Electrical Integration Engineer

European Spallation Source

  • Sweden
  • ¬£Attractive
  • Research facilities

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The Science Directorate at the European Spallation Source (ESS) in Lund, Sweden, invites applications for an Electrical Integration Engineer to the Neutron Scattering Systems (NSS) Project.

Description of the project
The NSS Project is managed by the ESS Science Directorate to build the neutron beam facility at the ESS. The scope of the project includes the design and construction of 15 neutron scattering instruments, the neutron transport systems and shielding, and the integration of all systems into an operable neutron science facility. Delivery of ~ 60% of the project scope is managed by In-Kind partners throughout Europe, principally in delivery of the 15 neutron instruments. The NSS project is just beginning on-site installation of the first neutron instruments, and will be engaged in installation of instruments and essential infrastructure (such as the neutron bunker and the electrical power distribution) for a period of at least 6 years.

Main responsibilities
The Electrical Integration Engineer will be a member of the NSS Project Division, reporting directly to the NSS Project Leader. You will work directly with relevant stakeholders to implement the electrical infrastructure for NSS instruments. As main contact person for NSS electrical infrastructure you will be linking ESS internal groups and external instruments design teams of the in-kind partners, as well as interfacing to ESH for electrical safety and quality.
The primary responsibility of the position will be the definition, design, installation, commissioning and documentation of electrical distribution and grounding infrastructure inside and around NSS instruments as well as electrical machine safety. This includes the compilation of standards documents as well as the coordination and supervision of related design works, tendering and installation. Further responsibilities are the provision of standardised power supply panels and the review of related mechanical and electrical design work of the instrument teams.
  • Engineers degree in Electrical Engineering or related
  • Minimum 8y experience in:
    • Planning of LV power distributions and grounding installations in EMC sensitive areas (medicine, nuclear, science, military etc.)
    • Defining and leading project work packages with definition of tasks and interfaces
    • Writing and compiling strategic concept & design documents as well as interface and standardisation documents
  • Experience in machine safety (machine directive + CE) including electrical safety certifications (risk analysis, reports etc.)
  • Experience in supervising installation and commissioning incl. test, certification + handover
  • Proficient in project planning tools like MS Project
  • Experience of working in an international environment is essential
  • Excellent oral and written English skills are a prerequisite
  • Previous experience in instrumentation in radiation facilities (Neutron Sources, Synchrotrons, Particle Physics Experiments etc.) will be an asset
To be successful in this position, you need to have excellent planning, engineering and networking skills. You must understand the mechanisms of highly parallelised project work as well as the communication with a multitude of versatile stakeholders. A major success factor lies within your ability for high level, strategic design with a conceptual view on standards and your flexibility to adapt known technical solutions to special NSS requirements. It is vital that you have a strong personal drive and a high level of self-motivation.
The way you relate and network with the instrument teams, meet their expectations and handle setbacks, will be of great importance to reaching the goals of the NSS Project.

What ESS can offer
ESS can offer you a variety of things, such as passionate colleagues, a vibrant melting pot of diversity, and a challenging and high paced work environment where our employees take great pride in designing and building a world leading facility for materials research. 

If you were to join ESS, you would become an important piece of the puzzle, since all our skilled staff are needed in order to fulfill the overall mission. We value and need expertise, innovative minds, great ways of leading and interacting with others, and the ability to work with people regardless of culture and background.

Duration & Location
The position is permanent with six months initial probationary period. Your work place will be situated in Lund, Sweden. The position is to be filled as soon as possible.

Application & Contact
Please provide your curriculum vitae and cover letter in English by clicking on “apply” and following the instructions. Please note we only accept applications via the ESS website or ESS intranet. Internal candidates are encouraged to apply through the intranet.

The deadline for applications is 2019-09-30.

For more information regarding the ESS recruitment process in general, please follow this link https://europeanspallationsource.se/ess-recruitment-process. 

For further information regarding the position, please contact the Group Leader for Motion Control & Automation, Thomas Gahl, thomas.gahl[at]esss.se. 

For further information regarding the recruitment process, please contact HR Officer Tina Nilsson, tina.nilsson[at]esss.se

For trade union information please contact Unionen / Mikael Johansson at +46 46 888 32 51 or SACO / Swedish

Association of Graduate Engineers/ Riccardo Bevilacqua at +46 46 888 32 28.

We look forward to receiving your application!

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