The European Gravitational Observatory (EGO) seeks a person with some experience for the Electricity&HVAC team.

EGO is a French-Italian consortium, founded by INFN and CNRS to foster European collaboration in gravitational-wave research. EGO is located in Cascina, near Pisa – Italy, and hosts and operates the gravitational-wave detector, Virgo, a 3 km-long laser interferometer. The Virgo project involves the participation of about 130 institutions with nearly 700 scientists, engineers and technicians from France, Italy, the Netherlands and other 13 European countries.


The selected candidate will work as an electrical technician as part of a team in charge of the maintenance, operation and upgrade of the EGO electrical systems.

The chosen candidate will have to:

  • participate to the maintenance, operation and upgrades of all the EGO electric plants;
  • be a point of contact before and during the operation of external companies for works of maintenance, installation and modifications of the EGO electric plants;
  • maintain the archives of technical documentation of units and systems, including the operating procedures, and all certifications;
  • participate to the on-call service outside the normal working hours;
  • participate to the realization of new systems or improvement of existing ones, with the aim of mitigating noise or improving their reliability;
  • participate to the realization of the monitoring system of the EGO electric plants.

 Essential required qualifications and experience

  • High-school diploma in Electrical/Industrial field;
  • 1 year of experience on industrial/civil electrical plants;
  • Knowledge of CAD tools (for electric plants design);
  • Very good knowledge of Italian;
  • Good knowledge of English;
  • No criminal convictions.

Desired qualifications and experience

One or more of the following will be an asset:

  • Ability to comprehend technical information, manuals, reports;
  • Experience in basic troubleshooting of electric equipment and on EMI issues;
  • Capacity to work in team but also in autonomy following the agreed guidelines and operational procedures;
  • Experience and knowledge for access to premises with medium voltage equipment;
  • Other specializations in the electrical field.

Place of work
EGO – European Gravitational Observatory – via E. Amaldi 5, 56021 Loc. S.Stefano a Macerata – Cascina (Pisa) ITALY. Given the lack of public transport to reach EGO, a driving license and a personal vehicle are strongly recommended.

Type of contract

One-year contract, with the perspective of a permanent contract upon expiry, as “Collaboratore Tecnico” (Technical Collaborator), according to the “Contratto Collettivo di Lavoro del Personale EGO” (EGO personnel collective bargaining agreement). The gross monthly salary, paid in thirteen instalments, is established by the aforementioned collective bargaining agreement according to the professional profile. Additional benefits include severance pay and yearly performance bonus.

Selection procedure

Only candidates who meet the above essential requirements are admitted to the selection procedure.
The evaluation of the candidates admitted to the procedure is assigned to a Selection Board appointed by the Director of EGO. The Selection Board will determine the evaluation criteria in the first meeting.
The first phase of the selection will be based on a review of the Application Forms and other documents received in line with the above-mentioned essential and desired requirements.
Only candidates who have obtained the minimum score established by the Selection Board in the first meeting will be able to access to the second phase of the selection, which will consist of an interview.
During the interview the Selection Board will verify the knowledge of the English and Italian language and the knowledge of CAD tools (for electric plants design).
At the end of the interviews the Selection Board will draw up a ranking of the candidates who obtained the minimum score established during the first meeting.

The EGO Consortium has the free right not to proceed with the recruitment. 

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Data will be kept only for the period required by the selection, evaluation and audit procedures.
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How to apply?
Candidates can send their CV and the EGO Application Form (to be found here) together with a cover letter and eventual reference letters, to quoting the reference number of this vacancy notice.

Closing date for applications
January 20th, 2022

Start of contract
The earliest possible