Mechanical Safety Technical Engineer (HSE-OHS-PE-2022-6-LD)

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Are you a qualified and proactive Mechanical Safety Technical Engineer, willing to contribute to a unique work environment at the heart of one of the world's most complex and exciting scientific experiments? Then this opportunity is for you. Join the largest particle physics research laboratory in the world! CERN, take part!

As a Mechanical Safety Technical Engineer, you will join the HSE unit, which supports CERN in the implementation and application of its safety policy. The OHS Group, which is in charge of providing advice, monitoring and following-up on the implementation and accomplishment of safety objectives, aimed at a continuous improvement of a safe working environment. As a Mechanical Safety Technical Engineer in the Process Engineering & General Safety Services (PE) Section of the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Group, you will join a multidisciplinary team of Safety experts, covering several engineering domains.


The job covers aspects such as mechanical safety, risk assessment, safety in projects, inspection and safety verification.

You will:

  • Provide technical advice, training and support in the mechanical safety domain, in particular for lifting and handling equipment, and machinery;
  • Plan and perform safety inspection and verifications on installations and activities;
  • Provide support in technical reviews, audits, risk assessment and projects;
  • Check the conformity to safety requirements of engineering and tendering specifications;
  • Write CERN Safety documentation including rules, instructions and guidelines;
  • Contribute to the improvement and implementation of assessment tools and methodologies;
  • Provide assurance that contractors’ activities comply with the HSE rules in force at CERN and in the Host States.


Bachelor's degree or equivalent relevant experience in the field of mechanical engineering or a related field.


The experience required for this post is:

  • Extensive experience in defining, planning and performing mechanical safety inspections and verifications in complex industrial facilities;
  • Demonstrated experience in providing advice and support on lifting and handling equipment, and machinery, including the use of related European Directives and standards.

Technical competencies:

  • Occupational safety and risk management: knowledge of mechanical safety risks
  • Safety conformity assessment: knowledge of inspection techniques and risk assessment tools applicable to complex infrastructure and facilities
  • Safety conformity assessment: knowledge of Auditing and Certification
  • Design and construction of lifting and handling equipment: , and machinery
  • Installation and commissioning of lifting and handling equipment: , and machinery
  • Operation and maintenance of lifting and handling equipment: , and machinery

Behavioural competencies:

  • Working in Teams: cooperating constructively with others in the pursuit of team goals; balancing personal goals with team goals.
  • Solving Problems: producing workable and timely solutions that meet requirements Identifying, defining and assessing problems, taking action to address them
  • Demonstrating Flexibility: adapting quickly and resourcefully to shifting priorities and requirements Being willing to work on different projects simultaneously
  • Achieving Results: delivering prompt and efficient service taking into account customer needs
  • Communicating Effectively: delivering presentations in a structured and clear way; adjusting style and content to the audience; responding calmly and confidently to questions

Language skills:

Spoken and written English or French: ability to understand and speak 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. And an undertaking to acquire the other langauge rapidly. 

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 12 o'clock midday on 12.04.2022.

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

Job grade: 4-5

Job reference: HSE-OHS-PE-2022-6-LD

Benchmark Job Title: Health Safety and Environment Technical Engineer

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