCE) Department, for the design studies of surface buildings and associated surface infrastructure for the Future Circular Collider (FCC) Feasibility Study. The Feasibility Study will aim to demonstrate the technical and financial feasibility of the FCC facility.


As Civil Engineer / Architect for the FCC Surface Sites you will:

  • Gather requirements from the end-users inside and outside CERN.
  • Produce conceptual plans and layout drawings for the surface sites including architectural and visual aspects of the sites, within the local environment.
  • In collaboration with local authorities, investigate the feasibility of surface sites including access roads/bridges to the sites and prepare for the required building permits and environmental impact study documents.
  • Prepare and monitor cost estimates and schedules for the construction of the surface sites.
  • Ensure that all design concepts comply with the relevant local legislation/norms and regulations.
  • Negotiate variations, claims, agreements and settlements with consultants and contractors, ensuring budget and schedule targets are reached.
  • Write technical documents and reports, including the tender documents and contracts for the design phase of surface works.
  • For all surface works plan, coordinate and manage the procurement and subsequent implementation of the design services.


Master's degree or equivalent relevant experience in the field of civil engineering or architecture or a related field.


The experience required for this post is:

  • Extensive experience in the domain of civil / architectural design/construction of surface buildings/sites.
  • Proven experience of coordinating different professions (architect, structural engineers, HVAC engineers, electrical engineers, technical/legal/financial advisors, contractors, etc.).
  • Proven experience in procurement processes (definition of procurement strategy, selection of firms, call for tenders, etc.).
  • Demonstrated experience in the design and/or execution of surface civil engineering projects and buildings.
  • Proven experience in liaising with public authorities for infrastructure projects.

The following will be considered an asset:

  • Experience in design and/or construction of industrial and/or scientific environment.
  • Experience in the building permitting/environment impact study phase of projects.
  • Experience of urban planning for major installations.

Technical competencies:

  • Design of civil buildings.
  • Design of industrial buildings: tertiary buildings and establishments open to the public.
  • Quality management.
  • Project management.
  • Knowledge of building permitting / environmental procedures.

Behavioural competencies:

  • Managing self: taking initiative beyond regular tasks and making things happen.
  • Achieving results: having a structured and organised approach towards work; being able to set priorities and plan tasks with results in mind.
  • Communicating effectively: utilising effective negotiation techniques to achieve long-term results acceptable to all parties involved.
  • Optimising resources: realistically assessing human and financial resource needs, evaluating risks and plans accordingly.
  • Working in teams: working well in groups and readily fitting into a team; participating fully and taking an active role in team activities.

Language skills:

Spoken and written English and French: ability to understand and speak both languages in professional contexts. Ability to draw-up technical specifications and scientific reports and to make oral presentations in English.

Additional informations:

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 14.01.2022 at noon CET.

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.

Job grade: 6-7

Job reference: SCE-DOD-FS-2021-126-LD

Benchmark Job Title: Civil Engineer

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