European Spallation Source AB is preparing to construct a world-leading European materials research centre in Lund, Sweden. ESS is partnered by a large number of European countries.
The Programme Directorate at the European Spallation Source (ESS) in Lund, Sweden, invites applications for an 

Energy Project Co-ordinator

Description of directorate/division

ESS is working with an Energy Concept called Responsible, Renewable and Recyclable, meaning that the future ESS is to be energy efficient, use only new, renewable energy sources and recycle its waste heat.

The Energy Division has three types of responsibilities:

  1. Systematic management to achieve the ESS energy goals
  2. Business development for renewable energy and heat recycling
  3. Coordination of energy-related collaboration with industry
The Project Co-ordinator at the Energy Division works with all of these issues and reports to the Head of the Energy Division. The position requires close collaboration with engineers and managers in all other divisions and with central project management and administrative functions.

Description of main responsibilities

The Project Coordinator for the Energy Division is required to ensure timely quality deliveries from the ESS organisation, consultants and collaborators, under the supervision of the Head of the Energy Division. Duties involve creation and maintenance of systematic energy management processes, integration of energy management into overall project management, implementation of energy management initiatives throughout ESS and business development of renewable energy and energy recycling.

ESS is a rapidly growing and changing organisation with high ambitions in the energy area. This position will therefore offer great variety, challenges and growth potential. It will therefore require flexibility and drive from the person in this position.


We think the succesful candidate will have a relevant university degree and 5 years+ work experience. Relevant degrees may be MSc/Master of Engineering in Physics, Chemistry or Mechanical Engineering and/or a Masters level degree in Energy or Environmental Management.
Relevant work experience would be within energy efficiency, renewable energy, management systems and/or project management.
Experience of working in an international environment is essential.
Excellent oral and written English skills are a prerequisite; knowledge of other European languages would be an advantage.

What ESS can offer

  • Opportunity to work in an international environment.
  • A unique opportunity to be involved from an early stage, in the development of a world-leading center for materials research.
  • Possibility for personal development.
  • Relocation assistance, including family support and Swedish language course, is offered.

Duration & Location

The position is permanent. Your work place will be situated in Lund, Sweden.

Start date

The position is to be filled as soon as possible.

Application & Contact

Please provide your curriculum vitae and covering letter in English by clicking on apply and following the instructions. It is a requirement of our application process that the names and contact details (e-mail address and phone number) of three references be provided. Please note we only accept applications via the ESS website.

The deadline for applications is 21st May 2012. The recruitment process is ongoing and the deadline may be shortened. Therefore we recommend that applications be submitted as soon as possible.

For further information regarding the position, please contact Energy Manager, Thomas Parker, thomas.parker[at]

For further information regarding the recruitment process, please contact HR Officer, Anne Säfström Lanner, anne.safstromlanner[at]

We look forward to receiving your application.

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