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3 May 2017

Full-Time General Engineer with Experience in Neutronics

ILL – Institut Laue-Langevin – Posted by admin Grenoble, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France


Job Description

General Engineer with Experience in Neutronics

The Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL), situated in Grenoble, France, is Europe’s leading research facility for fundamental research using neutrons. The ILL welcomes more than 2000 visiting scientists per year to carry out world-class research.

Are you interested in taking up a new challenge in our international work environment?

Our “Projects and Calculations Office”, which is part of the ILL’s Projects and Techniques Division, currently has a vacancy for a General engineer (M/F) with experience in neutronics.


The Projects and Calculations Office (BPC – Bureau Projets et Calculs) provides engineering support to all the divisions within the ILL. This support may take the form of technical expertise, modelling or project management. The scope of the BPC’s work covers a broad range of fields (mechanics, thermal hydraulics, neutronics, magnetism, etc.) and there is a high degree of interaction between the members of the BPC team. Within the BPC, your duties will involve:

  • being able to perform, immediately on taking up your duties, neutronics calculations, mainly using the MCNP code. These calculations will concern topics related to the fuel element of our reactor, including its criticality, but also to the safety of the facility and its radiation protection requirements;
  • managing in parallel projects to improve reactor safety and projects for the design of new scientific instruments. Your previous experience and your knowledge of mechanical engineering will be major assets for the successful completion of these projects, which invariably involve unique and often innovative equipment.

Your technical skills in conventional engineering will be applied to both general and specific problems relating to the projects under your responsibility, including project management issues. Your “hands-on” attitude will be very useful to you.

Qualifications and experience:

You have a Master’s degree or equivalent qualification in general engineering. You must have considerable experience in neutronics and must be perfectly familiar with the use of MCNP. You have nevertheless retained an in-depth knowledge of engineering sciences and mechanical engineering.

You also have experience of managing projects, from the design phase right through to final installation.

The BPC is a highly responsive department with a high degree of interaction between team members. It is therefore essential that you have excellent interpersonal and communications skills so that you are able to fit smoothly into the team and adapt to its dynamic environment.

Language skills:

As an international research centre, we are particularly keen to ensure that we also attract applicants from outside France. You must have a sound knowledge of English and be willing to learn French (a language course will be paid for by the ILL). Knowledge of German would be an advantage.


This post is permanent.

Medical fitness for work under ionising radiation is required.


Generous company benefits (expatriation allowance), relocation assistance and language courses may be offered (for more information, please consult our employment conditions).


How to Apply

Please submit your application on line, no later than 28/05/2017, via our website: (vacancy reference: 17/11). We are committed to equal opportunity and diversity; we therefore encourage both men and women with relevant qualifications to apply.

Job Categories: Engineering. Job Types: Full-Time.

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