Fluid and mechanical systems engineer for the Elettra 2.0 project

Website elettrasincro Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste

Deadline: 27 May 2022
Ref: SA/22/15

Company description

Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste is an international multidisciplinary research center operated as a user facility, featuring a 2.0/2.4 GeV, third-generation synchrotron light source (Elettra), a new free-electron laser light source (FERMI) and a variety of support laboratories. The extremely high quality of the machines and beamlines has set new performance records and has been producing results of great scientific and technological interest. In order to allow the laboratory to remain competitive in the next 20 years, an entirely new source – Elettra 2.0 – belonging to the new generation of storage rings (DLSR or Diffraction Limited Storage Ring) is being developed. The new source will exhibit a major increase in the brilliance and coherence fraction of the photon beams. The Elettra 2.0 optics is based on our enhanced symmetric six bend achromat structure (S6BA-E) with a 12-fold symmetry and an emittance of 200 pm-rad at 2.4 GeV. The new structure creates also straight sections in the arcs permitting the installation of additional insertion devices, thus increasing the number of beamlines. Existing beamlines will have to be upgraded and new beamlines developed to take full advantage of the characteristics of Elettra 2.0. The new machine is scheduled for commissioning in the second half of 2026. See http://www.elettra.eu for more information.

Beamline / Project / Activity description

In order to allow the laboratory to remain competitive in the next 20 years, an entirely new source – Elettra 2.0 – belonging to the new generation of storage rings (DLSR or Diffraction Limited Storage Ring) is being developed. The new source will exhibit a major increase in the brilliance and coherence fraction of the photon beams. The Elettra 2.0 optics is based on our enhanced symmetric six bend achromat structure (S6BA-E) with a 12-fold symmetry and an emittance of 200 pm-rad at 2.4 GeV. The new structure creates also straight sections in the arcs permitting the installation of additional insertion devices, thus increasing the number of beamlines. Existing beamlines will have to be upgraded and new beamlines developed to take full advantage of the characteristics of Elettra 2.0. Additionally, three in-vacuum undulators
and two high-field superbends are considered. The new machine is scheduled for commissioning in the second half of 2026.

Job description

The successful candidate will collaborate in the design and construction of the new fluid and mechanical systems necessary for the development of Elettra 2.0. He/she may also be required to contribute to the management, operation and maintenance of fluid and mechanical plants serving our present accelerators and buildings (HVAC, process cooling water, compressed air, technical gases, liquid nitrogen, fire-fighting systems, special plants, etc.) in order to increase his/her expertise in plant management and allow more senior colleagues to work on the new accelerator systems. In this capacity, he/she may be required to cover shifts for on-call emergencies.
She/he will be involved in the development of fluid and mechanical plants, both in the definition of technical aspects (technical specifications, timing, layout drawings, flow diagrams process, pipe and equipment plants for all process systems, etc.), as well as in the administrative aspects (tender specifications, supplier follow-up, cost vs. benefit analysis, project planning and reporting, etc.). He/She will perform engineering evaluations and analyses, and make engineering decisions for all aspects of the assigned tasks.

Qualifications

A Bachelor or Master’s degree in mechanical engineering or energy systems, or related field is required.

Will be evaluated also the candidates with Secondary School Diploma in mechanical or energy systems, or related field, with 5 years of experience.

The successful candidate must be skilled in HVAC, hydronic systems, pump systems and basic electrical capabilities. Experience of at least three years in design, management and maintenance of energy plants is required.

The enrollment in the official register of italian professional engineers or technicians is an essential requirement.

In the absence of fully qualified candidates, curricula with shorter professional job experience could be considered.

Good oral and written communication skills in English are required, together with fluent knowledge of the Italian language.

Good time management skills and ability to prioritize are expected, together with the capacity to interact with staff and to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

To apply for this job please visit www.elettra.eu.