As a member of the Directorate of Engineering the Opto-Mechanical Engineer works is a matrix structure and is assigned to the Structural Analysis Group in the Mechanical Engineering Department where s/he supports the ELT construction in the field of opto-mechanical engineering. This implies involvement in many phases of the projects including procurement contracts preparation and follow-up, performance verification, acceptance, integration and commissioning.
The Opto-Mechanical Engineer is mainly involved in collaborations with European and non-European companies or international consortia for the design and construction of opto-mechanical subunits of the ELT. Frequent visits to contractors in Europe and ESO’s observatories in Chile are required to contract support follow-up, installation and commissioning activities.
Head of the Structural Analysis Group of the Mechanical Engineering Department
The position requires an excellent working knowledge of English. German and Spanish would be beneficial.
We offer an attractive remuneration package including a competitive salary (tax free), comprehensive pension scheme and medical, educational and other social benefits, as well as financial help in relocating your family and the possibility to place your child/children in daycare.
The contract is for a fixed term duration of three years, and is subject to successful completion of the probation period. There is a possibility of extension(s) subject to individual performance and organisational requirements, and as defined in the applicable policies and staff rules and regulations. For any further information, please visit <http://www.eso.org/public/jobs/conditions/intstaff>.
Garching near Munich, Germany
If you are interested in working in areas of frontline technology and in a stimulating international environment, please visit <http://www.eso.org> for further details.
Applicants are invited to apply online at <http://jobs.eso.org/>. Applications must be completed in English and should include a motivation letter and CV. Also required are the names and contact details of three referees. These referees may be contacted at the end of the recruitment process, but not without your prior consent.
Closing date for applications is 16 July 2017.
Interviews are expected to start soon after this date.
No nationality is in principle excluded. However, recruitment preference will be given to nationals of Austria, Belgium, Brazil, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
The post is equally open to suitably qualified female and male applicants.