Project Control Analyst

Internal position open only for current CERN staff members holding a limited duration or an indefinite staff contract.
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Job Reference: ATS-DO-2017-213-LD
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The Accelerator and Technology sector Unit (ATS), Directorate Office (DO) encompasses the management and administrative support teams of major accelerator upgrade projects and studies (HL-LHC, CLIC, FCC), as well as teams coordinating CERN initiatives in Research and Innovation Programs for accelerators, such as ARIES.



As Project Control Analyst in the Directorate Office, you will be member of the HL-LHC Budget Office team (BO team), under the supervision of the HL-LHC Budget Officer. The team is responsible for monitoring and controlling the progress of the HL-LHC project, using EVM indicators among others.


As a member of the team, you will:


  • Take responsibility for the uniform application of Earned Value Management (EVM) standards to HL-LHC work-packages. This work will be done in collaboration with the corresponding work-package leaders and supported by other BO team members;

  • Review the current EVM status of the work-packages under your responsibility (reporting follow-up, indicators interpretation) and write progress reports in preparation of Project Steering Meetings;

  • Analyse differences between forecast and actual cost of activities, estimate revenues, in the form of in-kind, and cash flow needs. This includes the management of yearly cash flow needs;

  • Actively participate to the preparation of documentation needed for the international Cost and Schedule reviews of the project, held every 18 months;

  • Define new and review existing budget management procedures, define specifications for the development of new EVM modules if relevant;

  • Actively take part in the project life cycle process, especially in re-baselining efforts.


Qualification required

Master's degree or PhD or equivalent relevant experience, in the field of engineering or applied physics.


Experience and competencies

The experience required for this post is:

  • Demonstrated experience in managing technical and/or in financial aspects of a project, including the financial control.


The technical competencies required for this post are:


  • Project management
  • Organisation, planning and control
  • Budgeting, forecasting, statistics
  • General knowledge of accelerator machine equipment
  • Analysis and analysis tools/methods



The behavioural competencies required for this post are:


  • Achieving Results: Producing comprehensive work / project plans taking into account resources and contingencies; Taking appropriate corrective actions and adapting work / project plans if necessary.
  • Demonstrating Flexibility: Adapting quickly and resourcefully to shifting priorities and requirements; Instigating and promoting change as an opportunity for organisational development.
  • Working in Teams: Cooperating constructively with others in the pursuit of team goals; balancing personal goals with team goals.


The language competencies required are:


Spoken and written English or French: ability to understand and speak the other language in professional contexts. Ability to draw-up technical specifications and/or scientific reports and to make oral presentations in at least one of the two languages.


Eligibility conditions

Internal  mobility opportunity open only for current CERN staff members holding a limited duration or an indefinite staff contract.

This vacancy will be filled as soon as possible, and applications should normally reach us no later than 11.12.2017.

For further information please contact your HRA.


Note on Employment Conditions

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