ALBA Synchrotron
Cerdanyola del Vallès, Barcelona, ES
hace 4 días


The position offers a unique opportunity for professional development by working in the Projects Office Group at the Transversal section of the engineering division with the following main tasks :

  • Mechanical design (from the conceptual design up to the detailed design) of devices / systems for synchrotron instrumentation including generation of specifications (picked up from the scientific needs) and design reports.
  • The Project engineer is the responsible of the 3D file / files obtained as output of the design, including assemblies and FEM.

    It is also the responsible / spoke person in the different design review meetings.

  • Supervision and approval of the manufacturing documentation (2D drawings) produced by the draftman at the transversal section.
  • Follow-up of the manufacturing process (requestor of purchase orders, contracts and preparation / follow-up of call for tenders if necessary).
  • Follow-up of the in-house manufacturing.

  • Test and validation of the manufactured devices / systems. Acceptance test reports and mechanical metrology.
  • Requirements

    The requirements for participation must be met on the date of the deadline for the submission of applications and will be accredited by means of the CV attached to it, without prejudice to the power of the selection body to require the contribution.

    of the originals of the certifications accrediting the qualifications, training and work experience invoked in the CV.

    Applications that do not present the aforementioned or required documentation during the selection procedure will not be accepted.

    The candidate should hold a master degree in mechanical engineering, and should be able to work in a R&D international environment showing a customer service attitude.

    The candidate will work in close loop with the beamline scientist to generate solutions for her / his beamline. Experience in industry for complex R&D designs, understanding of project planning and reporting requirements as well as profound interpersonal, oral / written English communication skills together with fluency in Spanish or Catalan is essential.

    Selection process development

    The selection will be carried out through the competition-opposition system.

    First of all, an analysis of the curriculum will be carried out (assessment of previous experience and / or professional history, degree, training and other professional information relevant to the position).

    The assessment of the CV in the competition phase will be 40 points, which will consider the following aspects :

  • Experience (minimum 2 years) as a mechanical project engineer (including experience as a design engineer at both, system level and device level) related to synchrotron instrumentation up to 10 pts
  • Experience (minimum 2 years) as a project manager / technical manager in engineering projects up to 10 pts
  • Knowledge on 3D CAD systems and FEM analysis up to 10 pts
  • Knowledge on mechanisms and mechatronics up to 10 pts
  • The merits will be accredited by means of the CV attached to the application. The selection body may require accreditation by additional documentation, originals or certified copies confirming the experience invoked in the CV.

    The best rated candidates, at least two, will be invited to an interview where the technical competence, knowledge, skills and professional experience linked to the position will be assessed, with a total score of up to 60 points.

    A minimum of 30 points must be obtained out of a total of 60 points to be eligible.

    The interview will include at least

  • Presentation of professional experience
  • Auto-assessment of soft skills
  • Vision of the job position
  • Motivation for applying
  • If necessary, alternates of the members of the Board Selection will be appointed by the president of the selection process, and the change will be published in the announcement.

    The resolution of the selection procedure will be carried out within a maximum period of six months from the deadline for submitting applications for participation.

    The selection process may be declared vacant if the selection body considers not to have found suitable candidates for the position although they might meet the minimum requirements.

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