Controls and Automation Engineer


  • Switzerland
  • ┬úCompetitive
  • Contract

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Job ref: EN-CV-CL-2019-48


As an Engineer in the Controls Section, you will be responsible for the specification, design, implementation and support of industrial control systems for cooling and ventilation plants.

You will:

  • Define the requirements for C&V control systems: collect the requirements from projects leaders and operators and define and/or select appropriate C&V closed loop regulation strategies.
  • Participate in the design and development of these industrial control systems: liaise with CERN developers of the control systems, manage external contractors in charge of implementing CV control systems and develop parts or entire control systems PLC and SCADA code.
  • Manage and participate in the commissioning (virtual and on site): define appropriate tests cases, plan the commissioning, supervise and participate in tests with simulators or in situ.
  • Support operators of control systems: transfer new control systems to operators, troubleshoot and improve existing plants controls and write technical documents, reports and notes.


  • Demonstrated experience in requirements definition.
  • Demonstrated experience in design and implementation of controls with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC).
  • Experience in definition of test catalogues and execution of tests.
  • Experience in contract management for industrial installations.

Technical competencies

  • Functional analysis of control systems.
  • Configuration and implementation of industrial data-acquisition, monitoring and control systems - including PLC, SCADA and Fieldbus systems.
  • Installation, operation and maintenance of industrial data-acquisition and monitoring and controlling systems.
  • Design and simulation of digital control loops and feedback systems.
  • Design of control systems.
  • Knowledge in instrumentation and low voltage electrical systems.
  • Capability to write technical documents and reports.
  • Knowledge in cooling, ventilation or compressed air plants would be an asset.

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