[Neutron] Neutron Scattering Systems Integration Engineer to ESS

Kristina Anderberg Kristina.Anderberg at esss.se
Tue Nov 24 11:54:47 CET 2015

Neutron Scattering Systems Integration Engineer

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

Description of the project

The Neutron Scattering Systems (NSS) Project is managed by the ESS Science Directorate to build the neutron beam facility at the ESS.  The scope of work includes the design and construction of 16 neutron scattering instruments, the neutron transport systems and shielding, and the integration of all systems into an operable neutron science facility for the European science community. Delivery of 65% of the scope of the project will be by In-Kind partners throughout Europe, and the remaining 35% of the scope by ESS-Lund.

Description of main responsibilities

The NSS Integration Engineer reports directly to the NSS Project leader. The role will be primarily focused on delivery of integrated radiation shielding and protection systems. Delivery of the neutron guide bunker, which is the main interface between the spallation target and monolith and the individual neutron beam instruments, is central to this role. The neutron guide bunker project will be managed by ESS-Lund, with strong involvement with In-Kind partners for manufacturing.

The Integration Engineer will manage the neutron guide bunker project, with responsibility from planning phase through manufacturing to installation. Responsibility includes co-ordination of teams engaged in design of the bunker (in terms of neutronics, materials, safety and engineering), the In-Kind partners involved in manufacture of the bunker, the NSS In-Kind office, the Instrument Technologies Groups and other stakeholders. Other stakeholders for this project include Target Division, Environment Safety and Health Division, the Neutron Instruments Lead Engineer, the NSS Construction Engineer and the ICS Division.

As the guide bunker project reaches maturity, the Integration Engineer will also be part of a team that develops and executes integration planning for the installation and commissioning phase of the NSS instruments project. Additionally, this person will be responsible for working with other members of the Science Directorate and ESS's partners in order to meet the goals of the NSS Project. To succeed in this role the appointee will need to display exceptional leadership and management skills. As the project progresses there will be possibilities for advancement to a more senior engineering and/or management role within the Science Directorate. Experienced candidates could be hired in an advanced role directly.


  *   Bachelor's degree in Mechanical, Electrical, or Civil Engineering.
  *   10 years experience in engineering, design and fabrication of technical components, preferably supporting scientific research, utilizing 3D CAD software, such as ProE or Catia.  Experience with Catia v6 is highly valued.
  *   Experience managing design and construction engineers and/or draftsmen is preferred.
  *   Experience in supporting scientific or technical installations and building the supporting infrastructure would be a plus.  Experience supporting the construction and installation of neutron and/or x-ray scattering instrumentation is highly preferred.
  *   Experience of working in an international environment is essential
  *   Excellent oral and written English skills are a prerequisite

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

Duration & Location

This is a permanent position. Your work place will be situated in Lund, Sweden. The position is to be filled as soon as possible.

Please provide your curriculum vitae and covering letter in English by clicking on “apply” and following the instructions. Please note we only accept applications via the ESS website, https://europeanspallationsource.se/vacancies. The deadline for applications is 22nd of January 2016. The recruitment process is ongoing and the deadline may be shortened. Therefore we recommend that applications be submitted as soon as possible. For further information regarding the recruitment process, please contact HR Business Partner, Kristina Anderberg, kristina.anderberg[at]esss.se

We look forward to receiving your application.

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