Configuration Manager


  • Switzerland
  • £Competitive
  • Contract
  • Added 31 Jul 2018

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Job ref: EN-ACE-CL-2018-85


As configuration manager, you will be responsible for:

  • The configuration (CERN layout) database of different accelerators at CERN ensuring quality and updating information.
  • Evaluating requests for technical changes, interacting with different stakeholders of the projects and equipment owners to provide required justification and documentation for formal review and approval.
  • Ensuring conformity of the actual modifications with the approved documents.
  • Ensuring accuracy and consistency of the Facility Breakdown Structure in the Document Management System (EDMS).
  • Verifying and updating documentation of electrical circuits and mechanical drawings in collaboration with the concerned groups.
  • Checking that naming conventions and quality assurance rules are defined and applied to every item installed and contributing to the review of the naming conventions used in CERN accelerators.
  • As a member of the configuration team of the Accelerator & Technology Sector, reviewing the processes and tools used for accelerators configuration at CERN and participating in their sustainability.


  • Initial experience in configuration management or project management.
  • Experience in using CAD software (Autocad or Catia V5).
  • Experience performing SQL database queries would be an asset.

Technical competencies:

  • Configuration and use of information management systems.
  • Organisation, planning and control.
  • Project management.
  • Production of 2D drawings and 3D models: in particular the use of CAD software, such as Autocad and/or CATIAv5, SmarTeam.

Language skills:

  • English: spoken and written, with the ability to draw up technical specifications and make oral presentations.
  • French: the ability to understand and speak French in standard and/or routine situations.

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. (https://careers.cern/content/member-states)

This vacancy will be filled as soon as possible, and applications should normally reach us no later than 26.08.2018.

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 is required.

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