12. January 2015 - European Spallation Source (ESS)
Electrical Design Engineer
Electrical Design Engineer
12. January 2015 - European Spallation Source (ESS)
Electrical Design Engineer
Electrical Design Engineer
European Spallation Source (ESS)

Lund, Sweden


Are you an Electrical Design Engineer, with strong expertise in the IEC61508 standard and looking to take on new challenges? You have now the chance to join the ESS’s Protection Systems Group and collaborate with many different specialists in the field of physics, electrical, electronics, software, and mechanical engineering to master the challenges of protecting a novel neutron source driven by a 5MW proton beam. Take this opportunity to apply for the Electrical Design Engineer position, to be a part of one of Europe’s most exciting science project.

Description of Institution

You will join the Integrated Control System division within the Machine Directorate responsible for the design, construction, commissioning and operation of control systems for the ESS facility including Accelerator, Target, Neutron Scattering Instruments and Conventional Facilities. In particular you will join the Protection Systems Group whose mandate covers the design, realization, operation and consolidation of the Machine Protection and Personnel Safety Systems.

Job description

We are seeking for an Electrical Design Engineer with strong expertise in the IEC61508 standard and in Personnel Safety Systems. The successful applicant will assist in the design, development, installation, commissioning and operation of the Personnel Safety Systems for the ESS facility.

The position is permanent with six months initial probationary period. Your work place will be situated in Lund, Sweden.

What ESS can offer
At ESS we offer people with talent and passion a unique opportunity to be involved in the development and building of a world leading facility for materials research. Besides attractive employment and relocation conditions, the flexibility to balance work life with private life and good opportunities to further enhance your skills; you will also enjoy being part of an organizational culture that promotes and supports internal career growth. We pride ourselves in having successful collaboration across different research fields, and as the facility continues to grow we will keep nurturing the international and vibrant environment welcoming people from all across the world.

Requested Profile


To be successful and perform well in this position, you have the following qualifications:

  • Significant experience in the design of safety-critical interlock systems based on the IEC61508 standard.
  • Experience in project management of medium to large value projects is desirable.
  • Experience in producing electrical design engineering solutions to high standards to meet demanding technical and scientific specifications, including the following fields:
    • IEC61508 safety PLC systems,
    • IEC61508 safety relay logic systems,
    • Relay and PLC based control systems,
    • Cable calculations and cable containment design,
    • Panel and chassis design and construction.
  • Experience of working in an international environment is desirable.
  • Excellent oral and written English skills are a prerequisite; knowledge of other European languages would be an advantage.
  • Experienced in managing teams of technicians and contractors.

You enjoy the challenge of building a world-class science facility by working and collaborating with an experienced team from many different countries and cultures.

Our work environment is characterized by fast growth, high rate of work, and an international atmosphere with highly academic personnel. You must enjoy the diversity of such and have a personality suited for the challenges it holds. Our work environment is exciting and forward thinking and relies heavily on personal initiative.

How to Apply

Application & Contact
Please apply on our homage: http://europeanspallationsource.se/vacancies and provide your curriculum vitae and covering letter in English. Please note we only accept applications via the ESS website.

The deadline for applications is 1th of February 2015. For further information regarding the position please contact and for further information regarding the recruitment process, please contact HR Officer, .

01. February 2015
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