Environmental Engineer (HSE-ENV-EP-2024-69-GRAP)

CERN - European Organization for Nuclear Research

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Job Description

Your responsibilities

You will join the Occupational Health & Safety and Environmental Protection Unit (HSE), which supports the Organization in the implementation and enforcement of its Safety policy. In the HSE Unit, the Environment Group (ENV) monitors the impact of the Organisation activities on the local environment and advises on improvement measures.

Within this group, you will join the Environmental Prevention Section (EP), which offers environmental engineering expertise in the frame of new projects and existing activities carried out within the Organisation for domains such as air-water-soil-noise-waste and usage of chemical agents, including environmental incidents/accidents follow-up, and ensures that appropriate environmental indicators are defined.

As an Environmental Engineer, you will actively contribute to support CERN in limiting its impact on the environment. You will:

  • Contribute to support CERN Departments and the HSE Unit in the definition of requirements for conventional environmental protection in the framework of projects and existing activities;
  • Provide support for the initiation of the F-Gas management system implementation;
  • Lead a comprehensive study on existing environmental indicators tools;
  • Recommend enhancements for the follow-up of environmental indicators;
  • Draft a technical description proposal for a tool designed to streamline the monitoring of environmental indicators, facilitate calculations, and minimize human errors to enhance the collection process.

Your profile


  • Knowledge of European regulatory framework, in particular linked to greenhouse gas emissions
  • Knowledge of French or Swiss Environmental regulations is an asset


  • Environmental evaluations and implementation of prevention measures
  • Drafting and writing of official documents
  • Ease of understanding and synthesizing databases
  • Spoken and written English and French. Ability to draw-up technical specifications and/or scientific reports and to make oral presentations in both languages

Eligibility criteria:

  • You are a national of a CERN Member or Associate Member State.
  • You have a professional background in Environment or equivalent (or a related field) and have either:
    • a Master's degree with 2 to 6 years of post-graduation professional experience;
    • or a PhD with no more than 3 years of post-graduation professional experience.
  • You have never had a CERN fellow or graduate contract before.

Additional Information

Job closing date: 21.04.2024 at 23:59 PM CEST.

Job reference: HSE-ENV-EP-2024-69-GRAP

Contract duration: 24 months, with a possible extension up to 36 months maximum.

Target start date: 01-September-2024

This position requires:

  • Work in Radiation Areas.
  • Interventions in underground installations.
  • A valid driving licence.

What we offer

  • A monthly stipend ranging between 6194 and 6808 Swiss Francs per month (net of tax).
  • Coverage by CERN's comprehensive health scheme (for yourself, your spouse and children), and membership of the CERN Pension Fund.
  • Depending on your individual circumstances: installation grant; family, child and infant allowances; payment of travel expenses at the beginning and end of contract.
  • 30 days of paid leave per year.
  • On-the-job and formal training at CERN as well as in-house language courses for English and/or French.

About us

At CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, physicists and engineers are probing the fundamental structure of the universe. Using the world's largest and most complex scientific instruments, they study the basic constituents of matter - fundamental particles that are made to collide together at close to the speed of light. The process gives physicists clues about how particles interact, and provides insights into the fundamental laws of nature. Find out more on http://home.cern.

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