National Cooperative for the Disposal of Radioactive Waste (Nagra)

Underground Construction Specialist (m/f/d)

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Nagra, the National Cooperative for the Disposal of Radioactive Waste in Switzerland, is  realising a project of the century: the planning, construction, operation and closure of a deep  geological repository for the nation’s radioactive waste. With a sense of the project’s  historical significance, Nagra’s staff members are planning far ahead – for the benefit of  generations to come.  

Within the next two years, Nagra will submit two general licence applications – one for the  deep geological repository and one for the encapsulation plant. Planning of the associated  facilities and their operation will then enter the optimisation phase, and a construction licence  application will be prepared for the first realisation stage of the deep geological repository.  

For the planning of the underground facilities, we are looking for an  

Underground Construction Specialist (m/f/d)  

Your key responsibilities will include:  

  • Managing projects connected to the integral planning of the deep geological repository  ∙ Concretising and optimising the repository projects with a focus on the layout of the  underground facilities (Swiss Society of Engineers and Architects (SIA) phases 31 - 33)  ∙ Documenting the results for each of the SIA phases  
  • Managing external contractors and collaborating with them to prepare the basis and  documentation required for the construction licence application  
  • Planning and managing your projects  
  • Developing the basis for internal decision-making  
  • Communicating results to authorities and experts  

Your professional and personal qualifications include:  

  • A technical or university degree in civil engineering or similar, preferably with expertise in  underground construction  
  • Several years of experience in planning and realising underground construction or tunnel  construction projects  
  • Experience and/or interest in digital integral planning, e.g. BIM and requirements  engineering  
  • (Specialist) project management experience in major projects advantageous 
  •  Ability to work in interdisciplinary teams  
  • Independent and responsible personality with high social competence  
  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills  
  • Very good command of written and spoken English, German language skills  advantageous  

We offer you contemporary and flexible working conditions in a dynamic working  environment, interdisciplinary collaboration in a motivated team and extensive training  opportunities.  

We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applicants of all cultures and  generations and with different values and beliefs.  

If you would like to join our team and make a significant contribution to the disposal of  radioactive waste, please email an updated CV and references to Ms. Gabriele Löhnert,  Human Resources Administrator (, JobID 45973. For technical information, please contact the responsible Section Head, Dr Linard Cantieni  ( 

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Underground Construction Specialist (m/f/d)
Hardstrasse 73 Wettingen, Switzerland
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