Instrumentation and Control Engineer

International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor, Saint Paul, France

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
11th July, 2021

Job Description


  • To be responsible for the testing and onsite assembly procedures of the Magnet system High Voltage (HV) measurement chains components.   
  • To define the qualification of assembly procedures and relevant components, and HV chains from voltage taps to the electronics and the control software development.
  • To control the implementation of the special processes in HV insulation and testing for the Magnet assembly.


  • The Magnet System is involved in the Plasma confinement and control and is made of 48 superconducting coils and modules. High Voltage measurement chains are required for the Magnet system protection; the related components have been specifically designed, developed and qualified for the ITER Magnet system. Today these components are in series production for most: this position targets the management and follow up of the corresponding procurement contracts, the responsibility of the component on-site installation and the responsibility of the quench detection system development and qualification. This role reports to the In-Cryostat, CTS & Auxiliaries Section Leader.

Major Duties, Roles & Responsibilities

  • Defines the HV qualification procedures and drives their execution in IO for the Magnet systems.
  • Reports the HV acceptance tests in IO and supports any issue fixing if any.
  • Be responsible for the Magnet grounding scheme.
  • Designs and procures tooling for assembly and testing of the High Voltage instrumentation chain.
  • Supports the instrumentation EWP production
  • Ensures the production and update of cabling diagrams and 3D routing models; as well as assembly procedures, assembly technical specifications, quality control;
  • During testing phase, identifies, resolves and reports non-conformance and deviations, implementing and following-up on corrective actions;
  • Organizes and  certification, and supervises the assembly and testing of related components;
  • Coordinates the operation of the HV test facilities in Magnet Infrastructure Facilities for ITER (MIFI) including the Quench Detection test facility;
  • Manages technical documentation and maintains it up to date;
  • May be requested to be part of any of the project/construction teams and to perform other duties in support of the project;
  • May be required to work outside ITER Organization reference working hours, including nights, weekends and public holidays.

Measure of Effectiveness

  • Completes contract management activities and ensures fixed project milestones are finalized on time and within the defined costs;
  • Supervises the assembly drawings, models and procedures in a timely manner with the right quality at the milestones fixed by the project;
  • Timely support to technical specifications & assembly procedures
  • Ensures the Magnet High Voltage components are installed within defined timeframe.
  • Properly manages the quality aspects in relation to HV tests

Experience & Profile

Professional Experience:

  • At least 5 years’ experience as instrumentation engineer, including control engineering in the field of HV instrumentation and Magnet systems.
  • Education:
  • Master degree or equivalent in Electrical engineering field or other relevant discipline;
  • The required education degree may be substituted by extensive professional experience involving similar work responsibilities and/or additional training certificates in relevant domains.
  • Language requirements:
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken).
  • Technical experience and demonstrated competencies in:
  • Contract management and execution: define needs and requirements, perform sourcing activities, preparation of tenders and award of contracts; monitor and manage all parties to ensure delivery and implementation of contractual requirements;
  • Quality assurance and control: knowledge of procedures to verify product compliance and requirements are met;
  • HV measurement chain component installation, insulation, and testing experience;
  • Coordination of field technicians, training and certifications;
  • Quench detection and protection in superconducting magnets systems will be an advantage;
  • Onsite supervision or quality control of HV component installation will be an advantage.
  • Behavioral Competencies:
  • Collaborate: Ability to dialogue with a wide variety of contributors and stakeholders;
  • Communicate Effectively: Ability to adjust communication content and style to deliver messages to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment;
  • Drive results: Ability to persist in the face of challenges to meet deadlines with high standards;
  • Manage Complexity: Ability to analyze multiple and diverse sources of information to understand problems accurately before moving to proposals/solutions;
  • Instill trust: Ability to apply high standards of team mindset, trust, excellence, loyalty and integrity.


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