Mechanical & Electrical Engineer
1. Position information
Vacancy No.: VN19-37
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) and in preparation, ECMWF is looking to recruit a Mechanical and Electrical Engineer who, will be part of the on-site Engineering Team in Bologna. The construction of the data centre started in December 2018 and is expected to be fully operational by the last quarter of 2020.
The Engineering Team will oversee and operate the engineering services at the data centre in Bologna, including 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.
It is envisaged that the Engineer will be expected to spend an initial period of familiarisation and training at the current data centre in Reading and therefore candidates must be prepared to be based in Reading for a short period of time at the start of their contract.
The focus of this post is primarily technical, but the Mechanical & Electrical Engineer will also be involved in the detailed planning and organisation necessary to ensure the timely and continuous provision of all services.
We are looking for an individual with a practical approach, with a sound engineering background and the ability and experience to take well-reasoned engineering decisions.
4. ECMWFs Bologna Data Centre
The new datacentre in Bologna will be located on the site of the old Manifattura Tabacchi complex which is being converted into the Bologna Technopolo. The facility is not yet built but a high-level summary of the scale of the facility is as follows.
5. Main duties and key responsibilities
6. Personal attributes
7. Qualifications and experience required
Knowledge and skills (including language)
8. Other information
The successful candidate will be recruited at the A2 grade, according to the scales of the Co-ordinated Organisations and the annual basic salary will be €64,085.88 NET of tax.
This position is assigned to the employment category STF-C as defined in the Staff Regulations. ECMWF offers an attractive salary package and the successful candidate will also be eligible to join the ECMWF Pension Scheme and will also be covered by Cigna, the Supplementary Health Insurance Scheme.
Full details of salary scales and allowances are available on the ECMWF website at www.ecmwf.int/en/about/jobs/, including the Centre’s Staff Regulations regarding the terms and conditions of employment.
Starting date: As soon as possible.
Length of contract: Four years with possibility of a further contract.
Location: The position will be located in the Bologna area, in Emilia-Romagna, Italy. It is envisaged that this role will involve a short period of familiarisation and training at the current Data Centre in Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom and candidates must be prepared to be based in Reading for a few weeks at the start of their contract. The exact period is project dependent.
9. How to apply
Applicants should apply via Experis, part of the Manpower Group, the agency that ECMWF have engaged to work with on this recruitment campaign.
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