Electrical & Mechanical Engineer
1. Position information
Vacancy No.: VN18-23
2. About ECMWF
ECMWF is both a research institute and a 24/7 operational service, producing and disseminating numerical weather predictions to its Member States. ECMWF carries out scientific and technical research directed to the improvement of its forecasts, collects and processes large amounts of observations, and manages a long-term archive of meteorological data. Satellite and in situ observations provide the information for up-to-date global analyses and climate reanalyses of the atmosphere, ocean and land surface.
For details, see www.ecmwf.int/.
3. Summary of the role
ECMWF is moving its Data Centre to Bologna (Italy) in 2019 and as part of the transition period, some additional engineering support is required to cover the current operational Data Centre support located in Reading (United Kingdom) until the end of 2020.
The Electrical & Mechanical Engineer will work very closely with the Senior Site Engineer in all aspects of the technical infrastructure and the building services that support the computing environment, such as electrical distribution, chilled water systems, air conditioning, data cabling etc.
The focus of this post is primarily technical but the Electrical & Mechanical Engineer will also be involved in the detailed planning and organisation necessary to ensure the timely and continuous provision of all services during this transitional period.
We are looking for an individual with a hands-on, practical approach, with a sound engineering background and the ability and experience to take well-reasoned engineering decisions.
4. ECMWFs BuildingsECMWF’s buildings include a large computer suite with 24x7 operations, a lecture and conference facility, and general office accommodation. The scope of the present on-site building services include: Electrical: Two 4MVA rotary UPS systems supply the entire site, there is some redundancy but it is not an N+1 configuration. The system has individual connected loads up to circa 500A. Chilled Water: A total of 5.5MW of cooling is available via two primary systems each configured as N+1 for resilience, one of 3.25MW (six chillers) and the second 2.25MW (four chillers). Chilled water is used for cooling mainframe computers/servers either directly or through close control air handling units, air conditioning, and office cooling via chilled beams. An ambient air-dry cooler is also part of the cooling strategy for the high-performance computer equipment. Trend Building Management System (BMS): Extensive use of Trend BMS system for controlling and monitoring building services equipment. Fire Systems: Addressable fire detection system throughout the buildings, augmented by a Vesda aspirated detection system and Inergen and water mist fire-suppression systems in the computer suite.
4. Main duties and key responsibilities
5. Personal attributes
6. Qualifications and experience required
Knowledge and skills (including language)
7. Other information
The successful candidate will be recruited at the A2 grade, with an attractive tax-free salary package
according to the scales of the Co-ordinated Organisations, with an annual basic salary of Ł58,238.40
NET of tax. This position is assigned to the employment category STF-PL as defined in the Staff
Starting date: As soon as possible.
Interviews for this position will take place in Reading, Berkshire on 28th and 29th June 2018.
8. How to apply
Please apply by completing the online application form available at www.ecmwf.int/en/about/jobs/.
At ECMWF, we consider an inclusive environment as key for our success. We are dedicated to ensure a workplace that embraces diversity and provides equal opportunities for all, without distinction as to race, gender, age, marital status, social status, disability, sexual orientation, religion, personality, ethnicity and culture. We value the benefits derived from a diverse workforce and are committed to having staff that reflect the diversity of the countries that are part of our community, in an environment that nurtures equality and inclusion.
Staff are usually recruited from among nationals of the following Member States and Co-operating States:
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, France, Hungary, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Montenegro, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom.
Staff from other countries may be considered in exceptional cases