Fire Safety Engineer (HSE-OHS-IB-2024-31-GRAP)

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Job Description

Your responsibilities

Are you knowledgeable in fire safety? Do you want to contribute to analyse and implement fire protection measures to a unique and challenging infrastructure? Then this is your Quest. Deepen your knowledge and expertise faster than anywhere else on earth. Take Part!

CERN’s Infrastructure and Building Safety section of the Occupational Health and Safety and Environmental Protection (HSE) Unit is looking for a Fire Safety Engineer to join the Fire Safety Engineering Team. You will be involved in advance fire risk analysis studies (including advanced fire dynamics) of new and existing CERN facilities by implementing FIRIA methodology. This methodology aims at quantifying the fire-induced radiological risk of a given experimental facility or accelerator. You will work in a multi-disciplinary and diverse team of engineers, physicists and fire officers.

Your profile

Skills and/or knowledge


  • Strong background on fire dynamics, fire modeling (CFD, as per example FDS), fire risk assessment, fire prevention, as well as fire scenarios and human behaviour in fire.
  • Knowledge in industrial safety systems as well as fire resistance and reaction to fire of widely used materials.
  • Capability to work in an international and multidisciplinary team.
  • Original thinker and problem solver.
  • Fluent in English or French, with a willingness to acquire the other language


  • Experience in fire safety engineering methods and quantitative fire risk analysis.
  • Knowledge of passive and active fire protection solutions (compartmentalization, fire detection, fixed and mobile extinguishing systems, etc.).
  • Ability to work in underground installations and/or radiation areas.
  • Pro-activity and capacity to work autonomously and effectively on parallel tasks.

Eligibility criteria:

  • You are a national of a CERN Member or Associate Member State.
  • You have a professional background in Fire Safety Engineering / Safety Engineering (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: 01 April 2024 at 23:59 CET.

Job reference: HSE-OHS-IB-2024-31-GRAP

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

Target start date: 01-September-2024 (or earlier)

This position requires:

  • Work in Radiation Areas.
  • Interventions in underground installations.

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

We are on a Quest. A Journey into discovery like no other. Bring your expertise to our unique work and develop your knowledge and skills at pace. Join world-class subject matter experts on unique projects, in a Quest for greater knowledge and deeper understanding.

Begin your CERN Quest. Take Part!

Diversity has been an integral part of CERN’s mission since its foundation and is an established value of the Organization. Employing a diverse workforce is central to our success.

Geneva, Switzerland
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