29. January 2014 - European Spallation Source (ESS)
Remote Handling Engineer
Remote Handling Engineer
29. January 2014 - European Spallation Source (ESS)
Remote Handling Engineer
Remote Handling Engineer
European Spallation Source (ESS)

Lund, Sweden


The Machine Directorate at the European Spallation Source (ESS) in Lund, Sweden, invites applications for a Remote Handling Engineer.

Description of Institution

The ESS Target Division is part of the ESS Machine Directorate with responsibility to design, develop, procure, install, commission and test the systems needed to convert the energetic proton beam coming from the ESS accelerator to neutron beams that are utilized for experiments. The first step in this process is production of high energy neutrons through a spallation process involving the proton beam interaction with a tungsten target. The fast, high-energy neutrons that are released in the spallation process are slowed down to the energies that are suitable for different types of experiments at ESS, and then delivered to the instruments through beam ports. Key features of the target station are the target itself, the neutron moderator and reflector system, and the neutron beam-extraction system.

The Monolith and Handling Group is the part of the Target Division organisation responsible for remote handling systems for irradiated and activated components and structures, during maintenance situations as well as for storing and processing these components prior to disposal. The Work Package for Remote Handling Systems is one of the four work packages within the Target Project that lies within the responsibility of the Monolith and Handling Group. The Remote Handling Engineer will be assigned the task to lead the engineering, development and design work for one or several work units and will report to the Work Package Manager.

Job description

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 organisational culture that promotes and supports internal career growth.
We pride ourselves in having successful collaboration across different functions, and as the facility continues to grow we will keep nurturing the international and vibrant environment welcoming people from all across the world.

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

Start date
The position is to be filled as soon as possible.

Description of main responsibilities
As Remote Handling Engineer, your main responsibilities are:

  • Providing expertise in remote handling techniques, standards and regulations
  • Being responsible for one or several work units in terms of scope and deliverables as agreed with the Work Package Manager for Remote Handling Systems
  • Taking part in the establishment of requirements for the remote handling systems through interaction with stakeholders and owners of interfacing systems
  • Developing remote handling solutions that satisfy specified requirements
  • Serving as point of contact with vendors, contractors and suppliers of remote handling equipment
  • Supervising fabrication, delivery and installation of remote handling equipment
  • Elaborating procedures for operation and maintenance of remote handling systems and equipment

Requested Profile

Technical competencies:

  • Bachelor in mechanical engineering (Master preferred) or an equivalent combination of education and experience in design and implementation of remote handling systems or hot cell facilities
  • Extensive engineering design experience, preferably in the field of remote handling systems within nuclear facilities
  • Experience in commissioning, operation and use of remote handling equipment is meriting
  • Experience of working in an international environment is essential
  • Excellent oral and written English skills are a prerequisite; knowledge of other European languages would be an advantage

You as a person:
We truly believe that to enjoy and perform in this position, you have a flexible approach and the ability to cope with changing demands and priorities. You are curious by nature and ready to take initiative to bring the work forward. You are innovative and motivated by analyzing problems and discussing solutions.


Charlotta Olsson

How to Apply

Application & Contact
Please provide your curriculum vitae and covering letter in English. It is a requirement of our application process that the names and contact details (e-mail address and phone number) of three references be provided. Please note we only accept applications via the ESS website.

The deadline for applications is 9th of February 2014.

For further information regarding the position, please contact . For further information regarding the recruitment process, please contact HR Officer, .

09. February 2014
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