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Security systems engineer (9161)

Job group: 5

Grade: G7-9 (net (basic) monthly salary* for this vacancy: EUR 5 500 to 6 900 depending on experience) Duration of appointment: five years Career path: Technical

Location: Munich

Application deadline: 05.09.2018

Directorate 4.4.1 (Buildings, Technical Installations and Property) is responsible for ensuring optimal working conditions for all staff, and for preparing and maintaining the buildings owned by the EPO.

Department (Technical Services) oversees the maintenance of four office buildings in Munich covering a surface area of 360 000 m² and providing office space for 4 000 staff. The building technology implemented throughout the offices is complex and conforms to the highest standards.

In the role of security systems engineer, you will be responsible for the structure and implementation of building-specific and cross-site security and videoconferencing systems in close co-operation with internal and external specialists.

Your main responsibilities

  • Developing a cross-site security and videoconferencing system architecture in close co-operation with external engineers, IM project managers and system users
  • Supervising and managing service contracts worth up to EUR 1 500 000/year and technical projects worth up to EUR 5 000 000/year
  • Implementing the maintenance strategy:performing systematic assessment of systems with regard to efficiency, risk to business, integration and life expectancy
  • performing and documenting audits and checks
  • ensuring the continuous improvement of systems, their maintenance and functionality
  • taking repair/replacement/enhancement decisions
  • Ensuring that technical documentation and the CAFM system (Archibus) are up to date and that the right tools are put in place for managing corrective and preventive action
  • Independently managing small projects worth up to EUR 500 000 and assisting with the planning and execution of larger projects
  • Managing the procurement process:drafting technical specifications for contracts and projects
  • preparing procurement documents
  • liaising with internal units (e.g. Procurement and IM)
  • overseeing the procurement process up to signature of contract
  • supervising execution
  • Preparing information and decision documents
  • Identifying and developing processes for continuous improvement initiatives

What we expect from you

  • Eight to ten years of proven professional experience in the area of low-voltage systems
  • Very good knowledge of security and videoconferencing systems and their architecture
  • Good communication skills and proven experience in managing service providers and contracts
  • Good knowledge of German standards and regulation in the area of low-voltage systems
  • Familiarity with process-oriented structures and proven experience with technical building installations
  • A certificate of apprenticeship in the relevant technical field would be an advantage
  • A specialist qualification or a bachelor's degree (at least) in electrical engineering or a similar discipline

Your qualifications

  • Diploma of completed university studies at bachelor's level or - in exceptional cases - equivalent professional experience
  • Working knowledge of two official languages
  • In addition, due to the specific nature of this job profile, fluent in German and proficient in English; a working knowledge of French would be an advantage
  • Citizenship of one of the member states of the European Patent Organisation

Time frame

It is intended to hold the interviews in week 39 in Munich.

*after deduction of EPO internal tax and before deduction of staff contributions to the social-security and pension schemes.

To foster gender diversity, EPO encourages applications from female candidates.

The EPO is an equal opportunities employer and supports workforce diversity as a signatory to the Diversity Charter (Charta der Vielfalt) since 2010.

All applications for vacant positions will be welcomed and considered on the professional merits of the applicant against the role profile for the position regardless of nationality, ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, parental responsibilities, age, religion or belief.

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The European Patent Organisation - EPO
Required education: University
Listed in: Security and safety
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Employment form: Full-time work
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