Diagnostic control and Instrumentation Technical Officer - Hoofdinhoud
|officiele benaming||Diagnostic control and Instrumentation Technical Officer|
|organisatie||European Union's Joint Undertaking for ITER and the Development of Fusion Energy (Fusion for Energy) (Fusion for Energy)|
|sluitingsdatum||dinsdag 31 juli 2012|
VACANCY NOTICE F4E/TA/AD6/2012/0156 (Temporary Agent AD6)
POSITION TITLE - DIAGNOSTIC CONTROL AND I
GRADE - AD6 LOCATION - BARCELONA,
ATE FOR A
PPLICATIONS - 31/07/2012
1. THE O
The European Joint Undertaking for ITER and the Development of Fusion Energy ('Fusion for Energy' or F4E) plays a key role in realising fusion as a possible future source of energy by providing the European contributions to the ITER International fusion energy project and the Broader Approach Agreement with Japan as well as by preparing for the construction of a demonstration fusion reactor.
In its role as the Euratom Domestic Agency for ITER, F4E:
Oversees preparation of the ITER project site in Cadarache, France;
-Provides in kind components, equipment, materials and other resources to ITER;
-Manages procurement arrangements with ITER ;
-Coordinates Euratom's participation in the scientific exploitation of ITER;
-Provides for the implementation of R&D activities in support ITER;
-Provides Euratom's financial contribution to ITER;
Provides arrangements to make human resources available for ITER.
In its role as the Implementing Agency for the Broader Approach Agreement with Japan, F4E:
Provides components, equipment and other resources for the Broader Approach (BA);
-Coordinates Euratom's participation in the Broader Approach implementation ;
-Provides for the implementation of associated R&D activities;
-Provides the Euratom financial contribution to the Broader Approach;
Arranges to make human resources available for the Broader Approach.
In preparation for the construction of a demonstration fusion reactor (DEMO) and related facilities including the International Fusion Materials Irradiation Facility (IFMIF), F4E will implement a programme of research, development and design activities. For further information about the structure and tasks of F4E, please consult the website at
THE EUROPEAN JOINT UNDERTAKING FOR ITER AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF FUSION ENERGY
Josep Pla nš 2 · Torres Diagonal Litoral · Building B3· 08019 Barcelona · Tel. +34 93 320 18 00 · Fax +34 93 320 18 51
As a member of the ITER Department of 'Fusion for Energy', the Diagnostic Control & Instrumentation Technical Officer will report to the Group Leader of the CODAC Group, and will be responsible for providing technical support to all Project Teams (PTs) in the Diagnostic Instrumentation area. He / She will orient the technical specifications and follow up on the related technical issues on the area during all the procurement cycle.
The successful candidate will, among other tasks:
Provide technical support to different PTs in the areas of Diagnostic Instrumentation: (non standard) data acquisition, data elaboration and interfaces to CODAC;
-Take the lead in supporting the F4E Diagnostic PT in the development of plant system instrumentation and control system;
-Promote a homogeneous and coherent view within the different ITER subsystems enforcing the use of common software tools and methodologies;
Collaborate in writing and reviewing technical specifications for the different ITER systems, helping on the understanding of ITER IO requirements and standardization issues and translating those in understandable, feasible and optimal requirements for industrial procurements;
Support the PTs in contracts follow-up in the areas related to electronic engineering, during all its phases starting from technical specifications, design reviews, site and up to factory acceptance tests.
A. ELIGIBILITY C
A1. In order to be eligible the candidate must:
Be a citizen of one of the Member States of the European Union or of a Third state fully associated with the Euratom fusion programme (Switzerland).
Enjoy his/her full rights as a citizen. Have fulfilled the obligations imposed on them by the laws of their home country concerning military service.
Meet the character requirements for the duties involved.
Be physically fit to perform their duties.
A2. On the closing date for registration the candidate must possess:
At least a level of education which corresponds to completed university studies of at least 3 years attested by a diploma and, after having obtained the university degree, at least 3 years of proven professional experience;
Only study titles that have been awarded by the Members of the Joint Undertaking or that are subject to the equivalence certificates issued by the authorities in the said Member States shall be taken into consideration.
A3. The candidate must possess a thorough knowledge of one of the official languages of the European Union and a satisfactory knowledge of another language of the European Union to the extent necessary for the performance of his/her duties .
B. QUALIFICATIONS AND E
B1 Essential Selection Criteria
University degree in Electronic or Control System or Electrical engineering;
At least 3 years of experience in development of Instrumentation and Control systems or data acquisition systems for complex industrial processes or large experimental devices;
Proven experience in design, development and commissioning of either diagnostic or control
or protection systems;
Experience in embedded electronics;
Strong communication and interpersonal skills;
Ability to work both autonomously and in a team;
Ability to work under conditions that require considerable flexibility;
Capacity to convince;
Good command of both written and spoken English, the working language of the ITER Project.
B2 Advantageous Selection Criteria
Master / PHD on applied physics or electronic engineering or any other relevant field;
Experience in design, development and commissioning of a diagnostic system;
Experience in design, development and commissioning of a Tokamak(*) system;
Experience in managing Instrumentation & Control activities performed by a small team or an external company;
Experience in operation of a Tokamak(*);
Experience in design of bespoke electronics;
Good knowledge of C/C++ or Java programming;
Working experience in a European or international setting.
ONDITIONS OF E
A contract offer will be made as a member of temporary staff, pursuant to Article 2(a) of the Conditions of Employment of other servants of the European Communities. The successful candidate will be recruited in the grade AD6 on a contract with an initial duration of five years, with possibility of renewal. The salaries of temporary agents are subject to a community tax deducted at source. They are exempt from national tax. The European institutions have their own social security and pension scheme. As an indication, the basic monthly salary, before any deductions or allowances, for grade AD6 (step 1) is currently 4.921,28.
In addition to the basic salary, staff members may be entitled to various allowances, in particular a
household allowance, expatriation allowance (16% of basic salary and household allowance), dependent child allowance and education allowance. The salary is subject to a reasonable Community tax deducted at source and staff members are exempt of national taxation.
Under certain circumstances, in particular where the jobholder is obliged to change his/her place of residence in order to take up employment, 'Fusion for Energy' may also reimburse various expenses incurred on recruitment, notably removal expenses. The place of employment is Barcelona, Spain.
Given the needs of the organisation, the candidate may be offered an employment at any of the other F4E working places: Garching (Germany) or Cadarache (France). For reasons related to the 'Fusion for Energy' operational requirements, the candidate will be required to be available at short notice.
A Selection Committee will be set up for the selection process. The eligibility of candidates will be assessed by the Committee according to compliance with all formal requirements by the closing date for the submission of applications. Any applications which do not meet the requirements specified in a vacancy notice (i.e. incomplete applications, applications submitted after the deadline or which do not meet the detailed criteria listed under `the eligibility criteria') will be rejected. Eligible candidates who meet all essential selection criteria and have the best profiles for the specific needs will be invited for an interview, which will be held mainly in English. Candidates invited for an interview will be requested to present for verification all documents supporting every educational achievement and work experience they have referred to in the application. The interview will focus in particular on the candidate's specialist knowledge in the field of the selection and his/her knowledge of the main developments in European integration and Community policies. The interview is also designed to evaluate his/her linguistic skills and ability to adjust to working in a multicultural environment. The interview sessions will be held in Barcelona, Spain. Please note that the Selection Committee's work and deliberations are strictly confidential and that any contact with its members is strictly forbidden. After the interviews, the Selection Committee will draw up a reserve list with the most suitable candidates, which will be adopted by the Appointing Authority and will be valid until 31 December 2013 and may be extended. As soon as this decision is taken, successful candidates will be informed. However, candidates should note that inclusion in the reserve list does not guarantee recruitment. Please note that a binding commitment can only be made after verification of all conditions and will take form of a contract signed by the Director of `Fusion for Energy', on proposal by the Selection Committee. If at any stage of the procedure it is established that any of the information a candidate provided is incorrect, this candidate will be disqualified.
Date of publication on F4E website: 02/07/2012
The present vacancy notice is subject to the availability of budget and posts in the establishment plan of the Joint Undertaking, as decided by the EU budgetary authority.
Commitment to promote equal opportunities
`Fusion for Energy' is an equal opportunities employer and strongly encourages applications from all candidates who fulfil the eligibility and selection criteria without any distinction whatsoever on grounds of nationality, age, race, political, philosophical or religious conviction, gender or sexual orientation and regardless of disabilities, marital status or other family situation.
As a rough guide only, the selection procedure can take up to 6 months from the date on which it was
published to establishment of a reserve list.
Communication with applicants
Taking into account the nature of the duties, and in order to facilitate the selection process, all communications to candidates concerning the selection procedures will be by email and in English
only. Applicants are advised to check their e-mail regularly to see whether they have received any communication and also update their profiles in the e-recruitment tool in the event of any change in their contact details. All enquiries or requests for information or documentation in relation to selection procedures should be addressed to `Fusion for Energy' HR Selections Team by e-mail to:
Reimbursement of travel expenses
Travel expenses incurred for interviews will be reimbursed by `Fusion for Energy' according to its
rules for the reimbursement of travel expenses sent along with the letter inviting to an interview.
Protection of personal data - Privacy notice
`Fusion for Energy' as the body responsible for organizing the selection process, will ensure that applicants' personal data are processed as required by Regulation (EC) No 45/2001 of the European
Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2000 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the Community institutions and bodies and on the free movement of such data. This applies in particular to the confidentiality and security of such data. Personal data shall be processed solely for the purpose of the selection procedure. Applicants have the right to access and rectify their data. To update your CV and/or Motivation Letter and rectify any incorrect or inaccurate data, pleas login into your e-recruitment profile before the deadline for submission of the applications elapses.
After the deadline for applications has elapsed, this right will be limited to the rectification of identification details and contact information only. Should the applicant have any query concerning the processing of his/her personal data, he/she shall address them to the following address: Resources-Controller@f4e.europa.eu
Appeal and Complaint procedures
Applicants that consider that he/she has been adversely affected by a particular decision regarding this selection can lodge a complaint. For further details on how to proceed, please consult the appropriate document published on our website.
Date of publication on F4E website: 02/07/2012
UBMISSION OF A
The online application process starts upon clicking "CLICK TO APPLY" next to a vacancy of your interest on the Open Positions page: http://fusionforenergy.europa.eu/careers/vacancies/Default.aspx
Applicants must register their applications online through the F4E E-recruitment tool by creating a valid F4E user account and submitting the documents mentioned below.
Please note that the online e-recruitment application tool is the only acceptable means of sending in job applications. Applicants are responsible for keeping their e-mail addresses and personal details up to date in their profile in F4E online application tool. The mandatory fields in the profile marked with an asterisk should be duly filled in and the candidates are requested to submit the following 2 documents:
A detailed curriculum vitae in European format in English (can be obtained at the following
A motivation letter of 2 pages maximum in English
Applications must be complete and validly submitted by the closing date for submission of applications no later than 02/07/2012 at 12h00 noon, Barcelona GMT+1.
In case you encounter technical problems when trying to submit your application via the e- Recruitment tool, please make a screenshot and send it to: firstname.lastname@example.org
It is the responsibility of the applicant to inform `Fusion for Energy' about any technical problem without delay within the deadline mentioned above.
Please, do not send any supporting documents (i.e.: copies of your ID-card, educational certificates, evidence of previous professional experience etc.) with your application at this stage if not specified in the Vacancy Notice.
Date of publication on F4E website: 02/07/2012
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